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Guting Riverside Teeming with Blooming Spiny Spiderflowers! Photo Prize Campaign Launched

Who says you can’t find a sea of flowers in Taipei City? According to the Taipei Hydraulic Engineering Office (HEO) of the Taipei City Government, a sea of spiny spiderflowers (Cleome spinosa) at the Guting Riverfront is already in full bloom, making this a great time to visit and take great photos. The beautiful, dreamy, round-shaped sea of flowers has already gone viral and attracted a large number of influencers, and the HEO has also launched a campaign to welcome everyone to upload beautiful photos to the "Taipei Hydraulic Engineering Office" Facebook page for a chance to win a limited edition manhole cover badge.

The River Management Section of the Taipei Hydraulic Engineering Office pointed out that more than 30,000 spiny spiderflowers are in full bloom at the square below the Taipei City Hakka Cultural Park cross-embankment platform at the Guting Riverfront. The spiny spiderflowers are not only fragrant, but also attract butterflies, and there are butterflies fluttering everywhere on the site, while the white and pink petals exude a romantic and colorful ambience. Being immersed in this "Floral Paradise" is like being in a heaven on earth, beautiful and soothing. The HEO reminds the public that this dreamy scene is limited to early spring, and the flowers are expected to be in full bloom until mid-May.

The sea of spiny spiderflowers is designed in concentric circles, and the beautiful scenery looks great in any angle. Due to the enthusiastic response from followers of the official Facebook fanpage, the HEO has launched a small campaign to give away limited-edition badges. From now until the end of April, upload your best shots according to the rules of the campaign and you will have a chance to get a manhole cover badge exclusive to the Hydraulic Engineering Office. 

From now until April 31, 1. Click “like” on the "Taipei Hydraulic Engineering Office" fan page, and share the information about the "Sea of Spiny Spiderflowers" event on your personal wall. 2. Take a beautiful photo of you with the Sea of Spiny Spiderflowers in Guting. 3. Post the photo in the designated post message and @ a friend, you will have a chance to get a Rhododendron-themed manhole cover badge, limited to 50 units only. The HEO will announce the list of lucky winners on the "Taipei Hydraulic Engineering Office" fan page on May 15. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity and head to Guting to take your best shot!

How to get there:

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Search on Google Map: "Guting Riverfront Park Bicycle Path Observation Deck" (PLUS CODE:2GCF+32 Zhongzheng District Taipei City)

By Bus:

Take bus 253, 673, 943, or Brown 12 and get off at the "Taipei City Hakka Cultural Park" stop. Walk along Section 3 of Dingzhou Road to the intersection of NTNU, then get on the "Cross-Embankment Bicycle Path Observation Platform" next to the Hakka Cultural Park and enter the Guting Riverfront Park.


MRT: Get off at Exit 5 of the SongShan–Xindian Line "Taipower Building Station," walk along "Shida Road" toward the Hakka Cultural Park for about 5 minutes, climb onto the "Cross-Embankment Bicycle Path Observation Platform" next to the Hakka Cultural Park to enter the Guting Riverfront Park, walk down the Cross- Embankment Bicycle Path Observation Platform and then walk in the left-hand direction to see the sea of spiny spiderflowers at the Guting Riverfront.

By Bike:

Bicycle rental stations: Jingfu Station 

Youbike 2.0: MRT Taipower Building (Exit 5) Station, MRT Taipower Building (Exit 4) Station, MRT Taipower Building (Exit 2) Station, Hakka Cultural Park Station, Jizhouan Station, Shida Shuiyuan Intersection, Heti Elementary School, Mr. Wang Guan-Ying Memorial Library