Taiwan Cherry Blossoms (台灣山櫻花)

It's Sakura season here in Taiwan and the Cherry Blossoms are blooming all over the country! Taiwan has a few different types of cherry blossoms that bloom around the same time of the year and people all over the country are making their way to hot spots like Yangming Mountain (陽明山), Wuling Farm (武陵農場) and Danshui's Tian-Yuan Temple (天元宮) to see them. 

The most popular blossoms are the pink blossoms that you see in Japan referred to as "sakura" (吉野櫻) but the cherry blossoms I'm posting today are Taiwanese cherry blossoms and are from a tree that is endemic to this beautiful island.

Taiwan's Cherry Blossoms known as "Mountain Cherry Blossoms" (山櫻花) are deeper in colour than the typical Japanese sakura (さくら) and when the trees turn a dark shade of pink you have no choice to respect their beauty. 

I'm not going to waste too much time with information on this one - I took these photos in a park here in Taoyuan (莒光公園) where there are about a hundred trees that bloom in early March. I hope to get to Wuling farm in the next week or two to get shots of a different kind of cherry blossom.

That's it for me. Enjoy the photos! 

If you're in Taiwan, don't miss the chance to enjoy a place with these blossoms and if you have any questions about where to see them, don't be shy: Comment below with your location and I'll give you some suggestions based on where you are!