5 Best Cherry Blossom Festivals in korea
Among many spring festivals with different themes in Korea, Cherry Blossom festivals are always the most expected events, obviously because cherry blossom is considered the queen of spring 🌸 Check out the best 5 Korean cherry blossoms for your Spring bucket list!
P.S. Unfortunately, all the festivals mentioned below have already been canceled this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic situation. 🙁 But you can still put them in your bucket list for the next Spring! 😀
1. JINHAE GUNHANGJE CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
- Period: March 27 ~ April 6 (2020 festival canceled)
- Location: Jinhae-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival is considered to be the biggest and most well-known spring festival in Korea. The festival will be organized during 10 days from the end of March to early April – when more than 350,000 cherry blossoms trees will fully bloom. Two of the top attractions during the festival are the 800-meter long tunnel of cherry blossom lined up on two sides of the railroad by Gyeonghwa Station, and the 1.5-kilometer flower streams which can be perfect backgrounds for your spring photo-shoots.
To get to Jinhae from Seoul or other cities, you can take the public train or bus. However, in order to go to the festival locations, you might need to take some transferring trips and it might be confusing. If you do not want to think too much about transportation, then booking a private shuttle bus tour is a convenient alternative option!
💡 Visiting Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival conveniently by shuttle bus from Seoul!
2. GYEONGJU CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
- Period: April 5 ~ April 7 (2020 festival canceled)
- Location: Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Gyeongju was the ancient capital of Korea under the Shilla dynasty, hence it is also one of the biggest historical sites in the country. Therefore, if you visit this city during springtime, you can also visit a lot of Korean historical sites besides Cherry Blossom sightseeing.
Along with the spectacular view of cherry blossoms in full bloom near Bomun Lake and Gyeongju Historic UNESCO area, there will be many interesting community events and activities such as orchestra, busking performances, and sports competitions. Among these, the most important and popular event is the Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon, which attracted more than 1500 foreign participants in 2018.
💡 Enjoy the historical sites and cherry blossoms of Gyeongju with this 1 day shuttle bus package from Busan!
3. JEJU CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
- Period: the end of March (2020 festival canceled)
- Location: Seogwipo, Jeju-do
Due to the island’s special climate, the cherry blossoms on Jeju island – which are called King Cherry Blossoms – have larger petals and more vivid color than the normal type of cherry blossoms in the other parts Korea. The King Cherry trees in full bloom across Seogwipo’s downtown area and nearby Jeju Sports Complex create an especially beautiful landscape that attracts thousands of visitors every spring season.
Along with the spectacular scenery, interesting activities such as traditional music and modern dance performances as well as singing contests will also be held. Besides the light pink color of cherry blossoms, visitors can also enjoy the scene of the vibrant yellow canola flower fields that also bloom at the same time!
💡 Visit the best photo spots on Jeju island in Spring with this Jeju Island Spring Flowers 1day Shuttle Bus Package!
4. SEOKCHON LAKE CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
- Period: April 5 ~ April 12 (2020 festival canceled)
- Location: Songpa-gu, Seoul
Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival will take place inside the areas of Seokchon Lake in Seoul. The unique scenery of Lotte World Tower and Magic Island combined with the color of cherry blossoms creates such a perfect dating spot for couples and friends. The festival also features music performances, singing contests, flea markets, food trucks, and many other interesting experience programs so that visitors can have many things to do besides flower-watching.
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5. GYEONGPO CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
- Period: early to mid-April(2020 festival canceled)
- Location: Gyeongpo-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
The Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom Festival is held in the center of the Gyeongpodae Pavilion in Gangneung – one of the host cities for the 2018 Winter Olympic – when the cherry blossoms trees along the 4.3 km trail around Gyeongpo Lake are in full bloom. Various cultural activities and flower displays will be held during the festival along with the backdrop of the stunning cherry blossom flowers.
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