Are you planning to visit Korea during the spring season? Spring season in Korea starts from March to May. It is the season where the country is adorned with abundant cherry blossom trees. The peak dates for the blossoming of spring flowers vary per year and per region but cherry blossom trees are usually in full bloom by April. The weather is somewhat similar to late Autumn but with chances of rain. It is the best time to visit Korea if you want to experience the Cherry Blossom Festivals such as the Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival in Seoul.
About Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival
The Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival is one of the most popular Spring Festivals in Seoul. During the spring, cherry blossom trees filled the street behind the National Assembly Building. You can marvel at the beauty of spring flowers there while taking a stroll along the Hangang River through a tunnel of cherry blossom trees. There are also other spring flowers that bloom beneath the trees include azaleas and forsythias. The festival also hold cultural street performances, a flower decoration exhibit, and a photo exhibit.
What to See at Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Festival
When you visit the Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Festival, you can experience various activities and see attractions that will surely make you love it.
Cherry Blossom Trees
The Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Festival is famous for its over 1,800 cherry blossom trees along the 1.7km street that usually bloom fully in early to mid-April. Even at night, these spring flowers will not fail to captivate you.
Flower and Art Installations
There are also different flower and art installations at the festival where you can take wonderfu photos. These decorations make the festival more memorable, vibrant and interactive.
LED Lights Installations
In addition to flower and art installations, there are also LED lights around the area that lights up the festival at night. Some light installations also lit up the cherry blossom trees with changing colors.
From the venue of Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Festival, you can see the nearby building of National Assembly. This building houses Korea’s legislative branch of government and it represents the democracy and human rights of Korea.
Moreover, you also do not need to worry if ever you get hungry while touring around because there are food trucks in the area. You can grab a snack and eat it in the designated dining area with tables and chairs. However, note that the chairs and tables are limited only so sometimes you would have to wait or ear while standing.
Aside from food trucks, there are also various activity booths just like this Netflix booth.
And lastly, they usually have a concert ground at the Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Festival where you can watch live performances for free!
How to get there
Yeouiseo-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea (여의도동)
Take Seoul Subway Line 9 and get off at National Assembly Station, exit 1/6. Then walk for about 6 minutes. Or take Seoul Subway Line 5 and get off at Yeouinaru Station, exit 2. Then walk for about 18 minutes.
Aside from Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival, you can also visit the Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival in Seoul. Another best place to visit in Seoul during spring season is the Seoul Forest Park located the the neoghborhood of Seongsu-dong. If you are looking for simple itineraries and guides to help you plan your Hallyu-themed trip to Korea, you may refer to the sample below:
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