Taipei’s Yangmingshan blooms with cherry blossom

A historic trail along a century-old irrigation ditch in Shilin District displays beauty of season

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/01/13
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(Taiwan News/George Liao photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei residents should make the most of the short cherry blossom season and hike a historic trail along a century-old irrigation ditch in Shilin District.

Cherry blossoms are currently in full bloom along Lane 42 of Pingjing Street (平菁街). To get there, take Taipei City Bus 303 from MRT Jiantan Station to Lunziwei stop (倫仔尾).

While admiring the blossoms, look for an alley marked by a wooden sign directing visitors to Gongping Bridge (公平橋). The alley entrance is the trailhead for Gouyingqin Historic Trail (狗殷勤古道), which for the most part runs along the picturesque irrigation ditch.

After passing the wonderful display of blossoms, the trail goes down some long stairs flanked by tall and thick bamboo trees on either side to reach Gongping Bridge. A pavilion can be seen in front of the bridge, under which is Qingxue Creek.    [FULL  STORY]

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