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North Coast International Kite Festival

North Coast International Kite Festival

Festival Info

  • Date:September to October
  • Venue:Shimen District

Every year kite hobbyists from all over Taiwan and overseas flock to Shimen Kite Park for this major event on the international kite flying calendar. During the festival the sky over North Coast is filled with kites of all shapes and sizes, including a variety of traditional Chinese kites and exotic kites. The event helps advance kite-making techniques and kite-flying skills, making North Coast known all over the world.

The first festival was held in Shimen, New Taipei City in 2000.

The first festival was held in Shimen in 2000, and it generated a good response, attracting around 10,000 visitors. In 2001 it was affected by a typhoon but, after the worst had passed, still facing wind and rain, the festival went ahead, overturning some established ideas about conditions suitable for kite flying. For example, it showed that even if it is raining, if there is wind, stunt kites and large kites can still be flown (but not in thunder storms) and that, when there is no wind, indoor windless kites can be flown.

A kite festival that combines art, education and sport.

A kite festival that combines art, education and sport.

To free kite flying from the restrictions of place and time, from 2007 different theme activities have been planned, the aim being to create a kite festival that combines art, education, and sport.

Last Update:2019-11-20
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  • Office (Baisha Bay Visitor Center)
  • No.33-6, Xiayuankeng, Demao Village, Shimen District, New Taipei City, 25341 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-8635-5100
  • Fax: 886-2-2636-6675
  • Sanzhi Visitor Center
  • No.164-2, Putoukeng, Puping Village, Sanzhi District, New Taipei City, 25245 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-8635-5143
  • Fax: 886-2-8635-3748
  • Jinshan Visitor Center (Yehliu Service station)
  • No.171-2, Huanggang Rd., Jinshan District, New Taipei City, 20844 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-2498-8980
  • Fax: 886-2-2498-5290
  • Yehliu Visitor Center
  • No.167-1, Gangdong Rd., Yehliu village, Wanli District, New Taipei City, 20744 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-2492-2016
  • Fax: 886-2-2492-4519
  • Heping Island Visitor Center
  • No.360, Ping 1st Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Keelung City, 20247 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-2463-5452
  • Fax: 886-2-2463-6987
  • Guanyinshan Visitor Center (Guanyinshan Service station)
  • No.130, Sec. 3, Lingyun Rd., Wugu District, New Taipei City, 24844 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2292-8888
  • Fax: 886-2-2291-9444