Social Events

Welcome Cocktail Party

19:00 (GMT+8), Sunday, September 17, 2023
Grand Ball Room, Grand Hyatt Taipei

We will celebrate the beginning of the 65th annual meeting and the 70th Anniversary of the IAJ with an elegant cocktail party! You will have a great time through the buffet and soft music. It will be a chilling night that you don’t want to miss.

Gala Dinner

19:00 (GMT+8), Monday, September 18, 2023
Grand Ball Room, Grand Hyatt Taipei

The Congress Gala Dinner will take place on the evening of Monday, September 18, 2023, at Grand Hyatt Taipei. It is a memorialized experience for fantastic cuisines made of Taiwanese seasonal ingredients.
Let’s enjoy and celebrate the cozy night!

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Excursion for All Participants & Accompanying Persons

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Let’s Experience the nature and culture of Taipei and Tamsui Town on this all-day guided excursion!

What to Expect!

  • Departure from Congress Venue (Grand Hyatt Taipei)
  • National Palace Museum
  • Tamsui Town
  • Fort San Domingo
  • Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf
  • Lunch at Silks Palace
  • Farewell Dinner at Grand Hotel

National Palace Museum

The National Palace Museum in Taipei has a permanent collection of over 677,687 pieces of ancient Chinese artifacts and artworks, making it one of the largest in the world. The collection encompasses over 8,000 years of Chinese history, from the Neolithic age to the late Qing Dynasty. Most of the collections are high quality pieces collected by Mainland China's ancient emperors. The National Palace Museum main artifacts include bronzes, paintings, jades, ceramics, calligraphy, ancient books, documents, curios and pottery. The displays are rotated once every three months, which means 60,000 pieces can be viewed in a year and it would take nearly 12 years to see them all. The museum houses several treasured items that are the pride of their collection and famous worldwide.

Worldwide well-known treasures

Jadeite Cabbage

Mao-kung Ting

Meat-shaped Stone

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Tamsui Town

The erect Fort San Domingo, retro old streets, street food, and ferry trips are all experiences that you can't miss when traveling in Tamsui. From Bali Left Bank to the Fisherman's Wharf are just a short ferry trip away. Widely scenes and a range of cultural delights are gathered in this place.

Fort San Domingo

The “Fort San Domingo Park Area” has been standing in Tamsui for over three hundred years, and is listed as a Level One Ancient Monument. It is comprised of architectures from colonial Dutch and Spain, the Qing rule to the Japanese period. There are two major buildings: the square “Anthony Castle” built by the Dutch in 1644, and the “English Consulate” constructed by the British after taking over. Tourists can thoroughly explore the castle style main building, western style consulate and the Qing dynasty castle gate and south entrance. The architecture is simultaneously used for multiple functions of military defense, consular business and prison dungeon, etc. Not only is the Fort San Domingo Plaza the best place for taking a picture, but don’t forget to gaze out at Tamsui river and Guanyin mountain. One of the eight wonders of Tamsui is the “sunset of beacon tower” located here. The glow of the sunset is not to be missed.

Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf, formerly known as Tamsui Second Fishing Port, is located at the right bank of the river mouth of Tamsui River. Differing from traditional fixed docks, the dock floats with the tide. It can accommodate 150 fishing boats concurrently, which is very spectacular. The 165 meters long famous “Lover’s Bridge” is the landmark of Fisherman’s Wharf. The single-sided cable-stayed bridge that resembles a white sail spans the wharf and connects the boardwalk and the tourist fish market.

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Silks Palace

The art of Chinese cuisine can now be experienced by the public in Taipei alongside the most comprehensive collection of Chinese artifacts in the world! The National Palace Museum is a historical building whose collection of treasures is of the utmost cultural value. From both the current and future perspective, its existence is substantially significant. Silks Palace, located adjacent to museum's Administrative Building to the west of the main exhibition hall, takes on NPM's unique character of tradition, disregarding formalities and pretenses but respecting the environment and, under the mastermind of renowned architect Ren-shi Yao, presenting the spirit of traditional architecture and food culture through modern construction and contemporary touches.

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Farewell Dinner

18:00 (GMT+8), Wednesday, September 20, 2023
12F, Grand Ball Room, The Grand Hotel

The Farewell Dinner will be a perfect ending to the all-day-long fantastic excursion that introduces the history of Taiwan! You will experience the most local culture with the traditional round-table dinner.

The Grand Hotel

Established in 1952, the Grand Hotel is Taiwan’s first five-star hotel, standing midway up Yuanshan, nestled against Yangmingshan, overlooking Keelung River in the front, Songshan in the east and Danshui in the west. The 14-storey palace-like building, with its vermilion columns, gilded tiles and a magnificent, grandiose, regal and classic presence, is an embodiment of eastern aesthetics and one of Taipei’s representative landmarks. The Grand Hotel was even officially selected to be one of the most iconic 10 landmarks of Taipei’s Yuanshan Scenic Area in 2013 by the government.

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