Zhong She Guan Guang Flower Market – One of the Most Incredible Flower Fields in Taiwan
December 01, 2017
Located in Houli, Taichung, Zhong She Guan Guang Flower Market (中社觀光花市) borders Sanyi Huoyanshan and Wood Sculpture Street on the North, and old Tai’an Station, Tai’an Railway Cultural Park, Houli Horse Ranch and Pilu Chan Temple on the East. The flower fields are 6 hectares large, and feature a myriad of blooms throughout all seasons. I wouldn’t call this a flower market. It felt more like attending a flower carnival where almost all corners are picture-perfect. Are you ready to take in all the colours and aroma of the flowers in full bloom?
Upon entering, you will find anemone, carnation, gerbera, lupin, rose, and many other types of flowers which paint the fields like a rainbow. Before we decided on visiting Zhong She Guan Guang Flower Market, our initial plan was to pop by a sunflower plantation in Taoyuan but the owner told us that the sunflower season has ended so it is not worth making a trip down. I was so sad and disappointed as the sunflower is my favourite flower. Well, I’m pretty sure you’re able to imagine how happy and excited I felt when we came across a mini sunflower field at this particular flower market.
The main draw of Zhong She Guan Guang Flower Market is the tulip field. This market is the only flower market in central Taiwan that succeeded in growing tulips in low altitude areas. Approximately 150,000 tulip bulbs with differing varieties are planted and in full bloom from January to March each year. Unfortunately, we missed out on the tulips as we were there in November.
Whether you’re a travel photographer or a wedding photographer, Zhong She Guan Guang Flower Market is a wonderful sight to capture. They even created the Wedding Photo Backdrop Zone which features backdrops of European Fairytale Cottage, Pavilion of Happiness, Wedding Gown Arch, and the White Piano, just to name a few.
Feeling hungry after all the posing and snapping? The BBQ Zone is the largest indoor barbecue spot in central Taiwan. It can serve parties of up to 800 people at a time. With good ventilation and wonderful views, it’ll be so fun to dine here with a big group of friends.
Zhong She Guan Guang Flower Market is certainly a good place for all ages, whether you are spending the holiday with family or friends. (Wearing Eina shop’s Lilou Floral Print Dress in White)
If you are self-driving like us, from the South on National Highway No. 1, take Houli interchange, then travel along Houke Road Sec. 3, make a left turn at Sanfung Road, and continue for approximately 2km. From the North on National Highway No. 1, take Sanyi interchange, then travel towards Houli for approximately 7km.
If you are heading to the flower market by train, take the West line trains to Houli Station, then take a taxi. You can also take the West line trains to Tai’an Station, and walk around 20 minutes. Visitors from Taipei can take Fengyuan Bus and get off at Zhong She Tourist Flower Market.
Zhong She Guan Guang Flower Market
Address: No. 333, Sec. 5, Sanfeng Road, Houli Dist, Taichung City 421, Taiwan
Opening Hours: 9am to 6pm daily
Jan-Mar (Tulip season) – 150NTD (adult) / 75NTD (child between 3 to 12 years old, and elderly aged 65 and above)
Apr-Dec – 120NTD (adult) / 60NTD (child between 3 to 12 years old, and elderly aged 65 and above)
Are there still tulips on April 1, 2019?
Hi Kim, you’ll have to check their website for the latest updates. Enjoy your trip!
I am planning to go there this dec.9. However, I’m not quite sure if there will still be flowers in bloom during winter season. Would u recommend me going there this December? Thank you 😀 love the photos
Hi, you can check the flower season on their website. I know they are open all year round, but the variety of flowers will change (:
Hi! What month did you visit zhongshe flower market? Thanks
Hi, I visited the flower market around end November in 2017!
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Hi Jacquline, thank you so much for your kind words!