Mid-April is a wonderful time to visit Seoul for the annual Yeouido Spring Flower Festival. This is when the 1,600 cherry blossom trees that line Yeouiseo-ro Road will be in full bloom and you get to witness the spectrum of pinks and whites.It is a sight you will never forget.
It is a sight you will never forget.
The festival takes place beside the Han River where visitors can stroll along leisurely as they admire the flowers in full bloom, but you have to be prepared to face a huge crowd as this is (unsurprisingly) one of the most popular events of the year in South Korea.
While this is not exactly a cultural festival in Korea, some of the highlights you should not miss out on are the street performances and exhibitions.
Admission is free, with the exception of activities such as getting your portrait drawn.
The street snack stalls are a highlight of the festival too, with Koreans sharing their love for food and everything that there is to enjoy in Spring.
The atmosphere is entirely different at night when coloured lights light up the cherry blossom trees, creating a romantic ambience. It is a breathtaking sight, and the beauty is something to remember Seoul by.
Although the festival is usually held in mid-April, it is always a good idea to check up on the actual dates before making plans as the bloom period may differ.
Yeouido Spring Flower Festival
Seoul, South Korea
Nearest Subway: National Assembly