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Magazine featuring Hakka settlements on Taiwan Romantic Route 3 published

  • Source:客家文化發展中心
  • Publication Date:2022/04/22
  • Last updated:2022/05/26
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To offer travelers more features of Hakka villages along Taiwan Romantic Route 3, including stories of local industries and cultural characteristics, the Hakka Affairs Council (HAC) launched a quarterly called “Toi Sam Xien (浪漫台三線, Taiwan Romantic Route 3).” 

'Toi Sam Xien' magazine

HAC Minister Yiong Con-ziin attended the promotional event for the magazine, which was held at Zhan Bing Literary Museum in Miaoli’s Zhuolan Township on April 19.

Minister Yiong said that the Hakka region on Taiwan Romantic Route 3, a remote place where it used to be called the “inner mountain,” has rich and varied cultural and natural landscapes. Launched by President Tsai Ing-wen, the Taiwan Romantic Route 3 project has increased Hakka people’s ethnic awareness and their identification with their hometown, permitting the public to associate the image of Hakka culture with the geographical space, added Yiong. 

HAC Minister Yiong Con-ziin attended the promotional event for the magazine

Yiong hopes that people will be motivated by the quarterly to visit Hakka villages along Taiwan Romantic Route 3 for cultural exchanges and encounters. By exploring secret destinations along the route introduced by the magazine, visitors can gain a better understanding of Hakka culture in this region and bring more opportunities to local industries, the Minister said, believing that every tourist attraction on this route can serve as a portal to Hakka culture.

The magazine is HAC’s first-ever quarterly with the theme of Taiwan Romantic Route 3, also known as Provincial Highway 3. The cover story of its first issue is the encounter under the Tung tree, attracting its readers to find out more captivating local tales in the Hakka region along the route during the Tung blossom season.

It is expected that the magazine “Toi Sam Xien” is not only a publication for readers to rediscover Hakka landscapes, but also an intermediary for cultural communication. 

The magazine can be obtained from the designated stores, major travel agencies, and travel service centers. Its digital edition is also available online.