Cherry Blossom Festivals
I’ve been kinda busy the previous days browsing the net for a daily deal. Despite the really low income tax I had to pay last year, I still got a refund that I could spend for moi. Anyway, it’s really spring now and it’s the season for cherry blossom. Since these flowers are seasonal (and usually lasts only two weeks), it’s something that shouldn’t be missed. I haven’t actually since a fully bloomed cherry blossom tree yet this year. There are various cherry blossom festivals happening this month in South Korea. It’s best to visit on a weekday though, since a weekend usually means crowds! Here are some of the places to enjoy the spring flowers in Seoul:
* Yeouido Spring Flower Festival – April 6 to 18 (to get there by subway: Dangsan station on line 9, exit 4; Yeouido station on line 5, exit 2; National Assembly Station on line 9)
* Namsan Cherry Blossom Festival – April 7 to 11 (take bus #2 from Chungmuro Station)
* Seoul Grand Park – March 24 to April 25 (take subway line 4 to Seoul Grand Park station)
^^last year at Namsan (a few days before the scheduled flower festival)
I like visiting the Changgyeonggung (Changgong Palace) since it isn’t so crowded and isn’t as noisy as the other places. I went there last year for the spring flowers. It was just lovely!
VisitKorea has a list of other Spring Flower Festivals all over the country.