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.
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, and is the most scenic. It 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
The daylily also has an earthy, musky-sweet taste, and is a staple ingredient in Hualien cuisine (READ: Ultimate Food Guide to Hualien, Taiwan). 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.
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 (READ: 5 Best Places to See Maple Leaves in Taiwan.) Or maybe you’ve already seen the cherry blossoms and fancy something different.
How to Get There:
Mt. Liushishi sits at Hualien County, on the eastern coast of Taiwan. From The easiest way to get to Mt. Liushishi is by train.
- Take the train (if you’re coming from Taipei), or a cab to Hualien Station.
- Continue by Hualien Bus (Hualien New Railway Station-Fuli) to Zhutian Stop.
Be sure to catch the daylilies and the rest of Taiwan’s scenic landscapes when you book with KKday over here!