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Check Out Malaysia's Own 'Sakura Season' That Looks As Good As The One In Japan

Better yet, no expensive flight ticket needed!

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Millions travel to Japan just to experience the beautiful sakura trees blooming every year

Crowds enjoying the blooming cherry blossom trees in Ueno Park, Tokyo.

Image via Tokyo Cheapo

But with the COVID-19 epidemic spreading across the world, it may not be the best idea to fly anywhere overseas right now.

However, there is good news! It was reported by Bernama that Malaysia's very own 'sakura' trees have just started to bloom this week!

Image via Rileklah

Every year, these trees will give downtown Alor Setar, Kedah a beautiful splash of pink

Known as tecoma trees (Tabebuia Pentaphylla), they bloom beautiful sakura-looking flowers in pink and white from February to April every year.

Reaching their peak bloom in March, the tecoma trees look as calming and pleasing as the cherry blossom trees in Japan do

The flowers look even more surreal when they've fallen to the ground!

Grab your cameras and find the trees along Jalan Kuala Kedah, Jalan Langgar, and Jalan Yan in downtown Alor Setar

You can find the trees anywhere else in the city, as according to The Star, there are a total of 2,720 existing tecoma trees there to date.

Alor Setar City Council mayor Datuk Mohd Zohdi Saad said they plan to plant more trees and make a 'Sakura Kedah' corner at Jalan Kuala Kedah in June this year.

They will also be holding a photography contest to attract more tourists to their city.

It may be a good idea to head on to Kedah now, because while the trees will flower in stages over the next month, the flowers will only bloom for 14 days!

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