Our agenda for the day was to tour the Taipei International Flora Exposition, which opened last November 2, 2010 and will run until April 25, 2011.


We had never been out to any flora expo, so we did not know what to expect. Thankfully, there are deals on admission. And to get that good deal, we of course went early in the afternoon so we got a discounted ticket (NT$200). Normally, general admission is NT$ 300. But the best deal of all is the evening ticket (NT$150).

ticket booths at the entrance of the Taipei International Flora Exposition

The expo site is HUGE and need a lot of walking. I didn't have the strength to wander through the 91.8 hectares park. And I can't even begin to describe how big the crowd was. The expo was overflowing with a sea of people! I really don't like crowded places, it's like they're sucking up all my energy that I easily get tired or worst I feel like I'm out of oxygen. But I refused to let it ruin our tour, and just for you peeps - I made an effort to take as many pictures as I could. :) HB did the videotaping and also took several snapshots. Hope you like it. :)


one of the Flora Expo mascots


Getting a descent picture can be a daunting task if you're packed like a sardines at a crowded tunnel.

Floral Tunnel: flowers from hanging basket

just one of the tunnels without floral display

We finally decided not to brave the insane queues. I must say PATIENCE is what you need to get into every pavilions where you have to wait for long hours.

One of the stage performances we caught sight of. The large crowd of spectators didn't even seem to care standing under the mid-afternoon sun.

Some of the food and beverage areas.

The 2010 Taipei International Flora Exposition has 14 pavilions and is spread out over four park areas. Each area is also covered with many outdoor gardens including a Global Garden area. Some of the featured exhibits are from the Philippines, Hong Kong, Palau, Hungary, USA, Greece and the Netherlands.

When I saw the Cagsawa Ruins in Albay, I knew immediately that it was the Philippine exhibit area.

Cagsawa Church Replica

The Philippine Orchid Society Exhibit

Hong Kong


Hungarian Garden - the Garden of Tradition

It was nice to walk through and see how beautiful they were. But honestly, I would have appreciated the expo a lot more if it was less crowded. I wonder if they have capacity guidelines. Nevertheless, it was still fun wandering in the outdoor gardens and take snapshots of. We got to see flowers in full bloom, beautiful intricately designed floral beds, and nice manicured landscaping. It was certainly a different experience for us.

We took a taxi from the hotel to the Flora Expo. There are other convenient and efficient public transportation to visit here. Yuanshan Station is conveniently located near the expo site.

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About June Sosam

Just an average woman making her mark in the blogging world. She wanted to be an interior designer at one point but ended up a history major. Crowded places actually gives her anxiety but it hasn't stop her from wandering. She's trying to spit up the fear so that she can savor the sweetness of traveling.
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