Spring season is one of the best time to visit Korea. ‘Tis the season to see the cherry blossoms, azaleas, forsythia, magnolias, and other spring flowers. Are you ready to explore them all?
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There are many destinations in Korea where you can experience the beauty of Spring: Jeju Canola Blossoms, Jinhae Gunhangje in Jinhae, Gyeongju Cherry Blossom, Bomun Lake Resort, Gyeonghwa Station, Garden of the Morning Calm, Oedo Botania, Mt. Maisan Provincial Park, and Goyang International Flower Foundation.
Moreover, Korea has also a number of festivals during Spring: Gwangyang International Maehwa Festival, Taean Tulip Festival, Hapcheon Hwangmaesan Royal Azalea Festival, Shinan Tulip Festival, Yeongchwisan Azalea Festival, Gurte Sansuyu Festival, Hallim Park Tulip Festival, Everland Tulip Festival, Boseong Green Tea Festival, and the most famous “Yeouido Spring Flower Festival.”
The places mentioned above can be found in different places in Korea. But if you are in Seoul, and you have limited time, I suggest that you visit the places in Seoul Area. The places to visit are: Yeouido’s Yunjung-ro Cherry Blossom Tunnel, Namsan Mountain’s Cherry Blossoms and Forsythias, Kyunghee University’s Cherry Blossom Road, Changgyeonggung Palace’s Cherry Blossoms, and Spring Flower Tour at Ilsan Lake Park.
Among the places mentioned, I can say that the Yeouido Island is the most popular of all. In fact, it is known as the “Manhattan of Seoul” and “Korea’s Wall Street”. Besides the viewing the Cherry Blossoms in Yunjung-ro Path, there are lots of things you can do in the Island.
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Things to do in Yeouido Island
Check out some of the cool and cheap tours you could do in Seoul.
1. Take a picture on the Yungjung-ro Cherry Blossom Walkway.
2. Visit some broadcasting networks.
3. Rent a bike or an in-line skate.
4. Eat street foods.
5. Watch the street performers.
6. Visit the Yeouido Park.
7. Shop at IFC building.
8. Visit the statue of King Sejong.
9. Have your own caricature
There are three options:
1. National Assembly Station (Subway Line 9), Exit 1 or 6. (I recommend this option because it’s the nearest station to the Yunjung-ro Cherry Blossom path)
2. Yeoinaru Station (Subway Line 5), Exit 1
3. Yeouido Station (Subway Line 5 or 9), Exit 2
Best Time to Visit
Yeouido Spring Flower Festival – April 4-10, 2016
What to eat
They have a variety of street foods. The most famous street food there is called Beondegi. Beondegi are steamed or boiled silk worm or pupae.
TOTAL of 25,000 won
- 4,000 won – transportation
- 15,000 won – Caricature
- 6,000 won – food
About the Writer:
Karla Obispo, She’s a solo traveler who finds happiness in getting lost. Originally from the Philippines and a graduate of Development Communication, she left her teaching job in an international school to travel and teach around the world. She lives curious, dreams plenty, and loves whole. She’s fond of taking selfies and OOTD’s in tourist spots. She visits one tourist spot every week. Follow her blog and adventures on Travel with Karla.