Weekend Flower and Jade Market

Both are on JianGuo South Road. The Jade Market stretches from RenAi Road almost to ZhongXiao East Road and the Flower Market from XinYi Road to RenAi Road.

Both are on JianGuo South Road. The Jade Market stretches from RenAi Road almost to ZhongXiao East Road and the Flower Market from XinYi Road to RenAi Road.

It’s hard to know which end to begin at. One is an earthly paradise, an Aladdin’s cave that spills over with the opulence of pearls and precious stones taken from the heart of the earth. In the other, you drift along on a cloud of scent between lanes of bonsai trees, banks of flowers and orchids so lovely they simply take your breath away.

This is beauty to take home and keep. A string of pearls you’ll love for life goes for as little as NT$1000, while a delicate potted orchid costs only NT$100. The little white one I bought six weeks ago still looks lovely. If you shop for flowers that are in season, bunches go for NT$50 to NT$100, so ring the changes as each season comes around. Or take home a Siamese Fighter Fish. These little companions could be bought for as little as NT$20 and are easier to keep than you think.

Even if you’re completely broke or just aren’t the shopping type, it costs nothing to spend an hour or two strolling through and your weary soul is guaranteed a lift.

written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places #park #culture #nature #market #location

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