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Flower-viewing

The wonderful floral highlights in Taoyuan throughout the year must not be missed! Now, follow us on a wondrous tour through the four seasons in Taoyuan.

Spring

Northern-Cross Cherry Blossom Season

Northern-Cross Cherry Blossom Season

The most anticipated spring agenda is definitely cherry blossom viewing. The section between the sacred tree and Lalashan on Taoyuan County Road No.116 blooms in a sea of flamboyant Taiwan cherry blossoms, pale pink Fuji cherry blossoms, and snow-white Wushe cherry blossoms. Adorned beautifully, the green mountain area is immersed in a romantic spring ambience.

In addition to cherry blossom viewing, Northern-Cross Cherry Blossom Season also calls to motivated bicyclists with the northern-cross cycling challenge. Participants can win a certificate after they complete the challenging ride amidst the lovely spring vibe.

Where to find ?

Lalashan, Shangbaling Area, En Ai Farm, Zhongbaling Cherry Blossom Trail

Best time for viewing

Late February to March

Nearby attractions

Lalashan Forest Reserve, Baling Historic Trail Natural Park, Xiaowulai Scenic Area, Jiaobanshan Residence

Transportation

-Departing from Taoyuan Railway Station
Take Taoyuan Bus No.5090 or Zhongli Bus No.5301 and alight at Zhongbaling stop.

-Departing from Daxi Terminal
Take Taoyuan Bus No.5091, 5093 or 5094 and alight at Zhongbaling stop.

Reminder:

Driving via the Provincial Hwy No.7 of the Northern Cross-Island Highway is a more convenient option for visitors who wish to save the time for waiting the bus.

Fringe Tree Blossom

Fringe Tree Blossom

Nicknamed April Snow, fringe trees burst into fringe-like white blooms in spring. The best places to admire the snow-white wonder are Hutoushan Park and Shihmen Grand Lawn. While floral enthusiasts and photographers are drawn to this elegantly fragrant bloom, a nice picnic amidst the April Snow is also widely popular.

Where to find ?

Hutoushan Park, Shihmen Grand Lawn, Pingzhen Shezi Branch Canal Fringe Tree Scenic Trail

Best time for viewing

March to April

Transportation

-How to get to Hutoushan Park
Take Taoyuan Bus No.105, 125, 707 or 707A and alight at Vocation Training Center stop. Walk down Chenggong Road for about 2 minutes to arrive at the entrance of the park.

-How to get to Shihmen Grand Lawn
Take Taoyuan Bus No.5044, 5048, 5050,5051,5055 or 5056 and alight at Shihmen Grand Lawn stop.

-How to get to Pingzhen Shezi Branch Canal Fringe Tree Scenic Trail
Take Taoyuan Bus No.5050, 5091 or 5098 and alight at Guanluque stop.

Calla Lily Festival

Calla Lily Festival

The arrival of April marks the start of Taoyuan’s colorful Calla Lily Festival! Extending across the field is a sea of thousands of crimson, orange, golden yellow and pastel white calla lilies. The fun land arts that echo the theme of each year’s festival are also popular photo spots among tourists.

In addition to calla lilies, there are also plenty of lilies and golden queens in full bloom. The farmer’s market there is also a great opportunity for visitors to learn about local agriculture. Calla lily picking and calla lily soap DIY are fun hands-on activities that visitors can take part in and create wonderful memories.

Where to find ?

Shengde N. Rd. and Tienxi Rd. Intersection, Dayuan District

Best time for viewing

April

Transportation
  • Take Taoyuan Bus No.5077 and alight at Cao-a-po stop
  • Take UBus Route 210 and alight at Kam-a-tiam stop
Reminder:

Shuttle bus service is usually available during Calla Lily Festival. Please refer to official announcement for the actual bus schedule.

Dull ice flower

Dull ice flower

Longtan is the first district in Taiwan dedicated to the cultivation of dull ice flowers. It is also part of Taoyuan Hakka Village. Golden dull ice flowers are the first to bloom in early spring, and violet and white dull ice flowers follow. The popping colors adorn the vast tea farm, adding more natural glamor to the land!

Dull ice flower is commonly used in traditional Hakka lifestyle. After the blooming season, the flowers are plowed and mixed into the soil and become nutrients for farmlands, which symbolizes the unconditional love of a mother to her offspring. Therefore, dull ice flower is also referred to as Hakka Mother Flower with an important cultural reference. Dull ice flower is also the title of a renowned Taiwanese movie debuted in early days.

