TAIPEI (The China Post) – A few more days before the 9-day Chinese New Year holiday! For those who planned to spend their vacations in Taiwan, have you scheduled your travels yet?


There is a Chinese New Year saying that goes like this: “Flowers blossom in the warm spring to welcome the new year.” So, flower viewing is definitely the way to go!


In addition to the Wuling Farm in Taichung, the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village in Nantou, the cherry blossoms in Alishan, Chiayi County and across central and southern Taiwan, the Sea of Flowers in Taitung is worth visiting for sure.


Also, the Sea of Flowers in Fuli Township, Hualien features pink-purple cosmos and golden rapeseed flowers blooming at the same time.


In addition, the Taichung World Flora Exposition that runs until April 24 boasts a special theme and installation display during Chinese New Year holidays, bringing the joyful atmosphere to the next level.


Meanwhile, the Habitat & Zoo for Native Sika Deer in Kenting, Pingtung County is called “Little Nara.” It is the first ecological park in Taiwan to successfully breed, restore, and domesticate the sika deer.


The park is open for tourists to feed and interact with the endangered animal and experience its charisma.


For those who love the thick atmosphere of festivals, you can also go to one of the many lantern festivals organized around Taiwan. They provide a romantic and joyful experience for the young and the young at heart.


The Yuejin Lantern Festival in Tainan that starts Feb. 2 in not for the faint of heart. The large lantern on display whose lights and shadows reflect on the water add a touch mystery to the night scene.


Also, Taiwan Lantern Festival, which begins on Feb.19, combines the images of Taiwan to create sumptuous lantern displays that stretch for about 5 kilometers in a carnival of joy and colors.