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Cherry Blossoms in Taiwan

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

The Cherry blossom is one of the most beautiful flowers that I’ve seen sprouting on a tree.  I  would love to go to Japan during the Cherry blossom season but I do not have the funds as this moment. I guess that I would have  to save up more before it could become a reality.

Cherry blossoms hanging on a branch

Cherry blossoms hanging on a branch

I’m lucky that I got to view the cherry blossoms when I was in Taiwan in Feburary this year.  It was the first time that I visited a Cherry blossom grove and it was a really magical experience for me.

Bee buzzing near the pink cherry blossoms

Bee buzzing near the pink cherry blossoms

I was lucky to be able to spot this bee buzzing near the flower and capture it with my camera.

Bird flying towards a flower

Insect  flying towards a flower

I’m not sure what bird this is but I spotted it flying toward the flower looking for nectar.

Light pink cherry blossoms

Light pink cherry blossoms

I managed to see 3 different varieties of Cherry blossoms.   They were in white, light pink and dark pink.

White Cherry Blossom

White Cherry Blossom

Don’t they look lovely as a cluster of flowers on a tree.  White has to be my 2nd favourite out of all the varieties that I saw.

 

Another shot at the White Cherry blossoms

Another shot at the White Cherry blossoms

I visited Taiwan a bit late as most of the blooms have already dropped as it was nearly the end of the Cherry Blossom season.  If I was in Taipei a few weeks earlier I would have been able to see all the trees in full bloom. That would have certainly be awesome!!

Which color Cherry Blossom do you
like the best?

Shi Fen Waterfall Park 十分 瀑布公园

 

 Shi Fen  waterfall

Shi Fen waterfall

Standing at 20 m tall and 40 m wide Shi Fen Waterfall  Park 十分 瀑布公园  was one of the places we visited during the Valentine’s Weekend in Taiwan.  I have a passion for waterfalls  and showcased some mini ones last week.

Nicknamed the ” Little Niagara” this waterfall is a very popular stop along the historic  Pingxi Railroad. There is even a train stop at the waterfall itself.

This way to the waterfall

This way to the waterfall

It takes about an hour drive from Taipei and we started our journey bright and early after breakfast that day.

The view of the waterfall from the first lookout point.

The view of the waterfall from the first lookout point.

There was three different spots to view the waterfall from.  At the first viewing platform we could only see the top of the falls as there were rather tall trees blocking my view.

The view from the 2nd spot

The view from the 2nd spot

From the 1st viewing place we walked to the 2nd. This one was lower down from the 1st and gave us a wider view of the falls.

A zoomed in picture of the falls

A zoomed in picture of the falls

Looking at the water cascading over the rocks was a really magnificent sight.

The view from the 3rd lookout point

The view from the 3rd lookout point

Which view do you like the most?

 

Shi Fen Waterfall  Park 十分 瀑布公园

No.11, Gankeng, Pingxi District, New Taipei City 226, Taiwan (ROC)
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