Zhongshe Sightseeing Flower Market (中社观光花市) [Taiwan Day 939: Flowers Will Always Bloom - Mar. 27, 2016] | Travel in Asia

Monday, March 28, 2016

Zhongshe Sightseeing Flower Market (中社观光花市) [Taiwan Day 939: Flowers Will Always Bloom - Mar. 27, 2016]

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Zhongshe flower market taichung

A lot of my friends in the Philippines are now encouraged to visit Taiwan. There are so many places to visit and the variety of activities that can be done are just endless. Even I who have lived here for more than two years is still surprised whenever I discover a new tourist attraction. Flower farms are one of those places. All year round beautiful flowers grow across the island attracting local and international visitors. How many of these flower farms do you know? I only know a few but there is always something new to my list. The Zhongshe Sightseeing Flower Market was the latest addition to my flower farm database.

Zhongshe flower market taichung
Tai'an Station

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung
I just walked from Tai'an Station to the flower farm.


Zhongshe flower market taichung

There are many good things that can be said about this attraction in Central Taiwan. The first is that the flower farm is accessible by public transportation. Just board a train from Taipei Main Station and alight at Tai'an Station and walk for two kilometers to reach the place. If you don't want to walk for 20 to 30 minutes then you can take a shuttle bus but it will be coming from Taichung City. I suggest to just walk from Tai'an Station. From the train station walk to the intersection of Anmei Rd. and Fu'an Rd and turn to your right and walk along Anmei Rd. You will reach the intersection of Sanfeng Rd. and Anmei Rd. Cross Sanfeng Rd. and then turn right. The flower farm is just a few meters away.

Zhongshe flower market taichung
The barbeque buffet Zhongshe Sightseeing Flower Market

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

The long walk will make you hungry and I guess Zhongshe Sightseeing Flower Market already anticipated this scenario for its visitors. Once you enter the flower farm at Sanfeng Rd you will find yourself in a restaurant. The smell of the barbeque will induce more gastric juices to flow in your stomach. Welcome to their barbeque buffet! For a price of NTD 320, you can have your lunch and a ticket to the flower farm. Regular adult tickets cost NTD 120 so the price for the buffet meal is just ok.

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

They have a variety of flowers to joy with the tulips as their main attraction for the month of March. Actually, what I saw was the last of batch of their tulips. If I have a come earlier when the weather was still cold during the early days March I could have seen more tulips. Nevertheless, I was able to see tulips for the first time. I only see them through books and photos and it was my first time to see them in large numbers. Their bulb-shaped petals were enticing to touch and holding them in my hand was the only way to solve their mystery. Their petals were fleshy and I was amazed by this discovery. They also come in various colors. Some were orange, the others were red and a few were white.
 

Zhongshe flower market taichung


Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung


I enjoyed taking a lot of photos especially the field of flowers with a picturesque mountain in the background. At Zhongshe Sightseeing Flower Market you can pretend that you are playing the piano, have a photo with a windmill or sit on the swing with red flowers at your back. They also have a rose garden with busy bees collecting nectar from the petals. Look around and you will find calla lilies beyond the regular white variety. Its pink and yellow color will definitely catch your attention.

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung
rose garden

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe flower market taichung

Zhongshe Sightseeing Flower Market is open all year round and that's the best thing about this flower farm. Visitors to Taiwan will always have a chance to see blooming fields whatever time of the year it is. It's fun to know that there are a lot of flower farms that I still need to visit aside from that fact that there are a lot of seasonal flowers on the island. There are cherry blossoms in spring, sunflowers during summer, cosmos flowers in autumn and the white flowers of plum blossom at winter. Taiwan has an endless supply of petals because flowers will always bloom.


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How to go to Zhongshe Sightseeing Flower Market (中社观光花市)

A.  From Taipei by local train of TRA:  Board local train from Taipei Main Station.  Alight at Tai'an Station and walk towards the flower farm.  Travel time is approximately three hours.

B.  From Taipei by express train of TRA:  Board an express train from Taipei Main Station.  Get off the train at Fengyuan Station.  Transfer to a local train going to Tai'an Station and walk towards the flower farm.

