A vividly beautiful sea of flowers infuse the land with new energy. Admire the flowers in Xinshe and marvel at the wonders of creation; Go fruit picking, cycle, relax and enjoy an artistic holiday; pick mushrooms by hand and enjoy a tasty, healthy hot pot; witness the beauty of love and let the fragrance reach your heart.
This is Xinshe, Taichung's backyard, the Yangmingshan of central Taiwan. The annual Sea of Flowers infuse the quiet town with new energy. Cycling through the beautiful sea of flowers to welcome Xinshe's morning in a wonderful mood is the best way to start a day. Xinshe has the ideal environment for growing fungus, and is thus called the hometown of shiitake. Stroll through the shiitake farm and have fun picking mushrooms, then head to the panoramic restaurant to savour the healthiest mushroom feast, which gives you top quality deliciousness with natural, healthy ingredients. Not far from Xinshe is a manor of love and dreams, where the classic, elegant atmosphere creates an air of eternal romance. Let's feel this magical bliss together.
Wufeng has a long history and is the site of the Lin Family Mansion and Garden, one of the four famous gardens in Taiwan. Wufeng is also artistic and chic, and is home to the exotic Asia University. Walk through the devastation of 9.21 and witness the power of rebirth. Go to Tong-Lin Ecological Park and have fun picking longans and climbing trees.
As summer temperatures climb higher and higher, where should we go to escape the summer heat? Deep into the mountains, of course. Our guide Huaxuan will give you three forest recreational park itineraries this time, so you can absorb all the anions and phytoncides you want to completely refresh yourself.
Crabs are available throughout the year, but autumn is the best season for crabs. As the old saying goes: "Autumn winds rise, crab feet itch; chrysanthemum blossom, hear the crabs come." Lake Yangcheng's hairy crabs are, of course, famous, but in recent years, Taiwan's aquaculture industry has also cultivated hiary crabs of excellent quality. Water quality is key to breeding hairy crabs.
What are the four gods of Chinese cuisine? No lavish shark's fin, ginseng, abalone or maw, but spring onion, ginger, garlic and chilli, which remove fishiness and enhance flavours for the main ingredients in sautéing, cooking, pan-frying and deep-frying. Come to think about it, Chinese cuisine wouldn't work without these "supporting characters" quietly helping out on the side.
Taiwan's second largest ethnic group, the Hakka, consists of over four million people. Have you ever been curious how their name came about? Apart from Taoyuan, Hsinchu and Miaoli areas in the north, there is also a Hakka settlement in Liudui, Pingtung in the south.
Ding-ding-dong! Ding-ding-dong! Happy new year and good fortune to all.