After the plum blossoms are gone, it becomes the season of cherry blossoms. The cherry trees grown at Wutai are Taiwan’s original species. Most of Taiwan’s cherry blossoms are located in the north, so in comparison, the cherry blossoms of Wutai bloom earlier due to the lower latitude. The flowering season lasts from the end of January to the end of February. The road from Wutai to A-li Village is engulfed in clouds and fog all year around, with a lower local temperature. Many natural mountain cherry blossoms grow among the mountain tribes here. Additionally, while visitors enjoy the extraordinarily beautiful mountain cherry blossoms, they can also experience the lifestyle of staying in an aboriginal stone slab house and taste genuine stone slab barbeque at the chief’s house.
Besides the cherry blossoms that are grown here, there are also peach blossoms and Oriental plum blossoms within A-li Village. At a glance, visitors can see the elegant sight of red cherry blossoms and white Oriental plum blossoms embellishing the village. Moreover, if you are lucky, you may be able to see a sea of clouds, or the sight of fog rising from the valley.
Because access to the surrounding mountains of Wutai is restricted, visitors who arrive to see the beautiful cherry blossoms need to bring identification. You will need to apply for a Type-A mountain pass at the Laiyi police station under the title of “mountain hiking” to enter.