Works in the international arrival hall.
Title: Hello Taiwan
Taiwan’s mountain ranges and species are infused into the artwork to emphasize the ecological diversity and abundant natural environment on the island. It also indirectly highlights the characteristics and tourism values of Taiwan. At the same time, the artwork utilizes relaxing, pleasant and rich colors to convey a sense of hospitality in welcoming or bidding farewell to travelers preparing to enter or leave Taiwan/Taipei.
Formosan Black Bear：
（Ursus thibetanus formosanus）an endemic subspecies of the Asiatic black bear. It is covered in thick, dense shiny black hairs, with the V-shaped white hairs in front of the chest as a characteristic. The Formosan Black Bear is extremely strong, with a height of approximately 120-170 cm, and a weight as heavy as 200 kg. It is also known as the Moon Bear.。
It is located in the central region of Taiwan, at the intersection of Xinyi Township, Nantou County; Taoyuan District, Kaohsiung City; as well as Alishan Township, Chiayi County. The main peak is 3,952 m above sea level, and it is the highest mountain in Taiwan. Amongst the 100 peaks of Taiwan, Yushan, Xueshan, Siouguluanshan, Nanhudashan and Beidawushan are known as the “Five Mountains”, which are the five most representative high mountains in Taiwan.。
Nanhushan is located at 3,742 m above sea level on the north section of the crest line of the Central Mountain Range. It is the third highest peak of the Central Mountain Range, and the highest peak of the north section of the crest line. Amongst the 100 peaks of Taiwan, Nanhushan, Yushan, Xueshan, Siouguluanshan and Beidawushan are known as the “Five Mountains”, which are the five most representative high mountains in Taiwan.。
The main ridge of Dabajianshan is 3,492 m high, located in between Miaoli County and Hsinchu County. Dabajianshan belongs to the north end of the Holy Ridge Line of Xueshan mountain range, and is known as the “Mountain of the Century”, as well as the ridge of the ridge for Northern Taiwan. Amongst the 100 peaks of Taiwan, Dabajianshan, Zhongyangjianshan and Dafenjianshan are known as the “Three Points”.
Yangmingshan was originally known as Caoshan, meaning the mountain region of Datunshan, Cisingshan, Shamaoshan and Siaoguanyinshan, and is not a single mountain peak. In 1950, President Chiang Kai-shek renamed this mountain region Yangmingshan.
Shamaoshan is located in Beitou District, Taipei City, at 643 m above sea level; it is a parasitic cone of Cisingshan. It features a shape very similar to the black hat worn by officials in ancient times, hence the name.