If you are a Filipino and you are hoping to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom, you’re bound to be disappointed because there are no cherry blossoms in the Philippines.
But you don’t have to feel bad because we have our own version of tree. Say hello to the Balayong trees found in De La Salle University Medical Center in Dasmariñas, Cavite, which are very similar to that of the Sakura trees found in Japan.
Balayong trees originated from the island of Palawan. According to Leonard Co, a Filipino botanist and plant taxonomist, the Balayong tree belongs to the “Cassia nodosa” specie of trees related to some of the native trees here in the Philippines such as Acacia, Ipil, Kamatsile and Narra.
Many have proven its existence by posting and sharing on their social media accounts their experiences with the wonder tree. Many emphasized how much they are really similar to the Sakura trees of Japan.
But you also have to take note that the Balayong trees are not only seen in Cavite! You can also check-out the blossoms of the Balayong trees inside the grounds of the Malacañang Palace and at the Manila Seedling Bank both located in Manila.
Wait, there’s more! A park somewhat similar to the Sakura park in Japan is being built in Puerto Princesa in Palawan.
A lot of netizens have also expressed their joy knowing that another wonder that every Filipino can be proud of has been made known again. You can check some of their comments below:
Indeed, it is more fun in the Philippines. We all just hope that we can preserve such beauty so that our generation and the next ones could enjoy them.
What are your thoughts on this article? Do you really think that it’s more fun in the Philippines? If so, don’t forget to drop some comments below and share this with your family and friends to let them know how much beauty our country possesses.