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Each year, between the months of February and April, Taiwan bursts into colourful pink and white blossoms. Spring visitors can experience Taiwan's Formosan cherry blossoms flowers in full bloom.
The most famous cherry blossom viewing spots in Taiwan are Yangmingshan National Park and Alishan Forest, and the Sun Moon Lake Cherry and Formosan Aboriginal Cultural Village.
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AT SUN MOON LAKE
The Sun Moon Lake cherry blossom festival in Yuchih incorporates a number of events centred around several thousand cherry trees in Sun Moon Lake. It's the largest cherry blossom festival in central Taiwan, and particularly famous for the 'Evening Cherry Blossom Activity' during which each tree is lit with lamplights, creating a stunning colourful and romantic show.
The cherry blossoms at Sun Moon Lake can be seen throughout the entire cherry blossom season, from January through to mid-April.
CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
The Alishan Cherry Blossom Festival takes place from mid-March through to mid-April. Covered by over 19,000 cherry trees, Alishan is one of Taiwan's most famous places to see the cherry blossoms.
Over 18,000 of these trees are Yoshino cherry trees, making Alishan the largest area for Yoshino cherry trees in Taiwan. In Alishan, the best places to view the cherry blossoms include Zhaoping Park and Alishan House.
The famous Formosan aboriginal cherry blossom can also be seen in Alishan for the entire cherry blossom season.
THE YANGMINGSHAN FLOWER FESTIVAL
The Yangmingshan Flower Festival features more than 3,000 cherry trees alongside a wide range of flowers such as camellias and peach blossoms. Free guided tours of the famous double cherry, Japanese Showa cherry and the Taiwan cherry trees are conducted regularly and the park is open to the public for free.
The Yangmingshan Flower Season forms part of the larger Yangmingshan Flower Season which incorporates Yangmings Park, Chienshan Park and the surrounding areas, where visitors can view a vast array of blooming flowers during the spring season.
CHERRY BLOSSOM VIEWING
Visitors do not even need to step outside of Taipei to experience the cherry tree blooms. Buds begin to open in mid-February 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 a relatively new phenomena, opening up the urban areas to the beauty of spring.
Taipei is now home to over 4,000 cherry trees across its parks, brightening up the city scape.