Visit a dazzling sea of flowers in Beitou, Taipei

A dazzling sea of flowers near a riverside park in Taipei’s Beitou District will be inaugurated at a ceremony with music and dance performances at 4 p

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A dazzling sea of flowers near a riverside park in Taipei’s Beitou District will be inaugurated at a ceremony with music and dance performances at 4 p.m. on August 25.

The “2017 Amazing Guandu” is part of the Parks and Street Lights Office’s initiative to beautify the city and promote the Summer Universiade.

The vast sea of flowers is located on a 12-hectare plot of greenery between Beitou Shilin Technology Park and Zhoumei Xianzigang Park near where Keelung River and Waishangxi River converge. The address of the venue is No. 329, Section 6, Chengde Road, Beitou District, Taipei.

(photo courtesy of  Amazing Guandu Facebook fan page)

The Amazing Guandu event, boasting a six-month long floral feast lasting from August 2017 through February 2018, seeks to add a profusion of colors to the international sports event the city is hosting. Five types of flowers will take turns gracing the area, including zinnia, garden cosmos, yellow cosmos, angel flower, and sunflower.

Mayor Ko Wen-je, who will be cutting ribbons for the carnival’s opening at 4 p.m. on August 25, invites the public to join him in touring the garden. Taipei Symphony Orchestra will stage a concert spotlighting a repertoire of flower-themed songs from east and west. Other highlights include street dance performances by students from Chinese Culture University and photography sessions involving four models posing against a backdrop of beautiful flowers for people to take pictures.

(photo courtesy of  Amazing Guandu Facebook fan page)

To learn more about the floral festival, visit the Facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/2017AmazingGuandu/ (Chinese)

(photo courtesy of  Amazing Guandu Facebook fan page)