If you thought that the cherry blossom
frenzy is limited to Japan, think again. As Japan's blossom period comes to an end, Korea blooms with these pink and white beauties! We've compiled a list of 8 popular locations you can view these majestic blooms, so whether you're heading over to Korea right now to check them out, or planning your next trip, you know exactly where to head to.
P.S. Check Out The Ultimate Muslim-Friendly Guide to Cherry Blossom Season in Japan!
Cherry Blossoms In Korea
1. Jinhae-gu in Changwon
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Home to the world’s largest number (more than 300,000) of flowering cherry blossom trees
, Jinhae is the site of one of the most popular spring festivals in South Korea, the Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival.
The place turns the peaceful naval town into a picture-perfect village with raining petals. Stake out Anmin Road
(the naval headquarters) or Jehwangsan Park for a prime spot and you’re set for an amazing view! Be sure not to miss out on the scenic shots at Yeojwacheon Stream and Gyeonghwa station. The Yeojwacheon lights up Yeojwacheon Stream at night during this time - and couples who want a little bit of
romantic atmosphere can visit the Romance Bridge for a sweet shot together!
2. Hadong in Changwon
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Changwon seems to be the place to be for cherry blossoms
! If you’re attached, this is the perfect place to visit. It is said that if you walk down the '10ri Cherry Blossom Road’
(also known as ‘marriage road’) while holding hands, you will get married and stay happily together forever!
3. Seogwangro in Jeju-do
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Apart from Jeju-do’s famous vast oceans and fields, the island is also known for cherry blossom blooms. Consider us sold! Walk down the road and you'll find gorgeous King Cherry Trees surrounding you on each side, and if the festival is happening, there'll be vendors, shops and lanterns all around. It's definitely worth the trip!
4. Hahoe Folk Village in Andong (Gyeongsangbuk-do)
Want to feel like you’re filming a sageuk (historical Korean drama)? You can do so amidst the pink and white cherry blossom blooms in a UNESCO World Heritage Site at Hahoe Folk Village! Hahoe Village was once a traditional village during the Joseon Dynasty. Now a quaint
village, you'll experience a truly authentic Korean experience amidst beautiful cherry blossoms at this spot!
5. Palgongsan in Daegu
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One of the most popular drives in Daegu, Palgongsan-ro is known for its gorgeous Cherry Blossoms that line the tree in spring! A scenic view perfect for a romantic road trip or an IG-worthy shot, you've got to check it out.
P.S. If you’re in Daegu for a bit, you can also check out Keimyung University (Seongseo Campus), Duryu Park, Suseong Lake, Hwawon Resort, Eworld Amusement Park
for other cherry blossom viewing sites!
6. Hangang Yeouido in Seoul
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Seoul's most famous spot, you might just meet everyone you know in Seoul once the cherry blossoms bloom! Once here, head to Yunjung-ro's Cherry Blossom Tunnel and walk along the 5.7km path lined with 1,400 cherry blossom trees, perfect for pictures.
7. Seokchon Lake / Lotte World (Jamsil Area) in Seoul
Credit: augstne95 on Instagram Seokchon Lake has been describe as ''healing'' by netizens in Korea for its beautiful views! A casual stroll along the lake and cherry trees will definitely heal you. Especially if you've got a warm drink in hand!
Cherry blossoms along with a lakeside view? Yes,
15. Yudalsan유달산 in Jeollanam-do
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Yudal Mountain is a symbol of Mokpo city, Jeollanam-do and in spring, the cherry trees line the hillside with stunning cherry blossoms! While you're in the area, be sure to taste their fresh fish. Mokpo city is a port city - so you know you're getting the best, fresh seafood there could be in Korea here!
As travel makes a come back this year, be sure to catch the beautiful blossom blooms while you're on your adventures!