Bargains, theme parks, lovers' temple for couples on Chinese Valentine's Day
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwanese businesses are offering bargain deals for couples who are planning to celebrate the Chinese Valentine's Day, Qi Xi (七夕), the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, which falls on today this year.
August 13, 2013, 12:12 am TWN
Ice cream shop 8%Ice in Taipei launches a new flavor today and offers free jams for consumers who buy two cups of ice cream of select flavors. The Yilan International Children's Folklore & Folkgame Festival will allow all who don in matching couple's attire to enter for a discounted children's admission fee. The Leofoo Village Theme Park in Hsinchu also offer bargain NT$999 tickets for two for all couples in matching attire.
For couples interested in natural sightseeing, the Taipei City Government suggests the Junjian Yan Hiking Trail. The Taipei City Geotechnical Engineering Works Department pointed out that Junjian Yan Hiking Trail, located in the southernmost section of Da-tun Mountain and less than 200 meters high, has always been a popular attraction for hikers and tourists in Taipei. The trail leads to the temple known as Valentine's Temple, called Jau Ming Jing Temple, which has always been a temple for praying for love in Beitou.
In the temple, there are not only many Chinese ancient love couples' statues — with Niu Lang (Cowhand) and Zhi Nu (Weaver Maid) as one of the statues — but also many love slogans and wishing plaques hang on the trees praying for love and good relationships in the temple.