Cherry Blossoms at the Royal Palaces – Seoulistic

Cherry Blossoms at the Royal Palaces

Seoul’s Royal Palaces (Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Deoksugung, Changgyeonggung) were designed for kings. And no palace would be complete without an annual spring bloom. While not all of the palaces have cherry blossoms, there’s a variety of spring flowers that bloom such as apricot blossom, maehwa, royal azalea, persimmon blossom, and peony.

The best one to go to in our opinion is Changdeokgung Palace, which is the most spacious and least crowded of the palaces with plenty of room to roam and snap pictures in hanboks. (Map points to Changdeokgung Palace).

Deoksugung has a wonderful wall that lines the outer boundaries of the palace with cherry blossoms that hang over for a beautiful combination of spring flowers and ancient architecture.

99 Yulgok-ro, Waryong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Subway Station:

Gyeongbokgung: Gyeongbokgung Station (Line 3) or Gwanghwamun Station (Line 5)
Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung: Anguk Station (Line 3)
Deoksugung: City Hall Station (Line 1, 2)