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A Spring Guide to Taiwan’s Cherry Blossom

Taiwan Cherry Blossom Season: Yangmingshan National Park

Yangmingshan National Park  (Mid February to Early March)

Taiwan Cherry Blossom Season: Yangmingshan National Park
Taiwan Cherry Blossom Season: Yangmingshan National Park

If you find Taipei’s cherry blossoms lacking, take a short day trip to Yangmingshan National Park. The stunning national park is filled with hiking trails, exotic plants and wildlife, and famous hot springs. Head here during spring time to escape the city and admire the lush mountain scenery and forests.

  • How to Get There from Taipei: At Taipei Main Station, take Shuttle Bus 260 from the Zhengzhou Road bus stop. Get off at the Yangmingshan Bus Terminal.
  • Book a Tour: And get to explore Yangmingshan National Park and the Hot Springs with convenient pick-up and drop-off.

Renchan Botanical Gardens (Late February to Early March)

Here’s a travel stop for the seriously outdoorsy. Enjoy several scenic hiking trails that will let you explore a number of themed gardens at the Renshan Botanical Gardens. Apart from the pink cherry blossoms, the gardens are also home to thousands of exotic, colorful flowers, as well butterflies.

Nantou Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village: Sun Moon Lake (Early to Mid February)

Taiwan Cherry Blossom Season: Formosan Aboriginal Village and Sun Moon Lake
Taiwan Cherry Blossom Season: Formosan Aboriginal Village and Sun Moon Lake

History buffs, take advantage of cherry blossom season to also visit the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village. Witness Taiwan’s colorful indigenous Taiwanese culture, and watch stunning performances of ritual dances with live music. To get there, take the Sun Moon Lake Ropeway, a 7-minute ropeway ride that will treat you to an incredible view of the cherry blossoms and the famous Sun Moon Lake.

Alishan National Scenic Area (Early to Mid March)

Taiwan Cherry Blossom Season: Alishan National Forest
Taiwan Cherry Blossom Season: Alishan National Forest

The Alishan National Park is a scenic attraction year-round, with its mountain landscapes, towering cypress trees, and vintage local trains. But come spring time, Alishan transforms into Taiwna’s top cherry blossom sight.  Enjoy a day trip of light hiking, high mountain tea, and cherry blossom viewing. Or, spend a night or two in the Taichung district and catch the stunning sunrise views over the sea of clouds.

Wuling Farm (Early to Mid March)

Taiwan Cherry Blossom Season: Alishan National Forest
Taiwan Cherry Blossom Season: Alishan National Forest

Another cherry blossom heaven is the Wuling Farm. Located almost 2,000 meters above sea level, the weather is cool and refreshing. Hiking enthusiasts will enjoy the trek up to Snow Mountain, the second highest peak in Taiwan. Apart from spring, another great time to visit Wuling Farm is in September, when a number of other exotic flora are also in bloom.

  • How to Get There from Taipei: Take the HSR from Taipei to Taichung.
  • Book a tour: You can also book a Bus Day Tour departing from Taipei. Take the HSR from Book a bus day tour that departs from Taipei Main Station. A number of tour buses will take you from

Cingjing Farm

Taiwan Cherry Blossom Season: Cingjing Farm
Taiwan Cherry Blossom Season: Cingjing Farm

If you’re headed to Taiwan on a family trip, spend a day exploring the Cingjing Farms for cool mountain weather, stunning scenery, and adorable sheep! Also known as Taiwan’s ‘Foggy Eden,’ the lush grasslands see acres of colorful flowers.

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