TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Yangmingshan Flower Festival will officially kick off on Friday (Feb. 5) and last until March 21.
Taipei’s Parks and Street Lights Office (PLSO) is encouraging members of the public to visit Yangming Park, one of the event’s venues, during the Lunar New Year holiday and Valentine's Day to enjoy the blooming cherry blossoms.
Each year, the Yangmingshan Flower Festival is held at Yangming Park, the Floriculture Experiment Center, and other areas of Yangming Mountain, attracting a large number of visitors who relish the beauty of spring blossoms.
According to Taipei’s Department of Information and Tourism, Yangming Park, one of the oldest parks in the city, is planted with “plum, cherry, peach, azalea and camellia blossom, and consistently attracts throngs of people to view the cherry blossoms every spring.” The various cherry blossoms in the park include Yoshino, Keio-zakura, and Taiwan cherry.
For flower updates, refer to the festival's Facebook site.
City buses: 681 (Donghu - Yangmingshan National Park Headquarters), 230 (MRT Beitou Station – Yangmingshan), R5 (MRT Jiantan Station – Yangmingshan), S8 (MRT Shipai Station – Zhuzihu), S9 (MRT Beitou Station– Zhuzihu)
Flower festival special buses:
124 Yangmingshan 2nd Parking Lot – Zhuzihu Police Station – Xiaoyoukeng
125 Flower Clock – Yangmingshan Bus Station
130 Yangmingshan National Park Headquarters – Flower Clock – Yangmingshuwu
131 Yangmingshan 2nd Parking Lot – Flower Clock – Yangmingshuwu – Zhuzihu
(Taipei Department of Information and Tourism photo)