How to visit Zhongshe Flower Market in Taichung, Taiwan

by | May 18, 2019 | Blog, Taiwan

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With its manicured gardens and Instagram worthy props, Zhongshe Flower Market (also known as the Chung She Tourist Flower Market) in Taichung is a colourful and quirky explosion of flower fields. Located a short drive from central Taichung, a variety of colourful blooms are set among beautiful water features, musical instruments, flower arches and life size photo frames. Wandering through Zhongshe Flower Market was one of our favourite things to do in Taichung and we wanted to share all the details from our visit including how to get to Zhongshe Flower Market from Taichung.

Sunflowers at Zhongshe Flower Market

 

 

Zhongshe Flower Market

Although it is named a market, there’s more to the Zhongshe Flower Market than buying and selling flowers.

Colouful flower fields stretch for acres behind the indoor market place and a visit is uplifting and fun. Rows of giant sunflowers sit alongside a lavender field with a piano as its centerpiece and a small pavilion floats in a pond full of water lilies. A picturesque windmill overlooks a field full of tulips, giant photo frames invite silly poses and the flower arches scream Instagram!

Zhongshe Flower Market Taichung Taiwan

Zhongshe Flower Market poses!

 

After finishing in the gardens the on-site restaurant serves incredible Taiwanese barbecue and is a popular place for locals to gather.

Zhongshe Flower Market Taichung Taiwan

The BBQ area

 

Zhongshe Flower Market tip: Zhongshe Flower Market is renowned for its tulip field which is in full bloom from January to March.

Zhongshe Flower Market Taichung Taiwan

A tulip field surrounds the Dutch windmill between January and March

 

 

How to get to Zhongshe Flower Market

The Zhongshe Flower Market is located in Houli, a rural district of Taichung. It can be visited while in Taichung, or as part of a day trip from Taipei.

Zhongshe Flower Market Taichung Taiwan

Zhongshe Flower Market

 

How to get to Zhongshe Flower Market from Taipei

Zhongshe Flower Market can be reached by train or bus from Taipei.

By Train:

The most popular way to travel between Taichung and Taipei is by the Taipei High-Speed Rail (THSR). The journey takes around 40 minutes from any of the major stations in Taipei (Taipei Main Station, Banqiao and Nangang station).

How to visit Zhongshe Flower Market tip: make sure to check the timetable and take the quickest train with a 40 minute journey time. Some of the trains make stops and can take up to 2hours.

The trains are super-fast and frequent. You can book your tickets in advance at discounted prices on the Klook app – check prices now!

Click here to buy your rail ticket now

 

 

 

After disembarking the train, Zhongshe Flower Market can be easily reached by taxi/Uber, walking or bus from the Taichung High-Speed Railway Station:

  • Taxi/Uber: $NT600/$NT700 with a journey time of approximately 40 minutes
  • Train: take the TRA from the adjacent Xinwuri Station to Tai’an Station and, from there, it is about a 20 minute walk or 5 minutes/ $NT200 in a taxi/Uber.

 

By Bus:

Take the Fengyuan Bus 6606 from Taipei Bus Station to the Zhongshe stop. The journey time is approximately 2.5 hours.

Zhongshe Flower Market Taichung Taiwan

Zhongshe Flower Market

 

 

Rental Car

We rented a car and drove through Taiwan which we have detailed in our Taiwan with kids itineraryWe drove from Taipei to Taichung and visited Zhongshe Flower Market by car during our stay in Taichung. Parking is available at the entrance to the market. Navigating Taiwan by rental car is relatively easy and we highly recommend renting a car if you are comfortable driving.  We rented our car through RentalCars.com and secured a great price on an Avis rental – check rental car prices here!

Zhongshe Flower Market tip: An International Driving Permit is mandatory when renting a car in Taiwan so make sure to get an IDP in your home country before departure if you are planning on driving a rental car.

Click here for the best rental car prices!

 

 

 

Zhongshe Flower Market Taichung Taiwan

The water lily pond at Zhongshe Flower Market

 

 

How to get to Zhongshe Flower Market from Taichung

Zhongshe Flower Market is less than one hour from Central Taichung by taxi or train:

  • Taxi/Uber: $NT600/$NT700 with a journey time of approximately 40 minutes
  • Train: take the TRA from  the main station, Taiwan Station, to Tai’an Station and, from there, it is about a 20 minute walk or 5 minutes/ $NT200 in a taxi/Uber.
  • Tour: a visit to Zhongshe Flower Market can be combined with other Taichung sights such as Rainbow Village and the Goemei Wetlands. a tidal flat renowned for its stunning sunsets and beautiful wildlife. Klook offer a competitively priced day tour with a private driver. It’s s a great option, especially if travelling in a small group or with kids, as the Taichung sights are spread across the city – check prices here!

Click here for Taichung tours

 

 

 

Zhongshe Flower Market Taichung Taiwan

If you are visiting with kids a private driver is a great option for sightseeing in Taichung

 

 

 

Tips for visiting Zhongshe Flower Market

Zhongshe Flower Market is one of the quirkiest things to in Taichung and we loved the colourful flower fields and countless photo opportunities. Some tips for visiting Zhongshe Flower Market:

  • The market is busiest at the weekends so it is best to visit early in the morning or on a weekday.
  • The colourful, prop filled flower fields at Zhongshe Flower Market are an Instagram hit. Make sure to arrive close to opening if you are planning on capturing photos, it’s relatively easy to get shots without anyone in the background. We had about an hour to capture uninterrupted shots on the day we visited.

 

Zhongshe Flower Market Taichung Taiwan

There are lots of fun props in the flower fields

  • The market is busiest at the weekends so we found it best to visit early or on a weekday morning.
  • Bring sunscreen, a hat and water if temperatures are high. The flower fields are completely exposed to the relentless Taiwan sun.
Zhongshe Flower Market Taichung Taiwan

Bring sunscreen! The flower fields have limited shaded areas

 

 

Zhongshe Flower Market Opening Hours

Zhongshe Flower Market is open daily from 8am. On weekdays the market closes at 6pm and on weekends 9pm.

Zhongshe Flower Market Taichung Taiwan

The market is quiet at opening

 

 

Zhongshe Flower Market Entrance Fee

Entrance to Zhongshe Flower Market is $NT120, increasing to $NT150 during Tulip Season (January to March),

Zhongshe Flower Market tip: If you are planning on eating at the restaurant check for special offers on combined dining/flower market tickets.

Zhongshe Flower Market Taichung Taiwan

The smell of lavender fills the air at Zhongshe

 

 

Visiting Zhongshe Flower Market with Kids

The vibrant colours and fun photo props make Zhongshe Flower Market a fun place to visit with kids and there is plenty of space for them to run around.  The paths of the flower fields are stroller friendly making it easy to visit with younger kids.

Zhongshe Flower Market Taichung Taiwan

J loved the colourful flower fields

 

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