Callas From Yangmingshan

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Yangmingshan’s annual Calla Lily Festival occurs in March and April each year in Taiwan. There are over 70 calla lily farms that you can visit in the Zhuzihu Lake area. I’ve have posted about the callas from Yangmingshan several times over the years because it is one of my favorite places to visit in Taiwan.

Bare feet and hot sun. This little guy had the right idea for picking calla lilies on Yangmingshan.

I think this gentleman was by far the most elegant flower picker I’ve ever seen. He seemed so completely lost in the moment. He was still wandering bare-foot through the mud with a bundle in his hands when we left.

They didn’t get their feet wet, but they still proudly hooked a water-logged lily to take home as a reward.

Nature LoverHere’s a photo of me at my very first Yangmingshan Flower Festival back in 2007, just one year after we arrived in Taiwan.

By that time, we had already seen half the island by motorcycle. You can check out my series on The Motorcycle Diaries if you’d like to learn more about traveling Taiwan by motorcycle.

If you’d like to see some images and commentary about some of the other flower festivals I’ve been to in Taiwan over the years, you can have a look at these articles:

Spring Flower Festival in Yangmingshan National Park (2007)

Taiwan’s 2007 Flower Festival at Yangmingshan National Park (2007)

Yangmingshan Calla Lily Festival (2008)

Callas from Yangmingshan (2008)

The Yangmingshan Flower Festival (2010)

Taiwan’s Spring Flower Festivals – Calla Lily Festival (2012)

Yangmingshan Flower Festival – Cherry Blossom Season (2017)

 

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Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian expat who has been living abroad in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. My husband and I have owned our own business in Taiwan since 2012. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. Follow Carrie on on Twitter @globetrotteri or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/carriekellenberger/.

3 thoughts on “Callas From Yangmingshan

    Joanna

    (May 21, 2008 - 5:00 am)

    Wow Carrie! What stunning photos of the Calla Lilies. The first flower is absolutely stunning. I love the composition and vivid green colors. It looks like you had a wonderful time. Your photography is in bloom.

    Carrie

    (May 21, 2008 - 3:52 pm)

    Thanks Jo. Hopefully we’ll be able to go together next year. I’m determined to drag you out to at least one of these flower festivals. In my opinion, Taiwan is one of the best places in the world for flower lovers like myself. I’d like to share it with you!

    Deden Luo

    (November 24, 2008 - 2:08 am)

    Excellent post! I really enjoyed reading it.
    I will be back for more!

    Sincerely,
    Deden Luo

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