Where to find ?

Dabeikeng Recreational Agriculture Area, Sanshui Community, He Yao Culture Park

Best time for viewing

Late February to March

Transportation

During dull ice flower season, visitors can take a shuttle bus at Yang Mei Station to get to the flower viewing places. Please refer to the official event announcements for the shuttle bus schedule.

Summer

Tung Blossom Season

Tung Blossom Season

When spring meets summer, the mountains in Taoyuan turn white with blooming Tung flowers as if it were snowcapped. That’s why Tung flowers are also known as May Snow.

Tung trees used to be an indispensable economic crop of Hakka people. As time goes by, Tung blossoms have become the symbol of the persevering Hakka spirit.

There are a wide range of recommended things to do during Tung blossom season. Visitors may enjoy touring the agricultural villages, taste Hakka delicacies, hike Zhaiming Temple Historic Trail and Xiaocukeng Historic Trail while taking in the romantic scenery of May Snow.

Where to find ?

Taoyuan Hakka Culture Hall, Sankeng Old Street, Zhaiming Temple Historic Trail, Xiaocukeng Historic Trail, Shihmen Reservoir Trail, Dajiuqiong Historic Trail

Best time for viewing

April to May

Transportation

-How to get to Hakka Culture Hall

  • Take Taoyuan Bus No.5044, 5048 or 5049 and alight at Hakka Culture Hall stop.
  • Take Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Shihmen Reservoir Route Line and alight at Hakka Culture Hall stop.

 

Calanthe Orchid Season

Calanthe Orchid Season

The arrival of summer in Jiaobanshan Residence is always welcomed by white, pink and fuchsia calanthe orchids along both sides of the trail that leads to Siqin Pavilion. The blooming orchids here make it a top-rated site among orchid lovers.

Where to find ?

Jiaobanshan Residence

Best time for viewing

June to July

Nearby attractions

Jiaobanshan Commercial District, Atayal Story Park, New Xikou Suspension Bridge , Xiaowulai Scenic Area,

Transportation
  • Take Taoyuan Bus No.5090 or 5091 and alight at Fuxing stop.
  • Take Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Xiaowulai Line and alight at Jiaobanshan Residence stop.
  • Drive via the Provincial Hwy No.7 of the Northern Cross Island Highway and turn right to Zhongzheng Road at the sight of the Hi-Life convenient store.
Guanyin Lotus Season

Guanyin Lotus Season

In early summer, Guanyin District in Taoyuan is where you will find extending fields of flourishing lotuses. The elegant lotuses swinging amidst summer breeze above giant leaves on water create a picturesque scenery that draws numerous photographers to linger.

Guanyin District is one of the main lotus farms in Taiwan. It is also a great summer outing destination where visitors can taste some lotus seed shaved ice, lotus meals and even have some lotus coffee. The most popular activity of course is to sit on one of the gigantic leaves of Victoria water lilies!

Where to find ?

Guanyin District Lotus Garden Leisure Agriculture Area

Best time for viewing

July to August

Transportation

Shuttle services will be available at Taoyuan Railway Station and Zhongli Railway Station during lotus season.

Autumn

Maple

Maple

The arrival of autumn is marked with golden and flaming-red maple leaves at Shihmen Reservoir as well as the mountains of the northern cross area.

Recommended itineraries for travelers to take in the colorful scenery of maples include a stroll around Shihmen Reservoir, a foodie exploration at Daxi Old Street and a road trip via the Northern Cross-Island Highway.

Where to find ?

Shihmen Reservoir, Provincial Hwy No.7 of the Northern Cross-Island Highway, Lalashan

Best time for viewing

October to December

Transportation

-How to get to Shihmen Reservoir
Take Taoyuan Bus No.5048, 5050 or 5055 and alight at Sungtai stop.

Winter

Silver Grass

Silver Grass

In late autumn towards winter, Hutoushan mountain is covered with blooming silver grass. Walking along the hiking trail feels like surfing in a sea of majestic silver waves between valleys. The silver sea is even more spectacular under orange sunset hues. Visitors can also enjoy a spectacular overlook of Taoyuan City from atop the hiking trail.

Where to find ?

