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Taiziwan Park or the Prince Bay Park is a beautiful garden that famous for its tulips, originated from Netherlands, and always crowded with visitors.
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The name bay comes from the Southern Song Dynasty that lasted from 1127 to 1279, where this place was a shallow bay. While the name Taiziwan came because this park was chosen as the burial place for two princes from Southern Song. The place was chosen because of its serene, peaceful, and solemn environment that still can be seen nowadays. Thus the name became the Taiziwan Park or The Prince Bay Park.
Taiziwan Park is known because of its beautiful scenery. The park is also decorated with romantic recreational items that symbolize the 'unswerving allegiance' and the act of 'flying abreast of each other like birds in the sky'. This is why the park is a popular place not just for family but also for couples. As time goes, the park is also associated with love and romance, and its quaint ambiance supports the park to become even more touching and memorable place for its visitors.
Many people were choosing Taiziwan Park as a spot for their marriage or other intimate gatherings. Not only because of the beautiful environment of the park, there is also a church located here. Most of the weddings held were using western style ceremonies, which usually begin with a lively wedding march, where the bride and groom will walk through the bridge hand in hand with a bouquet of fresh flowers held in the hand of the bride.
The wedding ceremony usually conducted in the church, where a red heart-shaped will be the spot for the couple. After the ceremony in the church, couple will release doves while holding colored ribbons in their hands, followed by a tradition called the union of wine cups. Based on the tradition, the couple will take their places in a round table. Then, a person known as Miss Manners will provide them with a large bottle of champagne and red wedding cards. After that, the bride and the groom will ride a horse-drawn carriage that will take them through the garden. There, the couple will share wine with the guests of the wedding. The ceremony ends with the couple sit on a decorated chair and carried to a small house that is also located in the park.
The Taiziwan Park is definitely crowded during spring, especially from the end of March until the beginning of May. This is because those months are the best time to enjoy the flowers in the park. The cherry blossoms and apple tree from Japan, the tulips from Holland, and various kinds of roses will be blooming during this time, which is a beautiful view that you cannot miss. There is also a tulip festival held every year in the park and a landmark that is a windmill that functioned as a cafe, making it feels like you are in Holland. To enjoy the bloom, you can also hold a picnic with your family or play a game in one of the designated ball game spots.
Even though Taiziwan Park is famous during spring because of the beautiful bloom, the park is also stunning in the end of autumn of in the early winter. You will see the bright yellow leaves of the ginkgo tree and French phoenix trees alongside bright red maple canopies. The view will offers you the different side and color of the Taiziwan Park. You will also get to enjoy the ambience more because during this season, the park will not be as crowded as it is during spring. So, if you cannot go during spring, then this season is a good alternative, while summer is not really an option because there will be a lot of mosquitoes. However, be noted that the park can get windy and cold.
How to Get Tickets?
There is no ticket needed for visiting the Taiziwan Park.
How To Get Around?
To get around, you can go by foot. However, you will not get tired of walking because of the beautiful view and the nice breeze. Many people also like to take a rest on the side of the river. Other option is to rent the bike to get around the Taiziwan Park.
What Should I Wear?
There is no recommendation on what to wear to visit the Taiziwan Park. It is better to wear comfortable clothes because you will walk a lot. You can also wear nice clothes to take photos, but remember to check the weather before you are going.
Best Time to Visit
Best time to visit will be early in the morning, before the park gets too crowded with local and foreign visitors. If you can, it is better not to visit the park during holidays or weekends as well. There are two options of time to visit the Taiziwan Park. The first one is between March to May when you will get to see the cherry blossoms and the tulips blooming, while the second one is during winter because the park will be less crowded.
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Will I Need a Guide?
As it is a park, no tour guide is needed.
How To Get There?
To get to Taiziwan Park, you can go by bus number K4, 504, or 514, or you can also take the tourist line number 1, 2, 3, or 5. Get off at the Flower Harbor or Huagang stop.