Have you ever imagined yourself in a movie, walking along a carpet of flower petals? For all of you romantics out there, turn your fantasy into a reality by joining us for one of Korea’s April festivities. April is the month when the country is covered in white cherry blossom petals, mountains are ablaze with yellow forsythias, and villages are blooming with sansuyu (dogwood). Here is a list of the best places across the nation to visit in springtime—all you need is enough time to take a walk and enjoy the flowers.
Yunjungno Cherry Blossom Tunnel
Yunjungno Path, located behind the National Assembly in central Seoul, is one of the most popular destinations for cherry blossoms. As cherry blossoms begin to peak in early to mid-April, the 5.7km path, lined with 1,400 cherry blossom trees, transforms into a snow-white tunnel, just in time for the Yeouido Spring Flower Festival. Riding public transportation is highly recommended, since some streets may be blocked off during the festival period.
1. National Assembly Station (Subway Line 9), Exit 1
2. Yeouinaru Station (Subway Line 5), Exit 1
3. Yeouido Station (Subway Line 5 or 9), Exit 2
Kyunghee University’s Cherry Blossom Road
With its charming
old buildings and beautiful campus, Kyunghee University is at once a prestigious
educational institution and a popular tourist attraction. In spring, blossoms on
some 200 cherry trees, which line up the road from front gate to the main
building, reach their peak bloom, setting a perfect atmosphere for family
picnics or romantic dates. Other cherry blossom sites include the paths between
the main fountain and the College of Law building, and between the College of
Hotel Management building and the Art College building.
Hoegi Station (Subway Line 1), Exit 1.
Changgyeonggung Palace Cherry
Tour in Ilsan Lake Park
Ilsan Lake Park, also known as the “Flower Park,” is home to a large number of flowering shrubs and trees, including 1,800 cherry trees. The majority of the cherry trees are planted near Wolpajeong Pavilion on the man-made island. Meanwhile, other popular attractions near the park include cultural events at Aram Nuri Arts Center and shopping at the Western Dome.
Jeongbalsan Station (Subway Line 3), Exit 2
→ Ilsan Lake Park is located approximately 500m from the station
*Article from Korea Tourism Organization (http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto )