In spring from March 12 to 21, the halls at the Taiwan Orchid Plantation in Tainan is filled with a variety of colourful orchids that are artistically displayed, with some of which are rare. Every year, Tainan play host to orchid growers, buyers and enthusiasts or fanciers of this flower who come to view, meet, conduct business and compete for the best orchid breed trophy.
Aside from the decorative displays and competition, the annual orchid show also features international orchid symposium with talks by world-renowned speakers and expert orchardists. There is also business matchmaking and orchid growers meeting, sale of orchid related materials, presentation of orchid art design, social activities and tours of orchid nurseries.
Taiwan is the largest producer and exporter of orchids. The annual international orchid show in Taiwan is said to attract about 300,000 visitors of which 3,000 are floral experts and buyers from abroad. Now in its 12th year, the show is considered to be the top three orchid exhibitions in the world, with orchids becoming a tourist attraction in Tainan.