According to the survey, the largest group of visitors stopping by Dadaocheng belongs to the age group between 40 and 49 years old (24.7%), followed by the group 50 to 59 years old (23.4%). The historical district also attract visitors between the ages 20-29 (21%) and 30-39 (20.8%).
TPEDOIT Commissioner Chen Su-yu remarked that in addition to holding festivals and events at Dadaocheng, the agency also encourage locals to organize activities emphasizing local characteristics by offering tourism subsidies. It also worked with other city departments to coordinate major occasions such as Taipei Fringe Festival with the Department of Cultural Affairs and City Play Dadaocheng Nostalgia with Datong District Office.
Statistics show that the number of visitors served by the Dadaocheng Tourist Information Center in August of 2018 grew by 22% when compared to the figures from the same period in 2017. An employee at the center surnamed Chang pointed out that the Xiahai City God Temple is popular among young female visitors from Japan who are looking for potential spouses, while other tourists are attracted by the historical buildings in the neighborhood.
With the growing number of tourists, local residents and city hall have also carried out minor overhauls of the historical buildings, as well as improve facilities such as signs, pedestrian walkways, and underpass art galleries.
From today through October 31, the Dadaocheng International Art Festival will be taking place in the area, boasting numerous activities. The agency invites tourists to visit the neighborhood during this period.
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