SAKURA DREAMS | Tian Yuan Gong Cherry Blossoms

“Taiwan is a place where you can see and capture the beauty of Cherry Blossoms.”

One of the visible signs that it is already Spring season in Taiwan is when the cherry blossoms start to bloom. Every year, around March to April, cherry blossoms in the Northern part of Taiwan is at its best. Where there is abundance of the cherry blossoms comes with an abundance of people rushing to see them. Families, couples, and photographers flock just to capture beautiful photos of the flowers.

 There are a lot of places in Taiwan where you can witness the bloom of cherry blossoms. Some of these places are Wulai, Alishan, Yangmingshan, Tian Yuan Gong (Tamsui), and Taichung. The most accessible places from the center of Taipei is either Yangmingshan or Tian Yuan Gong in Tamsui. Personally, I prefer to go to Tamsui because there are still more to see in this place not just the cherry blossoms.
 
Tian Yuan Gong 天元宮 is one of the famous spots in the country to visit for the cherry blossom viewing. The Chinese word “Gong (宮)” in Tian Yuan Gong means “temple”, meaning this is a place of worship for the Taiwanese. Inside the 5-storey temple, you can see locals praying and offering gifts to their gods. But because of its amazing view from the top, locals and even foreign nationals usually get inside and enjoy the astounding sight.

The trip to Tian Yuan Gong is definitely worth it! Once the government announced that its already a cherry blossom season, you should plan your trip ASAP for you to be able to catch them at its most beautiful form. Knowing that the weather in the Northern part of Taiwan is rainy, there’s a tendency that the flowers will fall off immediately.

On our way home from Tian Yuan Gong, we were able to grasp these amazing cherry blossom trees which are equally beautiful to the ones in Tian Yuan Gong. Cherry blossoms are just everywhere in Tamsui.

 These are some of the pictures we took when we visited the temple last 2015 where the cherry blossoms are still abundant with its brightest pink color. Though we came here on a weekday, the place is still crowded with people. They, without a doubt, really took advantage of this season’s beauty.

The thing about cherry blossoms is that they only blossom only 2-4 weeks every year. Thus, if you want to enjoy their beauty, you'll have to endure the crowd. If you plan on going to Tian Yuan Temple and see the Sakura, you only have a week or two to see them. The buses to the temple from Tamsui station only operates around that time too.

How to get there:

  1. From the Taipei Main Station, take on the Red MRT Line to Tamsui Station. This will take around 45-50 minutes for 50NTD.
  2. Go out to Exit 2 and you will see sign boards about the cherry blossoms that will direct you to where the buses for Tian Yuan Gong are. (Don’t worry, you will not get lost here since the line going there is extremely long, so it’s quite obvious!). You can use your Easy Card in the bus or pay 15NTD. It is a 20-minute long trip.

Here's a short video of our travel to Tian Yuan Gong

 

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13 Comments on "SAKURA DREAMS | Tian Yuan Gong Cherry Blossoms"

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Wandering Ella
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One of my dreams! To be able to see those pretty cherry blossoms in person!

PS. Taga Cebu sad diay ka Anj! Naa pajud ta mutual friends! Hehe 🙂

Angel bong
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Cherry Blossoms ❤️❤️ View ur blog on lunch time ^^

yamventures
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Thank you so much Angel for viewing! 🙂 Hopefully these flowers made your lunch more interesting! hahaha 😀

Natasha
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Wow! It looks so beautiful. We thought of coming to Taiwan in November but I am not sure now! I wish I was coming for sure after seeing this

yamventures
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Indeed! but there are still a lot of beautiful places to explore here in Taiwan. 🙂 Cherry blossoms are just one of them. You could visit next year for the cherry blossoms. 😀

Tina
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Looks like a wonderful place to visit.

yamventures
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Yes, you should definitely come and visit Taiwan. There are still more to explore here 🙂 🙂

anony
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wow amazing!! more article to come please 😃

Anonymous
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hey! What are the other places to visit in Tamsui?

yamventures
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a lot! When you reach tamsui, you can immediately see a beautiful view of the mountain. Riverside, Old streets, forts, fisherman’s wharf, etc. Stay updated. We will post more about tamsui 🙂

yamventures
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thank you. we will keep posting

Anonymous
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nice article! will wait for your other blogs. cheers!

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