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Treasure Hunting on Holidays: Specialty Markets of National Parks Tell Stories of Mountains and Seas

In recent years, small farmers' 'food power' is on the rise. More and more people enjoy visiting markets. Specialty markets of national parks allow the general public to be in close contact with eco-friendly agriculture, so that it becomes a greater part of their daily life! Changing the Farming Methods to Protect the Unique Cultural Landscape and Ecological Environment of Tsaoshan The 'Footprints in the Fields' Market is one of the outcomes of the promotion of eco-friendly agriculture by the Yangmingshan National Park Headquarters. In 2019, the Yangmingshan National Park Headquarters invited the Tse-Xin Organic Agriculture Foundation to join the guidance team for eco-friendly agriculture. Many farmers have followed since then. The project has been ongoing for about two and a half years. The Yangmingshan National Park Headquarters has called out to farmers to participate in the 'Footprints in the Fields' Market to publicize the fruits of farmers' hard labor as well as to encourage the public to support eco-friendly agriculture. The Yangmingshan National Park Headquarters has called out to farmers to participate in the 'Footprints in the Fields' Market to publicize the fruits of farmers' hard labor as well as to encourage the public to support eco-friendly agriculture. The market has been suspended twice across its history. The biggest challenge is to figure out what to sell. Since products are all seasonal, after some adjustments, 15 stands sell healthy processed agricultural products that are easy to preserve and carry. Beauty of the Taijiang Wetlands: Market Visits/Eco-Tours to Get to Know Agricultural, Fishery and Salt Products Taijiang National Park is only 30 minutes away from downtown Tainan. It is famed for its salt pans, wetland ecology, and cultural history. In particular, the wetland environment has given rise to unique local industries. In order to allow the general public to get closer to the local lifestyle, the Taijiang National Park Headquarters has organized holiday markets since the end of 2019 in hopes of converging communities to promote agricultural, fishery and salt products, handmade products, and tours and experiences. Holiday markets Holiday markets The Taijiang National Park Headquarters stated that the Chengxi, Yantian, and Sangu Communities are all filled with wonders and many amazing people lead low-key lives within. Even chairmen of community development associations and chiefs of villages are experts in crop cultivation and fish farming. The communities are ideal for parents and children learn about the relationship between the land and food ingredients while having fun. The focus of the activities lies in increasing opportunities for publicizing community highlights. The Chengxi Community has developed products such as watermelon sponges and milkfish ball soups as well as launched low-carbon eco-tours such as 'planting melons with Watermelon Chung' and 'Raising Fish with the Village Chief'. The Chengxi Community has developed products such as watermelon sponges and milkfish ball soups as well as launched low-carbon eco-tours such as 'planting melons with Watermelon Chung' and 'Raising Fish with the Village Chief'. The Yantian Community has traditional tile-paved salt pans with a long history. In addition to products such as crude salt, fine salt, and fleur de sel, its leisure areas that serve the purpose of outdoor natural and ecological education tie well with ecotourism. fleur de sel Not far from Qigu, the Sangu Community has launched local products such as crispy fried shallots and fermented tofu. With the efforts of returning youths, community-made cultural and creative crafts such as hanging decorations made with Asian hard clam shells and net bags weaved using fishnet weaving techniques have surged in popularity. Strolling around Sangu with the locals, visitors can fully enjoy the culture and natural landscape of Sangu at a relaxed pace. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, community youngsters stepped up digital marketing to welcome visitors to participate in fun and educational micro-tours in the farming village. Not far from Qigu, the Sangu Community has launched local products such as crispy fried shallots and fermented tofu. With the efforts of returning youths, community-made cultural and creative crafts such as hanging decorations made with Asian hard clam shells and net bags weaved using fishnet weaving techniques have surged in popularity.
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Yangmingshan National Park
Yangmingshan National Park was officially the third national park established in 1985. The Park is located in northern Taipei City, and easily accessible from downtown.
Shei-pa National Park
Shei-Pa National Park located in the central part of Taiwan around the peaks of Hsuehshan and Dabajian Mountain, with an area of 76,850 hectares. The Park was founded to protect and study this splendid wilderness, maintaining the natural environment and all forms of life it includes.
Taroko National Park
Taroko National Park is located in the east of Taiwan. It lies across 3 administrative areas, Hualien County, Taichung County, and Nantou County. Taiwan's Central Cross-Island Highway crosses the park, which is at the eastern end of the highway.
Yushan National Park
Yushan National Park is located in the Central Mountain Range of Taiwan. It crosses over the four couties of Nantou, Chiayi, Kaohsiung and Hualien, covering a vast expanse of area of over 105,000 hectares. It is a typical subtropical mountainous nation park.
Kenting National Park
Kenting National Park is located at the southern tip of Taiwan. With warm climate, pleasant scenery, and easy access, it is one of the most popular resorts, attracting millions of both domestic and foreign tourists every year.
Kinmen National Park
Kinmen National Park covers the center of Kinmen Island as well as the northwestern, southwestern and northeastern corners, the around-the-island highway on Lieyu (Little Kinmen) and surrounding areas.
Taijiang National Park
Taijiang National Park is located in the southwest of Taiwan. Overall the park's planned area stretches from the southern sea wall of Qingshan Fishing Harbor to the south bank of Yanshui River and is mostly public coastal land.
South Penhu Marine National Park
The South Penghu Marine National Park, the ninth national park and the second marine national park of Taiwan is born in 2014. It is located between Wangan and Chimei of Penghu and consists of four main islands Dongjiyu, Xijiyu, Donyupingyu,Xiyupingyu, many islets, rocks and surrounding waters.
Dongsha Atoll National Park
The Dongsha Atoll National Park is the seventh national park in Taiwan, managed by the Ministry of the Interior. It was established on January 17, 2007. The Park is located in the north of South China Sea, is about 400 Kilometers from the island of Taiwan.
Shoushan National Nature Park
Shoushan National Nature Park located in Kaohsiung includes natural terrain and historical sites such as Shoushan, Mt.Banping, Gueishan, Old Zuoying city, and Mt. Qihou.Shoushan Park was the first people promoted Nature Park then later established by the officials.