Hutoushan Park, Fengshukeng Hiking Trail

Best time for viewing

November to December

Nearby attractions

Owl Forest School, Martyrs' Shrine

Transportation

Take Taoyuan Bus No.105, 125, 707 or 707A and alight at Vocation Training Center stop. Walk down Chenggong Road for about 2 minutes to arrive at the entrance of the park.

Taoyuan Flower Festival

Taoyuan Flower Festival

Taoyuan Flower Festival is definitely the most anticipated floral event in Taiwan in the second half of a year. During autumn and winter, the two seasons in which commercial cultivation is suspended, Taoyuan City blooms in a sea of dreamy purple mesonas and vibrantly colored cosmos. Each year the festival features different installation arts that transforms the farmland into a top-rated tourist attraction.

Best time for viewing

November to December

Bade Bald Cypress Forest

Bade Bald Cypress Forest

Bald cypress has been trending virally in Taiwan in recent years. Upon the arrival of winter, the 3-harcter forest consisting of green cypresses slowly turns into different shades of red, presenting a natural masterpiece of art. There is a dam that creates an extra exotic ambience alongside the beautifully colored cypresses.

In mid-summer, the lush green bald cypress forest is accompanied by a pond of blooming lotuses. Undeniably, Bade Bald Cypress Forest is worth visiting for the varied scenery throughout the year.

※Bade Bald Cypress Forest is a private property. Do not litter.

Best time for viewing

Mid-December to late January

Nearby attractions

Jiaobanshan Commercial District , Atayal Story Park, New Xikou Suspension Bridge , Xiaowulai Scenic Area,

Transportation

Take Taoyuan Bus No.5098 at the rear station of Zhongli Railway Station. Alight at Dashequ stop and walk for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Reminder:

Divers are advised to park their cars on Longnan Road. It is only 5 to 10 minutes in walking distance.

Jiaobanshan Plum Blossom Season

Jiaobanshan Plum Blossom Season

Jiaobanshan Plum Blossom Season is the highlight of winter times. Boasting the largest plum garden in Taiwan, Jiaobanshan Residence is a prime picnic spot for plum blossom viewing.

The spacious plum garden turns white as tiny plum blossoms on sharp, curved twigs flourish. The astonishing blossoms are not the only highlight of plum blossom season. There are also grassland games, plum themed dining and other fun experiences visitors can take part in.

Where to find ?

Jiaobanshan Residence

Best time for viewing

January

Nearby attractions

Jiaobanshan Commercial District, Atayal Story Park, New Xikou Suspension Bridge ,Xiaowulai Scenic Area,

Transportation
  • Take Taoyuan Bus No.5059 or 5091 and alight at Fuxing stop.
  • Take Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Xiaowulai Line (runs on weekends only) and alight at Jiaobanshan Residence stop.
  • Drive via the Provincial Hwy No.7 of the Northern Cross-Island Highway and turn right to Zhongzheng Road at the sight of the Hi-Life convenient store.

Incredible sea of flowers

  • Tomita Farm

    Tomita Farm

    Best time for viewing
    • November to the subsequent April: Lavender season
    • April to May: Tung flower season
    • May to July: Purple sea of flowers
    • January to December: Giant sunflowers
    • June to September: Commercial sunflowers
    • June to October: Cosmos
    Touring information

    09:00~18:00, open all year

    Nearby attractions

    Cihu Mausoleum, Shihmen Reservoir, Daxi Old Street

    Transportation

    Take Taoyuan Bus No.5090, 5091, 5093 or 5094 and alight at Caoling stop. Turn around to find the blue sign at the road intersection. Take the small path and follow the sign.

  • Sun & Green

    Sun & Green

    Best time for viewing
    • February to April: Lavender and colorful Snapdragon season
    • May to October: Sunflower season
    Touring information

    Free admission. 09:00~18:00. Closed on Mondays.

    Nearby attractions

    Nearby attractions recommended in summer include Guanyin Lotus Garden Leisure Agriculture Area, Lin Family Historic House Recreational Farm and Lotus Garden Recreational Farm.

    Transportation

    The location of Sun & Green is slightly remote. Visitors are advised to take a taxi. The taxi ride to Sun & Green from HSR Taoyuan Station is about 20 minutes and costs about NT$450. The taxi ride to Sun & Green from Taoyuan Airport is about 30 minutes and costs about NT$600.

 
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