Taiwan Calla Lily Festival kicks off tomorrow

Calla Lily Festival kicks off tomorrow on Taipei's Yangmingshan

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(Image from Facebook page @callalily.com.tw)

(Image from Facebook page @callalily.com.tw)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The annual Calla Lily Festival at Yangmingshan National Park's Zhuzihu area kicks off tomorrow (March 29), offering not only spectacular vistas of calla lilies but also a farmer's market and concerts.

The festival will run from March 29 to April 28 and the Zhuzihu area (竹子湖) will include 11 plots of floral designs on display and stations where guests can check in. The Zhuzihu calla lily fields cover an area of about 12 hectares, which accounts for about 80 percent of the calla lily production in Taiwan. Concerts will also be held in Taipei's Da'an park for 1,000 guests on April 1, 14, and 15, and attendees will receive free calla lilies.

The participating calla lily farms will take turns hosting concerts throughout the activity period, offering visitors a relaxing stay in the vicinity as they watch the sea of calla lilies under the afternoon sun, according to Taipei City’s Department of Economic Development (DOED).


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Traffic controls will be implemented on nearby major roads on weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

According to the Beitou Farmers’ Association, the calla lilies will bloom until the end of May.

For more information, please visit the event’s Chinese website, its Facebook page, or call Beitou Farmers’ Association at 02-2892-4185, ext. 540.


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How to get there:

  • MRT Beitou Station-Take route S9 or 129 (only travels to Zhuzihu area during Calla Lily Festival) to Zhuzihu.
  • MRT Shipai Station-Take route S8 or 129 (only travels to Zhuzihu area during Calla Lily Festival) to Zhuzihu.
  • Taipei Railway Station
    1.Take route 126 Flower Festival Express to Yangmingshan Second Parking Lot and transfer to route 128, 129, S8, S9 or 131 (128 and 129 only travel to Zhuzihu area during Calla Lily Festival) to Zhuzihu.

    2.Take route 260 to Yangmingshan Terminal and walk to Yangmingshan Transfer Station to take route 128, 129, or 131 (128 and 129 only travel to Zhuzihu area during Calla Lily Festival) to Zhuzihu.
  • MRT Jiantan Station-Take any of the following buses to Yangmingshan Second Parking Lot:109, 111, 126, and 127. Transfer to route 128, 129, S8, S9 or 131 (128 and 129 only travel to Zhuzihu area during Calla Lily Festival) to Zhuzihu. Yangmingshan Flower Clock Area/Second Parking Lot: Take 128, 129, S8, S9, or 131 (128 and 129 only travel to Zhuzihu area during Calla Lily Festival) to Zhuzihu. Public Insurance Building on Gongyuan Rd. – Take “Taipei-Jinshan Line” to Zhuzihu.


(Photo from Facebook page @callalily.com.tw)


(Photo from Facebook page @callalily.com.tw)


(Photo from Facebook page @callalily.com.tw)


(Photo from Facebook page @callalily.com.tw)


(Photo from Facebook page @callalily.com.tw)


(Map from www.callalily.com.tw)