Annual Lu-Kang Dragon Boat Festival kicks off in Central Taiwan to attract more tourists

CHANGHUA, Taiwan: The Lu-Kang Dragon Boat Festival Celebration Series event held in Lukang Township in Changhua County, has long been recognised as one of the 12 major cultural activities in Taiwan.

Since Changhua County Magistrate Wei, Ming Ku took office in 2014, he has been continually seeking to fascinate more tourists with a marketing pitch of spending their night life at Lukang, Changhua County Government said in a press release via Business Wire.

Lu-Kang Dragon Boat Festival | Photo: Business Wire

Moreover, he has rescheduled the key event, dragon boat race, from daytime to nighttime, to avoid the summer heat and successfully attracted more tourists. The annual dragon boat race game is scheduled to take place between June 16 and 18 in the year of 2018.

Last year, the series event attracted nearly 100,000 visitors during the weekend. The number of the visitors during the four-day Dragon Boat Festival, which falls between June 16 and June 18 this year, has reached a record high of over 100,000 visitors every day.

The 2018 Lu-Kang Dragon Boat Festival Celebration Series event, running through June 24 in Lukang, includes a dragon boat race competition, projection mapping shows and a tug of war competition across the Fulu River.

All such events have brought in considerable economic benefits and help to promote the local development of the related industries.

Everybody is invited and welcomed to participate in the cross-river tug of war competition. In addition, a night-time lighting show will be presented at several venues in Lukang such as Lukang Culture Center and Lukang Art Village.

About Changhua County

Changhua County is the smallest county on the main island of Taiwan by area, and the fourth smallest in the country having prehistoric burial sites in Changhua that date back 5000 years. With a total population of 1.3 million, Changhua County is known as one of the most populous country in Taiwan, according to Wikipedia.


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