The News Report of The Award of Fascination

Date: May, 1998
Sponsor: CPAMI
Executor: Association of City Program, R.O.C.

In order to carry out the spirit of redevelopment, we have studied and planned the regulations of features and landscapes in urban and rural areas all over Taiwan. The purpose is to encourage cities and towns to emphasize their natural ecology, humanistic environment and local living culture. Therefore, the fascination of their own landscapes in each town will be discovered and developed continuously.

The News Report of The Award of Fascination
A brief introduction of prizewinners
1. The Award of Fascination – Comprehensive Utilization

Kuan-Shan, Tai-Tung County (Xanadu)
Kuan-Shan used to be the habitation of the A-Mei people. The Han moved in and cultivated in Ching Dynasty. Now, it has become a modern sight-seeing town because of the guidance of Kuan-Shan Administrative Division.

2. The Award of a Natural Landscape
 Lu-Ku, Nan-Tou County– (Natural Ecology in Ching Shui Gou Stream)
Ching Shui Gou used to be a nice stream with beautiful scenery, and abundant catches of fish. However, years ago, illegal fishing caused the death of the Stream. It also awoke a sense of conservation and the Organization of Ching Shui Gou Conservation has been established in 1990. People there have gathered and devoted to the conservation of the Stream. The voluntary and spontaneous Organization has achieved a successful model.

3. The Award of a Humanistic Landscape
 Central Area of Tainan City – (the Cultural Park of Confucian Temple- special night illumination)
Tainan has been a great city since the early periods. The central area, which was the earliest cultivated region, has been an important business center since three hundred years ago till now. The reservation of historic spots in the Central Area is in the leading position in Taiwan.

4. The Award of a Living Landscape
San-Di–Men, Ping-Tung Count – (the Unique Square)
San-Di–Men used to be the habitation of the Pai-Wan people and abounded in natural landscapes and cultural heritage. Even it was not protected well owing to policies of development, now its cultural heritage has been highly valued and conserved.

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