The festival gets underway with a Water Fight traditional to Thailand and Myanmar, combined with a street parade that features dances of the Dai people, a joyful atmosphere in which to give best wishes to family and friends, and pray for good fortune in the year ahead. A second highlight of the event is the Torch Festival; a bonfire will be lit for three successive nights, accompanied by musical performances from Yunnan minority groups for a special festive atmosphere.
In addition, the highly anticipated long-street banquet returns in 2023, triggering a scramble for places when it was announced. The dishes at the banquet are rich and diverse, including bbq pork wrapped in plantain leaves, Yunnan-style stir-fried bacon and Dai-style papaya chicken. The dishes are tailored to the fresh ingredients available daily at Taoyuan's Zhongzhen Market, reflecting the long-street banquet's special character of "eat seasonally, eat locally."
In order to promote the Golden Triangle internationally, Taoyuan City Government's Tourism Bureau for the first time moved the press conference to Taipei's Huashan 1914 Creative Park, with Taoyuan Mayor Chang San-cheng and Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-an hitting the start button together to get the show underway, inviting friends from near and far to come to Longgang and enjoy a travel experience that combines sights and flavors. At the same time, this year has seen increased marketing promotion for new residents and Southeast Asia, with the goal of promoting this very representative festival internationally!
Official website - https://ricenoodlefestival.tycg.gov.tw/
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Caption - The highly anticipated long-street banquet returns in 2023, triggering a scramble for places when it was announced