C.  From Taipei by HSR:  Board bullet train to HSR Taichung Station from Taipei Main Station.  Get your tickets herehttps://affiliate.klook.com/jump/activity/817-thsr-one-way-ticket-taichung/?adid=39443&af_wid=4386 At HSR Taichung, walk towards TRA Xinwuri Station which is just connected to the HSR Station.  Transfer to another local train going to Tai'an Station.   Total travel time in this method is two hours assuming that the local train arrives in Xinwuri Station a few minutes after your arrival in HSR Taichung Station.

D.  By tripool taxi from HSR Taichung, TRA Taichung Station or TRA Fengyuan Station:  Go to the web app: https://www.tripool.app/?utm_source=luomuji . Type "Chungshe Tourism Flower Market" as the destination and for the pick-up point you can type "HSR Taichung" or "Taichung TRA Station" or "Fengyuan Station".  The text on the search form in the app will automatically adjust according to your query.  Don't forget to book another ride for your return trip.

Price comparisons of one-way fares in tripool taxi in going to Zhongshe Sightseeing Flower Market/Chungshe Tourism Flower Market from the train stations in Taichung. Up to a maximum of 8 passengers can be book in one car.
Pick-up pointDestinationDistanceTravel timeEstimated fare in tripool taxi
# of passengers
1 or 2348
Fengyuan StationChungshe Tourism Flower Market9.5 kms21 minsNTD 426NTD 447NTD 468NTD 958
Taichung TRA Station34.5 kms41 minsNTD 659NTD 693NTD 725NTD 1,215
HSR Taichung Station31.4 kms30 minsNTD 579NTD 609NTD 637NTD 1,127

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26 comments:

  1. Hi, very nice post! was searching on any DIY trips going here and I find yours very informative. I just have a question, do you remember how much was your train fare from Taipei to Tai'an? and how long was the travel time? Thank you in advance :)

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    1. Hi Renc! The train fare from Taipei to Ta'an is NTD 206. Travel time is estimated to be 2 hours and 45 minutes.

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  2. Thank you ver much! Enjoying your blog.. was able to get enouch tips for my upcoming trip! :)

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  3. Hi, from Taipei taking TRA to Ta'an is a direct, 1 train trip? Because I could not find the ticket/time slot available on TRA website.

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    1. Hi Leanne,

      It's a direct trip.

      To check the TRA timetable go to this page: http://twtraffic.tra.gov.tw/twrail/English/e_index.aspx

      If you are coming from Taipei Main Station choose Taipei as the Area/Subline then Taipei as the Station then for your destination choose Taichung as the Area/Subline and Taian as the Station. Don't forget to select "All types" for the Train types and the date and time of your trip as well.

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  4. Hi Sir,
    Can you help me with Taichung day trip pls? :)

    Here's our plan:
    - Zhong She Flower Market
    From Taipei main station, ride TRA to Tai’an, then walk to Flower Market right?
    - Carton King Creativity Park
    how to go here from Zhong She Flower Market?
    - Fengjia Night Market
    how to go here from Carton King Creativity Park?
    Then how to go back to Taipei?

    Doable po ba ung 3 places for Taichung tour? And as early at 6am po ba may byahe na to Taichung/Tai’an?

    And one more, is the TaipePass will cover this Taichung day tour?

    We have a 3 days in Taiwan
    Day 1 - Taichung Day
    Day 2 - Jiufen and Shifen
    Day 3 - just around taipei for museum, temple, night market

    Thank you so much and hoping for your help.

    Best regards,
    AC

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  5. Hi! I also love vast flower fields and hope to see as much as i can. I will be in Taichung for two days in November. Are there any more flower fields to see? Is this different from Xin Sea flower field?

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    1. Zhongshe Sightseeing Flower Market is a permanent attraction in Taichung. Xinshe Sea of Flowers Festival on the other hand happens only every autumn. Xinshe is so big but if you want to see the flowers in Zhongshe and Xinshe at the same time then you have to visit Taiwan in November.

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  6. Hi, your blog is really informative.

    I would like to ask if we go to Zhongshe flower market from taichung, which train station must we ride to go to tai'an station? Taichung railway or thsr taichung station? Thank you. 😁

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    1. You can either start from TRA Taichung Station or TRA Xinwuri Station (HSR Taichung Station).

      HSR Taichung Station is connected to TRA Xinwuri Station. At the 2nd Floor of the bullet train station, walk to the direction of Exit 3 and you will be at the TRA
      Xinwuri Station in a few minutes.

