Top 6 Places For Cherry Blossoms In Seoul

It’s springtime in Korea, which means some very welcome warmer weather. It also means cherry blossom season! We at Adventure Teaching have scoured the city to bring you the best spots to gush at the beautiful cherry blossoms in Seoul. Cherry blossom season may be coming to an end, but you can still get your Instagram on (minus the crowds) at these top spots!

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1. Yeouido Cherry Blossoms

There’s nothing quite like 1,500+ trees blossoming all in one place at the same time. This is exactly what you’ll find at the Yeouido Park during its annual Yeouido Spring Flower Festival. Never-ending rows of trees lining the Han River will make you completely forget just how long you’ve walked. Especially since you’ll be mesmerized by street performers and fuelled by the countless street food vendors along the way.

  • Website: Yeouido Cherry Blossoms
  • Getting There: Subway line 9 to Assembly Station (국회의사당역), Dansan Station (당산역) or Yeouido Station (여의도역).
  • Address (English): Gukhoe-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
  • Address (Korean): 서울특별시 영등포구 국회대로

2. Seoul National Cemetery Event with Weeping Cherry Blossoms

Although not the most appropriate place for a picnic, the cherry blossoms at Seoul National Cemetery droop downwards like a weeping willow. It’s a cascading waterfall of vibrantly pink flowers. It is said that the cherry blossoms are paying their respects to the lost lives buried here. The event features several activities, including a Changing of the Guard, military band, photo exhibition and even a cherry blossom photo contest open to the public.

  • Website: Seoul National Cemetery Event
  • Getting There: Subway line 4 or 9 to Dongjak Station, exit 8
  • Address (English): 210 Hyeonchung-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Address (Korean): 서울특별시 동작구 현충로 210

3. Seoul Children’s Grand Park

The cherry blossoms at the Grand Park are often considered the most impressively vivid of the area. The park also provides a great place for relaxed picnics on open grassy fields. The massive park is a great place to wander about, and you’re sure to find just the right tree to get some amazing pictures. Food vendors, a cafeteria, a modern art museum and a botanical garden are all on hand to keep you busy all day long.

  • Getting There: Subway line 7 to Children’s Grand Park Station, exit 1.
  • Address (English): 102 Daegongwongwangjang-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Address (Korean): 경기도 과천시 대공원광장로 102 (막계동)

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4. Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

A lake surrounded by budding cherry blossoms reflected in its water with a fantasy-like amusement park and castle right in the center? Yes, please! Paired with its annual cherry blossom festival and located next to the Lotte Mall, Seokchon Lake lays out a whole day’s worth of spring and fun all in one spot.

  • Getting There: Subway line 2 or 8 to Jamsil Station, exit 2 or 3.
  • Address (English): 148, Jamsil-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • Address (Korean): 서울특별시 송파구 잠실로 148

5. Seoul Forest

Imagine sitting on a picnic blanket with your friends or significant other as the sunshine keeps you warm and cherry blossom petals gently flutter around you. It might sound like a dream, but that’s what you’ll get at Seoul Forest. Pair it with deer feeding and a butterfly garden, and you’re looking at a pretty fantastic afternoon date or family outing.

  • Getting There: Subway Bundang Line to Seoul Forest station, exit 3
  • Address (English): 273 Ttukseom-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
  • Address (Korean): 서울특별시 성동구 뚝섬로 273

6. Changgyeonggung Palace

Saving the best for last! Cherry blossoms raining in front of an ancient Korean palace make for the most quintessential, dramatic Korean spring photo. Although the ever famous Gyeongbokgung is always a tourist favourite, the true star in spring is the lesser known Changgyeonggung. The Japanese colonialists planted sakura trees all around the palace complex. Now it enjoys the highest concentration of cherry blossoms of any palace in Seoul. The smaller crowds are also a massive bonus when it comes to capturing the perfect picture.

  • Website: Changgyeonggung Palace
  • Getting There: Subway Line 4 to Hyehwa Station, exit 4
  • Address (English): Jungro-gu Changgyeonggungro 185
  • Address (Korean): 서울 종로구 창경궁로 185

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There you have it! The best cherry blossom spots in Seoul.

Now grab your camera and some friends and go enjoy the beautiful flowers. Not in Seoul? No worries! Plan your visit for springtime and be sure to put these gorgeous spots on your itinerary.

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Barun Sarkar

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Regional director of a tour company, writer, professor and charity event planner are just a few of the hats Barun Sarkar has worn as a Canadian expat in Korea. To top it off, he just finished a 10 month world tour covering 14 countries, 80 cities and countless waterfalls! Follow him at @barileetraveling!
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