Kapok flowers in full bloom in SW Taiwan countryside

Linchupi Kapok Road is at its seasonal peak, with many hundreds of trees forming a red canopy

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/03/03
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(Baihe District Office photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kapok flowers are in full bloom along a country road in Tainan City’s Baihe District (白河), and the flamboyant flowers will last about another 12 days, according to a news release published on the website of the Baihe District Office on Monday (March 2).

The kapok flowers along Linchupi Kapok Road (林初埤木棉花道) have been particularly well-formed and exquisite during the 228 Peace Memorial Day holiday thanks to the warm weather, according to the district office. The flowers attracted a total of over 90,000 visitors during the three-day holiday.

Linchupi Kapok Road is nearly a kilometer long, with trees receding in parallel rows to form a blooming red canopy. Kapoks, also known as red silk-cottons, are deciduous trees with buds that blossom into five-petal arrangements of bright red.    [FULL  STORY]

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