Tucheng Tung Blossom Trail, Tung Blossom Park

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Tucheng Tung Blossom Trail, Tung Blossom Park

Tucheng Tung Blossom Trail, Tung Blossom Park
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The area
Neighborhood: Shulin / Tucheng District
The antique Shanjia Railway Station has kept its Japanese occupation appearance well. Along the tracks of the serene Shanjia street beside the railroad lie streets and old houses, as if tracing back to its former small mining village. Bike along Dahan riverfront cycling path to enjoy the caressing of light winds beside sparkling waters. Every April to May, the Tucheng Tung Blossom Park is covered in tung blossoms. Petals fine as snow sprinkle the forest, blanketing a long white carpet into a scenery most affectionately loved.
How to get there
  • Yongning • 1 min walk

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Where There Are Tung Blossoms and Fireflies
May 2014 • Friends
Take the Blue Line of the Taipei Metro (MRT) and get off at Yongning Station. Walk up Chengtian Road for around 50 minutes until you arrive at the Nantianmu Square. (Alternatively, you can take a bus like Blue 44 from Yongning Station.) Then follow the sign to the Tung Blossom Park.

A couple of trails are available. I suggest that you take the Chingxi Trail along a stream and, if you wish, take the Shangying Trail in the evening on the way back to view fireflies glowing in the dark. Be sure to carry a flashlight and cover it with colored cellophane to guide the way and, more importantly, to minimize light disturbance to fireflies.

It is recommended that you visit the Tung Blossom Park in mid April and early May, when Tung trees are in full bloom and fireflies fly around in a swarm. But the problem is the overwhelmingly huge number of tourists!

During the hike you might want to drop by the nearby Chengtian Chan Temple and to pay homage to the late Master Guangchin. Be sure to visit before evening.
Written May 5, 2014
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