Graduate Exchange Students Cultural Tour on September 3rd, 2018 – Be a Tea Farmer and Experience Unique Tea Picking in Ilan County

“Tea” plays an essential role in oriental culture especially in Taiwan. Taiwanese people drink tea daily and it is even a part of common dishes. On September 3rd, the Office of International Programs will bring you to Ilan to be a tea farmer for the day. Join us to have a closer look at local Taiwanese culture and learn how to make your own tea.

The next stop on the tour will be the Loudong Forestry Culture Park. The culture park represents the deep history of the wood industry in Ilan. Wood forestry plays an important role of the development of Loutong, pushing forward many related industries. Walking on the beautiful trail, students can also enjoy the tranquil and soothing atmosphere.

At the end of the day, we will visit Luodong Night Market for some traditional snacks and stalls selling clothing, shoes, accessories, and many other items. Luodong Night Market is one of Taiwan’s biggest night markets and is a wonderful place to shop and dine.

Above all, this exciting cultural tour only costs 1,500 NTD per person and it includes transportation, tea-picking fee, lunch, English tour guide, insurance and unforgettable memories.

The deadline to submit your online registration is August 12th, 2018. Why wait? 

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1.    Fees will be collected when you board the bus.

2.    Due to limited seats and insurance regulations by the Taiwan Government, we will NOT accept on-site sign ups.

3.    Once you sign up for the cultural tour, NO cancellation will be accepted.

4.    If it is a heavy raining day, the picking tea leaves activity will be replaced by making traditional candy –Dragon’s Beard Candy in the Farm. The Dragon’s Beard Candy, or Chinese Cotton Candy, is a traditional Chinese sweet mainly made by maltose. It’s said that the origin of Dragon’s Beard Candy can be traced back to 2000 years ago, which is the Han Dynasty in China. At that time, this kind of candy was used as the dessert for the royal family. Rumor has it that the longer it stretches, the longer life the Emperor would have. Since it was made by a bunch of thin sugar strands like beard, and the mythical dragon was the symbol of Chinese Emperor, it was named as Dragon’s Beard Candy. Through 2000 years, this kind of candy spreads out around the world. The making procedure is stretching a dough-like maltose and folding it again and again, to make it looks like a bunch of thin strands, then cut it into pieces. Now, it’s your time to make your own Dragon’s Beard Candy and pretend yourselves to be a one-day emperor. Come with us and make the longest Dragon’s beard Candy and wish all your friends a long life!


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