Thursday, December 18, 2008

Bizitou: A botanical garden in Chiayi's backstreets (China Post)

Bizitou Botanical Garden isn't the only botanical garden in Chiayi City. There's another in the city's sprawling and eponymous park, some kilometers to the southeast. However, Bizitou doesn't get nearly as many visitors, partly because it's a little hard to find. It's just west of the main railway line, less than 10 minutes drive north of the city's train station. Keep your eyes open for bilingual signs.

It's a good place to go to learn about Taiwan's plants and trees, and to enjoy a breath of nature without having to leave the city. Because there aren't many humans, it's also a good spot for watching birds. The botanical garden, which covers 4.6 hectares, has been open to the public since 2005...

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