‘Dragon Palace’ becomes #Instaworthy spot in Chiayi!

The pavilion is woven by bamboo, wood, and rope. LED lights were installed so that they could give the flickering appearance at night. (Courtesy of 范承宗 / Facebook)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Taiwan boasts a rich marine life, including fishes, shrimps, crabs and snail shells, to name just a few, that feature intricate designs of which local artist Feng Cheng-tsung (范承宗) draws his inspiration.

Woven from bamboo, wood, and ropes, his latest art piece, “Dragon Palace,” is a combination of various marine biological characteristics. Not only is the pavilion peculiar, but also reeks of a sense of ritual, Feng wrote to Facebook last week.

The pavilion is woven by bamboo, wood, and rope. LED lights were installed so that they could give the flickering appearance at night. (Courtesy of 范承宗 / Facebook)

At dusk, the compelling “Dragon Palace,” which sits in Chiayi’s Haibin Park, begins to flicker with LED lights. The compelling art piece resembles an ancient tale in which a gigantic monster who comes back to life after a long rest and led islanders to the dragon palace.

The opening of the “Dragon Palace” officially launched the Budai Chiayi Light And Shadow Art Festival, which runs until Oct. 4. The annual festival is the best place to enjoy contemporary art and mouthwatering seafood!

The photo collage shows the High-Heeled Shoes Church (left), and the art installation featured in the festival. (Courtesy of @swcoast/Facebook)

How to get there?  Budai Chiayi Light And Shadow Art Festival  |Date: 2020.07.25(Sat.)~2020.10.04(Sun.) | Location: Chiayi Haibin Park (625, Budai Township, Chiayi County)