Cuteness Overload – The Lohas Teddy Bear Festival in Taichung, Taiwan 🐻 🐾 [2016樂活熊城市嘉年華]

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2016 Lohas Bear Carnival

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Green Bear – Lohas Teddy Bear Carnival in Taichung, Taiwan [January 2017]
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Colorful Bears- Lohas Teddy Bear Carnival in Taichung, Taiwan [January 2017]
 

Cuteness Overload

It is a known fact that Taiwanese love cute things and after living in Taiwan for several years, I sometimes tend to gravitate towards certain things that are cute and adorable as well. Now, you won’t see me sporting Hello Kitty T-shirts or wearing pretty bows in my hair, but I don’t mind photographing cute or ‘hao ke ai’ things – for example, the cute bears that are currently on display in Taichung.

A Short Video showing a Selection of the Bears on Display

2016 Lohas Teddy Bear Carnival in Taichung, Taiwan

One beautiful day last week, my husband, my son, and I took advantage of the sunny weather one late afternoon and went to one of the parks in Taichung called Wenxin Forest Park (台中文心森林公園 in Chinese – located a stone’s throw away from Ikea). The main purpose of our visit was to see the bear exhibits that are currently on display there.

The park was pretty crowded because it was the long weekend. Several several children and their parents were snapping pictures of the bears located at different points around the park. There also seemed to be many younger and older couples taking the time to attend the bear exhibition as well.

Each display has one bear doing the exact same ‘tai chi’ like pose. Some are sponsored by local organizations and businesses around town, but most are paid for by the government. Each display has a different, unique, and colorful design.

The bears will be on display in Taichung until January 23rd, 2017 before they make their way to the southern city of Kaohsiung where they will be on display from January 24th, 2017 to February 21st, 2017. They will be on display around Formosa Boulevard (高雄美麗島大道 to be exact).

Furthermore, like most outdoor exhibits in Taiwan, it is free to attend.

For more information, you can check out this facebook page and while you there, be sure to drop my facebook page as well.

Which bear is your favorite? And have you never attended an outdoor event before?

And I feel like I should apologize for the sheer volume of photos. I narrowed them down as much as I could.

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Watermelon Bear – Lohas Teddy Bear Carnival in Taichung, Taiwan [January 2017]

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The ‘Lion King’ Bear – Lohas Teddy Bear Carnival in Taichung, Taiwan [January 2017]

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The Country Flags Bear – Lohas Teddy Bear Carnival in Taichung, Taiwan [January 2017]
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The coolest, most colorful bear – Lohas Teddy Bear Carnival in Taichung, Taiwan [January 2017]
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The Bear displaying all things Canadian – Lohas Teddy Bear Carnival in Taichung, Taiwan [January 2017]

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Stars and Stripes Bear – Lohas Teddy Bear Carnival in Taichung, Taiwan [January 2017]

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Rainbow Bear – Lohas Teddy Bear Carnival in Taichung, Taiwan [January 2017]
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Ninja Bear
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Nemo Bear

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Parrot Bear – Lohas Teddy Bear Carnival in Taichung, Taiwan [January 2017]
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Flower Bear –  Lohas Teddy Bear Carnival in Taichung, Taiwan [January 2017]

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Creative Bear- Lohas Teddy Bear Carnival in Taichung, Taiwan [January 2017]
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Pink Bear Close-Up – Lohas Teddy Bear Carnival in Taichung, Taiwan [January 2017]

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Checkered Bear – Lohas Teddy Bear Carnival in Taichung, Taiwan [January 2017]
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Carrot Bear – Lohas Teddy Bear Carnival in Taichung, Taiwan [January 2017]

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Bug Spray Bear – Lohas Teddy Bear Carnival in Taichung, Taiwan [January 2017]

 

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Bicycle Bear – Lohas Teddy Bear Carnival in Taichung, Taiwan [January 2017]

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A Bear with a Tutu – Lohas Teddy Bear Carnival in Taichung, Taiwan [January 2017]

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A Bear with a Backpack – Lohas Teddy Bear Carnival in Taichung, Taiwan [January 2017]
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2 thoughts on “Cuteness Overload – The Lohas Teddy Bear Festival in Taichung, Taiwan 🐻 🐾 [2016樂活熊城市嘉年華]

  1. I really find this hard to be a free exhibition. There are so many bears! All of them look so jovial with their own individual style, and love the different angles you took of them. My favourite one has to be the Lion King bear – it really does have resemblance to Simba 😀 I also like the country flag bear one a lot, and I spy Canada and Australia flags on it 🙂 Looks like the all are pretty sizable bears and hope they travel well to the other states later in the year – and the rest of Taiwan and the world can enjoy them.

    Wishing you and you family well, Constance. Here’s to more trips with the family soon ❤

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