Taipei Naruwan Cultural Festival 2018

10-01-18 - 10-30-18 All day

2018 Taipei Naruwan Cultural Festival – October 1 – 31, 2018

The Taipei Naruwan Cultural Festival will be held in collaboration with various indigenous groups from across northern Taiwan. It will bring together traditional rites, athletic competitions, and cultural and art exhibitions and performances.

The traditional sports competitions will involve archery, wood-sawing, and tug of war, as well as activities setup for kids.

Taipei Naruwan Cultural Festival 2018

Taipei Naruwan Cultural Festival 2018

Source: Travel Taipei

Since it was first staged in 2010, the Taipei Naruwan Cultural Festival has become one of northern Taiwan’s most well-known festivals of indigenous culture. Over the past eight years, it has featured the cultures of the Rukai, Seediq, Puyuma, Amis, Atayal, Paiwan, Taroko, and Bunun tribes.

By letting indigenous peoples living in the city unite their tribal consciousness and conduct cultural exchange to help strengthen their identity, the festival has turned Taipei into a more diverse and friendly capital.

Date, Time & Duration

The Taipei Naruwan Cultural Festival will take place on October 1st until October 31st, 2018.

Admission fee

This cultural event is free to attend.

Location

The Tianmu Sports Park.

English Address: Tianmu Sports Park, 111, Taipei City, Shilin District, Section 2, Zhongcheng Road, 七十七號

Chinese Address: 111台北市士林區忠誠路二段七十七號.

Directions

Take the red line to the Mingde MRT Station. Head northeast on Mingde Road, turn right on Lane 118. Walk up alongside the riverside until you get to the bridge that takes you across to the Langxing Park. Continue along the riverside on the opposite side until you reach Shidong Road on your right. After about 140 meters, turn left onto Section 2, Zhongcheng Road. The Tianmu Sports Park will be on your right.

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