Joy in Taoyuan Part 2

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Joy in Taoyuan

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Joy in Taoyuan Part 2

Spring and summer in Taoyuan is romantic as the delicate Tung flowers drop like snowflakes. Pick the freshest tea-leaves of the season, take lake cruises, pay homage to the former home of Chiang Kai-shek - these are just a few of the many good reasons to visit Taoyuan.

Reputed for its beautiful lake and mountain views, Shimen Reservoir, built in 1964, was one of the largest reservoirs in the far east. Spectacular all year round, the reservoir has many different functions such as generating power. It is also the best place to watch maple leaves. Also praised as the “mini three gorges”, a boat trip is the best way to tour around the lake. Stop by attractions including the extraordinary Longzhu Bay and be amazed by Ginger Island, made famous by a hit Taiwanese drama. Don’t leave Shimen without tasting some fresh fish cuisines. It is a childhood memory of many food connoisseurs. Prepared in more than 100 ways, eating fish in Shimen is an art.

Built by the Japanese, Daxi Tea Factory, formerly Jiaoban Mountain Factory, marked the glorious history of tea manufacturing. Through evolution, the old tea factory now has an elegant mixture of Taiwanese, Japanese and British design. You will be spoilt for choices with the variety of tea-sets and tea selections.  Chat over a cup of tea, munch on snacks, soak in the natural greenness of the forest and flowers that surround the tea factory, and be amazed by what a good pot of tea can do for you.

Jiaobanshan Park is also fondly known as “Mount Lu of Taiwan” for its beautiful landscape. Travel back with the Chiangs and get a sneak peek at the first family’s life during wartime.

When the Tung flowers bloom, be enchanted by the “snow-capped” mountains and trees. 

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