Changhua, Shetou Township, Fangyuan Township, Changhua City and Erlin Township Awarded 2021 Taiwan Classic Town
According to Minister of Transportation, Lin Jia-long, Taiwan’s classic towns have been held for 3 consecutive years, and a total of 100 featured towns have been selected. In the next 3 years, the bureau will assist the town to upgrade its hardware and software facilities and marketing, and cooperate with the tourism circle and the classic towns to drive Taiwan region tourism. In addition, 10 international classic towns were selected as Taiwan’s brand that attracts international tourists to Taiwan. Tourists can visit the mountains, forests, oceans, aboriginal tribes and Hakka villages by the round-the-island railway and bicycles to have an in-depth travel in Taiwan.
Changhua’s Lukang, Tianwei, and Changhua’s Tianzhong, Ershui were all selected as classic towns respectively in 2019 and 2020. In response to the 2021 the Year of Bicycle Tourism and the 2022 the Year of Railway Tourism, the county government especially recommends Shetou Township, Changhua City, Fangyuan Township and Erlin Township which has bicycles or railway culture as the classic towns in 2021. Fortunately, they all stand out from the towns recommended by another county/city governments and become one of the 30 classic towns in 2021. Among the 100 classic towns authorized by the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation in 2019-2021, there are 8 in Changhua County. The county government has proceed the integration between the community and tourism resources of these towns and is proactive in cooperating with travel agencies, township offices, farmers’ associations, business districts and community development associations to arrange slow travel tours in these towns. Tourists may come to Changhua to experience the town’s customs and enthusiasm and enjoy the wonderful trip.