Sightseeing in Taoyuan should be listed on top of your to-do list when visiting Taiwan. One of the worth-visiting places is the Flower Ocean Farm Ranch located at Fuxing Road in Daxi Township. Visiting this flower farm can be a very rewarding experience as it does not only entertain the eyes but also induces positive emotions. Daxi flower farm is the biggest flower farm in northern Taiwan, covering about 16 hectares full of rich flowers patterned from the flower fields found in Provence, France.
The bread-like terrain resembles a mountain, with a minimal elevation of 348 meters, with a natural woody landscape. Luxuriant trees are standing beside the colorful flowers, which set off a serene natural environment. When looking at the viewing platform, you can see the Tiao River, Chungli and the adjacent lakes and mountains. This colorful sea of flowers, quaint houses and picturesque neighborhood all contribute to the overall scenery of this particular area in Daxi. In addition, no farm can be compared to the Flower Ocean Farm Ranch with tons of idol dramas coming here for shooting including ‘My Secret Garden 2’, ‘Green Light Forest’, ‘In Love of Fragrance’, etc. If you are lucky, you may even see local idols filming dramas, travel programs and other major TV media.
The Daxi Flower Sea Farm is an ideal place to visit all year round. Every summer, sunflowers, hybrid verbena and sage start to bloom while in spring, the fragrance of lavender spanis and impatiens begins to spread throughout the farm. When the weather gets cooler, lavender and cosmos can still be seen. Indeed, the beautiful blossoming of flowers everywhere and every season are a sure feast for the eyes. The farm also has a decade-old teahouse, transformed into Southern-style restaurant called Van Gogh’s Home, painted with beige color. It offers European-inspired dishes, including a continental buffet, an exquisite food package and afternoon tea, making every diner feel especially good.
Getting in Flower Ocean Farm Ranch seems like traveling into a European manor. Together with the European-themed Van Gogh restaurant, you can also visit the Spanish-styled multi-purpose ‘Fragrance Workshop’ in red tone as well as the ‘Alice Herb Garden’, which is another fragrance workshop that focuses in particular on various selections of herbs.
The flower farm is divided into three parts, namely the Purple Dream Zone, the Rainbow Flower Field and the Heaven Hill. Purple Dream Zone covers about two hectares cultivated with sage, lavender, and other herbs and purple flowers. The Rainbow Flower Field, on the other hand, looks similar to a rainbow, full of various perennial shrub plants with bright-colored flowers that switches into different seasonal colors and flowers.
Besides the three zones, several beautiful flowers can be seen in other areas as well as the ‘Little Cowboy Ranch’ where not only ponies, sheep, rabbit and other small animals can be seen but also the small ‘bee ecology house’, which may be visited to see how small bee nectar is produced.
Flower Ocean Farm Ranch is specifically located in No.27, Lane 1093, Section One, Fuxing Road, 4 Neighborhood, Fuanli, Dasi Township, Taoyuan County, next to Cihu Parking Lot. In getting there, head to the National Freeway 3 until Daxi Interchange, then turn onto the Taiwan Provincial Highway 3. Connect to Taiwan Provincial Highway 4. Go straight ahead, and once you arrive at Puwei, turn left to connect to the Provincial Highway 7, and drive straight to Cihu Parking Lot.