TAIPEI (The China Post) — With spring around the corner, many are searching for places to see cherry blossoms in bloom across Taiwan. If you are looking for something off the beaten track, however, you shouldn’t miss this seasonal destination along the north coast of Taiwan — Laomei Green Reef.
This natural wonder features rows of stones along the shore covered by green algae, attracting photographers to take stunning photos. Located in Shimen District, New Taipei City, Laomei Green Reef was selected as one of Taiwan’s eight wonders by CNN.
Due to the weather, 15 percent of the reef has turned green so far. If you do not want to enjoy the gorgeous natural landscapes with crowds, you should plan your trip to the north coast as soon as possible.
Every year, from March to May, after the northeast monsoon weekend, the algae covering the 2-kilometers-long rows of stones turn a vibrant green. Besides, the algae would fully cover the stones and turn even greener in April, attracting more photographers and tourists to capture the breathtaking scenery.
If you plan to visit the green reef, you have to be careful with the slippery algae-covered rocks. It’s better to watch the gorgeous scenery on the nearby beach. Before your visit, don’t forget to check out the ebb and flow schedule!
How to get there? Laomei, Shimen District, New Taipei City, 253