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 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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Seoul cherry blossom 2019 forecast: Forecast the time of cherry blossom’s bloom
According to the forecast, the cherry blossoms will bloom in Mid April of 2019 with full bloom on Apr 9. Compared to Japan, the bloom time in Korea will be shorter and can last up to 2 weeks.
You can see Cherry blossom in Korea 2019 forecast at the table below.
|Region||Forecast cherry blossom dates|
|Jeju Island||Full bloom: March 24|
|Busan||Full bloom: March 28|
|Gwangju||Full bloom: April 2|
|Daegu||Full bloom: March 31|
|Seoul||Full bloom: April 10|
|Incheon||Full bloom: April 13|
|Suwon||Full bloom: April 9|
|Cheongju||Full bloom: April 6|
|Daejeon||Full bloom: April 6|
|Jeonju||Full bloom: April 5|
|Samcheok||Full bloom: April 5|
|Chuncheon||Full bloom: April 11|
|Gangneung||Full bloom: April 8|
|Pohang||Full bloom: March 31|
|Tongyeong||Full bloom: March 26|
|Yeosu||Full bloom: Mar 30|
|Gyeongju||Full bloom: Mar 28|
You can see the cherry blossoms for about a week from the date of full bloom.
And here are the 9 best places to see cherry blossoms in Seoul you should visit
1. Yeouido Park
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.
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.
Location: 330 Yeouidong-ro, Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, 서울특별시 South Korea
Telephone: +82 2-3780-0561
How to get there: Subway line 5, Yeouido Station, exit 3, 5 minutes towards National Assembly
2. Gyeongbokgung Palace
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.
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
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.
Location: 185 Changgyeonggung-ro, Waryong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: Daily from 9 am to 5:30 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.