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Qingjing Farm Green Green Grassland

By on February 22, 2019

It’s a dreamy land where hills are alive! Qingling farm best known as the”Paradise above the Mist” the sublime view of the natural landscape under the blazing sun formed by a vast open pasture. The beautiful mountains and foothills around with a cotton-like clouds above blue skies and the background scene of adorable sheep leisurely grazing on the green green grassland is simply breathtaking.

However, others often referred to as a ”Little Switzerland” is perched in the Central mountains of Taiwan. Qingjing farm is situated at altitude 1,750 above sea level with unpredictable temperature between day and night and scenery changes with the season. The farm produces alpine vegetables, fruits, teas and flowers. It also offers leisurely outdoor activities; Spring flower viewing, maple leaf watching in the autumn, snow flakes watching during winter, wide tea plantation, it has so much to offer.

Before entering the farm, you must purchase your tickets at the entrance counter ( Just a reasonable admission fees) that includes 4 areas; Green Green Grassland, Guanshan Pastoral Area, South Business Circle, Shoushan Park ( Nature theatre) It is strictly forbidden to feed the animals ( sheep, horses) with left-overs. You can only feed the animals using animal feed provided by the park. Be sure to read all the guidelines regarding on-farm visitors.

Shearing show is also a special attraction. Sheep ranching nowadays can lure tourists, it’s a special attraction unlike before it’s just a livestock, raising some is much rewarding. I remember the stories of my grandma back to primitive. According to my grandma, ” wealth before is being judged by a number of cattle a person owned. Lol ! Nowadays is totally different….

Green Green Grassland stretches far and wide, it is an undeniable peaceful pasture and the sweetest I’ve ever experienced to bond with the flocks.

Splendid scenery fascinate all those who have experienced them.

The uphill climb stretches into a distance..

Visitors Waiting Area

Beautiful sheep house

Beautiful lamb house and wall design. I love it!

The Sheep Shearing Machine Station , a place to shear-off the sheep coat. Without this machine, the sheep can cause to become overheated and die. It is also for their health and hygiene.

Equally fun and enjoyable to bond with my new friends down there…

Human-Animal Bond

Up- close and personal social relationship with the sheep. It was my first time to touch these animals perhaps, this would be my most unforgettable memories to bring home…

What you can see here is something I don’t usually get to do back home, feeding a sheep is fun.

At first, I was having a hard time to get their attention, they can’t keep still.

With too many sheep around, I’m uncertain if I can domesticate one in just a minute. What I need is a friendly one.

Wooo! to my surprise! It works! He’s so sweet and gentle but I can’t take the smell. The woolen fleece so thick and fluffy but it was too dry, rough and brittle.

This one I think, has a long overdue haircut !

How beautiful! It’s really a peaceful pasture.

How do you lure a sheep? Perhaps, Graham knows more than me…

Holding an animal feed to attract them.That’s it!

Using preferred food. He’s enjoying …


Being called-off bringing in one group . I was waiting for the guard dog to drive the sheep.

Green Green Grassland beautiful sunset

Looking for the shepherd boy to watch the flock of sheep and his master…. It’s a goodnight time for the herd.

Fruit section at the entrance available here. A great place to buy fresh fruits and quality is good.

Fresh local fruits of Taiwan

Luscious fruits, I did purchase some for only 100 NT any 3 kinds of your choice.

Qingjing farm Green Green Grassland is a must visit attraction. As in Taiwan, people are looking forward to continued growth and progress.

Visit Taiwan’s Qingjing Farm

 Address: Renhe Road, Ren’ai Township, Nantou County, Taiwan 

More Taiwan attractions coming up next post….

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Cherry Blossoms Taiwan 2019

By on February 20, 2019

On our way to Wuling farm, we passed by cherry blossom trees growing freely flowering along mountainside, we made a quick stop to take a few shots, this is not the ideal stop but with the cascading symphony of pink colors, it will surely bring excitement to all cherry blossom lovers.

Cherry blossom usually begins to bloom early spring, this may happen mid-February to mid-April definitely, spring is the best season to catch the beauty of these flowers but when we were in Taiwan, winter is upon us and December month is not the best season to chase it. I’m lucky to catch the early blooms, it’s earlier than expected with other flowers that makes an attractive form during winter.

Winter chills, it was showering and temperature drops below 7 ° C. It’s fairly cold and I’m shivering, I forgot to wear my winter gloves, other parts of my body losing heat very quickly but I have to get through it. Strong howling winds blowing through the foggy mountains of Wuling, it makes me harder to walk… Wuling mountain with an altitude of 3275 meters and the highest point in Taiwanese highway.

Cherry Blossoms Taiwan 2019

It’s the magic of frosty morning to stand up here, wandering around to appreciate the beauty of the cherries and the mountain scenery.

Seasonal Celebrations

To start the year right with lively celebrations, Sun Moon Lake’s cherry blossom festival held every February with series of events that includes the concept of greenery, culture and protecting the environment. All routes surrounding the Sun Moon Lake and Formosan Aboriginal Culture are filled with fun festivities. During this month of February, colors of cherries refreshingly beautiful down to the cherry blossoms can also be viewed dramatically at night.

