Catch the cherry blossoms while you can!
The cherry blossom festivals in Seoul were rescheduled since they bloomed later this year. When the train I was riding passed by the National Assembly this afternoon, I could see from afar the long line of cherry blossom trees in full bloom. I planned to dropped by in the evening but it was chilly so I just went home straight.
I hope I could find the time to visit this weekend, especially at night but we’ll be going to Seoul Land this Saturday! Korea Exchange Bank cardholders can take advantage of the “man won surprise” or the 10,000 won ticket. Last month, we went to Lotte World and I only had to pay 10,000 won instead 35,000 won. So yeah, we enjoyed a whole day at Lotte World for less than 40,000 won.
Back on topic, here are some cherry blossom trees in full bloom I’ve spotted:
^^ at the Seoul Forest – with students of Korea University having their MT
^^ at our apartment
The following pictures were taken at Changgyeonggung (one of the five royal palaces) last Wednesday. I spent a half hour strolling the palace grounds before I went to work. I just love it when the place isn’t so crowded that I could hear the chirping of the birds as if I were not in a big city, where cell phone signal booster are aplenty.
By the way, the name for the cherry blossom in Korea is “벚꽃” or “beot kkot”. Aside from Yeouido and Namsan, another place to catch the cherry blossom fever is at the Children’s Grand Park.