Taiwan’s capital city Taipei is known for its Yangmingshan Flower Festival – held from February to March. From secret forests to public parks – Taipei has a lot to offer the sakura pilgrim. Here is a look at the best sakura spots in Taipei and some perfect HomeAways around them:
Beitou, with its abundant green landscapes, huge mountains, and calming hot springs, is every traveller’s dream come true. This northern district of Taipei is home to Yangmingshan National Park, which is fondly called the ‘backyard of Taipei’ as different flowers bloom there year long. If you visit this national park during the sakura blooming season, you will be able to witness Taiwan cherry blossoms (Prunus Campanulata) as well as Japanese cherry blossoms.
Where to stay in Beitou
Conveniently located house close to MRT:
Just minutes away from Beitou MRT station and close to most attractions, this adorable house will be perfect to come back to after a long day. Since you will not spend too long on travelling, you can gaze at the beautiful sakura longer. If you are travelling with kids, you will be glad to know that this apartment is surrounded by restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, and pharmacies.
Modern Beitou House:
This relaxing HomeAway is a perfect blend of traditional Taiwanese brick-made architecture and modern amenities. Your kids will love the fishpond in the house! Apart from being close to markets, shops, and restaurants, this house is a few minutes away from mountain trails, temples, and nature parks. You are surely in for a treat!
Well-equipped house near MRT station:
Located near the Yangmingshan National Park, this smartly decorated home is a great option to stay in for plenty of sakura viewing. It is also close to Shilin Night Market, National Palace Museum, and Beitou Hot Springs.
Just one MRT station away from Beitou, Xinbeitou shares its love for hot springs and gardens with Beitou. While both the areas are close to each other, we have a selection of HomeAways you will love in Xinbeitou to see cherry blossom in its full glory.
Where to stay in Xinbeitou:
Luxury view furnished condo:
Combining Chinese and Bali style decoration, this luxury HomeAway will not fail to impress you. This spacious, clean, and well-equipped apartment has 24-hours security and is close to parks and libraries. Enjoy hiking on the nearby cherry blossomy avenue or bathe in the relaxing hot springs close to the apartment during your stay.
Cozy suite close to hot spring and MRT:
Giving you diverse neighbourhoods – international food chains, supermarkets and spas on the one hand and mountains and hot springs on the other – this comfortable HomeAway is perfect to enjoy Xinbeitou to the fullest. Travel options from here include train, bus, and public rental bikes. What’s more? The host lives in the same building and will be happy to suggest food joints or even take you around for guided tours when free. How cool is that!
Studio apartment with a huge balcony:
Let your body breath in the refreshing air at the foothills of Yangming Mountain by staying at this brightly decorated apartment. Situated just a few minutes away from Xinbeitou Metro Station, this apartment is the right choice if you want to explore different sakura spots around Xinbeitou.
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