If you enjoy botany, then you definitely shouldn’t miss out on the cherry blossom season in Taiwan.
Throughout January to March, the time of the year of cherry blossom in Taiwan is when cherry blossoms are all in bloom. Setting off from the north to the south of Taiwan, MyProGuide is taking you on a romantic stroll for cherry blossoms.
First thing first: the time to watch cherry blossoms in Taiwan
Cherry blossoms, with its lovely pink petals, are also known as Sakura. In Taiwan, the Sakura season starts roughly from late January to the middle of April. The full bloom is usually during March. This year, 2020, will launch a bit earlier due to the winter season, and it will roughly begin the beginning of February.
1. Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei City (中正紀念堂)
Starting off from the capital city of Taiwan, Taipei, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall located at the heart of Taipei City with a remarkable connection to anywhere in the city. Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, also called National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall, was built to commemorate the former Taiwan President Chiang Kai-Shek. It has become one of the most historical landmarks since it carries significant meaning for most of the Taiwanese. During the cherry blossom season, visitors, locals alike will appear in the garden of the memorial hall to have a snap of the beautiful scenery. With pink and white petals covering like a blanket at CKS, don’t miss out appreciating the beauty of nature in the city.
Time: early March to April
Address: No.21, Zhongshan South Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan
2. Tian-yuan Temple, New Taipei (淡水無極天元宮)
Visit Tian-yuan temple, located in Tamsui, one of the most historic districts, where is surrounded by cherry blossoms when Spring arrives. This district is famous for a special type of cherry blossom: a unique mix breed between Taiwan and Japan species.
Time: late March to April
Address: No.36, Sec. 3, Beixin Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City, Taiwan
3. Yangmingshan National Park, New Taipei (陽明山國家公園)
Can you picture a wide field of flowers? Have you ever dreamed about it? Yangmingshan National Park is a paradise for flower-lovers, with an endless sea of camellia, wild peonies, and spring blossoms. If you are into taking photos, you can’t miss the most photogenic spots: Dongfang Temple and Lane 42 Pingjing Street.
Time: middle of February to middle of March
Address: No. 1-20, Zhuzihu Road, Beitou District, Yangmingshan, Taipei
4. Wulai Waterfall, New Taipei 烏來
You might have already heard about the hot Spring, yet you might not know about its cherry blossom season. During February and March, take a ride on the historic Wulai Scenic Train, which is surrounded by a cloud of cherry blossoms, making you feel like you’re traveling back in time. Famous for its aboriginal culture, don’t forget to have a snap of the dazzling waterfalls, made even more magical with the cherry blossoms.
Time: February and March
Address: No. 16, Pubu Road, Wulai District, New Taipei City, 233
5. Wuling Farm, Taichung city (武陵農場)
Heading to the middle of Taiwan, we arrive at the third biggest city in Taiwan, Taichung. Wuling Farm is for those who are interested in high mountain farm life, welcoming visitors, and offer an insight into local rural life. It is also famous for its trail for an amazing view of cherry blossoms. With a length of 3 kilometers and more than 2.1 million cherry blossoms in the park, have your camera and smartphone ready with you, let’s take some pretty pictures with these pink blossoms.
Time: mid of February
Address: No. 3-1號, Wuling Road, Heping District, Taichung City, 424
6. Alishan National Scenic Area, Chiayi (阿里山國家公園)
Located in the south part of the country, Alishan National Park is one of the most iconic spots in Taiwan. From March to April is the most popular season at Alishan mountain due to the Cherry blossom season. Different varieties of cherry blossoms will bloom, including Kuril cherry, Taiwan cherry, Yaezakura, and Yoshino cherry. Apart from the breath-taking hiking trails for cherry blossoms, stay one more night at Alishan for its awe-inspiring sunrise. With more than 19,000qa blooming trees, adorable cherry blossoms with all kinds, it is a must-see for your stay in Taiwan during Spring.
Time: late March to April
Address: No.51, Checheng, Chukou Village, Fanlu Township, Chiayi County
Often times, people associated with cherry blossoms with Japan. However, there are tones of activities to celebrate cherry blossoms across Taiwan. The cherry blossom season has attracted many visitors from all over the world to see its beauty. Spring is in the air, next time when visiting Taiwan, don’t miss out the Sakura wonderland during Spring.