This is the trail leading to the mountain peak, equally impressive is the spectacular view that rewards all those who climb up to the top.

Cherry Blossoms Taiwan 2019

Looking down from the viewpoint
Photography location: Wuling mountain

Few flowers withering blown by a sudden gust of winter wind, amazing mountain landscape take the leading role and scene was captured instantly.

Cherry Blossoms Taiwan 2019

Cherry Blossoms Taiwan 2019

Cherry Blossoms Taiwan 2019

Cherry Blossoms Taiwan 2019

Cherry Blossoms Taiwan 2019

Cherry Blossoms Taiwan 2019
Photography location: Qingjing Farm

Cherry blossom tree stands alone out of the surrounding of Qingjing farm Green Green Grassland pasture.

Cherry Blossoms Taiwan 2019
Photography location: Wuling mountain

Cherry Blossom photos taken in different parts of Taiwan

Sweet nectar of Cherry blossom attracts various birds. This strikingly handsome kind of bird is a winter visitor and commonly seen here. I’m having a hard time to distinguish it, I’ve seen similar kind of bird when we visited Alishan Township.

Photography location: Alishan mountain

Birds soaring above treetop, got a very little chance to capture a little creature that goes deeper into the shrubs, brief flight with quick turns and burst of leaves altering my viewpoint to snap upward. I’m not even in suitable position photographing under the tree itself, their free route of escape nearby woodlands of Alishan gave me a difficult situation to snap.

The most visible kind of birds during winter, they prefer open habitat with shrubs and trees for nesting and cover.

I have scheduled a half day birding trip along the mountains of Wuling and rushing off to Alishan keeping a list of every species I’ve seen and photographed but got very few. I don’t really master how winter birds operate their own timetables …

Best places to see Cherry Blossoms or Sakura filled places

  1. Alishan National Scenic Area
  2. Wuling Farm
  3. Sun Moon Lake
  4. Formosan Aboriginal Culture- regarded as the best cherry blossom spot

Don’t miss it! Taiwan sights and more. Taipeh 101, Sun Moon Lake, Wuling Mountain, Sunrise Alishan, Qingjing green green grassland, Golden Waterfall, Night life, Night market and Dining. See you next posts…

Note: Lovely note down there will brighten my day!

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Sun Moon Lake Sunrise

By on February 15, 2019


Serenity and tranquility winter here in Taiwan, I was enjoying a hot cup of coffee when the first light of the day appeared. It was a peaceful morning mood, my choice of viewpoint at the right side of the balcony, it’s the best view spot, seems inviting to capture with the blue and yellow reflections of the sun on water. The horizon ringed with hills, quiet winter landscape seems to fill the picture with calmness, the natural beauty of Sun Moon Lake and striking scene of sunrise come together in perfect union.
Sun Moon Lake Sunrise, taken on the misty morning of December 26, 2018 from the balcony of our hotel room. Location: Miracolo View Hotel Yuchi , Nantou Country Taiwan.

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Panoramic View of Sun Moon Lake

By on February 14, 2019

The beautiful view of Sun Moon Lake from the balcony of our hotel room, the lake appears remarkably close when viewed from the top of Miracolo View Hotel. Sun Moon Lake is one of the finest and most frequently visited tourist attraction in Taiwan.

The semi-circular landscape of Sun Moon Lake looks like a brilliant blue crescent in the morning, the ferry boats, nearby green mountains and lakeside trees reflected on a still morning and that makes the most beautiful attractions here in Nantou.

Miracolo View Hotel, this lakefront hotel is 2 km from Shuishe Lakeside Trail and 6 km from Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village. In here, you’ll enjoy the fantastic view of the sunrise over the lake of mist, blue clouds and surrounding mountains. It was already late afternoon when we arrived here, we got a welcome Christmas treat, a handful of sweet goodies and chocolates from the hotel management. What a beautiful tradition ! Thank you so much!

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Bamboo Pavilion of Fengyuan Huludun Park Expo Site

By on February 1, 2019

Heralding the arrival of bamboo modernity, among the best loved architecture I’ve seen during my recent visit toTaichung. The magnificent Bamboo Pavilion of Fengyuan Huludun Park Expo Site considered as an absolute masterpiece illustrating Taiwanese interest in bamboo architecture.

The architectural trends using bamboo as the main material, the strength to weight ratio succeeds that of bricks and steel remarkably sustainable alternative for such projects. Bamboo Pavilion’s creative and structural element, refined and unique interior and exterior effect represents another turning point of a tropical country, the artistic talent accomplished by Taiwanese artists and bamboo architects.


Bamboo Pavilion
Fengyuan Huludun Park Expo Site
Taichung, Taiwan

Viewing directly from the front, the best way to fully appreciate the beautiful landscape is during sunset, warm lights you’ll enjoy the yellow-orange dramatic sky that gives substance offering a delightful welcome to those arriving tourists visiting Expo site.


Bamboo Pavilion
Fengyuan Huludun Park Expo Site
Taichung, Taiwan

Some photos taken during my Fengyuan Huludun visit

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