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TSIP and agricultural leisure industry promote romantic journey of Twinkling Fireflies in The Tung Blossom Season
Since 2017, the " Agricultural Tourism Marketing Platform of Taichung Mountain Area "has set up by Taiwan Seed Improvement and Propagation Station ( hereinafter referred to as TSIPS) with joint effort of different institutes for marketing local agricultural leisure industry throughout the year. It is hoped that the public could know more about the unique agricultural leisure tourism and local cultural activities in Taichung mountain area. It is one of the most romantic seasons in Taichung, between April to May, when the tung flowers are in full bloom and also the season of fireflies. Let’s explore together to look for the beauty of the mountain in spring and summer!
The tung flowers often referred to as "May Snow" because the blossoms falling gives off an effect of snow falling. Whether a lot of clusters of tung flowers blooming on the tree like bridal bouquets, or falling down like snowflakes are all beautiful to behold. If you want to enjoy the tung flowers, you can visit the "Maopu Fairy Waterfall" in Toubiankeng, Taiping District, the Chou Teng Keng Leisure Agriculture Area in Xinshe District , and the "Dongshi Forest Farm". Plus, that would be great places to take beautiful photos for checking-in on Facebook. As for the lovely fireflies, because of the high requirements for the growth environment, they are always regarded as an important “environmental indicator". The basic requirements of a firefly habitat are a source of clean water, pollution-free and no light pollution. The Roan Pyi Keng restoration area for fireflies in Dongshi Distric just provides such a high-quality ecological system, while in the same District, there are also some little-known firefly spots in Pears Homeland Leisure Agricultural Area. If you want to see thousands of fireflies "carrying lanterns to find their spouse", you must make a good arrangement for a firefly tours! And remember, don't disturb the fireflies or bring them back,
The only thing you should take back is memories.
In addition to the production of high-quality agricultural products, Taichung Mountain Area is also rich in tourism resources. After the "Sea of Flowers in Xinshe" during late autumn to winter, the following "plum blossom season" and "cherry blossom season" also attract large numbers of visitors. In summer, you can experience the joy of fruit picking and enjoy the cooler temperature in mountain to avoid the summer heat. These travel itineraries can make people enjoy the area all year round , experience the happiness of slow living in the mountain cities and never get tired of that！Last but not least, kindly be reminded to protect yourself in accordance with the relevant epidemic prevention.
▲Fig1. A cluster of tung flowers blooming on the tree look like a bridal bouquet.
▲Fig 2. White tung flowers drifting down like snowflakes and looks romantic.
▲Fig3. The firefly season is one of the greatest events of Taichung Mountain Area in spring. (The photo is provided by Pears Homeland Leisure Agricultural Area.)