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!

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Credit: Korea Tourism Organization (KTO Singapore)

[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!

cherry blossoms south korea seoul forecast busan 2016

Credit: KTO

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!

[Also read: The Ultimate Guide To Cherry Blossom Viewing In South Korea]

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
Forsythia in Seoul, Eungbong Mountain

Credit: mapio

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
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Cherry Blossom Festival in Jinhae

Credit: Equs

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.

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