Spring is in the air! Here is our top-ranking list for gardens and parks we love to visit particularly in spring.
Watch out for the strikingly beautiful Cherry blossom season (it actually lasts only a few days) when you would not want to miss any opportunity to snap a perfect picture! Here is the blossoming map provided by the Korea Meteorological Administration.
Kyung Hee University campus is a perfect spot to admire the cherry blossom season or just to enjoy a lazy afternoon in its wonderful – and romantic – gardens.
Considered as Seoul’s best location to see cherry blossoms – Yeouido Spring Flower festival (April 10~15, 2015) is the most famous and the most popular for Koreans and international tourists.
Namsan Park is a pleasant place to visit all year around but it is particularly beautiful in late March and beginning of April.
A paradise for photographers and all flowers lovers – The Garden of Morning Calm is definitely one of the most magic places in spring.
A bit less popular, hence less crowded too, Jade Garden – located in Chuncheon area, is another favourite destinations for spring strolls.
Don’t miss the picturesque & family-friendly Yeouido Spring Flowers Festival from April 10th to 15th, 2015. Cherry blossoms will be at their best while you can enjoy many family animations.
The Festival runs every year during a short week. Azaleas, forsythia (캐나리), royal azaleas, and other spring flowers are all around. But what is so spectacular is the impressive alleys with 1,500 Korean Cherry trees turning to full bloom in Yeouiseo-ro, the street at the back of the National Parliament. So picturesque… so romantic too!
It may get sometimes overcrowded particularly during weekend days, so try to go relatively early. As a hint, we visited last year on Sunday but got to the place before noon, the Festival was already lively but there was no overcrowding yet.
A few animations for kids can be found at several stands, such as face-painting or getting a picture with Pororo mascot. You will also find many street-food and refreshment stands.
Go quickly while the flowers are at their best. Your kids will surely be amazed by the Spring beauty and you’ll get away with amazingly cute pictures!
Cars have limited access to the road around the National Assembly building during the festival period so that visitors can enjoy the blossoms and festivities freely. At night, the cherry blossoms are lit up with various colored lights and a wide range of street performances and art exhibitions take place.
Address: Yeongdeungpo-gu Yeouido-dong 1 Yeouiseo-ro (behind the National Assembly)
영등포구 여의도동 1 여의서로 (국회의사당 뒤)
How to get there: National Assembly Station (Subway Line 9), Exit 1 or 6. 5 minutes walk.