Spring Peak is Near! Where to Catch Spring Fever in South Korea

13624351663_a2fbc07244_bThe spring flowering season in South Korea spans from mid March to late April with a peak in the early April. April indeed is spring’s true awakening and is a month filled with a series of major festivals and family fun in South Korea. So let’s celebrate the arrival of Spring! Here are South Korea’s 6 best spring destinations for you to catch spring fever and to get into the swing of the new!

1. Cherry Blossoms in Busan and Its Vicinity

Busan, the second largest city in South Korea, is one of the first places where spring reaches Korea and is full of beautiful cherry blossom scenery! 17088603545_d29fde3583_bTravelers to Busan must not miss a chance to stroll down Dalmajigil Road, a walkway lined with cherry blossomed trees where you can peer down at beautiful Haeundae beach.MBRF15026858.jpgA short excursion from Busan to its vicinity like Gyeongju and Jinhae is also highly recommended as they boast amazing cherry blossoms. For details and directions, click here.

2. Jinhae Gunhangjae Cherry Blossom Festival 2016

6912920858_12974b6219_oBoasting over 350,000 cherry blossom trees lining the streets of Jinhae, a city in the southern part of Korea, Jinhae Gunhangje Festival(April 1~10), is by far the most popular and the largest cherry blossom festival in Korea.6912930582_30c3f0d6e5_oThere are two highlights of the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival that you must never miss – a train that moves through a fully bloomed cherry blossom tunnel and the Romance Bridge. Go ahead and walk beneath the cherry trees that create a picturesque view with thousands of pink and white petals dancing in the air as the wind blows! For details and directions, click here.

3. Cherry Blossom Festivals in Seoul

13689102884_21c4ce6e07_bIf you are short of time and lazy to get out of the city, don’t worry. There are great places in Seoul, where you can celebrate spring with beautiful cherry blossoms in Seoul. You can take a stroll along the royal palace walls of Gyeongbokgung and Deoksugung while enjoying the lovely spring flowers. ;)

13556499605_6f0b1c77bf_b13556833444_70d931fd13_bAnother fantastic place to spot cherry blossoms is Yeouido Hangang Park, where you can admire fantastic cherry blossoms alongside the Han River. 13238642655_543c6e85f5_bWell known for fabulous cherry blossoms around Namsan Mountain, N Seoul Tower and the Namsan Park are also where you and your significant ones can spend a great time taking a walk at the park with a beautiful scenery and go up to the observatory and peer down at the entire city of Seoul.11523435496_6af90c593b_bNow, if you wish to visit all of these destinations in one day in Seoul, click here.

4. Jindo Sea Parting Festival 2016


1024px-Jindo_Miracle_Sea_Road_Festival_100Jindo Sea Parting Festival 2016, also known as ‘Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival’, is a ten-day long festival that will take place from April 7 to 10 in Jindo Island, in Jeolla province (the southern part of Korea). Here you can witness an astonishing sight of a wondrous sea parting as the sea opens up to reveal a sea road. So do not miss this opportunity to experience this awesome nature’s wonder in Jindo Island! For details and directions, click here.

5. Everland Tulip Festival

2534137384_9df046121d_bEverland Theme Park is one of the most popular places in Korea for families, friends, and couples. As the biggest theme park in Korea, it offers over 40 rides and attractions, one of the most thrilling being T-Express wooden roller coaster.allowto_freedownload_snap_691Everland holds big festivals every season including Tulip Festival (March 17 ~ April 24) and Rose Festival in spring.13510115534_e8bd9c42dc_b.jpgTry a visit to Everland and admire gorgeous flower arrangements and beautiful gardens of colorful tulips! One day pass to Everland and a round-trip shuttle bus ride from Seoul is available here.

6. Canola Flowers in Jeju Island

10437085096_e74af4a1ab_b.jpgIn this time of year, the golden sea of canola flowers sprawl all over Jeju Island, and you will definitely be fascinated by the beauty of the island!allowto_freedownload_snap_407If you want enjoy the canola flowers burst in bloom across Jeju Island, here’s an easy way – hire a driver and enjoy fantastic yellow canola flowers sprawled all over Jeju Island. The tour is available here;)open_graphIf you are planning a spring trip to South Korea, browse through Korea’s #1 travel shop, Trazy.com, where you can find the best hand-picked tours for you to enjoy the spring to the fullest! :Dbutton_main 2Photo Credits
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