Taiwan’s cherry blossom

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543934_num1134962For those of you holidaying in the Far East this holiday time, you shouldn’t forget that Taiwan has its famed Formosan cherry blossom time lasting until well into April.

Some blossom opened a little later this year so the season may even last into May.

Where to see it?

The Sun Moon Lake cherry blossom festival in Yuchih has a number of events centred around the few thousand cherry trees in Sun Moon Lake. It’s the largest cherry blossom festival in central Taiwan, and a particular highlight is the ‘Evening Cherry Blossom Activity’ during which each tree is lit with lights. It will probably cease in mid-April

The Alishan Cherry Blossom Festival takes place from mid-March through to mid-April. With more than 19,000 cherry trees, Alishan is one of Taiwan’s most famous places to see the cherry blossom. Over 18,000 of these trees are the Yoshino cherry trees, making Alishan the only and largest area for Yoshino cherry trees in Taiwan, the best places to view including Zhaoping Park and Alishan House.

In Taipei, the Taiwanese capital, the buds opened a while ago in the Songzhi Park in the Xinyi District.  Located next to two iconic Taiwanese buildings; Taipei 101 and the Eslite Xinyi Store, the cherry blossom trees of the Songzhi Park are relatively new opening up the urban areas to the beauty of spring. The trees contrast against the backdrop of the high rise buildings, making them even more stunning. Taipei city is now home to over 4,000 cherry trees across its parks, brightening up the city landscape.

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