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PHOTO ESSAY/Floral attractions a big draw in Taipei throughout March

03/03/2024 08:19 PM
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A woman poses for a picture by a cherry blossom tree in Taipei's Yangmingshan National Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
A woman poses for a picture by a cherry blossom tree in Taipei's Yangmingshan National Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024

Taipei, March 3 (CNA) Spring flowers are blossoming in parks and hillsides across Taipei, dotting the capital of Taiwan with colorful and fragrant paints.

Azaleas and hydrangeas

The 2024 Taipei Azalea Festival opened on Friday, inviting visitors to appreciate the beauty of the city's official flower, which is in full bloom throughout March.

In addition to azaleas, other flowers such as hydrangeas can also be viewed at Daan Forest Park.

Although the festival is officially located in Daan Forest Park, azaleas can be seen in many green spaces and parks across Taipei, including National Taiwan University and Yangmingshan National Park.

Visitors take pictures with azaleas in Taipei's Daan Forest Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
Visitors take pictures with azaleas in Taipei's Daan Forest Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
Visitors take pictures with hydrangeas in Taipei's Daan Forest Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
Visitors take pictures with hydrangeas in Taipei's Daan Forest Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
Visitors take pictures with hydrangeas in Taipei's Daan Forest Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
Visitors take pictures with hydrangeas in Taipei's Daan Forest Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
Students walk past an azalea bush in National Taiwan University in Taipei on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
Students walk past an azalea bush in National Taiwan University in Taipei on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
Visitors appreciate the azaleas blooming in Taipei's Yangmingshan National Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
Visitors appreciate the azaleas blooming in Taipei's Yangmingshan National Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024

Cherry blossoms and roses

At the Yangmingshan Flower Festival, which runs until March 17, apart from azaleas, cherry blossoms and daffodils are showcased, along with many other flowers.

The 2024 Taipei Rose Festival also opened in the Xinsheng Park Area of Taipei Expo Park on Friday.

The rose exhibition displays more than 800 varieties of roses from around the world, according to the Taipei City Government Parks Street Lights Office.

The best time to view the roses is around mid-March, according to the office.

Visitors take photos with cherry blossoms and azaleas in Taipei's Yangmingshan National Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
Visitors take photos with cherry blossoms and azaleas in Taipei's Yangmingshan National Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
Visitors take photos under a cherry blossom tree Taipei's Yangmingshan National Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
Visitors take photos under a cherry blossom tree Taipei's Yangmingshan National Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
A visitor appreciates roses in the Xinsheng Park Area of Taipei Expo Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
A visitor appreciates roses in the Xinsheng Park Area of Taipei Expo Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
A visitor sketches roses in the Xinsheng Park Area of Taipei Expo Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
A visitor sketches roses in the Xinsheng Park Area of Taipei Expo Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
A visitors takes pictures of roses in the Xinsheng Park Area of Taipei Expo Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
A visitors takes pictures of roses in the Xinsheng Park Area of Taipei Expo Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024

Tulip festival ends

Meanwhile, for flower lovers these ongoing floral displays take over from the Shilin Residence Tulip Festival at Chiang Kai-shek Shilin Residence Park, which ended on Sunday, the office said.

People seized the last opportunity to view the 30 varieties of tulips on display from Japan and the Netherlands.

A visitor poses in front of tulips at Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek Shilin Residence Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
A visitor poses in front of tulips at Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek Shilin Residence Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
A visitor poses in front of tulips at Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek Shilin Residence Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
A visitor poses in front of tulips at Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek Shilin Residence Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
Visitors takes pictures of tulips at Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek Shilin Residence Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
Visitors takes pictures of tulips at Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek Shilin Residence Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
Visitors take photos with tulips at Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek Shilin Residence Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024
Visitors take photos with tulips at Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek Shilin Residence Park on Sunday. CNA photo March 3, 2024

(By Wu Kuan-Hsien)

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