It is the time of the year when people get ready to welcome spring and of course, the Cherry Blossoms. When we hear about this, we often think of either Japan or Korea. Needless to say, those two countries will give you some of the most stunning sights. Little did you know, you can also see and experience the magnificent sea of pink flowers in other countries nearby. Where are these places? Find out when you continue reading below!
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Kunming Zoo is located in the Yunnan province of southwest China. It is the most famous place for Cherry Blossom viewing in the said province. An International Cherry Blossoms Festival takes place between February and March every year. Moreover, the zoo features more than 5,000 flowering Cherry and Crabapple trees. So, expect to be blanketed in these stunning blossoms which will be on display until April!
Cherry Blossoms are also best viewed in Shanghai, China. During this season, you will see the trees in full bloom at different gardens and parks scattered around. However, one of the favourite places of locals and tourists to experience this is in Gucun Park. With its more than 80 hectares of Cherry Trees, it’s surely the place to be when you want to check out Cherry Blossoms. In addition to that, it is where the annual Shanghai Cherry Blossom Festival takes place. This year, it is scheduled to happen from 15 March to 15 April.
There are certain areas in Taiwan that let you see and experience the mesmerizing beauty of Cherry Blossoms and one of those is Yangmingshan National Park. The park is arguably the most accessible national park in Taiwan as it is just a bus ride away from Taipei. Aside from being home to natural hot springs, hiking trails, sulfur lakes, and Taiwan’s largest volcano, Yangmingshan National Park is also adorned with Cherry Blossoms during this time of the year.
One of the places in Taiwan to view Cherry Blossom is Alishan. In fact, this place is a popular attraction year-round because of the scenic view at the top of the mountain after you take a trip up the mountain railway. Then, it transforms into Taiwan’s top Cherry Blossom viewing spot as spring season comes. The various colours and kinds of Cherry Trees add to its naturally beautiful landscape. What a view!
DA LAT, VIETNAM
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Da Lat, the capital city of Lam Dong province in Vietnam is one of the best spots to see Cherry Blossom. According to locals, it is the most beautiful time in the city. However, Cherry Blossoms here have the shape of plum trees and the five-petal of apricot flowers unlike in Japan or Korea. You won’t run out of a spot because there are more than 3,000 trees planted around the city!
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