Floral Seas in Taiwan (aka sea of flowers; flower sea; flower/floral ocean) are a popular attraction for locals all around the island. Many farmers actually harvest these flowers during winter months and allow tourists to come take photos with a backdrop of and ocean of flowers, usually for free. If you'd like to take a few photos of these places, there are quite a few options.
You can find fields of flowers all over rural Taiwan during winter. For the more touristy places, you can to search 花海 into Google Maps and a bunch of places should pop up.
Floral Seas that I have visited include Guanshan Floral Sea, Liugui Floral Sea, and Xinshe Sea of Flowers. Another one is 60 Stone Mountain (see our full blog on 60 Stone Mountain here).
When are floral seas open?
Liugui Flower Sea: December-February
60 Stone Mountain: July-September
Others: go find them! Floral seas can be found literally all over Taiwan.
Maps: please see below:
Guanshan Floral Sea:
Xinshe Sea of Flowers:
Liugui Baolai Floral Sea:
Sixty Stone Mountain:
A flower in Guanshan floral sea.
Going to floral seas is a popular activity during Chinese new year, when people have time off and when most of the flowers around Taiwan are blooming.
Someone taking pictures in the middle of a sea of flowers.
More flowers in Guanshan.
If you want some good photos of flowers, I would suggest using a telephoto or macro lens.
A lost young photographer among the flowers in Guanshan.
We found this flower field in Guanshan simply by accident riding our scooter through the Eastern Rift Valley.
Most all of the flower seas I have been to are free. However usually there are a few stalls next to it selling fruit, vegetables, drinks, etc.
Another young photographer surrounded by multicolored flowers in Guanshan.
Wide shot of the Guanshan flowers.
Apparently to be a good photographer you need to straddle those ditches!
Sunflowers in Liugui.
Another sea of flowers that we just happened upon was in Liugui.
You don't have to go to the flower seas suggested here. As mentioned above, there are flower seas all over Taiwan. Just go exploring in the countryside during the winter months and you will be sure to find some.
Orange Dayliliy at 60 Stone Mountain. From here you can enjoy views of flowers with an amazing backdrop of the Eastern Rift Valley.
For our full blog about 60 Stone Mountain, click here.
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