Jianguo Flower Market is a long market that lies under the Jianguo freeway and is open only on weekends. The market is split into an artist's corner, the main flower market selling plants and gardening products, and a jade market. It is definitely worth a stop during your next weekend in Taipei.
The Jianguo Flower Market was started in 1982 shortly after the completion of the Jianguo Elevated Expressway. Ever since that time, the space under the bridge has been used as a weekend market. The market consists of a gardening products area, an art area, and a jade area.
The market is usually very crowded and parking is limited, so it is best to visit using public transportation.
Every Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 6 PM (shops start closing at 5 PM).
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How to get there:
By MRT: The flower market is about a two-minute walk east of Da'an Park MRT station.
By car/scooter: The market is under the Jianguo Elevated Expressway in Taipei City. There is limited paid parking near the market.
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I have driven past Jianguo Flower Market hundreds of times, but I have only actually stepped inside it once.
Beginning of the market on the south side near the parking lot.
The Artist's Corner sells paintings, ceramics, and other artwork.
On to the main flower market.
Main flower market area.
Small pot plants for sale.
Three small plants for 100 NT (3 USD).
More potted plants.
Small potted plants.
Moving on to the next section.
Big pots and potting soil for sale.
Moving further down the flower market.
Goldfish for sale.
Per turtles for sale.
Further down the market.
Fruit and vegetables for sale.
More fruits and vegetables.
People closing up for the night.
More plants for sale.
More bonsai trees.
The jade market, which we didn't get a chance to see.
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