Flower Viewing Season

Yangmingshan Flower Festival

Time: January – May

Location: Yangmingshan National Park

陽明山花季

Ecological Environment of Yangmingshan National Park

Yangmingshan National Park, located in Beitou District of Taipei City, Taiwan, is renowned for its hot spring, and abundant plants and animals. With a subtropical and temperate climate, Yangmingshan National Park has recorded different species of 30 mammals, 21 amphibians, 22 fishes, 53 reptiles, 122 bird, 168 butterflies and countless insects and invertebrates, perfect for an ecotour. Aquatic, grassland and forest are three dominant plants in Yangmingshan National Park include Machilus, Acacia confuse, Japanese Cedar, Pinus luchuensis Mayr and Liquidambar formosana Hance.

Yangmingshan Flower Festival

As February through March is the time when most of the flowers of Yangmingshan National Park bloom, the mesmerizing sea of flowers bring together large numbers of visitors to the park. It’s the flower blossoming season of sakura (cherry blossom), azalea, camellia, wild peony, peach blossoms and many more, covering Yangmingshan National Park with picturesque sceneries. A number of events and activities are scheduled every year along with the mesmerizing sceneries for visitors to see the charms of this Taiwan National Park.

Zhuzihu (Bamboo Lake) Calla Lily Festival

Yangmingshan Calla Lily Festival comes right after Yangmingshan Flower Season every year around end of March, covering Zhuzihu (Bamboo Lake) area in pristine white. This year, the month-long 2016 Yangmingshan Calla Lily Festival will be running from March 18th through April 17th. Although 2016 Yangmingshan Calla Lily Festival is scheduled to end on the 17th of April, some locations will remain open until May, the time when African lilies and hydrangeas begin to bloom, followed by sunflowers in summertime.

Yangmingshan Calla Lily Festival at Zhuzihu (Bamboo Lake) area is one of Taipei’s major floral events. Located in Yangmingshan National Park, Zhuzihu (Bamboo Lake) has a high altitude with a rainy and damp weather that provides the ideal environment for the calla lilies. There are more than 45 calla lily farms in Zhuzihu area occupying an area of more than 13 hectares, where visitors may enjoy flower picking at some of the calla lily farms. The admission fee for entering calla lily farm is about TWD 100 per person, a bundle of 8-10 calla lilies are allowed to take home. Be prepared to get your feet muddy, as most of the flowers are out-of-reach and require adventuresome flower addicts to wander barefoot through the mud.

The elegant, trumpet-shaped calla lily, also known as the arum lily, originally came from Africa and famed for its distinctive thick green stem and hardy trumpet-shaped bloom. The calla lilies grown at Zhuzihu (Bamboo Lake) are mostly pristine white. These pure white color calla lilies are a favourite for wedding bouquets for their long-lasting, straight stems and elegant color.

Yangmingshan Flower Festival

FlowerTimeLocation
Prunus campanulataJanuary-MarchYangming Park (Houshan Park)/Zhuzihu (Bamboo Lake)/Pingdenli
CamelliaJanuary-MarchYangmingshan National Park Car Park No. 2/Chienshan Park
Prunus transarisanensis (Yoshino Cherry Blossoms)March-AprilYangming Park (Houshan Park), Pingdenli
Calla LilyMarch-MayBamboo Lake
PeonyMarch-MayYangming Park/Peony Garden/Yangming Book House/Datun Natural Park
Lilium formosanumMay-JulyDatun Natural Park
Acer serrulatum Hayata/Liquidambar formosana HanceOctoberYangming Park (Houshan Park)
Cogon grassEnd of October – Mid NovemberJinbaolida Road/Qingtiangang/Peak of Mt. Datun/Xiaoyukeng

Transportation

Additional buses to the Yangmingshan Flower Festival & Calla Lily Festival

Bus no. Route MRT Station
126 Taipei Main Station-Yuangmingshan National Park Car Park No. 2 Taipei Main Station/MRT Jiantan Station/MRT Shilin Station
127 MRT Jiantan Station-Yangmingshan National Park Car Park No. 2 MRT Jiantan Station/MRT Shilin Station
128 MRT Shipai Station–Flower Clock–Yangmingshan National Park Car Park No. 2 MRT Shipai Station
130 MRT Beitou Station-Yangmingshan National Park Car Park No. 2 MRT Beitou Station
131 Zhuzihu (Bamboo Lake) – Yangmingshan National park Car Park No. 2 -

By Bus:

Bus no. Route MRT Station Remarks
108 Yanmingshan National Park Bus (Yangmingshan National Park Bus Terminus) - Daily
109 Wangfang Community – Yangmingshan National Park Car Park No. 2 MRT Wanfang Community Station/MRT Wanfang Hospital Station/MRT Gongguan Station/MRT Jiantan Station Public Holiday & Weekend
110 Donghu – Yangmingshan National Park Car Park No. 2 MRT Dahu Park Station/MRT Neihu Station/MRT Gangqien Station/MRT Xihu Station/MRT Jiannan Road Station Public Holiday & Weekend
111 Xinzhuang – Yangmingshan National Park Car Park No. 2 MRT Jiantan Station/MRT Shilin Station Public Holiday & Weekend
230 MRT Beitou Station – Yangmingshan MRT Beitou Station Daily
260 Dongyuan/Taipei Main Station-Flower Clock/Yangmingshan Taipei Main Station/MRT Jiantan Station/MRT Shilin Station Daily
303 Dalongtong-Dapingwei/Pingdenli MRT Jiantan Station/MRT Shilin Staton Daily
535 MRT Shipai Station-Liouku MRT Shipai Station Daily
Red no. 5 MRT Jiantan Station-Yangmingshan MRT Jiantan Station/MRT Shilin Station Daily
Minibus no. 8 MRT Shipai Station-Zhuzihu (Bamboo Lake) MRT Shipai Station Daily
Minibus no. 9 MRT Beitou Station-Zhuzihu (Bamboo Lake) MRT Beitou Station Daily
Minibus no. 15 MRT Jiantan Station-Qingtiangang/MT.Jing Campground MRT Jiantan Station/MRT Shilin Station Daily
Minibus no. 25 MRT Beitou Station-Liouku MRT Beitou Station Daily

By Taipei MRT:

  • Take MRT Danshui Red Line to MRT Jiantan Station. From there, take Red 5 bus to Yangmingshan National Park
  • Take MRT Danshui Red Line to MRT Shilin Station. From there, take bus no. 260 to Yangmingshan National Park.
  • Take MRT Xinbeitou Line to MRT Xinbeitou Station. From there, take bus no. 230 to Yangmingshan National Park.

Taipei Hotels for Yangmingshan Flower Festival

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Beitou Hot Spring Resort

Beitou Hot Spring Resort

No.3, Zhongshan Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City 112, Taiwan
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TWD4,030+
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Kyoto Hot Spring Hotel

Kyoto Hot Spring Hotel

No.105, Wenquan Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City 112, Taiwan
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TWD2,100+
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Chyuan Du Spring Resort

Chyuan Du Spring Resort

No.220, Guangming Rd., Beitou District, Taipei City , Taiwan
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TWD2,200+
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Lotus Hotel

Lotus Hotel

No.1-2, Zhongshan Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City 112, Taiwan
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TWD1,800+
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Aqua Bella Hotel

Aqua Bella Hotel

63 WenQuan Rd. BeiTou,Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C
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TWD2,240+