TAIPEI – Taiwan’s flower season is here and visitors in need of fresh air can still spend time to enjoy the iconic blossoms next month at the annual Hakka Blossom Festival.
Organisers of the festival Hakka Affairs Council (HAC) have decided to keep the tung flower trails available despite cancelling a number of events as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.
Visitors can head to newly-opened walking trails and attractions in New Taipei, Taoyuan, and Hsinchu, which is along the 150km Taiwan Romantic Route 3 highway that connects northern and central Taiwan.
There are also three options for longer half-day routes, which will take visitors along the Lin-mei walking trail and hot spring in Jiaoxi, Lin-chuen Temple and Fu-ming Park in Keelung, and the Ho-bao mountain trail in Yunlin.
Visitors can continue their flora experience with a visit to Taiwan Hakka Cultural Museum in Miaoli County, which will showcase an art exhibition by contemporary artist Yu Wen-fu, who uses natural materials to interpret tung blossoms. The exhibition runs from 4 April to 24 May.
Another highlight is a dance showcase by Taiwanese group Diabolo Dance Theatre celebrating the blossoms. The performance runs from 25 to 26 April.