TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pingtung County on the southern tip of Taiwan boasts unlocked potential for nautical tourism and plenty of attractions for those seeking fun from sailing and yachting.
At a promotional event on Saturday (April 9) for the 2022 Dapeng Bay Marine Festival, Minister of Transportation and Communications Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) invited vacationers to experience some marine recreation at the event, per CNA.
Wang noted the Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area has a plethora of natural resources such as beaches, lagoons, and wetlands, with 70% of its tourism potential untapped. The corridor spanning Dapeng Bay, Kenting and the coral island of Little Liuqiu forms a connection with Kaohsiung, Tainan, and outlying Penghu to emerge as a regional hub of nautical tourism.
Taking place between April 8-17, the festival features sailing competitions, yacht activities, culinary delights, micro-travel and outdoor fairs, as well as cultural performances and exhibitions. Regattas take center stage during the day before music gigs and cinema liven up the night.