Is spring your favorite season in Korea? Spring is just around the corner and it’s the time of the year again when the beautiful cherry blossom trees will once again paint the streets in pink along with other spring flowers. So if you are in Korea and you have time to explore, here is a list best places to see cherry blossoms in the city of Seoul.
Another great thing about visiting these places is that the admission fee is either FREE or is very affordable, it will not hurt your wallet.
Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
First on this list of best places to see cherry blossoms in Seoul is the Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival. This cherry blossom festival usually takes place on the first to second week of April. Because of its location, it is a popular dating place of many locals during the spring season in Seoul. Since it is held around the lake surrounding the Lotte World so you can enjoy the rides and other amusement activities in Lotte World while being mesmerized by the cherry blossoms. The festival features many activities such as mini concert, busking perofrmances, singing contests, experience program and some activity booths. Learn more about it here.
Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival
Aside from Seokchon Lake Spring Festival, you can also visit the Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival in Seoul. This festival is one of the most popular Spring Festivals in the city where you can marvel at the beauty of spring flowers while taking a stroll along the Hangang River through a tunnel of cherry blossom trees. During the spring, cherry blossom trees filled the street behind the National Assembly Building. Same with Seokchon spring festival, this festival also hold cultural street performances, a flower decoration exhibit, and a photo exhibit. Know more about it here.
Another best place to visit in Seoul during spring season is the Seoul Forest Park located the the neoghborhood of Seongsu-dong. I have said it many times and I will say it again – if you want to take awesome photos with the cherry blossom trees, you better go to Seoul Forest. Compare to other spring festivals in Seoul, there are less people there especially if you come early to avoid the crowd. You can also have a have a picnic in the vast ground of the park.
Moreover, the there is a little fall that goes through a body of water inside the park which will definitely mesmerize you. With the right camera angle, your photos will surely look like a travel post card. In addition, Seoul Forest is just across the Under Stand Avenue where you can shop and dine-in in support of start-up businesses in the city. Read more about Seoul Forest here.
Royal palaces in Seoul is also a good place to see cherry blossom flowers during the spring season such as the Changgyeonggung Palace. From the entrance, you can already have a nice view of the spring flowers even at night. Learn more about it here.
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