PNC2004Annual Conference in conjunction with PRDLA
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Participants who plan to attend FREE National Palace Museum Tour should register via the on-line registration form. For those who want to join other CHARGED tours, please register at the registration desk from October 19~October 21.

Half-Day Tour

1. Tour of Chinese Culture – National Palace Museum
Date: October 22
Time: 10:00~12:30
Fare: Free of Charge (For Overseas Participants Only)
Highlight: Majestically situated in the thickly wooded hills of Waishuanghsi in suburban Taipei, the National Palace Museum is one of the world's most famous repositories of art, giving a breathtaking overview of Chinese culture. The museum houses more than 620,250 pieces of priceless Chinese treasures, some dating back 4,000 years.

2. Taipei Night Tour (including Mogolian Bar-B-Q Dinner)
Date: Daily
Time: 18:00~21:00
Fare: NT$ 1,200 / US$ 37
Highlight: Mongolian Bar-B-Q Dinner, Lungshan Temple, Hwahsi Night Market, Top View Taipei Observatory
Mongolian Bar-B-Q Dinner
It is served at a popular downtown restaurant with a variety of meats, venison, vegetable spices and seasoning. Concoct yourself and let the cook transform to perfect dinner on a huge charcoal grill.
Lungshan Temple
Taipei is home to many temples. Of these, Lungshan (Dragon Mountain ) Temple is the oldest and most famous. It is also one of Taiwan's finest examples of temple architecture.
Top View Taipei Observatory
Located opposite the Taipei Railway Station, the 244.15-meter-high Shinkong tower is Taipei's tallest building and a prominent city landmark. A high speed elevator brings visitors from the basement to the observatory on the 46th floor in only 30 seconds. The glass-walled observatory area gives visitors a bird's eye view of the whole Taipei Basin.

3. Tour of Folk Arts – Sanhsia & Yingo
Date: Daily
Fare: NT$ 900 / US$ 28
Highlight: Sanhsia, about 22 kms Southwest of Taipei and a short drive from Yingo, is a bustling old town with narrow, winding streets and brick buildings that are nearly a century old. The town’s main attraction is the Tsu Shih Temple, one of the world’s finest examples of Chinese temple architecture. Visitors are welcomed to watch artisans intricately carve elaborate camphor wood carvings, stone lions, among other new temple decorations.
Yingo, the main ceramic-producing area of northern Taiwan, is famous for making products of pottery. The town features many porcelain shops for visitors to browse through and enjoy.

4. Chiufen Village & Northeast Coast Tour
Date: Daily
Time: 13:00~17:00
Fare: NT$ 1,000 / US$ 31
Highlight: The villages of Chiufen were once centers of gold mining in Taiwan. The gold is gone, but these quaint old villages, built of closely-packed houses clinging to steep mountainsides, continue to offer enchanting scenery and fascinating glimpses into the lifestyles of the past. The Northeast coast National Scenic Area is located in the northeast corner of Taiwan. The scenic area is noted for its numerous capes and bays backed by green mountains

One-Day Tour

1. Taroko Gorge Tour
Date: Daily
Time: 6:00~18:00
Fare: NT$ 4,500 / US$ 137
Highlight: Taroko Gorge is a 19-km (12 miles) section near the Eastern end of the Central Cross-Island Highway. Over the centuries the river has cut deeply into the mountains of solid marble forming an exceptionally beautiful, narrow ravine. The gorge features towering cliffs of marble deposits and is truly awesome. The route through it is filled with scenic sights like the Swallow’s Grotto, the Tunnel of Nine Turns, and Tien Hsiang.

Two-Day Tour

1. Eastern Taiwan Tour
Date: Daily
Fare: NT$ 7,200 / US$ 219
Highlight: Located in Hualien County on Taiwan’s East Coast, Toroko Gorge is known for its sheer marble cliffs, deep gorges, winding tunnels, and the Liwu Riever, which flows through its craggy landscape. This landscape originated over 230 million years ago. Time transformed the coral into limestone, which the intense heat of geotectonic movements turned into marble. The flow of the Liwu River created winding forges, rapids, waterfalls and hollows in rock, which still bear the marking of the massive tectonic movements that created Taiwan.