Pingjing Street, Lane 42 (平菁街42巷): Forecast of cherry blossoms blooming time: Late of January to mid-March

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Every cherry blossom season in Taiwan, this is one of the earliest blooming cherry blossoms places in Taipei. Pingjing Street, Lane 42 is also the place most visited and checked-in by locals, if you don’t believe that you can try to copy and paste “平 菁 街 42 巷” on Instagram will see lots of beautiful images coming out in front of you.

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How to get there

Bus: You also go to the MRT Jiantan station, exit 1, walk to the left bus station and catch the bus No. S19 (~ 1 hour 1 trip), then get off at Fude Temple station (the travel time takes about 45 minutes), walk 10 minutes more will arrival.

Wuji Tianyuan Temple (Tamsui): Mid February to Mid March

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Cherry blossoms at Wu’s Ancestral Shrine (Wuji Tianyuan Temple). Credit: taiwan cherry blossom season 2019 forecast blog.

Another “outstanding” place that Living Nomads wants to introduce is Wuji Tianyuan Temple (in Tamsui District). Every spring comes the stream of people coming back here to watch the flower (there are 3 different varieties of cherry blossoms planted here), combined with visiting the Taoist temple with this beautiful architecture.

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Wuji Tianyuan Temple, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

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The beautiful temple in cherry blossom season.

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How to go

Bus: Take the Red Line MRT to Tamsui Station (end of line), then take bus 875 and get off at Tianyuan Temple station.

Alishan, Chiayi (1 March to 1 April)

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Alishan cherry blossoms, Taiwan
Alishan during cherry blossom season
Alishan during cherry blossom season. Picture: taiwan cherry blossom blog.
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Sunset on Alishan mountain
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Cherry blossoms in bloom in Alishan, Taiwan. Image by: cherry blossom in taiwan 2019 forecast blog.

Unlike the cherry blossoms in Yang Ming Shan, the flowers in Alishan grow along the road alternating with the green leaves of the forest. Thus, our feeling when coming to Alishan in spring is very pleasant and relaxed. The forest in Alishan is very majestic, rising straight up. Walking in the forest, you will find yourself as small as Alice lost in Wonderland. In spring, the weather is a little warmer, so your family and even your children may have a trip. Especially, you can go from Taipei to Alishan in just one day.

How to go

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Alishan train. Image credit: taiwan cherry blossom 2018 forecast blog.

You can take the HSR train (High-Speed Train) from Taipei to Chiayi station or Taichung Station. By train or bus: From Chiayi Station, you need to take the train to Fengqihu Station, then catch the shuttle bus to Alishan.

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Alishan cherry blossom

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Your next stopover destination on the journey to Alishan is Fenqihu. Image by: cherry blossom in taiwan 2019 forecast blog.
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This railway is a very beautiful ancient monuments of Alishan.
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A train of Alishan Railway Forest. Image credit: taiwan cherry blossom 2019 forecast blog.
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Image credit: taiwan cherry blossom 2019 forecast blog.

Aowanda Forest Recreation Area (Early February to Mid March)

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Aowanda Forest Recreation Area. Image by: cherry blossom in taiwan 2019 forecast blog.

If you plan to stay in Taiwan for a long time, you can not miss the Atlanta National Forest. It is located in the town of Renai in Nantou, very near to the Cingjing Farm. Aowanda is famous for its local people and a must-visit place if you want to enjoy the cherry blossom in the first days of the warm spring.

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Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area
Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area

If you walk in Aowanda, you will surely find the peaceful and small streams next to the brilliant pink cherry blossoms. When you continue to get around, you will see the small waterfalls which have a flow of very cool steam, fresh air, and fresh earthy smell of spring. Generally, you will go with the pleasant smile because of your wise decision when coming to Aowanda, which is very familiar with Taiwanese people.

Address: 546 Nantou County, Ren’ai Township, Taiwan
Open: 8 AM – 5 PM

How to go

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Riding around Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area. Image by: cherry blossom in taiwan 2019 forecast blog.

From the Taichung HSR station/ train station, book your Aowanda car during a day. It takes a total of 10 hours and for groups of 4-8 people (optional). That is a way to save your time and health and fully immersed in the cherry forest. Or you can take a Nantou bus (buy tickets at Taichung train station), go to Aowanda. Remember to check the bus schedule at google because of not many buses during a day.

Yilan Mingchi National Forest Recreation Area (Early February to Late February)

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Cherry Blossom Trail. Image by: cherry blossom in taiwan 2019 forecast blog.
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Mingchi Forest Recreation Area
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Check-in at Yilan Mingchi National Forest Recreation Area. Image by: cherry blossom in taiwan 2019 forecast blog.
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Note: The number of people watching peach blossoms during the day includes the Thai, the Malay, Singapore, the Hong Kong and Taiwan. Whether you self-plan or follow the schedule, you also need to book train tickets early unless there will be tickets left.
Finally, Living Nomads wish you have a wonderful cherry blossom viewing season!

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Alishan Mountain in Cherry blossoms season, Taiwan. Image credit: taiwan cherry blossom 2019 forecast blog.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Hi! Can you suggest the best month and week to visit the Wuling farm to get the most out of the Autumn season? I’d like to see the leaves in bright red/orange. Im not sure if the last week of November would be the answer

  2. We gonna go to taiwan march 26 – is alishan the last place to see cherry blossoms? its too far and costly for our budget :<

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