Friday, June 5, 2015

Trip To Taiwan 台湾: Taichung 台中 - Zhong She Toursight Flower Market 中社观光花市

Photo By: Elin Chow
Address: No. 469-13, Sanfeng Rd, Houli District, Taichung City, Taiwan 421 台中市后里区三丰路469-13号

We started the second day of our 11D10N Taiwan trip in Taichung City 台中 where we set off from Feng Jia Inn 逢甲Inn at 9 am in the morning. After a hearty breakfast, we headed off to our first stop of the day - Zhong She Toursight Flower Market (or Chung She Tourist Flower Market ) 中社观光花市.

 Zhong She Toursight Flower Market 中社观光花市

Located in Houli Township of Taichung City, Zhong She Toursight Flower Market is a marvelous sight where you can walk around a beautiful garden with a wide array of brilliant colorful flowers. Covering an area of 6 hectares, the Flower Market features beautifully landscaped gardens and flower beds, all arranged in different shapes and sizes. The floral patterns changes with the seasons, thus providing any returning visitors a brand new experience every time they visit again.

Operating Hours

Zhong She Toursight Flower Market is open from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm on Monday to Friday. Hours of operation is extended to 9.00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Operating Hours
Monday – Friday
9.00 am – 6.00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
9.00 am – 9.00 pm

Entrance Ticket Price

Admission to the Flower Market is not free. Price of the tickets are as below:


January – March
Adult ticket

Above 12 years old
150 TWD
Concessionary Ticket

- Children aged 3 to 12 years old
- Elderly aged 65 & above
- Disabled
100 TWD
April - December
Adult ticket

Above 12 years old
120 TWD
Concessionary Ticket

- Children aged 3 to 12 years old
- Elderly aged 65 & above
- Disabled
80 TWD

From the moment we stepped in, we were greeted by dazzling array of flowers and plants, all bursting with different colors.

At the entrance, Mr Tsai, our driver cum tour guide, was kind enough to help us take a group photo before we actually went off exploring on our own.

Planted everywhere were beautiful blossoms in various colors. Everywhere we turned, we were amazed by the garden's beauty.

Walking in, a Dutch-style windmill surrounded by hundreds of yellow tulips came into our sight. What a glorious sight!


Windmill and tulips are iconic symbols of Holland. We felt as if we were in Holland rather than Taiwan.


Walking through the entire garden takes around an hour but the likelihood is that you will stay longer than you have expected. We were mesmerized by rows and rows of  flowers in every imaginable colors, all waiting to be photographed. So just like everyone else with a camera, we cannot resist taking as many photographs as we could when we saw this beautiful sight. 



Featuring a dazzling collection of flowers and plants, the flower market is also a popular wedding photography destination all year round.

Most of our photos turned out wonderful, way beyond expectations.


Bees were seen buzzing from flower to flower, busily collecting pollen and nectar around them.

There is no doubt that the striking colors, fresh air and floral scents make for a pleasant day out with family and friends. 


There were also plenty of shade around to cool off under during a blazing hot, sunny day.



From the garden area, we also get to enjoy the beauty of Huoyan Mountain 火焰山 from afar.



A field of sunflowers are always so delightful to see. We were fortunate to find the sunflowers in full bloom when we visited. It was truly a very spectacular sight, especially under a clear blue sky.


Sunflowers are the happiest flowers of all. They always make me smile, no matter what size or shade of yellow they are. Of course, we did not want miss the chance of snapping some photo among the yellow happy flowers.


As we strolled further in, a sea of purple flowers, gently dancing in the wind, greeted us. A white wooden piano sat in the middle of the lavender field, making it great spot for photography.

Amidst a sea of purplish lavender, we sat down at the white wooden piano, posing for photos. 


We managed to capture some truly amazing pictures with the spectacular background. 

The pictures in the purple field are definitely one of my favorite

We also enjoyed walking among the fields of flowers very much. But please be careful not to trample on the flowers. 


Zhong She Toursight Flower Market would be best enjoyed by those who appreciate beauty in colors, flowers and gardens arrangement. 





We spent a good 3 hours taking photographs and admiring the beautiful flowers in the Flower Market. It was a normal weekday when we visited, so the entire place was not crowded. We enjoyed hours of uninterrupted photo-taking time without having to wait for other visitors to walk pass first before proceeding to take pictures.

Personally, I feel that Zhong She Toursight Flower Market is well worth a visit even if you are not a flower lover. For us, this is definitely one of the must-visit attraction in Taichung! I will definitely recommend anyone to drop by if you have time in Taichung. But before that, please get your camera ready and prepare to be amazed by the 700 different varieties of seasonal flowers and plants featured in the Flower Market.

If you are interested to know more about our trip, you may want to check out our 11D10N round island tour itinerary for the list of attractions that we had visited during our 11 days in Taiwan. Be sure to follow me on  Facebook or Twitter  for the latest updates on my 11 days adventures in Taiwan!

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