Fall for Taiwan this Season when You See the Daylilies!

Once a year in the autumn, Mt. Liushishi turns into a sea of gold. Catch the fleeting beauty of the daylily when you head to Hualien, Taiwan this season!

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Once a year, Mt. Liushishi turns into a sea of brilliant gold. Aptly named, the daylily blooms in the morning only to wither at night. Its fleeting yet beautiful nature draws tourists all over the world to Hualien, Taiwan.

Mt Liushidan Daylily: Hualien, Taiwan
Fall for Taiwan

Unlike the cherry blossoms, the daylilies bloom in the fall, from August to September. Mt. Liushishi (also known as ‘Sixty Stone Mountain’) is one of the country’s top daylily plantations; The drive up here is especially scenic. Mt. Liushishi sits at Hualien as part of the Coastal Mountain Range, rising 800 meters above sea level. Over 300 hectares are dedicated to cultivating the flowers.

Mt. Liushishi Daylilies: Hualien, Taiwan
Fall in Taiwan: Daylily picking at Mt. Liushishi (image via PeiQi Teh)

The daylily also has an earthy, musky-sweet taste and is a staple ingredient in Hualien cuisine. Local restaurants and food stands serve snacks and dishes made with the daylilies, in all kinds of varieties. Visitors can sample pan-fried, deep fried, soup and salad seasonal dishes during their tour.

Mt. Liushishi Daylily Delicacies: Hualien, Taiwan
Fall in Taiwan: Daylily Snacks (Photo credit: billy1125 / CC BY)

Every year, over 100,000 tourists flock to Mt. Liushishi to marvel at the daylilies. This trip is perfect for nature lovers who want to enjoy the cool fall winds and autumn scenery. Or maybe you’ve already seen the cherry blossoms and fancy something different.

Be sure to catch the daylilies and the rest of Taiwan’s scenic landscapes when you book with KKday over here!

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