Spring is just around the corner and even if you’re living in a tropical country (like us :(), there are still signs of it everywhere on the Internet! So if you can’t fight ’em, join ’em, right? And how else better to join in the fun than to actually make a trip to Seoul and catch the beautiful spring flowers (yes, that includes cherry blossoms) for yourselves!
So if you have a trip to Korea all planned out in March-April, here’s the official forecast to catch spring flowers all around South Korea!
[Update: 11 March 2016]
And while you’re admiring all the spring flowers, don’t forget to also catch a glimpse of CHERRY BLOSSOMS! The blossoms will reach its peak bloom on 13 April in Seoul!
If you’re visiting Seoul, Busan or anywhere else in South Korea, don’t forget to check out the various spring flowers festivals and go trigger happy with your cameras!
Spring Flowers Festivals
Credit: Heui Jong Kim
|Spring Flowers Festivals||Dates (Planned)|
|Gwangyang International Maehwa Festival||18 – 27 March|
|Gurye Sansuyu Festival||19 – 27 March|
|Icheon Baeksa Sansuyu Blossom Festival||Early 2016|
|Taean Tulip Festival||16 April – 5 May|
If you’re hoping to catch the cherry blossoms, don’t worry, we have you covered as well. The dates for the various festivals have been released and we’ve compiled them in a handy chart for your reference and planning!
Cherry Blossom Festivals
|Cherry Blossom Festivals||Dates (Planned)|
|Hwagae Cherry Blossoms Festival||1 – 3 April|
|Cheongpunghoban Cherry Blossom Festival||Early to mid-April|
|Jinhae Gunhangje Festival||1 – 10 April|
|Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival||1 – 10 April|
|Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival||1 – 10 April|
If you want to explore the other parts of South Korea, don’t forget to check out ultimate guide to cherry blossoms in South Korea where we covered some of the most famous and stunning spots to view these gorgeous pink blossoms! If you’re in Seoul, Yeouido is a MUST visit and if you’re thinking of venturing out, try immersing yourself in the festivals in Jinhae (Changwon)!
*Information with reference from Visit Korea.