Taoyuan is the first stop for almost all travelers to Taiwan. As Taiwan's gateway to the world, Taoyuan is also the most convenient place of departure for those seeking to travel abroad. Since Taoyuan was upgraded as a special municipality in 2014, Taoyuan has taken a proactive approach to extend its friendship to cities worldwide. By continuously promoting city diplomacy and forming bonds with sister/friendship cities, Taoyuan has established solid bonds with its friends abroad through education, culture, food, sports, and technology. By sharing the city's diverse culture and progress, the municipal government has put Taoyuan on the global map.

While making friends abroad, the municipal government has often gifted and received gifts. A lot of thought goes into the selection of delegatory gifts. In addition to showing good faith and blessings, these gifts must accurately convey a city’s culture, background, and industry highlights. Each gift in this exhibit has cultural significance that ties Taoyuan to its friends, and each gift tells a story of Taoyuan’s exciting journey in city diplomacy.

A good start to start exploring Taoyuan’s friendship cities is this collection of 300+ delegatory gifts that Taoyuan has received over the years. You can also leverage our online exhibitions, embark on a journey of your own and experience the unique cultural beauty that each gift represents.

Updated at 2023-10-25





2023 Sep . 20

Angeles is a highly urbanized city. Its name derives from the Spanish phrase City of Angels. Due to its strategic location in the Pacific region, the US operated what once was its largest air force base in Asia, Clark Air Base, which brought employment and business opportunities to the region. Today, Clark Air Base has been transformed into Clark International Airport. The airport, along with the establishment of a tax-free port and economic zone, is the primary economic contributor in the local area.

2023 Mar . 27

Established ties with Brno City, Czech Republic

Located in the southeast of the Czech Republic, Brno is the second-largest in the country and the capital of South Moravia. It serves as the judicial center of the Czech Republic, housing various courts and national authorities. Brno is also a key industrial city in the Czech Republic, with its mechanical manufacturing industry being a leader in Central Europe. Thirty percent of the world's electron microscopes are produced in Brno. Benefiting from Brno-Turany International Airport and its nine indoor stations, the city is known for its convenience in public transportation and thriving business and entertainment sectors.

2022 Dec . 15

Established ties with City of Long Beach, California, U.S.A.

Long Beach is a city on the west coast of the US, the 2nd largest in Los Angeles County and the 5th largest in the state of California. Petroleum is a significant development sector in the city, with activity both inland and offshore. Long Beach Port is one of the world's top-ranking ports in terms of throughput, providing a large proportion of job opportunities for California. Regarding city policies, there is a special emphasis on social welfare, including public health, psychological care, and improving the living environment for the elderly.

2022 Jul . 11

Established ties with Choshi City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan

Choshi is located at the eastern end of the Kanto Plain. Its key industries include tourism, soy sauce brewing, and fisheries. Choshi Fishing Port was designated as the most important fishing port in Japan in 1965 and continues to rank among Japan's top three fishing ports. Leveraging its unique natural environment and climate, the city focuses on the development of offshore wind power, commerce, and tourism. Inubosaki Lighthouse in the city is a popular local tourist attraction, drawing visitors with its breathtaking sunrise and coastal scenery.

2021 Dec . 15

Established ties with Territory of Guam, U.S.A.

Guam is located in the central Pacific, renowned for its white sandy beaches, clear waters, and rich history and culture shaped by its indigenous people and various periods of governance. The island has direct flights to and from major Asian cities, making it an ideal destination for tourists. Economically, the two major pillars are tourism and the military. The island is also committed to creating an environment conducive to finance and telecommunications development.

2021 Aug . 03

Established ties with City of Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Newark is the largest city in the state of New Jersey, located adjacent to New York City, approximately 26 kilometers away. The city serves as a hub for air, road, rail, and maritime transportation, making it a crucial gateway for central states to the New York metropolitan area and the Atlantic. Newark Liberty International Airport within the city is the 2nd busiest airport in the New York metropolitan area, and Newark Port is the 15th busiest port in the world. The city's primary industry is finance, with the third-largest insurance industry in the US.

2019 Mar . 29

Established ties with Utrecht Region, the Netherlands

Utrecht is the hometown of the cartoon character Miffy. Situated in the center of the Netherlands, it has been a prosperous commercial hub since ancient times, thriving on the navigation of the Rhine River. Currently, it is the fourth-largest city in the Netherlands and has the highest proportion of the higher education population in the country, earning it the title of the Most Competitive Region in the European Union according to the European Commission. Utrecht Region is also the second-largest financial center in the Netherlands, with key industries including pharmaceuticals, information technology, and logistics, and boasts the largest science park in the country.

