Yuanshan floral sea runs in New Taipei until mid-January 2021

The Yuanshan Floral Sea kicked off on Dec. 22, and will be open to January 2021. (Photo courtesy of Taipei Walker)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — In fall and winter, an endless sea of flowers brings people out from under their covers to take #Instaworthy photos of the most colorful and romantic sight. 

The Dajia Riverside Park’s (大佳河濱公園) sea of flowers, located near the Yuanshan MRT Station, is in full bloom and expands over an area as large as 12 basketball courts.

The flowers, along with the riverside scenery and the afterglow of the sunset, create a romantic scene that is open to the public for free of charge from now until mid-January, 2021. 

The Dajia Riverside Park (大佳河濱公園) sea of flowers located near the Yuanshan MRT Station is in full bloom, and expands over an area as large as 12 basketball courts. (Photo courtesy of Taipei Walker)

The 5,139-square-meter Dajia Riverside Flower Sea was designed with the idea of “a sea of flowers like golden barley waves” in mind.

A whole patch of purple fountain grass, sulfur cosmos and common zinnias of different heights and colors are arranged in order to form a spectacular sea of flowers.

The swaying of the field of flowers reflects a wave-like scene, and a special transparent suspension seat is also set up beside it to let visitors get a better view of the romantic scenery. 

The best recommended time to visit this place is at sunset, when the afterglow of the sun falls on the river and the flowers and captures a different sense of beauty.

The 5,139-square-meter Dajia Riverside Flower Sea was designed with the idea of “a sea of flowers like golden barley waves” in mind. (Photo courtesy of Taipei Walker)

How to get there: 

Bus

Take Minibus 9 or Red 34 (closed on weekdays, departs at 10am, 12pm, 14am, 16am and 18pm on weekends only) and get off at the “Watergate No. 8” stop. Then, walk towards the “Fountain of Hope” or “Yuanshan Hotel” for about 5 minutes and you will reach Dajia Riverside Park. 

MRT

For the fastest route, get off at Yuanshan MRT station and take the bus.