      Local trains (the slow ones) coming from TRA Xinwuri going to TRA Tai'an Station will pass by Taichung Station and will also make a stop there.

      If you plan to board the High-Speed Rail then take note of the arrival time of your bullet train in HSR Taichung Station and the departure time of the local train that will leave TRA Xinwuri Station. The train timetables in Taiwan are synchronized so I think you only have 10 minutes to walk to the TRA platform. Any miscalculation on your part will cause a delay in your travel to TRA Tai'an Station.


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  7. Hi, thank you for the informative blog!

    I was also planning to go to the flower farm by November and I was planning to take THSR to Taichung then bus going to flower market. I just want to ask, what bus number should I hop on and where should I hop off? Also, what bus number should I take to go back to Taichung THSR from Flower farm?

    BTW, I'm also going to Rainbow village so I choose to drop off at Taichung. :)

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    1. Board Bus 6606 from Fengyuan Station if you want to ride a bus just to see Zhongshe Sightseeing Flower Market. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Fengyuan+Station,+Zhongzheng+Road,+Fengyuan+District,+Taichung+City,+Taiwan/Gong+Guan,+Houli+District,+Taichung+City,+Taiwan+421/@24.2950865,120.6984594,13z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x34691a0e18b5e8b3:0x2e4fcfb38b649032!2m2!1d120.7229519!2d24.2541292!1m5!1m1!1s0x34690548c8cc2a5f:0x12754d495733ebb1!2m2!1d120.729843!2d24.33237!5i2

      You have more control with your adventure if you plan your trip according to the train timetables in TRA Tai'an Station, TRA Xinwuri Station, TRA Taichung Station and THSR Taichung Station.

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  8. Hi,

    Can you help me find the best route/itinerary for the following destinations?

    miyahara
    Paochueh temple
    national museum of national science
    taichung botanical garden
    parklane
    art garden

    Rainbow Village
    Houli Flower Farm (fungyuan)
    Tunghai university
    taichung metropolitan park

    Chun Shui Tang
    Feng Chia Night Market

    National Taichung theater

    Sun moon lake
    Taichung park

    Banana new paradise restaurant
    taichung confucius temple
    Taichung national museum of fine arts
    I’m talato

    Thanks

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  9. Hi! Thanks for the great post. Could you tell me what the best public transpo route is from the flower farm to Xinshe sea of flowers? We are planning to visit in Nov so we can see both :) Thanks!

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  10. Hi! Good day! I would like to ask what train line should I take to reach zhong she flower market. You mentioned Tai'an station, however I cannot locate it in the timetable/train station guides. What station/line do I need to ride and/or tranfer to reach Tai'an Station? Thank you.

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  11. hello kababayan! i have seen you in pinoyexchange also... my husband and i would be visiting taiwan this october for a week. the route would be taoyuan-taichung-tainan-alishan-taipei..will allot 1 day each for taichung and tainan. my main reason to visit taichung would be the zhongshe flower market.would love to see the rainbow village (if really worth it) also and squeezing in some other central attractions (like the miyahara). taking the first bus to taichung, we will be arriving mid morning, staying at the taichung railway station area..i really need your help for our itinerary using public transport given the very short period of our stay.we will transfer to tainan the next day by the way, focusing on food trip and anping district.so hope you can give me some information also on this! hope to hear from you soon!

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    1. Hi Queenie! Give me the dates that you will be in Taiwan.

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    2. Oct 20 ( 00:25) arrival tauyuan airport; bus (6:00 am) to Taichung main station
      Oct 21- tainan
      Oct 22-Alishan
      Oct 23- alishan to taipei
      Oct 24-taroko gorge or paragliding
      Oct 25-26 easy taipei as it's our 2nd time
      Oct 27-flight back home

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    3. http://luomujie.blogspot.tw/2017/10/TaiwanSampleItineraryTaoyuanInternationalAirportTaichungTainanAlishanTaipeiTarokoParagliding.html

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    4. shortened url: https://goo.gl/wAh4ui

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  12. Hi!
    May I ask how much from Taipei Main Station to Tai'an Station? :)

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  13. Hi kababayan :) love your blog so much!! Can you recomme d other flower farms near taipei? Taichung is a bit far :(

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