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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Photo Diary: Zhongshe Flower Market

This isn't part of our itinerary. Honestly, I didn't know about this until we realized that we still have more than eight hours to spend before our flight back home. And I'm glad I came across TripAdvisor's Top Ten Things to Do in Taichung because it would be a bummer if I missed something lovely as this.

Zhongshe (also spelled as Chungshe) Flower Market is one of Taiwan's attractions located in Houli Township, Taichung. It is a vast six-hectare land filled with beautiful and vibrant flowers that bloom all throughout the season. I would have loved to see my favorite flowers - the tulips - in bloom but we were there during the wrong season. Different season offers you different flowers. As for the tulips, you will see them around February to March.

But still, even if I didn't see my favorite flowers, even if some flowers were not in full bloom,  it is one of the most beautiful places I've been to. The pictures will speak for itself.

Chungshe Flower Market, Taichung, Taiwan
Chungshe Flower Market, Taichung, Taiwan
Nice view of the mountain at the background.
Sa bukid walang papel... uy!

Chungshe Flower Market, Taichung, Taiwan
kj. ayaw pa-pic. haha

Chungshe Flower Market, Taichung, Taiwan

Chungshe Flower Market, Taichung, Taiwan

Chungshe Flower Market, Taichung, Taiwan

Chungshe Flower Market, Taichung, Taiwan
It was too windy, you can tell from the photos. Just look at my hair.
Chungshe Flower Market, Taichung, Taiwan

Chungshe Flower Market, Taichung, Taiwan
Weather was pretty dicey. One minute it was too sunny the next it became too gloomy. 

Chungshe Flower Market, Taichung, Taiwan

Chungshe Flower Market, Taichung, Taiwan

Chungshe Flower Market, Taichung, Taiwan
They have quite a number of props you can choose from. Aside from this bike and the piano, they have a carriage, cello, drums, moon, swing, etc.
Chungshe Flower Market, Taichung, Taiwan
I just didn't have the patience to stand in line for photo ops with the most iconic props. 
Chungshe Flower Market, Taichung, Taiwan
Amsterdam feels. A lot of people were lining up for a photo in front of that windmill. So I decided to just find my place somewhere near it, and I'm good.
Chungshe Flower Market, Taichung, Taiwan


ENTRANCE FEE:
Peak Season (January-March) - NT$150 adult / NT$100 concessionary*
Regular Season - NT$120 adult / NT$80 concessionary

*children from 3-12 years old, elderly above 65 y.o., and disabled

Operating Hours
Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9.00 am – 9.00 pm

HOW TO GET THERE:
From Taipei to Taichung by HSR
- Take a high-speed rail (hsr)  to Taichung (travel time approx. 45 minutes, standard fare NT$700)
- From Taichung HSR Station walk to Xinwuri Station (they are just connected)
- Board a TRA (local train) from Xinwuri and alight at Houli Station (standard fare NT$42, travel time approx. 30mins)
- From Houli Station ride a cab to Zhongshe Flower Market (estimated fare is NT$150)

If you do not want to ride a cab you can also:
- Board a TRA from Xinwuri Station and alight at Tai'an Station (standard fare NT$46). From there, you can walk to the Zhongshe Flower Market (distance is approximately 1.6km, around 20 min walk)

From Taipei to Taichung by Train (TRA)
- From Taipei Main Station, take a TRA to Taichung (travel time approx. 2 hours, standard fare $NT380)
- From Taichung Station ride a train to Houli Station and just follow the directions mentioned previously.

From Taipei to Taichung by Bus
Several buses service the Taipei-Taichung line, among them are Ubus and Kuokang. You can check this link for bus schedules (travel time approx 2.5-3hours).

You may also read:
Taiwan It That Way: A Taipei City Tour
Cycling Around Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake
Yehliu Geopark

14 comments:

  1. When I saw the picture from you page dali dali akong pumunta dito. So beautiful both the place and the model ;) I wish I can go there!

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    1. You should! Sobrang ganda and hindi pa nga full bloom yung mga flowers that time. I want to go back to Taiwan! For the food and this. I really want to see tulips - the live, planted ones. Or maybe I'll fly to Netherlands na lang .Haha

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  2. te gibalikbalik dyud nako ug tan.aw inyong mga pics ba. ibog kaayo ko. asa tong sa rock formations te?

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    1. Still busy :( But I'll try to post soon. :)

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  3. Eto yung dapat puntahan namin after Sun Moon Lake pero ugh the traffic was terrible on the freeway. Mubalik jud ko diri sa flower garden. Humanda!

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    1. Yeah! I still can't get over it. I'll definitely be back here when I go back to Taiwan. :)

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  5. Wow, beautiful place and beautiful you. Would love to visit the place too and take hundreds of photos with those flowers. I remember the flower dome in singapore, naubos phone memory ko haha.

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    1. We missed the flower dome in Singapore. Although we were already there, hesitant lang kami because of th entrance fee. Haha. But if all goes well, we might be back in Singapore in 2018 and I think we'll see that one. :)

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  6. These colors are mesmerizing! If I find myself in a place so wonderful I'd probably be taking pictures too - thank you for sharing!

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  7. Wow such a beautiful place and pictures. I love flower very much and these varieties and mesmerizing colors make me up to visit the place. Its really vibrant post!!

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  8. I've visited a lot of sites/blogs searching for directions of getting Zhongshe. And you gave the most clear direction. Thank you, Sarah!

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    1. Btw, is this different from Xinshe Sea of Flowers? I'm currently preparing my itinerary. And this is confusing. TIA.

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