6 Things You Do Not Want To Miss in Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival 2016
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April is only a few days away, which means that spring will be in full swing in South Korea!
For those who want to experience the ultimate beauty of spring in Korea, we highly recommend Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival! It is by far the largest cherry blossom festival in South Korea and will be celebrating its 54th anniversary this year. For details and directions, click here.
From April 1st to 10th, you will be able to enjoy the very best cherry blossoms at this ten-day festival. If you missed it last year, don’t make the same mistake twice!
If it is your first-time visit, here we bring you a list of things you must see and eat during the Jinhae Gunhangje Festival! ;)
1. Romance Bridge over Yeojwacheon Stream
If you miss the chance to cross over the Romance Bridge, we can say you missed the entire festival!
The actual name of the bridge is ‘Yeojwacheon Bridge’ but it is mostly referred to as Romance Bridge, because it is widely known as the shooting location for the popular Korean drama called “Romance” in 2002.
This wooden bridge is one of the popular attractions in Jinhae where you can admire a view of beautiful cherry blossoms and their reflections on the surface of the stream. Cross this bridge at least once during the festival. For directions, click here.
2. Gyeonghwa Station
Want to take stunning photos? Get your camera out and head to Gyeonghwa Station in Jinhae, and capture a beautiful scenery that will unfold in front of your eyes!
And take a stroll along the 800 meter-long railway where rows of cherry trees in bloom stretch endlessly, too. The train runs only during the festival period, so don’t miss out on the chance to see the train passing by the cherry blossoms full in bloom!
3. Yeojwacheon Light Festival at Night
Walking along the cherry tree-lined sidewalks of Jinhae along the Yeojwacheon Stream at night are also what you must do during the festival. Decorated with beautiful lanterns and colorful umbrellas, you will be swept away by a dazzling array of colorful splendor! And the pink and white petals dancing in the night air will add even more romance to your trip!
4. Food & Drink
Want to try some new spring treat? Here are Instagram photos of must-try food and drink when you visit Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival!
Ever tried Cherry Blossom Bread? This bread looks just like the cherry blossom petal! How beautiful!
Along with Cherry Blossom Bread, enjoy a cup of coffee with a beautiful cup holder that has a cherry blossom design!
Another famous treat that you must try in Jinhae is Joonam Duck Bread, a cute-looking bread that resembles a duck! The yellow one is banana-flavor and the brown one is nut-flavor. Try both of them and see which one you like better! ;)
5. Jinhae Military Band & Honor Guard Festival
Jinhae is not only well known for world-class cherry blossoms, but also for its naval port. So if you are visiting Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival any date between April 7th and 10th, you can witness the Jinhae Military Band & Honor Guard Festival, too. From military band marching to performances, try not to miss these extraordinary events at Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival! For details, click here.
6. The Korea Naval Academy & The Command of Naval Base
The Republic of Korea Naval Academy and the Command of Naval Base are usually not open to the public, but are accessible only during the Jinhae Gunhangje Festival! So if you do visit, drop by these places and enjoy the display of the Turtle Ship, an ironclad turtle ship used by Admiral Yi Sun-shin during the Imjin War, as well as Navy vessels.
Boasting a picturesque scene of cherry blossoms and offering various hands-on programs, Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival is indeed the perfect place for you and your significant one to recharge your relationship and to squeeze in little romance to your family vacation this spring! Come and visit Jinhae now or never!
Book now for the wonderful one-day trip to Jinhae. Here we have 2 options for you:
- From Seoul to Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, click here.
- From Busan to Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, click here.