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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

17436053_10208941090986939_3092280998526016002_oWatch 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.


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)  is the most famous and the most popular for Koreans and international tourists.


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


How about a one day trip to Cheollipo arboretum to admire magnolia trees by the sea? The 2nd Magnolia festival is running from April 9 to 30, 2017. 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 🙂


Cheollipo Arboretum – magnolias, camellias and more in a beautiful garden by the sea

A stretch of pine forest near a sandy beach, blooming magnolias and beautiful pond with lilies – take a walk in Cheollipo Arboretum recognized as one of the world’s most distinguished arboretums

Chollipo Arboretum

Cheollipo Arboretum is mostly famous for a wide variety of Magnolia trees. As they are blooming right now we decided to visit the arboretum last week-end. The temperatures were still a bit chilly and only first trees started to blossom but anyway we had a wonderful time walking around the pond or in the pine tree area and admiring the daffodils, cherry blossoms and beautiful magnolias flowers.

The arboretum is located in Taean Area (approximately 2 hours of drive from Seoul). The garden itself is not very large but its location right on the ocean between Mallipo and Cheollipo beach makes it a perfect one day trip from Seoul.

Meanwhile, a festival of tulips  will take place in Taean from April 13th till May 10th. For more information, call (041) 675-7881 or visit www.ffestival.co.kr.

Opening hours:
April – October 09:00~18:00
November – March 09:00~17:00

December to March: Adults 6,000 won / Teenagers 4,000 won / Children 3,000 won / Special discount 4,000 won
– April to November: Adults 9,000 won / Teenagers 5,000 won / Children 4,000 won / Special discount 5,000 won

How to get there:
Take the bus to Taean at Seoul Nambu Terminal – departure every 40 minutes (06:40-20:00), 2 hour and 20 minute ride
– Board the bus to Cheollipo Arboretum at Taean Bus Terminal – Departure 8 times a day (06:40, 07:40, 09:30, 12:10, 13:50, 16:00, 17:35, 19:30), 35 minute ride

천리포수목원 – 충청남도 태안군 소원면 의항리 875
875, Uihang-ri, Sowon-myeon, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Tel: 041-672-9982

For more information go to www.chollipo.org (Korean only)

Directions – see Seoul Map for Kids and Families