Giant Water Lilies to Grace Shuangxi Park August 16
The giant Victoria water lilies are coming back to Shuangxi Park this August!The Parks and Street Lights Office (PSLO) announced that the spectacle involving water lilies floating on the surface of water will reappear at the quaint Shuangxi Park in an exhibition starting August 16! The event will be right in time for the Summer Universiade, which will see a great influx of foreign athletes and visitors. Native to the tropical regions of South America, giant water lilies were introduced to Taiwan and cultivated in Tainan and Taoyuan. Taipei first held an exhibition featuring these rare plants in 2013, followed by a well-received activity in 2014 allowing individuals to “sit” on the leaves, PSLO Director Huang Li-yuan noted. According to Director Ho of the Horticulture Management Division, giant water lilies are known for huge leaves capable of sustaining heavy objects. However, it takes much effort to protect the leaves from the damages due to typhoons and torrential rain, as well as harassment from fish, freshwater snails, and insects. Thanks to PSLO staff’s meticulous care, the flowers have developed leaves with width of up to 130 centimeters.PSLO invites the public to seize the rare opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Victoria and Nymphaea water lilies and night herons at Shuangxi Park. 2017 Floating Giant Water Lily Exhibition
Location: Shuangxi Park
Address: Intersection of Fulin Rd. and Zhishan Rd., Shilin District
1. Take Exit 1 of MRT Shilin Station and transfer to Taibei High School Stop by bus 206, 255, 303, 304, 620, R5, or R30.
2. Take bus 645 or Y267 to Shuangxi Park Stop.