Fragrant Hills Park, Beijing, China
This huge 160 hectare (396 acres) suburban imperial garden on the outskirts of Beijing might seem like an odd place to go leaf-peeping, but in autumn it’s nothing short of spectacular. Locals and tourists ock here after the first frost to see the maple trees blanket the mountain slopes in vivid colors. To get the best views, turn left at the East Gate and follow the trail passing through Jingwei Lake, Xiangshan Temple, Langfeng Pavilion and up the hill called ‘Xianglufeng’ – just like Chinese emperors did a few hundred years ago.
Namiseom Island, South Korea
Many people know that one of the best places for autumn foliage is a top the Seoul Tower, which delivers a 36 -degree perspective on Seoul’s fiery foliage. If you are a fan of the drama Winter Sonata, you should not miss visiting Namiseom island should you everset foot in South Korea Home to hundreds of maple, gingko and redwood trees, the island comes to life in autumn with glorious displays of red and gold colours. The best time to go is in late October or early November.
Komyoji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
Head off the beaten path and explore Komyo-ji Temple in Kyoto, a quaint and relatively low-key tourist attraction that has started to gain prominence as an autumn leaf scenic spot. Referred to as the Maple Temple, the precinct is filled with hundreds of stunning maple trees that welcome the season with intense colours. Spend your time learning about traditional Buddhist culture and immerse yourself in the heartwarming autumn ambience.
Nikko Town, Tochigi, Japan
Nikko town is the gate to a national park near Tokyo with many mountains, lakes, waterfalls, hot springs, pagodas and shrines. The autumn in this region often lasts longer than other areas because the mountain trees of different heights will change their colours at different intervals. Toshogu Shrine, a famous structure in Nikko, features a wooden architectural style, scattered with golden items on the green forest behind it making the whole area a picturesque scene.
Wuling Farm, Taichung, Taiwan
Strategically located in the Alpine Valley, Wuling Farm in Taichung is surrounded by different mountains and enjoys a temperate climate. Consequently, these conditions are ideal for establishing the perfect autumn landscape – the trees adopt a variety of colors and altogether, paint the mountainscape with striking shades. Since this is a farm, there are also many fruit trees that will start to ripen at this time, and you may even be able to savor some of the fresh apples and peaches that are ready for plucking!