Mommy Growing up: Taichung Park

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Taichung Park

Walking around the parks and just letting our kids run loose were becoming our weekend afternoon routine last summer. In one of those lazy afternoons, we strolled along the city's century-old park, named Taichung Park. I just learned it was more than a hundred years old, ain't that cool! It's only about 10-minutes-scooter-drive-away from our place. I used to drive past it on our way to shop at Yi Jung Jie night market or to China Medical Hospital for our routine medical check ups and hence, my first time to actually drop by and just enjoy nature's beauty. The park is full of tall luscious green trees, rich flowers and well-manicured grasses where my kids were tempted to just roll over. In its midst is a picturesque lake, also known as Sun Moon Lake. It is adorned with a classical Chinese moon Pavilion, a cannon platform, and with facilities including rowboats for rent, children's playground, outdoor music stage and tennis courts. In the weekends, it's kind of festive with a lot of fun activities going on ~ music, foods, games, art exhibits and more.

Taichung Park was developed a century ago in 1903 during the Japanese colonization. The old pavilion was built in 1908 and its classical design was still well-preserved amidst the upgrades done on the park through the years. Indeed, it's one of Taichung's famous landmarks. 

Behold the  lovely classical  Chinese pavilion in the lake. 
Visitors can rent rowboats for about 7us$ and tour around the lake.  
My kids with the scenic lake and  connecting bridge in the backdrop.
My baby among the vibrant yellow flowers.
Posing again for Mommy among the trees with her signature "peace" sign lol.
The tranquil lake in the midst of the bustling city. 

This park is free of entrance and a lot of Taiwanese snacks are sold during the day. Indeed, Taichung Park is one of the nice places to hang out and relax. Think about an inexpensive and healthy way of relaxation, yes? Have a great day!

        


12 comments:

  1. Looks like a great place to spend a few hours walking with the kids.

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  2. thanks for your highlight! what a beautiful park ♥

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  3. Beautiful place - enjoyed the story. thanks for sharing. nice post.

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  4. Wow! Ganun na sya talaga katagal? Supernice place!

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  5. Katya this looks like such a beautiful and peaceful place. It must have been a lovely day. Thanks for sharing the story and the pictures.

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  6. I have been there ~ Loved its tranquility ~ Lovely photos ~ perfect for MYM ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy MYM

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  7. Very pretty..

    Here's my mellow yellowplease come and see. Thank you!

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  8. What a pretty park, I love the pavillion. Your children are adorable. Wonderful photos.

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  9. Beautiful photos..

    Visiting for MYM! Hope you can visit mine too..

    http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2011/12/yellow-octupos-kids-cart.html

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  10. Now THAT is our cup of tea!
    Thanks for sharing...........

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  11. Ditto to what Whitesnake said. Thanks for sharing with Walkabout.

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  12. If a park looks like that mommy i would not mind walking everyday hehe nice park

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