Taiwan Cherry Blossoms 🌸 The Best Places to Catch the Flowers in Taiwan

Taiwan Cherry Blossoms 🌸 Top 5 Places to Catch the Flowers in Taiwan

Taiwan Cherry Blossoms - Our Top 5

What do you need to know about Taiwan cherry blossoms?

Well for most people, Japan is probably the first place that springs to mind (see what we did there?) when you think of thousands of people flocking to see to the beautiful spring-time flowers.

In Japanese these particular blossom flowers are referred to as Sakura, so if you’re investigating cherry blossom festivities around the world you might also see them called Sakura Festivals.

But in recent years more and more tourists have been visiting Taiwan as well as mainland China to see the pink dotted landscapes.

In Taiwan alone the cherry blossoms attract more than 50,000 visitors annually.

So to make life easier for you, we’ve put together a list of our top 5 places to catch the pretty pink flowers this season.

The best time of year to make the trip is usually around February/March/April time. 

If you find some more great spots, then please let us know in the comments below:

Taiwan Cherry Blossoms Spot #1 – Formosan Aboriginal Cultural Village

Taiwan Cherry Blossoms Spot #2 – Yangmingshan National Park

Taiwan Cherry Blossoms Spot #3 – Alishan National Scenic Area

Taiwan Cherry Blossoms Spot #4 – Taian Police Station

Taiwan Cherry Blossoms Spot #5 – Wuling Farm

Taiwan Cherry Blossoms Spot #1 – Formosan Aboriginal Cultural Village

Cherry Blossoms Taiwan
Take a ride on Sun Moon Lake

The Formosan Aboriginal village has to come at the top of most cherry blossom lists.

As well as being an absolutely stunning location to view the cherry blossom trees, you can learn all about Taiwan’s aboriginal population on your trip.

The village is actually just one spot to view cherry blossom tress which are dotted all around Sun Moon Lake – the largest lake in Taiwan.

The lake itself is man-made, but its surroundings are spectacularly beautiful.

And the Foromosan Aboriginal village is one of the best locations to view the scenic blossoms around the lake.

FUN TIP: there’s also a theme park with a crazy selection of roller coasters, including the tallest in Taiwan.

  • Best Time to Visit:  February to March
  • Admission: 850 NTD (for access to the village and the theme park)
  • Visit from: Taichung with Public Transport

Taiwan Cherry Blossoms Spot #2 – Yangmingshan National Park

Yangmingshan national park is one of Taiwan’s top locations to escape the bustling city life and go for a hike. The cherry blossoms in this area appear quite early.

You should be able to spot the cherry blossoms from the hiking trails and paths as you make your way around the national park.

It’s pretty easy to access too, as it’s not far from Taipei city and is accessible by public transport.

Perfect if you’re living in the city to study Chinese and looking for some fun day or weekend trips.

  • Best Time to Visit: Late Jan to March
  • Admission: Free
  • Visit From: Taipei by public transport

Taiwan Cherry Blossoms Spot #3 – Alishan National Scenic Area

alishan cherry blossoms
Alishan Scenic Area

Alishan National Scenic area is another popular destination throughout the year.

An old mountain railway takes visitors up to the peak and many visitors come to catch the sunrise.

It’s a fantastic place to explore and take in some great scenery.

In cherry blossoms season Alishan is even more popular, as the addition of the blossoms makes the sunrise views absolutely exquisite.

  • Best Time to Visit: Mid – March to April
  • Admission: 200 NTD
  • Visit From: 2.5 hours away from Tai Chung

Taiwan Cherry Blossoms Spot #4 – Tai-an Police Station

Known as Taiwan’s most beautiful police station, it’s the cherry blossoms trees that help give Tai-an Police Station its prestigious title.

This one isn’t on the typical Sakura festival lists. But it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re in Taichung.

Cherry blossom trees line the road from the Tai-an Train Station up to the Tai-an police station, adding some colour to the otherwise quiet street.

TIP: The window to see the cherry blossoms here is quite small so make sure you; generally you can catch them from late February to mid March.

  • Best Time to Visit: February and March
  • Admission: Free
  • Visit From: Taichung City by Public Transport

Taiwan Cherry Blossoms Spot #5 – Wuling Farm

Wuling Farm cherry blossoms
Wuling Farm

Wuling Farm is also lesser known than our first 3 spots, but it’s still a beautiful place to catch the blossoms.

Located nearly 2000m above sea level, Wuling is a little more tricky to get to that some of above mentioned spots.

But it should definitely be on your list of cherry blossom spots in Taiwan; it’s a whole landscape of beautiful blossoms.

It’s a great place to go for a walk and take in the scenery.

  • Best Time to Visit: Late Feb Mid March
  • Admission: 130 NTD
  • How to Get There: Also from Taichung City, you can catch a bus or take a driver

If cherry blossoms are your jam, then check out our list of top places to catch the pretty pink flowers in Beijing too:


Taiwan Cherry Blossoms – FAQ’s

When is the best time to visit Yangmingshan in Taiwan?

The best time to visit Yangmingshan would be late January to March time.

How much does it cost to enter the Alishan National Park?

The cost is 200 New Taiwan Dollars.

Are there Cherry Blossoms at the Tai An Police Station in Taiwan?

Yes there are.

Known as Taiwan’s most beautiful police station, it’s the cherry blossoms trees that help give Tai-an Police Station its prestigious title.

Do note though, the window to see the cherry blossoms here is quite small so make sure you; generally you can catch them from late February to mid March

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