If you’re waiting and wondering where to see cherry blossoms in Taiwan this spring, you’ll be thrilled to know that they grace several parts of the country as early as January. Thanks to the pleasant Taipei weather, those regal, pale pink flowers are expected to last until April. So, plan your trip carefully and find out which cherry blossom viewing spot fits perfectly in your itinerary. To make it easy for you, here’s your ultimate guide on where to catch the fleeting but enchanting beauty of cherry blossoms in Taiwan:
Yangmingshan National Park
Yangmingshan National Park is blessed with dainty cherry blossoms on its mountains from February to March. Located in northern Taipei City, the Yangminghan National Park also features hiking trails, amazing plants and wildlife, and hot springs.
Book a half-day tour to explore the picturesque Yangmingshan National Park here.
Address: No. 1-20, Zhuzihu Road, Beitou District, Yangmingshan, Taipei City
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Formosa Aboriginal Village
Formosa Aboriginal Village will take your cherry blossom viewing in Taiwan to the next level. Nantou’s Cherry Blossom Festival, the largest cherry blossom festival in Taiwan, is filled with cultural activities and highlights the magical views of the delicate flowers.
Quietly settled beside the Sun Moon Lake near Puli in Nantou County, the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village is a fun amusement park that offer intense roller coaster rides and water attractions. Book your Taiwan Sun Moon Lake & Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Cherry Blossom Festival Ticket for a cultural adventure you won’t forget.
Address: 555, Taiwan, Nantou County, Yuchi Township
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM on weekdays; 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Cherry blossoms at Broadwood Park / Lohas Park accentuate the riverside in the Neihu District. Up close, the cherry blossoms have soft white petals with a striking pink splash in the middle. Delighted tourists are all over the pathway with their phones and cameras trying to capture the wonderful flowers.
Address: Lohas Park at Lane 61, Kangle Street, Neihu District, Taipei City
Sheipa Leisure Farm
Cherry blossoms thrive at Sheipa Leisure Farm along with other magnificent flowers and fruits, such as plum, peony, hydrangea, maple, and oriental pear. The farm is a perfect family getaway with its accommodation, restaurants, and a café, as well as breathtaking natural sceneries, mountains, clouds, and sweeping skies.
Address: No. 380, Minshih, Taoshan Village, Wufeng Township, Hsinchu County
Further adorning the five-storey, 60 metre Temple of Heaven pagoda of Tianyuan Temple during spring are the cherry blossoms during spring. From Taiwan cherry to Yoshino cherry, the variety of cherry blossom can be seen everywhere. Tourists can visit the Taoist temple and offer prayers.
Address: No. 36, Section 3, Beixin Road, Tamsui District, New Taipei City
Wuling Farm is not only home to astonishing cherry blossoms, but also to vegetables, flowers, fruit plantation, and high mountain tea. Located at an altitude of 1,740-2,100 meters in Shei-Pa National Park, the farm provides a camping ground for visitors. You will also be fascinated by its trails and garden. See cherry blossoms blush in Wuling Farm. Book your Wuling Farm Bus Tour Depart from Taipei: Wuling Farm & Jimmy Park today.
Address: 號, No. 2, Wuling Road, Heping District, Taichung City
North Jishi Temple
Popular among couples who will get married, North Jishi Temple is naturally festooned with dramatic cherry blossoms, making it a perfect spot for pre-nuptial photoshoots.
Address: No.37-3, Dianzi, Sanzhi Dist., New Taipei City 252
NI, Loving Farm
Gaze at masses of cherry blossoms at NI, Loving Farm, located in the mountain area of Taoyuan City. The area is ideal for sunny strolling with friends and families while soaking in the incredible nature views. You can also go camping, picnic, or eat at the restaurants. Going to the Lala Mountain Scenic Spot (Nature Protection Zone) is free, while visiting NI, Loving Farm costs NTD 100 per person.
Address: No. 143-1號, Zhongxin Road, Fuxing District, Taoyuan City
Alishan National Scenic Area
Dotted across the Alishan National Scenic Area are flushing cherry blossoms. This mountain located in Alishan Township, Chiayi County, is in all shades of pink from March 15 to April 10. You will appreciate the flowers lined up on the route stretching two kilometers from Chaoping Station to Alishan House.
Address: 605, Taiwan, Chiayi County, Alishan Township, 2鄰17號
Wulai Scenic Area
Stroll and take photos under the splendid cherry blossoms at Wulai Scenic Area in New Taipei City. The area is also known for its natural resources, aboriginal culture, and traditional hot springs. Among the varieties of cherry blossom you can see here are Prunus taiwaniana Hayata, Prunus yedoensis cv. Yedcensi, Prunus incise, Prunus Iannesiana, and Wils.
Address: Wulai Township, New Taipei City
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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