We’re a few days into the cherry blossom season, and it’s only going to last a few more days. These beautiful cherry blossoms have pretty short shelf lives, so make sure you get off of your lazy butt and check out these beautiful cherry blossoms in Seoul!
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Get off of Jamsil Station and head over to Seokchon Lake for one of the best places to see cherry blossoms in Seoul. And although the lake itself is beautiful on its own, now that it’s cherry blossom season in Korea, it just makes the area so much prettier. It has a nice backdrop of the Lotte complex, showing a unique contrast between the simplistic cherry blossom blooms and tall modern buildings. Also, there’s Lotte World for the ultimate in romantic, cliche dates.
How to get there: Jamsil Station (Line 2, 8), Exit 2 or 3
The Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival is the most popular and most established in Seoul. That means street vendors, night lights and big crowds. Its central location in Seoul is one of the reasons troves of tourists and locals head to this location for cherry blossom blooming. Also, the Han River right next to it provides a nice breeze on a cool spring day. Warning: avoid this place if you don’t like crowds.
How to get there: Yeouinaru Station (Line 5), Exit 2 or 3 | Dangsan Station (Line 2, 9), Exit 3, 4
If you’re with your family in Seoul (or the surrounding Gyeonggi Province area), you definitely should check out Seoul Grand Park, which houses a zoo, amusement park as well as one of the best cherry blossom festival’s in the Seoul metropolitan area. Here the crowds are dispersed in a larger area, making for a more comfortable walk and stroll.
How to get there: Seoul Grand Park (Line 4)
Right in the middle of ultra urban Seoul is Seoul’s very own forrest, filled with a variety of species of flowers and trees for Seoul’s nature-loving city dwellers. And no collection of trees would be complete without cherry blossom trees. This place doesn’t have the crowds of the other cherry blossom festivals in Seoul, and there’s more nature down this cherry blossom road. Also, there’s really cute deer. Yay 🙂
How to get there: Seoul Forrest Station (Bundang Line), Exit 3
Seoul is a great place for trekkers that love a nice hike with fresh air, along with some beautiful scenes to take in. Inwang Mountain, one of the easier climbs in Seoul, can be hiked in less than 2 hours. On the way up, appreciate the cherry blossoms close up. When you get to the top, take a look see down at the mountain below and get a panoramic view of all the bright white cherry blossoms dotting the mountain side.
How to get there: Gyeongbokgung Station (Line 3), Exit 3. Straight 90m to the Gyeongbokgung bus stop and take Jongno Bus 09. Get off at Ogin Apartment.
Hidden away in a residential corner of Seoul is Geumcheon Cherry Blossom Road. It’s not so close to most of Seoul’s tourists hot spots, but for residents of south western Seoul, Geumcheon Cherry Blossom Road is one of best places for cherry blossom viewing in Seoul. It’s a 3km street lined with more cherry blossoms and less people than some of the other Seoul cherry blossom festivals, making for a romantic and peacefulKorean drama-esque stroll.
How to get there: Geumcheon-gu Office Station (Line 1), Exit 1
Somehow, a warm cafe latte and white cherry blossom petals falling nearby seem to be a match made in heaven. Hapjeong-dong’s cafe street (near Hongdae) is lined with cherry blossom trees, making for images perfect for amateur photographers. The cafes are beautiful, the coffee is delicious, and the cherry blossoms are peaceful. Come here for some urban cherry blossom viewing.
How to get there: Hapjeong Station (Line 2, Line 6), Exit 5 (make the first right).
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