2018 Jul . 31

Established ties with Atoll of Aur, Republic of the Marshall Islands(2018-2020)

2018 Mar . 29

Established ties with Grenoble Alpes Métropole, France

Grenoble Alpes Métropole, also known as Europe's Silicon Valley, is a renowned technology and university city in France. It was honored as the European Green Capital in 2022 for its commitment to developing its green energy, high technology, and healthcare industries, aiding startups and youth innovation, and creating a sustainable, low-carbon smart city. Grenoble is also an industrial hub in France, with close collaboration between production, academia, and research, resulting in top-notch technologies in fields like energy and digital technology, which have garnered international acclaim.

2017 Oct . 05

Established ties with Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan

Miyazaki Prefecture is located at the southeastern tip of Kyushu. Its sunny weather and beautiful coastline earned it the nickname Japan's Sunshine Place. It is also known as the birthplace of Japanese mythology for the vast number of legend-riveted shrines within its jurisdiction, including Aoshima Shrine and Eda Shrine. The policies of Miyazaki Prefecture focus on healthcare, long-term care services, and youth education and support diversified operations in agriculture, forestry, and animal husbandry to assist in industrial transformation and create more local job opportunities.

2017 Feb . 24

San Bernardino County is located in Southern California and is the 5th most populous region in the state and 14th in the US. The county is home to many large enterprises and over 20 higher education institutions, including California   State University, San Bernardino. Not only does the county have abundant tourism resources, vibrant entertainment and sports industries, but it also has a well-established infrastructure conducive to business investments. There are direct flights between Ontario International Airport in the county and Taoyuan International Airport.

2017 Feb . 06

Established ties with Fulton County, Georgia, U.S.A.

Fulton County is located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in north-central Georgia. The capital of Georgia, Atlanta, is situated within Fulton County, hosting the headquarters of many international companies. The county focuses on the development of global commerce, life sciences, FinTech, logistics and supply chain management, and the film and entertainment industry. As the largest county in Georgia, Fulton provides high-quality services in safety, healthcare, culture, construction, and business.

2016 Oct . 25

Established ties with Nonsan City, Republic of Korea

Nonsan City is located in the fertile Nonsan Plain, a major grain-producing area in South Chungcheong Province. The primary crops include barley, wheat, and rice. The city is also the largest producer of strawberries in Korea. In addition, the city leverages its proximity to the Geum River to maintain vibrant aquaculture and fish farming industries. Nonsan's secondary industries are represented by the food and textile industries, with recent efforts towards transitioning to printing and publishing. The city has been recognized as the top city of entrepreneurship and actively attracts business investments through policy measures.

2016 Sep . 16

Established ties with Narita City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan

Narita is home to Narita International Airport and many meticulously preserved temples well over 1,000 years old. During its modernization, the city successfully shifted from the primary sector to the tertiary sector. Narita is designated as one of the National Strategic Special Zones by the Japanese government for its transportation advantages, along with Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture, and Chiba City. The city continues to attract global corporate investments through its ever-advancing logistics hubs, foreign business support, and expansive commercial facilities.

2016 Sep . 07

Established ties with Gumi City, Republic of Korea

Set in a picturesque mountain backdrop embellished with ruins and temples, Gumi is a major industrial city with a rich history. The city's industrial zone covers an area of 6.6 square kilometers, with electronics as the mainstay, including semiconductors, displays, and recording/communication equipment. In terms of sustainability, Gumi City proclaimed itself South Korea's first zero-carbon city in 2010. It continues to advance towards being a green city harmonizing cutting-edge industries and environmental protection.

2016 Sep . 05

Yuasa-cho has been an important hub for maritime and land transportation since ancient times. It is also the birthplace of domestic soy sauce brewing, with Kishu Yuasa, widely known for producing the first drop of soy sauce, being named a national heritage site by the Japanese government. The original architecture and streets of Kishu Yuasa are also protected under Japan's Groups of Traditional Buildings Program. Yuasa-cho thrives in agriculture, fisheries, and tourism. Under local revitalization plans, it continues to promote the development of the tourism industry, contributing to the vitality of the local economy.

2016 Aug . 09

Established ties with Chiba Prefecture, Japan

Chiba Prefecture has a strong focus on industrial and commercial development, with the Port of Chiba at the center forming the Keiyo Industrial Zone, a hub for the petroleum and steel industries and a key distributor of raw materials and energy for industry. Narita International Airport located in Chiba attracts industries such as aviation and international logistics, serving as a base for many foreign investments. Chiba Prefecture is committed to digital innovation, pioneering systems like real-time reporting of road defects through mobile phone photography, a first in the nation.

