Sunshine Coast, Australia
A MUST do in TaipeiEven if you are not obsessed by jade (or gems or antiques or wear-able jewels), or plants, this market is worth visiting just for the scale and passion of the exhibitors! WOW. I'm a plant nut and found the Flower Market amazing....the best I have seen anywhere. Floral art, bonsai, orchids, succulents, pots, decorations,etc. And then the Jade- another WOW....so many collectors with antiques, statues, teapots, carvings, stones, JADE, and then the 'string' to make the jade into necklaces/bracelets,etc. A cultural experience on par with the best you'll have anywhere in Asia.
Amazingly nice flower marketIt’s an amazing flower market open during weekend, they have lots of varieties of flowers and plant at a very good price( best bargain after 5:00 PM, as the market close at 6:00), they also sell gardening kits and equipment at reasonable price. Very close to Da’an metro station, it’s a must visit place, next to this there is this Jade market which have varieties of gemstones stalls.
Seoul, South Korea
Beautiful flower weekend market!I was on a Taiwan city tour, and we went passed this area. I decided to stop by here and checked out the flower market. I came on a Sunday. It was bustling with locals and lots of plants and flower vendors. It was nice to see so many beautiful flowers and plants. The flowers are cheap too, and so many varieties. Across the flower market, you can also visit the jade jewelry market. So many jade jewelry vendors and you can buy anything from necklaces to rings. Overall, a pleasant experience.
More than a marketThe Jianguo Jade Market has an extensive range of jade, from the moderately cheap to the expensive. The market is underneath the Jianguo South Road flyover, at the corner of Renai West Road Section 3. Personally, I don't know one piece of jade from another, but the items look pretty. If you are intending to spend thousands of dollars, it might be worth getting some expert advice. Some haggling might also be in order. Check that the market is open before you go.
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