Spring is in the air! All over Korea, you can now see heavenly white rows of flowers lining the streets. One of the most breathtaking places to go to welcome the coming of spring is the city of Chungju, located in North Chungcheon province. Make sure you come to see these amazing cherry blossom viewing locations this spring!
Habang village Cherry Blossom Road
Habang village is a small neighborhood located behind Chungju station. There is a long road full of cherry trees planted along Ttukbang-road. The road is usually driven by cars but during the cherry blossom season, the road is blocked off so that people can go and admire the beauty of the trees. People have to park their cars a little far from the road, so it’s best to come on foot. It is the ideal place to come for a stroll and take pictures.
Chungju Dam Cherry Blossom Road
Chungju dam is one of the must-visit places in Korea during cherry blossom season. During the construction of the dam, cherry blossom trees were planted alongside the nearby road. This place is a little different from the ordinary cherry blossom spots. You can see both standard cherry blossoms (벚꽃) and double cherry blossoms (겹벚꽃) trees. Double cherry blossoms are fuller, pinker, and tend to last longer.
This is the perfect place to capture some memorable pictures with your loved ones. Also, you can travel along this road without ever leaving your car. It makes for some stunning driving videos.
Suanbo Cherry Blossom Road
Suanbo is a very famous place and is often referred to as the best hot place to visit during the cherry blossom season. But other than this the trees themselves there are vendors and events set up to help you enjoy the season to its fullest.
At night, the white cherry blossoms act as a canvas. They look even more beautiful with lit with color from below.
While all that is great, perhaps the best part is the nearby Suanbo Hot Springs. For tourists visiting Suanbo for hot springs it’s an unexpected gift. You can enjoy one of the best views in the country while soaking your feet in the natural hot spring. This is what makes it my absolute favorite spot for cherry blossom viewing.
I hope this article will helps you enjoy the best of Chungju’s cherry blossom season.
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