Tulip display in Taipei draws thousands over Lunar New Year

Taipei, A tulip display at the Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence in Taipei held in conjunction with the Netherlands Trade and Investment Office attracted tens of thousands of visitors over the Lunar New Year holiday, with traffic controls in place to prevent congestion, Taipei City Police Department said on Tuesday.

The police said they remain on high alert as the show, which runs from Feb. 13-28, is likely to attract a lot of people on Tuesday, the last day of the holiday.

The traffic controls in place on Yangde Blvd. and Zhongshan N. Rd. could help ease traffic, especially as the area is also home to such tourist spots as the National Palace Museum, Shilin Night Market and Taipei Children's Amusement Park.

It is estimated that about 10,000 visitors will visit the display, which closes at 7 p.m, on Tuesday, the police said, adding that the maximum daily number reached 60,000 on Feb. 18.

Visitors flocked to the residence to see more than 30,000 tulips in a wide range of varieties, including one that is almost completely black.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel