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There’s only a short period of time during a year when you will be able to experience the marvelous scene of pastel pink blossoms in Korea. If you want to catch the cherry blossom season, it’s best to start planning your trip now! Let’s discover Korea cherry blossom 2018 forecast (Cherry blossom in Korea 2018 forecast) — The best time and best places to see Cherry blossoms in Korea.

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The cherry blossom season in Korea. Image by: seoul cherry blossom 2018 blog.

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Based on the time of the cherry blooming season in 2017, Living Nomads gives you the following guide on where and when to catch the cherry blossoms in Korea for 2018:

Note: These below dates are just estimated. The weather is ever-changing so it is difficult to identify the exact cherry bloom dates. However, Living Nomads will update the dates when we have more information.

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Gyeongbokgung palace

Seoul: April 6th to April 13th

Yeouido Spring Flower Festival, Yeouiseoro Street

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Walking on the Yeouiseo-Ro street. yeouido cherry blossom festival 2018
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Yeouido Park – The best place to see cherry blossom. Image by: seoul cherry blossom 2018 blog.

Are there any places better to admire the scene of these beautiful flowers than in Seoul – the capital of Korea? Are you ready? Let’s check out the Yeouido Spring Flower Festival which is famous for the number of 1,886 Korean cherry trees blooming on Yeouiseoro Street. Get ready to see at all the delicate sakura blooms during the cherry blossom season!

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
Seokchon Lake from above. Photo by: korea cherry blossom 2018 forecast bog.

The area surrounding Seokchon Lake is also a wonderful spring scene with cherry blossoms along the bank of the lake. How interesting is it?

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

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
Photo by: korea cherry blossom 2018 forecast bog.
Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
Image credit: cherry blossom in korea 2018 forecast blog.
Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
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Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
Foto: best place to see cherry blossoms in korea blog.

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

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Moreover, you also admire these cherry blossoms at other places such as outside Kyung Hee University, Seoul Forest, Seoul Grand Park and outside the five grand palaces in Seoul (Changdeokgung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Unhyeongung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace and Gyeongbokgung Palace)

Jeju Island: March 23rd to March 30th

Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival, Seogwipo

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Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival, Seogwipo. Photo by: korea cherry blossom 2018 forecast bog.

Jeju Island is famous for its fresh seafood, clear blue seawater, and volcanic landscapes; however, the most special thing in Jeju is the sakura season. At that time, visitors come here to witness a marvelous sightseeing as the island wears on its a nice pink shirt.

Sakura trees lined road at Jeju City
Sakura trees lined road at Jeju City. jeju island cherry blossom 2018
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Jeju island covered in yellow canola flowers. jeju island cherry blossom 2018

Furthermore, from the end of March to early April, you can also see Jeju island covered in yellow canola flowers. Thus, let’s spend more time on taking part in the yellow canola flower festivals there.

Busan and Gyeongsangnam-do: March 26th to April 2nd

Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival, Jinhae

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All Abloom at the Jinhae Gunhangje Festival. Photo by: korea cherry blossom 2018 forecast bog.
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Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival, Jinhae. busan cherry blossom 2018

The southern port of Jinhae is well-known for its cherry trees. Therefore, the Jinhae Gunhangje Festival is held to celebrate the delicate cherry blooms during spring from the middle of March to early April. So don’t forget to check-in at the Romance Bridge over Yeojwacheon stream for the most beautiful photo.

Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival, Jinhae Image credit: cherry blossom in korea 2018 forecast blog.
Image credit: cherry blossom in korea 2018 forecast blog.
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Check-in at Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival, Jinhae
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Jinhae, Korea – April 4th. busan cherry blossom 2018

Besides, there are also other places to view cherry blossoms in Busan và Gyeongsangnam-do such as Hwagae Cherry Blossoms Festival, Gyeonghwa Station, Jungwon Rotary, Ecological park in Naengmyeon, Jehwangsan Park and Korea Naval Academy.

Gwangju: March 29th to April 5th

Bamboo Forest, Juknokwon

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Bamboo Forest, Juknokwon. Image credit: cherry blossom in korea 2018 forecast blog.

From late March to early April, Gwangju will be the perfect place to visit as well as slowly get around through Juknokwon Bamboo Forest. You can even see a more beautiful scene with branches of silky pink and white cherry flowers.

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A corner of Bamboo Forest, Juknokwon

Bamboo Forest, Juknokwon

Outside Gwangju National Museum
Outside Gwangju National Museum opposite Juknokwon where the cherry blossoms were blooming! Image credit: cherry blossom in korea 2018 forecast blog.

Other places to admire cherry blossoms include outside Gwangju National Museum, Sajik Park (it is great for you to come here at night and see the light displays are often hanged on the trees).

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