While China has a sea of gold-colored canola flowers blooming every February and India has rows of red tulips on sloping terraces every April, the Philippines has a field of pink, yellow, and orange chrysanthemums that is open for public viewing every October.
If you're headed to the south, here's a site worth checking out: Eden's Flowers Farm in Tupi, South Cotabato officially reopens on October 12. You can also shop for flowers at an affordable price while you're there.
Eden's Flowers Farm started this seasonal tourist destination in 2014 and has since attracted a number of travelers. It is open from Monday to Saturday, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Entrance fee is at P80 while senior citizens, students, and persons with disabilities get a discounted price of P60. Children below 12 years old need to pay only P50.
On September 23, Lamitan City in Basilan opened a tulip garden made from almost 30,000 discarded plastic bottles. The attraction is open to the public for free. In 2017, Pangasinan attracted many visitors to the country's first-ever Sunflower Maze. The 2,100-square-meter lot had about 8,000 sunflower plants.
How to get there: Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific has regular flights from Manila to Cotabato and from Manila to General Santos City. You can go to South Cotabato by land from these two places within the Soccsksargen Region.
Eden's Flowers Farm is at Sitio Lemblesong, Barangay Kablon, Tupi, South Cotabato. For more information, follow Eden's Flowers Farm on Facebook.