works in the domestic departure lounge


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.


Works Introduction:


Formosan Macaque:

Macaca Cyclops (meaning round-headed macaque), also known as the Formosan Macaque or the Formosan rock-monkey. It is endemic to Taiwan, and belongs to monkeys of the ancient world; it is also the only native primate living in Taiwan besides humans. Fruits are its main food source; the Formosan Macaque is a diurnal and gregarious animal.




Formosan Sika Deer:

Formosan Sika Deer is a herbivorous subspecies of Sika Deer endemic to Taiwan, (Cervus nippon taiouanus). It is approximately 150 cm long, and is a gregarious animal; males feature horns while females do not. The wild groups of Formosan Sika Deer were long extinct around 1969, and the wild groups currently in Kenting National Park and Green Island are all restored and reintroduced by humans.




Taiwan Blue Magpie:

The Taiwan Blue Magpie is endemic to Taiwan (Urocissa Caerulea). The Taiwan Blue Magpie is distributed in broad-leaf forests at low levels, and roosts in mountains at low levels. It is ferocious and often flies in groups; it features a low raucous call similar to other members of the crow family, and is also known as the long-tailed mountain lady in rural areas.




Orange-Tip Butterfly:

Hebomoia glaucippe formosana Fruhstorfer, 1908
Source of data: Butterflies of Taiwan




Taiwan Polatouche:

The Polatouche belongs to the squirrel family, and there are in total three species in Taiwan: Formosan hairy-footed flying squirrel, Formosan giant flying squirrel and Formosan white-faced squirrel, which are all nocturnal animals, and know how to utilize upward currents for gliding. Flying squirrels are also known as folivores with leaves as their main food.




Cilaishan (Cilai main peak) is 3,560 m above sea level, and is located on the north section of the main crest of the Central Mountain Range at the intersection of Nantou County and Hualien County. Cilaishan is renowned for its precipitous characteristics and complicated climate; it is the mountain area with the most mountain accidents in Taiwan, therefore it is also known as “Black Cilai”.



Kaohsiung Shoushan

Shaoushan is also known as Chaishan, featuring raised coral reef limestone with many natural grottos, making it a natural shield from the ocean for Kaohsiung City. The north of Chaishan has been under long-term military control, protecting its complete and unique ecological system. The Formosan Macaque is the most iconic wildlife animal in Chaishan.




Guanyinshan is 616 m above sea level, and is located at the border of Wugu District and Bali District, New Taipei City. When looking from the northern shore of the Danshui River towards the south, the mountain appears to be a lying Guanyin, hence the name. There are in total 18 continuous peaks in the entire region, and the summit of the mountain is known as “Tough Man Summit”.