“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.
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.
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:
- From the Taipei Main Station, take on the Red MRT Line to Tamsui Station. This will take around 45-50 minutes for 50NTD.
- 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