As one of the most popular tourist attractions in Taipei City, Zhuzihu is a typical rural settlement in the mountains and is often covered by clouds and fog.
Zhuzihu Calla Lily Festival
Calla Lilies bloom from February to May each year. As the most significant economic crop of the place, the current production volume of Calla Lilies in Zhuzihu accounts for more than 80% of the total in Taiwan.
Zhuzihu Hydrangea Festival
At the end of May, the romantic view of the white floral sea comes to an end. The upcoming scenery will be the purple blue hydrangea blossoms during the holiday of Dragon Boat Festival.
About 7 to 8 varieties of hydrangeas are planted in the Zhuzihu area. It is a perfect place to take brilliant pictures due to the diverse colors and beautiful arrangement of flowers.
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- Suggested Months for Visiting
- All year
- Zhuzihu Rd.,, Beitou Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
Famous for raising Calla LiliesCalla Lilies originated in Africa, but they grow very well in Taiwan's mountain climate. The quaint village of Zhuzihu, hidden away near Yangmingshan is famous for its Calla Lilies. The unique geology, which has a volcanic origin, was once used for rice terraces There are also bamboo forests and cherry trees. The Calla Lily Festival is held in March and April, when the flowers bloom. The unique geology has produced much interesting flora. By the way, there is a fee to enter the gardens.
Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Wonderful for flowers' fansPopular for years, the Zhuzihu area is famous for its special landscape, flowers, restaurants and shops. Alocasia is especially beautiful and plenty here.
Beautiful Calla LiliesVery scenic background. Multiple farms with rows of flowers. You will have to pay to enter the farm if you want to get up close with the flowers. Each is a tiny farm, so best to select which one u want to enter to take photos before paying the entry. We paid entering one of the farms under the impression that we could roam the entire stretch but were disappointed to find out that the small fence divided neighboring plot of land, which had far bigger flowers. There are smoking mountains in the background, makes good for backdrop in photos!
Visit on 30th Mar, 1st day openingPlenty of lily to see but to get close you need to pay as all of them belongs to private owner. We didn't pay so just walk along outside the farm and take photo. As driver told us, during lily festival , they do have road restriction or sometime like that. Many people even just on the 1st day and its a weekday (Friday) can't image if you come on a weekend.
UnderwhelmingWhen we asked the staff at the YMS visitor center for an afternoon hike recommendation, both the guides were really excited about Zhuzihu, so we gave it a try. From the visitor center, it was a 20min walk, always closely following the main road, thus not very enjoyable. We arrived at a parking place, from which it was another 10min walk through a small park with some water lillies surrounded by a fence. Finally we arrived at the actual place that had a bigger field of fenced water lillys, with people walking around inside (for extra fee). The most special thing there was the distant view onto Xiaoyoukeng. Summary: very popular among Chinese tourists - if you're into water lillies, perhaps worth a visit, otherwise definitely use the time more wisely (for a more beautiful hike in YMS, e.g. Qixingshan peak hike).
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