November: Chrysanthemums in Taiwan
White chrysanthemums may be bad luck according to Chinese tradition, but that doesn’t stop us from falling in love with these cute pom-pom petals found throughout Miaoli County in western Taiwan. Head to Jiuhu Farm in Tongluo township for your dose of chrysanthemum this winter. Cram your Instagram feed with these adorable white spheres, which from afar look just like thousands of fluffy bunny tails bobbing on the hillside. Not only will they look Insta-glamorous on your feed, this popular houseplant can also help remove toxins such as ammonia and benzene from the air. In Chinese medicine, they’re even said to have therapeutic effects on sore throats and the flu.
Catch the Chrysanthemum Morifolium Festival around mid-November, where you can watch farmers harvest the flowers, or handpick some for yourself. Grab a bag of dried flowers to take home and tank up on chrysanthemum tea.
15-1 Jiuhu Village, Tongluo Township, Miaoli County 366, Taiwan, (+886) 3-798-3711.