Taitung Daylily Blossom
Time: August – September
Location: Taimali, Chihshang, Jinfong and Changbin Towns of Taitung County
Apart from the bustling cities of western Taiwan, visitors may find cities of eastern Taiwan such as Hualien and Taitung
have retained much of their natural beauties. Besides the magnificent Taroko Gorge, stunning Swallow Grottos, amazing
Tunnel of Nine Turns, and peaceful Tienxiang, you’ll be amazed by the thousands of golden-colored Daylily flowers covering
Mt. Chike of Hualien Yuli Town and Mt. Lioushihdan of Fuli Town, as well as Taimali and Jhihben of Taitung.
Summertime every year from July till September is the best time to appreciate these bright golden-colored flower blossoms. Special Daylily cuisines and dishes of a unique taste can be found at the local restaurants. The roadway between Hualien and Taitung boasts another essence of beauty. Whether you choose to travel via Provincial Highway no. 9 (valley route) or Provincial Highway no. 11 (coastal route), many amazing sceneries are to be seen along the trip. Taking the coastal route (Provincial Highway no. 11), you’ll pass Shihtiping and the Shihtiping Fishery Harbor that are wonderful spots for diving and whale-watching. While taking the valley route (Provincial Highway no. 9), you’ll see fields of Rape Flowers and Cosmos forming picturesque views.
Taitung has 3800 hectares of daylilies, covering areas of Taimali, Chihshang, Jinfong and Changbin towns. Among these areas, Taimali is the most famous location that every year from August to September, attracting large numbers of local and international travellers. Taimali Daylily Farms are set at an elevation of 1,450meters above sea level, providing an ideal environment with low temperature and high humidity, perfect for growing daylilies. Other than appreciating the beautiful daylily fields, visitors are also invited to experience a distinctive culinary experience of local daylily gourmet.