SPOTTED: Cherry Blossoms found in Negros Island!

Every year, many tourists flock to Korea, Japan and other neighboring Asian countries up north during spring to witness the delicate and beautiful sakura, or more popularly known as the cherry blossoms.

Filipino tourists need not travel outside the country to witness these because it was recently reported that cherry blossoms were seen in the town of La Castellana, a town in Negros Occidental. It was seen specifically at the foot of the highest peak on the island. Situated at the base of Kanlaon Volcano, its rural town is known for its natural beauty in its springs, waterfalls and majestic scenic spots.

Photo by James Bryan Ramos
Photo by James Bryan Ramos

See the sakura trees behind the couple?


According to, it was “just recently noticed by the townsfolk that Palawan cherry blossom trees are growing in the mountain areas of the town which is part of the Kanlaon National Park and Forest Reserve“.

It was also reported that the mayor of La Castellana, Negros Occidental “has requested the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to study the trees and how to propagate it.”

Sakura Photo by Mayor Mhai

According to Travel Negros’ Facebook page, the park is not open yet to the public, but “It’s not yet open to the public, but you can see the trees along the road. Please be responsible. Do not ruin this beautiful gift of mother nature. <3

Pretty neat, don’t you think? We can’t wait to see more of these bloom up close when the time comes!

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