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Gyeongbokgung palace

Not only Japan is famous for cherry blossoms, Korean is also no disadvantage. Coming to South Korea in the spring, you will be spoiled watching cherry blossoms around the corners in Seoul. These are top 9 best places to see cherry blossoms in Seoul for guests to enjoy cherry blossoms in Seoul below, according to hints from Living Nomads. Now let’s discover spring in Seoul.

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CherryBlossoms in Namsan mountain
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Natural tunnels of cherry blossom station in Korea
Seoul National Cemetery Weeping Cherry Blossoms
Seoul National Cemetery Weeping Cherry Blossoms

Seoul cherry blossom 2018 forecast: Forecast the time of cherry blossom’s bloom

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According to the forecast, the cherry blossoms will bloom in April 6th to April 13th of 2018. Compared to Japan, the bloom time in Korea will be shorter and can last up to 2 weeks.

Here are the 9 best places to see cherry blossoms in Seoul you should visit

1. Yeouido Park

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Yeouido Park is one of the most popular locations for viewing blossom in Seoul. It is famous for Yeouido Spring Flower Festival and the road which cherry blossom bloom around April every year. There are more than 1,600 cherry trees scattered in the park.

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Coming to here in the festive season, you can leisurely stroll to admire the beautiful pink cherry blossoms, participate in street activities art and enjoy many delicious dishes.

Wallking on the Yeouiseo-ro street

Yeouido Spring Flower Festival

Yeouido Park - The best place to see cherry blossom
Yeouido Park – The best place to see cherry blossom

Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival, Seoul

Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival, Seoul

Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival, Seoul

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Location: 330 Yeouidong-ro, Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, 서울특별시 South Korea
Telephone: +82 2-3780-0561
Prices: Free
How to get there: Subway line 5, Yeouido Station, exit 3, 5 minutes towards National Assembly

2. Gyeongbokgung Palace

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Gyeongbokgung also known as Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace was the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty and.is located in northern Seoul. Palace was built under King Ji Seong-scale and is the most magnificent palace in Korea. In addition, also having many programs of traditional musical performances at this palace will be held almost every night attracts tourists.

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Location: 161 Sajik-ro, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm
Phone: (+82) 02-3700-3900
Prices: Adult 2,5USD , Teenager : 1,2USD
How to get there: Take Subway Line 5 to Gwanghwamun Station (Exit 2).

3. Changgyeonggung Palace

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Changdeokgung is one of the most ancient palaces in Seoul and was recognized world cultural heritage by UNESCO in 1997. It has exquisite architecture blends with the surrounding nature and is hailed as a typical work of architecture of East Asia. During the period of Japanese occupation, they promote harmony with nature, to plant plenty of trees including cherry blossoms. Thus, this is one of the ideal palaces you enjoy flowers in Seoul today.

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Changgyeonggung Palace cherry blossoms 3

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Location: 185 Changgyeonggung-ro, Waryong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: Daily from 9 am to5:30 pm
Phone: (+82) 2-762-4868
How to get there: Take subway line 4 to Hyehwa Station. Go out exit 4 and walk about 300 m.

4. Seokchon Lake Park

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As one of the artificial lakes has the largest area in Korean with 147.400m², Seokchon is located next to the amusement park Lotte World, is the ideal place to fully enjoy Korean spring with rows of cherry blossom blooming. During the cherry blossom festival, along with the roads in the park, Seokchon lake will have many activities is a unique art.

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Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
A corner of Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
Walking around Seokchon Lake on Cherry Blossom Festival
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Seokchon Lake from above

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Location: Songpa 1(il)-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: From 6 am to 10 pm
Price: Free
How to get there: Take subway line #2 to Jamsil Station, exit #2

5. Samcheong-dong

Blossoms at the Samcheongdong public library.

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In contrast to the noisy and bustling Seoul, Samcheongdong gives visitors a sense of peace with old houses, cafes, and restaurants to savor some old features … No having romantic thing than when strolling Samcheongdong the road, while watching the cherry blossoms, right?

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Blossoms at the Samcheongdong public library.

Location: Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu ~ Seongbuk-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: 24hours
Phone: (+82) 2 1330
How to get there: Subway to Anguk Station, Line 3

6. Namsan

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Behind the heart of the city, Namsan mountain with the high 262m is a place of the famous Namsan TV tower (N Seoul Tower or). Tower becomes a symbol of Seoul since the first opening time1980. From the top of the tower, visitors easily look at the panoramic view of Seoul from above. Here is also the ideal path to watch cherry blossom.

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Cherry Blossom N Seoul Tower at night

Location: 105, Namsangongwon-girl, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: From 10 am to 11 pm
Phone: (+82) 2-3455-9277
Prices: N Seoul Tower Observatory Admission fee: Children (Ages 4-12): 3,000 won/ Teens and Adults (Ages 13-64): 7,000 won / Senior (Ages 65+): 5,000 won
How to get there: There are a variety of ways to get to N Seoul Tower. Each method has its own pros and cons, so tourists can choose the option that best matches their schedule and tour budget. On another note, access to N Seoul Tower by passenger vehicle (cars and/or taxis) is restricted to reduce the environmental impact on Namsan Park.

7. Yangjae-cheon

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Between a noisy and bustling Seoul, Yangjaecheon is a great area for you to walk slowly watching the cherry blossoms. In particular, there is a walking path with the length of 3.5 m and a path for those who like cycling.

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Location: Apgujeong-ro South 35-gil, Seongreung-ro West 14-gil
Phone: (+82)-2-2104-2180
How to get there: Take subway line #3 to Dogok Station, exit #4, towards Yeongdong-gyo 4 (bridge) and take the road to under the bridge

8. Kyung-Hee University

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As one of the leading universities in Korea, Kyunghee’s highlights are the Gothic-style buildings, the campus is leafy and the school is holding its position as one of the most beautiful universities in Seoul now. Especially, in the spring, having more than 200 cherry trees bloom along the road from the main entrance to the school grounds is an interesting point for tourists.

Cherry Blossoms at KyungHee University
Cherry Blossoms at KyungHee University

Cherry Blossoms at KyungHee University

Cherry Blossoms at KyungHee University

Cherry Blossoms at KyungHee University

Cherry Blossoms at KyungHee University

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Location: 26 Kyungheedae-ro, Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, 서울특별시 South Korea
Opening hours: +82-2-961-9286
Phone: (+82) 2-961-0114
How to get there: Take the airport line subway towards Seoul Station in front of Incheon International Airport exit 3. Transfer to subway line 1 to Hoegi Station. Take mini bus 01 to Kyung Hee University from exit 1.

9. Seoul National Cemetery

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For Koreans, the Seoul National Cemetery is a place of very high symbolic. So, not only officials but even foreign tourists often come here when having a chance to visit Korea. This is a place to honor the life of 165,000 martyrs, veterans, the struggle for independence and police soldiers in the wars of the People’s Republic of Korea. Also, there are many cherry blossoms are planted, so you can admire a pink and white color of blossom.

Cherry blossoms at Seoul National Cemetery.
Cherry blossoms at Seoul National Cemetery.

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Seoul National Cemetery Weeping Cherry Blossoms

Seoul National Cemetery Weeping Cherry Blossoms

Location: South Korea, Seoul, Dongjak-gu, 현충로 210
Opening hours: From 6 am to 6 pm
Phone: (+82) 2-813-9625
Prices: Free to all
How to get there: Take line 4 or 9 to Dongjak station and leave exit 7 or 8 and the cemetery will be in front of you.

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