By TraNews Reporter Liao, You Sheng HUALIEN COUNTY, Taiwan (TraNews) – The daylily season, which begins in August and ends in September, draws a lot of tourists to the mountain in Hualien and Taitung during summer vacation.
Daylily, originally called Hemerocallis fulva, alias Wang-you. According to ancient legend, when man (son) is out of town, he would plant Hemerocallis fulva in the courtyard for his mother to care in order to relieve her longing for her son to come home. This is how the alias comes from.
Liushidanshan in Fuli Township, Chike Mountain in Yuli Township and Jinzhen Mountain in Taimali Township are three main daylily cultivation areas in Taiwan. Due to the toil of the farmers and the government incentives (compensate for not harvest), these three areas have become a world-class natural scenery and must see attractions in summer and spring.
Climbing up the twisting mountain road of Liushidanshan and Chike Mountain, which is the offshoot of Seashore Mountain Range, you can see the daylilies grown in the valley interspersed with a smattering of paddy fields. When you reach the top, you can see the fabulous views of the undulating scenery by day and the breathtaking golden seas of daylilies.
Jinzhen Mountain in Taimali, Taitung, has different flower festivals in different seasons. At the height of summer, it is overwhelmed with yellow daylilies, attracting masses of tourist to the region. When the time arrives for daylilies to bloom, the entire valley will be covered in yellow. Under the glittering sunshine, the daylilies appear to be like a dazzling yellow wave that sways with the wind.
Up the Jinzhen Mountain, you can see the checkerboard of paddy fields, step-like tea garden and a sea of clouds. The magnificent scenery would let you forget about all worries, just like the name of Wang-you, which is a perfect place to go away from the summer.