Mother’s Day is celebrated on the same day in Taiwan as it is in the U.S.–the second Sunday of May. This Mother’s Day–my first and only spent in Taiwan as a mother myself–we spent it at Chengcing Lake. It’s about 20 to 30 minutes away by scooter. The cost to get in was 100NTD/adult, 50NTD/child, and 30NTD for a scooter.
Its extensive and beautiful grounds include a chateau of Chiang Kai-shek; the Bridge of Nine Turns, which spans across the lake; picnic and barbecue areas; a playground with a nearby food stand selling ice cream, cold drinks, tea eggs, and sausages, among other small-plate items; pagodas and watch towers; shrines; and pavilions, among other points of interest.
We spent time walking around the lake, admiring the beautiful flowering trees and plants; visiting various pagodas and pavilions, including the one on Fu Guo Island; having lunch on Fu Guo Island, which overlooks the lake; and spending time at the playground. We all had a relaxing and wonderful day spent in nature.