South Korea is one of the best places where you can see beautiful pink Cherry Blossoms. Cherry trees are everywhere in South Korea, so it’s very easy to see awesome view in spring. Today, I will tell you about places to see Cherry Blossoms in South Korea. Let’s go!!!
If you are planning to visit Korea in spring don’t miss this must visit spot. This is the most famous place in Seoul, where people enjoy Cherry blossom festival. You can see lots of blooming trees, eat food street, see street performances and walk along the Hangang river over here. Be sure to prepare your camera or phone for amazing shots of the blossoms^^.
Also you can have a lovely picnic in this park along the river. Rent a mat (2000 WON ~) and buy some snacks in 7 Eleven/GS convenience store or order chicken and beer and have a good time under the blooming cherry trees.
One of the another cool activity to do in Yeouido Park is riding bikes. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon or evening. There is a bike shop, which provides different bikes. The rent’s price is not expensive (1 hour=3000 WON; late fee=500 WON every 15 minutes). They have a couple bike too.
- Address: Gukhoe-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
- Blooming dates: April 5 – 11
Another incredible viewing spot, which one of the most loved park by citizen. You can see loads of people enjoying scent of spring blossoms with friends and families. It’s definitely must visit place in spring. You can take many pictures of the beautiful blossoms over here and have a picnic under pink beauties.
- Address: 273, Ttukseom-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
- Blooming dates: April 5 – 11
Actually south regions of country are the first places, where the blossoming starts. So if you do not want waiting blossoming in Seoul just go to south cities. Daejeon is located in the central region of South Korea, where blossoming starts 1-1.5 weeks earlier than Seoul. I went to KAIST University campus and enjoyed the beautiful scenery and fresh air. Should say that campus is very big and full of cherry trees.
- Address: 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon
- Blooming dates: late March and early April
The Academy of Korean Studies
If you live or work in Seongnam city and want to visit somewhere not full of people, this place would be perfect! The Academy of Korean studies is located in Seongnam city, which is the second largest city in South Korea’s Gyeonggi Province. It’s not popular place of cherry blossoms for locals or travelers, but still very worth visiting.
The Academy campus offers a good cherry blossom experience. You can also calm your mind down, view a beautiful scenery and relieve stress and anxiety over here.
- Address: 323 Haogae-ro, Unjung-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam
- Blooming dates: April 1 – 10
Before finishing my post about beautiful places to see cherry blossom in Korea, I want to ask if you know about Korean Magnolia (목련)? Magnolia tree is blooming earlier than cherry in Korea Peninsula and the blooming period isn’t so long. I really like its awesome white flowers and take pictures every spring^^. If you’re going to visit Korea in spring, don’t miss to see the blooming Magnolia.
Another recommended Cherry blossoms location: Nami Island, Seoul Seokchon Lake, Kyung Hee University, the blossoming of beautiful cherry!
Do you know another beautiful Cherry Blossoms location that I may have missed? Let me know! Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed it.
Say hello to spring!!!
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