Taiwanese Cuisine Adorns LA Metro Trains in Cultural Promotion

Two Taiwan-themed trains featuring vibrant art showcasing Taiwanese cuisine and landmarks have been introduced to the Los Angeles Metro network, promoting Taiwanese culture and tourism to a wide audience.

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Taiwanese Cuisine Adorns LA Metro Trains in Cultural Promotion

Taiwanese Cuisine Adorns LA Metro Trains in Cultural Promotion

In a unique cultural promotion , two Taiwan-themed trains have been introduced to the Los Angeles Metro transport network. The trains feature colorful art by Taiwanese artist Hung Yi, with one train showcasing paintings of Taiwanese culinary classics and the other depicting the country's famous landmarks.

The train highlighting Taiwanese cuisine includes illustrations of popular dishes such as beef noodle soup, xiaolongbao (dumplings), bubble tea, and stinky tofu. The other train features iconic Taiwanese sights like Taipei 101, Sun Moon Lake, and the Buddha on Mount Bagua.

The project, announced at a news conference in Long Beach, is a collaboration between the LA Metro and Taiwan's Tourism Administration. LA Metro Communications Director Lan-Chi Lam and Tourism Administration Los Angeles office Director Lin I-chen were present at the event, where artist Hung Yi explained the concept behind his art through video conferencing.

One of the Taiwan-themed trains runs on the A Line between Long Beach and Azusa, while the other operates on the E Line between Santa Monica and East Los Angeles. The eye-catching artwork will adorn the exterior of the trains from April 16 to the end of October 2024.

Why this matters:This cultural promotion not only showcases Taiwanese cuisine and landmarks to a wide audience in Los Angeles but also serves as a creative way to facilitate cultural exchange and encourage tourism to Taiwan.

The introduction of these Taiwan-themed trains is part of an effort by Taiwan's Tourism Administration to promote Taiwanese culture and tourism in Los Angeles. "The project will be on display on the outside of the trains from April 16 to the end of October 2024," said Lin I-chen, Director of the Tourism Administration's Los Angeles office, highlighting the duration of this cultural promotion initiative.

Key Takeaways

  • Two Taiwan-themed trains introduced to LA Metro network, featuring Taiwanese art and culture.
  • One train showcases Taiwanese cuisine, the other Taiwanese landmarks like Taipei 101 and Sun Moon Lake.
  • Collaboration between LA Metro and Taiwan's Tourism Administration to promote Taiwanese culture and tourism.
  • Trains will run on A and E lines from April 16 to October 2024, showcasing the artwork.
  • Cultural promotion aims to facilitate exchange and encourage tourism to Taiwan.