Native to the tropical regions of South America. Giant water lilies (Victoria amazonica) known for huge leaves which can grow up to 3 meters in diameter and can support heavy objects. Belongs to the plant family Nymphaeaceae (family of water lilies) and accounted as the largest member of the family. This was taken at the Shuangxi Park (雙溪公園) of Taipei City, Taiwan. They hold an annual Floating Giant Water Lily Exhibition during the Lilly season. In promoting the annual event Taipei mayor was seen sitting on one of this giant lily. Visitors too can take a chance to sit on one of these and take a photo but need to register themselves priorly.
|Floating Giant Water Lily|
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