2016 Jul . 18

Established ties with Kagawa Prefecture, Japan

Kagawa Prefecture is located in the central part of the Seto Inland Sea National Park and serves as an access point between Honshu to Shikoku, earning it the nickname Shikoku Gateway. The prefecture boasts abundant agricultural products, minimal natural disasters, and distinct seasonal natural landscapes. Striving to balance nature and modern development, Kagawa Prefecture promotes sustainable agriculture policies and focuses on regional revitalization with an emphasis on supporting industrial transformation and providing financial assistance to companies establishing facilities in the area.

2016 Jul . 12

Established ties with City of Ramat-Gan, Israel

Ramat-Gan, also known as Garden Heights, prioritizes greenery and sustainable development, making it the most environmentally friendly city in Israel, with 25% of its area designated as parkland. It is also a significant industrial and trade center, housing the world's largest diamond exchange and one of Israel's largest business complexes, the Bursa Complex, where 50,000 people work daily. Ramat-Gan is currently implementing a smart city project, aiming to enhance citizens' well-being through innovative technologies in transportation, education, and municipal services.

2016 May . 19

Established ties  with Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

Kaga is located in the scenic Hokuriku region, renowned for rare hot springs that have been present for over 1,300 years. The city is also known as a traditional crafts town for its Kutani ware (colorful porcelain) and Yamanaka lacquerware. Currently, the city is actively promoting digital development, fostering technical talent, and creating a favorable environment for childcare. The main goal of Kaga is to become a nationally recognized tourist city, leveraging its long history of hot spring culture and traditional crafts such as ceramics, lacquerware, and textiles.

2011 Sep . 28

Established ties  with City of Radom, Poland

Radom is the second-largest city in the Masovian Voivodeship, surpassed only by the capital, Warsaw. The city features two major railway intersections and the Warsaw-Radom Airport, serving both military and civilian purposes. Radom is a vital transportation hub and an administrative and industrial center, attracting many specialized enterprises from precision manufacturing to metalwork and leatherwork. The city's rich heritage is evidenced by its historical buildings, and its comprehensive recreational infrastructure enriches the lives of residents and visitors alike.

2010 Nov . 29

Established ties with Singkawang, Indonesia

Singkawang is the second-largest city in West Kalimantan Province, with a predominantly Chinese population, mostly of Hakka ethnicity. The city was named by past Hakka settlers, who introduced Hakka festivals, cuisine, and culture to the region. The city's principle industry is agriculture, with rubber and palm oil being its major export. The construction of Singkawang International Airport is currently underway and is expected to be completed and operational in 2024, with plans to offer international routes and connections to Taiwan.

2009 Sep . 14

Established ties with Incheon-gwangyeok City, Korea

Incheon Metropolitan City is located near Seoul, the capital of Korea. It is a thriving hub for businesses and industries. The Port of Incheon, the second-largest port in Korea, is a keystone of the extended industrial zone between Seoul and Incheon. Incheon International Airport is also Korea's largest commercial airport and the 6th busiest international airport in Asia. Additionally, the Incheon Free Economic Zone is one of the world's three major free economic zones, aiming to build a Northeast Asian economic center integrating international trade, finance, logistics, residential, and tourism.

2009 Feb . 06

Established ties with City of Garland, Texas, U.S.A.

The City of Garland is located in the northeastern region of Dallas and is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. In 2023, Niche ranked the city the 5th most diverse suburb in Texas and 62nd in America. The city's public schools are also highly rated. Its liberal atmosphere attracts many families and young professionals to the city each year. Garland is well-known for its mature manufacturing industry. Today, nearly 400 manufacturers have a presence in Garland, with more being added every year to leverage the city's abundant resources and robust facilities.

2008 Nov . 17

Grand Prairie is a city in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area, with a majority Hispanic population. The city is adjacent to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and intersected by two interstate highways, connecting the city to major markets. Its favorable geography has allowed the city to form a powerful entertainment and business corridor and create a robust logistics system. These advantages have led to all major industrial zones concentrating in the region, elevating Grand Prairie to one of the largest industrial centers in the US.

2007 Jan . 12

Established ties with Dallas County, Texas, U.S.A.

Dallas County is the third-largest county in Texas and the ninth-largest in the US, serving as the aviation and telecommunication hub for the southwest of the country. It is also a national leader in healthcare, finance, defense, and transportation. The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is a central component of the air freight system in the US, and the adoption of airport economics has propelled the county's development. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), which has consolidated the public transport system in the greater Dallas area, also has sister-company relations with the Taoyuan Metro Corporation.

