Heading to Korea during this springtime? Here are some of the best destinations in Korea for you to view spring flowers. In Korea, flowers bloom at its best in April. Here are some places to head to for flower viewing session.
Jeju Canola Flowers
Jeju is the southernmost province of Korea. This island is the favourite destination for Honeymoon for Koreans and many dramas are filmed here due to its picturesque scenery. In springtime, you will be able to see beautiful canola flowers (유채).
Get there: From in front of the Jeju International Airport, take Bus 100 or 200 to the Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal (buses come every 7-8 minutes and operate from 06:00 to 22:50; travel time is roughly 15min). Take a Donghaeseon (East) bus to Sinyang-ri (bus comes every 20 min / travel time is 45 min). From Sinyang-ri, take a taxi to Seopjikoji.
Cherry Blossoms in Kyunghee University (Photo: yourstage.com)
Kyunghee University is one of the most prestigious universities in East Asia. They are also known for their stately old buildings and beautiful cherry blossoms (벚꽃) in spring. It is a popular place for young people to meet up under the cherry blossom trees in April, which create a tunnel effect when in full bloom.
Get there: 10-minute walk from Hoegi Station (Subway Line 1)
Yeouido (여의도) is popularly known for its cherry blossom festival around this time of the year. It only started seven years ago and the festival also has a series of Korean cultural events. Visitors can also stroll along the romantic Han River through the tunnel of the magnificent cherry blossom trees.
Get there: Yeouido Subway Station Exit 3
Jinhae Cherry Blossom Tunnel>
Jinhae Cherry Blossoms (Photo: aving.net)
There are about 220,000 cherry blossom trees in full bloom in Jinhae, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do. The Naval base, Anmin Road and Jehwangsan Park. Jinhae attracts the most tourists during this time of the year and it is arguably the most beautiful place to view cherry blossoms in Korea.
Get there:From the Jinhae Train Station, it’s about a 10 to 15-minute walk (5 minutes by taxi) to Anmin Road, the Naval Headquarters, and Jehwangsan. To avoid the heavy traffic during the Gunhangje Festival, it is better to walk than to take a taxi.