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.