Hualien Mt. Lioushidan
Daylilies are a member of Hemerocallidaceae family. They are also known as the “Golden-Needled Flowers” for their golden stems and “Day Flower” for that it only takes a day from a mature bud to blossom. The golden-needled stems of daylilies are edible and the flavor is described as musky-sweet and a little earthy.
Mt. Chike and Mt. Lioushidan are the 2 major places in Hualien for picturesque daylily blossoms from August through September each year. Back in the past, the residents making their living on sweet potatoes, corns, peas, as well as pigs and chickens, until they realized that the fertile lands of Mt. Chike and Mt. Lioushishih are perfect for daylily plantation, and daylily could also be the major crop as they can be kept for a long period of time after dehydration. Today, corns, sweet potatoes, and peas are no longer seen as they are substituted by the golden daylily flowers over the mountain. There are 7 pavilions established in the names of daylily on Mt. Lioushidan offering great spots for seeing daylilies.
Drive on your own:
No. 5 National Highway: From Sizih Interchange (汐止交流道) of No. 1 National Highway (國道1號/中山高) connect to No. 5 National Highway (國道5號/北宜高速公路) -> Xueishan Tunnel (雪山隧道) -> Suao Interchange (蘇澳交流道) -> No. 9 Provincial Highway (台9號) ->Zutien, Fuli Town (富里鄉竹田) -> 8km to Mt. Liushidan (六十石山)
No. 5 National Highway: From Nangang Interchange (南港交流道) of No. 3 National Highway (國道3號/北二高) connect to No. 5 National Highway (國道5號/北宜高速公路) -> Xueishan Tunnel (雪山隧道) -> Suao Interchange (蘇澳交流道) -> No. 9 Provincial Highway (台9號) -> Zutien, Fuli Town (富里鄉竹田) -> 8km to Mt. Liushidan (六十石山)
Take train to Hualien Railway Station (花蓮火車站) -> Hualien Bus (花蓮客運) bound for Taitung (台東) or Fuli (富里) -> Zhutien stop (竹田站) -> take a taxi to Mt. Liushidan (六十石山)
Take Dindong Bus (鼎東客運) bound for Hualien (花蓮) or Rueisuei (瑞穗) to Zutien stop(竹田站) -> take a taxi to Mt. Liushidan (六十石山)