26 May 2018

The Hydrangea Farm of Yang Ming Shan

Driving through Taipei... I don't like this crowd everywhere. In the end the road took nearly one hour longer than it should.
We came to Yang Ming Shan to see the beautiful hydrangea's blossom. We stop at farm nearby Zhuzhihu. The area is really crowded and our parking space didn't seems very safe. I've seen many people riding bike and walking but that must be really tired because this park is really huge. From far away this farm didn't seems very impressive and I was thinking not to go inside but we already pay for parking space so it would be a waste not to go.

yang ming shan hydrangea farm zhuzihu Taipei Taiwan flowers in bloom

Yang Ming Shan National Park (陽明山國家公園is one of nine National Parks in Taiwan. The park was established in 1985 and covers an area of  11,338 hectares. The area is known for the volcanic topography dominated by Dagushan volcanic group. You can find there geothermal and hot springs, hiking trails, volcano and interesting plants and wild life. 

The original name of Yangmingshan was Caoshan (Grass Mountain) referring to the tall silvergrass covering slopes. Chiang Kai-shek renamed this place to Yangmingshan after his favourite philosopher Yang-ming. 



yang ming shan hydrangea farm zhuzihu Taipei Taiwan flowers in bloom

yang ming shan hydrangea farm zhuzihu Taipei Taiwan flowers in bloom

This national park ranging in elevation from 200 to 1200 meters with different climate zones around. The park is divided into subtropical climate zone, warm temperature climate zone and monsoon climate which is very obvious.
Yangmingshan recorded different species of 30 mammals, 21 amphibians, 22 fishes, 53 reptiles, 122 birds, 168 butterflies and countless insects and invertebrates. 
  
yang ming shan hydrangea farm zhuzihu Taipei Taiwan flowers in bloom

yang ming shan hydrangea farm zhuzihu Taipei Taiwan flowers in bloom

Every season brings different type of beauty to this area. In February and March cherry blossom and rhododendrons covers the mountain slopes. October gives the beauty of golden red maple trees and silver grass. 
In the winter also snow can be seen on cold days and you can observe seas of clouds.
  
yang ming shan hydrangea farm zhuzihu Taipei Taiwan flowers in bloom

yang ming shan hydrangea farm zhuzihu Taipei Taiwan flowers in bloom

Japanese influence can be seen around this park such as hot springs and different kind of trees they planted. This area is very popular among Japanese tourists.

Yang Ming Shan used to be mining place due to its rich in sulphur area. All mining operations are shut down now and visitors can also check out the old mines.

Sulfur is the earliest discovered and widely used mineral in Taiwan. During the Dutch period there was an annual record of 10,000 tones. There are 27 mining areas.

When Yangmingshan was a centre of gold mining many Han Chinese people moved to this area to plan tea trees. Nowadays the wide-scale agriculture was replaced by boutique-style agriculture with tourism focus.  
Yang Ming shan hydrangea blossom Taipei Taiwan amwf couple


This farm is not very big but really pretty and attracts many tourists. Parking fee near is pretty expensive - 100NTD and we had to park under trees, near mountain in narrow space... 
The entrance to farm is about 150NTD, but you can also change your ticket for drinking or flower. 
I always bring a new flowers home, unfortunately I have only space on my balcony and doesn't even have nice ground to plant them well.

yang ming shan hydrangea farm zhuzihu Taipei Taiwan flowers in bloom

yang ming shan hydrangea farm zhuzihu Taipei Taiwan flowers in bloom

We also met other foreigners here. Mostly couples come here, seems like every female wants her husband / boyfriend to come here to watch flowers. Poor all that man (and my husband too) that have to spend their day walking among flowers.

yang ming shan hydrangea farm zhuzihu Taipei Taiwan flowers in bloom

yang ming shan hydrangea farm zhuzihu Taipei Taiwan flowers in bloom

yang ming shan hydrangea farm zhuzihu Taipei Taiwan flowers in bloom

1 comment:

  1. This farm is really beautiful. It really refreshes your mind. Thanks for letting us know. :)

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