2004 Apr . 07

Kernersville is a charming town located along the foothills of the Piedmont Triad in the US. Founded in the 18th century, it originally served as the intersection of two transport routes. It has since grown into a town with a population of 20,000. Today, due to its convenient location and proximity to the highway system, Kernersville has grown into a transportation powerhouse. Kernersville is home to a variety of businesses, making it one of the most important economic development centers in the region. The town features several business, medical, and academic centers that serve its residents well.

2001 Feb . 02

The City of Irvine is located in the center of Orange County, with nearly half of its residents being of Asian descent. Known for having the highest resident satisfaction in the US, Irvine is celebrated for its excellent safety, urban development plans, vibrant technology and business development, and well-rounded leisure and community service facilities. The city's economic focus is on high-tech industries, including advanced manufacturing, information technology, life sciences, and green energy. It is also recognized as a city with the highest domestic solar adoption in the US.

1998 Sep . 14

Established ties with Alameda County, California, U.S.A.

Alameda County is located off the east coast of the San Francisco Bay Area in California. It is ranked 18th in population and 15th in diversity in the US. Renowned for its natural beauty, the county boasts over 24 parks and public facilities, as well as 39 higher education institutions, including UC Berkeley. The county's primary industries are healthcare and social services, education, scientific and technical services, manufacturing, transportation, and warehousing. Diverse economic activity has fueled economic growth in the region, leading to a rapid rise in population.

1998 Feb . 12

During the Latvian administrative reform in 2021, Balvi Town and 18 other parishes were merged to form the Balvi Municipality. The municipality boasts abundant forests, rivers, lakes, and farmland, which are leveraged by its main industries of agriculture and timber processing. The region was rebuilt after near destruction during World War II. Balvi Municipality stands today as a young city striving to restore its historical heritage. One such restoration is the 19th-century Balvi Manor Castle, which has become a symbol of Balvi and a prominent tourist attraction.

1997 Oct . 28

Comune di Albano Laziale is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome located in central Italy, serving as a commercial center for nearby towns. Albano Laziale was already a key city in ancient Rome, with remains of ancient aqueducts and amphitheaters still present today. It is also one of the suburban bishoprics of the Catholic Church, Rome diocese. Its main industries include agriculture, services, and tourism, with a focus on cultural and eco-tourism and green transportation.

1995 Mar . 18

Logan has a population of approximately 350,000 people, with 50% under the age of 34. It is home to over 234 cultural and ethnic groups and the city of choice for many Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islander residents. Logan's industrial focus is on construction and manufacturing. Its Economic Development Strategy 2022–2027 outlines the promotion of local business investment to stimulate the economy while providing incentives for youth entrepreneurship and local revitalization.

1992 Feb . 24

The City of Kennewick is located on the southwestern bank of the Columbia River. The region saw a significant influx of people amid westward expansion efforts in the late 19th century. Workers from across the country also arrived to participate in the development of nuclear weapons as part of the Manhattan Project, accelerating the city's growth in the 1940s. Wine tasting is a significant source of tourism income for the City of Kennewick, with over 160 wineries and bars within a 60-mile radius of the city. The city's temperate climate also attracts many visitors seeking water activities each year.

1985 Nov . 20

Established ties with City of DeSoto, Texas, U.S.A.

The City of DeSoto, with a predominantly African-American and Hispanic population, is the largest and most diverse city in the southwestern part of Dallas County. The city is dedicated to community engagement and development, building leisure and recreational facilities, and engaging in land development and community asset preservation to create higher commercial and cultural value for its community. In 2006, the National Civic League designated the City of DeSoto an "All-America City" to recognize its citizens' collaborative efforts in addressing community challenges with positive results.

1982 Jun . 16

Established ties with Hartford County, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Hartford County is one of the 4 original counties in Connecticut established in 1666. It is the 2nd-most populous county in Connecticut and comprises 29 cities and towns, including the state capital, Hartford. The county's primary industries are healthcare and social assistance. Given that the City of Hartford is the birthplace of many globally renowned insurance companies, it is often referred to as the "Insurance Capital of the World."

1980 Nov . 30

Enfield is one of the northernmost towns in Connecticut, bordering Massachusetts. Originally incorporated as a territory of Massachusetts in 1683, Enfield seceded from Massachusetts and became a colony of Connecticut in 1767. It has since become renowned as a recreational town where people can enjoy leisurely walks or bike rides amid stunning history architecture and natural scenery. Once thriving in the carpet and gunpowder industries, the Town of Enfield has since shifted its industrial focus to precision component assembly.