More than 200,000 sunflowers in bloom at Taipei’s Rainbow Riverside Park

Visitors can enjoy the views of airplanes flying over the Keelung River against a backdrop of blooming sunflowers

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/09/30
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(Photo courtesy of the HEO)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—About 230,000 sunflowers are in bloom across about 6,600 square meters on the banks of Taipei’s Rainbow Riverside Park. The best time to enjoy the flowers is between now and the first half of Oct., the Hydraulic Engineering Office (HEO) said in a press release on Sep 28.

The blooming sunflowers are located near McArthur Bridge No. 2 on the Neihu side of the river. Visitors can take the MRT Xindian – Songshan Line (Green Line) to Songshan Station, walk across the Rainbow Bridge, and then walk in the direction of McArthur Bridge No. 2 for about 20 minutes to arrive at the destination, according to the HEO.

As the sea of sunflowers is situated in the flight path of flights transiting through Taipei Songshan Airport, visitors might be able to capture the scene of airplanes flying over the Keelung River against the backdrop of blooming sunflowers if they are lucky, the agency said.

The golden yellow flowers always turn towards the sunlight, earning the name of “sunflower.”      [FULL  STORY]

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