Sunday, February 20, 2011

Taipei Flora Expo



The biggest event of Taipei's tourism in 2010 and 2011 would be the Taipei Flora Expo. This event will end on 25th April 2011. So glad that I visited it on the last day of 2010. As there will be a countdown event that day, the Dajia Riverside Park Area had been closed. As compensation, every visitors on that day were given an afternoon ticket which can be used anyday afterwards.

our afternoon ticket

The ticket price can be different based on what time you enter. For us, we enter using the Easy Card, no need to queue for ticket purchasing and can get a 10% discount on the ticket price.

We go there by MRT and get off at the YuanShan station.

the main entrance in front of Yuan Shan Park area.

Our first station, the one nearest to the entrance, EXPO Dome. As we were queueing to enter, we passed by the Flora Rainbows.

flora rainbow

so lucky to be able to take a photo with the mascot

For me, the EXPO Dome is somehow like a science museum.


cloned goat

inside the EXPO Dome

The view is really breathtaking after you walked out from EXPO Dome as we were in front of the flower landscape.



flower landscape

Actually there were a lot more interesting place to be visited in the YuanShan park area, such as Celebrity's house, Pavillion of New Fashion, but looking at the queue, just made us decided to drop the idea straight away.

outside view of Pavillion of New Fashion

As we just plan to stay until the evening, so we quickly moved on to the Global Garden Area.

Thailand

USA

Malaysia

Phillipines

Hawaii

Netherlands

Canada

Greece

Trying to settle our lunch at pavillion of aroma flowers. but, the price seems to be a bit expensive and the whole place are just too crowded.
pavillion of aroma flowers. Source : http://www.2010taipeiexpo.tw

So, we move on to the Fine Arts Park Area. We pass by the floral tunnel.


inside of floral tunnel

And we found this place, there are a lot of stalls over here and decided to settle our lunch over here.

bought my lunch here, 宝岛肉圆 - 第一届彰化肉圆节比赛总冠军

my lunch - 肉圆, the price is around NTD50

After that, we move on to the Taipei Story House. We actually watched a clip about Taiwan's history inside.

in front of story house

Next stop, Taipei Fine Art Museum.


Finally, the XinSheng Park Area. The Pavillion of Dreams was said to be the must-visited place, but unfortunately, in order to enter it, you will need to start queueing from 4 o'clock in the morning. So, we just got the chance to take picture in front of it.

outside of the famous pavillion of dreams

Not much time left for us, so we just enter one more pavillion - the pavillion of future, we queued for half an hour plus in order to get inside.


pavillion of future - ouside view


inside pavillion of future

Next, we went to the maze garden. Having lots of fun there, we actually have a race to get out of the maze. But I'm too short, can't see what's the road in front of me, and really get lost inside of it and ended getting the last place :(


inside Garden Maze

Our last photo before leaving.

thanks to the staff who help us to take this photo :)

11 comments:

  1. It's pretty! My mom will love it because she loves flowers.

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  2. I love flowers too, esp roses.

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  3. wow flowers everywhere! Lovely for the ladies!

    isaactan.net

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  4. thanks guys~

    ya, the view is really breathtaking inside there coz of the flowers :)

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  5. wow! so nice! but malaysia a bit lame!

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  6. u shud have mentioned i won the maze race!

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  7. henry : exactly!! malaysia's is like the most boring one compare to others

    sexymama : haha, no need lar, enjoy the fun enough dy, the result is not important, lol

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  8. wow...nice one! i love tw!!!! hahahaha

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  9. It's like around the world in a few hours. hehehe.

    Just dropping by.. :)

    Neil
    www.kartonista.com

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  10. Thanks for dropping by. I hope we can be friend. Nice pictures. My mom will faint if i bring her here!

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  11. Cantiknya byk bunga..cantik cantik..i suka tulip.can u understand comments in malay..hehe.so nice n beautiful flowers.

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