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Seoul’s Top Spring destinations: where to go when flowers are blooming

We can’t wait for spring! To get ready for one of the most beautiful seasons in Korea we wanted to share our top-ranking list of 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 2017 spring blossoms forecast from Kweather.

spring-forecast-2017

 

Kyunghee University Campus at Cherry Blossom time

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.

Yeouido Cherry Blossom

Considered as Seoul’s best location to see cherry blossoms  – Yeouido Spring Flower festival (April 1~9, 2017 planned)  is the most famous and the most popular for Koreans and international tourists.

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Hwadam Botanical Garden is one of the best spots for royal azaleas, birch trees and all kind of wild flowers.

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How about a one day trip to Cheollipo arboretum to admire magnolia trees by the sea? In the same area you can visit the Tean Tulip Festival scheduled for April 13th ~ May 10th, 2017.

Namsan Park

Namsan Park is a pleasant place to visit all year around but it is particularly beautiful in late March and beginning of April.

Garden of Morning Calm
Garden of Morning Calm

A paradise for photographers and all flowers lovers – The Garden of Morning Calm is definitely one of the most magic places in spring.

Flower Bibimbap In the Garden Restaurant Jade Garden Korea

A little bit less famous, hence maybe less crowded Jade Garden – located in Chuncheon area, is another favourite destinations for spring strolls.

Byeokchoji BCJ Botanical Garden

Byeokchoji BCJ Botanical Garden in Paju area was featured in many Korean dramas and is particularly beautiful in spring time.

Herb Village Korea

Another peaceful place to admire blooming flowers is Herb Village located close to the DMZ

Seoul Iris Garden

During the iris blooming season (May ~June), don’t miss the small-yet-beautiful Seoul Iris Garden.

Enjoy the beautiful weather and have wonderful time outdoor! We’ll keep you posted about all the Spring Flowers Festivals coming on 🙂

Seoul’s Top Spring destinations: where to go when flowers are blooming

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.

Cherry blossom Korea map 2015

Kyunghee University Campus at Cherry Blossom time

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.

Yeouido Cherry Blossom

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

Namsan Park is a pleasant place to visit all year around but it is particularly beautiful in late March and beginning of April.

Garden of Morning Calm
Garden of Morning Calm

A paradise for photographers and all flowers lovers – The Garden of Morning Calm is definitely one of the most magic places in spring.

Flower Bibimbap In the Garden Restaurant Jade Garden Korea

A bit less popular, hence less crowded too, Jade Garden – located in Chuncheon area, is another favourite destinations for spring strolls.

Byeokchoji BCJ Botanical Garden

Byeokchoji BCJ Botanical Garden in Paju area was featured in many Korean dramas and is particularly beautiful in spring time.

Herb Village Korea

Another peaceful place to admire blooming flowers is Herb Village located close to the DMZ

Seoul Iris Garden

During the iris blooming season (May ~June), don’t miss the small-yet-beautiful Seoul Iris Garden.

Enjoy the beautiful weather and have wonderful time outdoor! We’ll keep you posted about all the Spring Flowers Festivals as soon as we have the information 😉

11th Yeouido Spring Flower Festival: April 10~15, 2015

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.

11th Yeouido Spring Flower Festival 2015.4.10~15
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!

Yeouido Spring Flower Festival Yeouido Spring Flower FestivalIt 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.

For directions, go to Seoul Map for Kids & Families