For those who live in Indonesia, March is the time when we gradually feel the heat of dry season after being poured by rain for several months. However, for those who live in Korea, March is the time to escape from the freezing Winter and enjoy the mesmerizing Spring! For anyone travelling to Korea this Spring, you can enjoy the soothing ambiance too!
In this post I'm giving you hints on what colors you'll see during Spring in Korea and the best place to enjoy them. As you are scrolling through this post, don't forget to pack your prettiest outfit to take pictures with all the pretty colorful sceneries!
🌸 P i n k C h e r r y B l o s s o m 🌸
Cherry blossom in Korea is indeed the main attraction for tourist all over the world. I still remember my Spring trip to Korea last year, everywhere was filled with the beautiful shades of pink. From vivid pink, soft pink, baby pink, even pinkish white.
If you're visiting Seoul, head over to Yeouido Park where the Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival take place. This year, the cherry blossom in Seoul is expected to bloom around April 3, 2018. Walk along the beautifully lined cherry blossom trees in Yunjunro Street, behind the National Assembly Building to witness the picturesque cheery blossom street in Seoul. When you are done taking thousand of pictures, enjoy the street performances and local vendors throughout the festival period.
Location: 120, Yeouigongwon-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 영등포구 여의공원로 120 (여의도동))
To get to Yeouido Park using the metro, alight at Yeouido Station (Seoul Subway Line 5). Take the Exit 3 and walk 5 minutes towards the National Assembly building
If you're staying in the Southern part of Korea or Busan, Jinhae is definitely the best place to enjoy the mesmerizing cherry blossom. On my last year Spring trip to Korea, I visited Jinhae and the ambiance was super magical! Be prepared to walk into the fantastic cherry blossom tunnel and being showered with the cherry blossom petals as the wind blows. The yearly Jinhae Gunhangje Festival which is coming this April 1 to 10, 2018 also offers special events such as Yeojwacheon Starlight Festival and Sokcheonhang Port Multimedia Fireworks on the Sea that will ensure beautiful scenes for our eyes on both day and night.
Location: Tongsin-dong, Jinhae-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do (경상남도 창원시 진해구 통신동)
🌾 Y e l l o w C a n o l a F l o w e r s 🌾
Canola flowers or rapeseed flowers are another spring flower that would swept your feet away. Canola flowers flourish throughout the entire spring in Korea. I was so excited when I saw canola flowers field for the first time. The bright and vivid color of the flowers will definitely make us feel energized and happy! If you are lucky enough, you may capture cherry blossom and canola flowers in one frame
To enjoy sea of yellow canola flowers, book your ticket to Jeju island! The annual Jeju Canola Flower Festival is one of the festival that you can attend to witness the vibrant landscapes. This year the festival will be held from April 7 to 15, 2018, around Jeju Horse Park.
Location: 381-15, Noksan-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do (Around Jeju Horse Park) (제주특별자치도 서귀포시 표선면 녹산로 381-15 (조랑말체험공원 일대))
🌹 R e d (a n d o t h e r c o l o r s) T u l i p 🌹
Another spring babies that we can't miss in Korea is the tulip. The strong and bold color of tulip will totally drawn you to admire each color of tulips. Unlike the cherry blossom and canola flowers festival, the tulip festivals in Korea have some admission fee that we need to pay prior the entry. Worry not, the breathtaking landscape of tulips are worth it!
If you are in Korea around the 2nd week of April, do visit Shinan Tulip Festival held along the shore of Daegwang Beach in Shinan-gun, the tulip capital of Korea. Known as the best place to grow tulips, this year the event will be held around from April 11 until 22, 2018. The admission fee is 5,000 won for adults and 4,000 won for teenagers. Showcasing up to 3 million tulips, definitely will make your every penny count! As always, aside from the flowers exhibition, there are various exciting events across the town also await for you.
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Location: 178, Daegwanghaesuyokjang-gil, Sinan-gun, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 신안군 임자면 대광해수욕장길 178)
Taean Tulip Festival in Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, is another tulip festivals that you can consider. This festival will be held longer, from April 19 to May 13, 2018. So, if you come to Korea in the late April or early May, make sure you do visit this glorious tulip festival. With 12,000 won for adults and 9,000 won for teenagers, the million tulips are welcoming you!
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Location: 400, Kkotjihaean-ro, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do (충청남도 태안군 안면읍 꽃지해안로 400)
Another way to enjoy tulip in Korea is by simply visit Everland Tulip Festival in Everland! They bring the tulip festival to the next level with not only the over 1.2 million tulips themed garden with flower sculptures, but also a 26 meter-tall Flower Magic Tower for your iconic photo spot, and unique LED Musical Rose Garden that will lit in various colors, accompanied with dynamic background music! I can imagine the magical vibes!
Location: 199, Everland-ro, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 용인시 처인구 포곡읍 에버랜드로 199)
To get to Everland using the subway, alight at Jeondae/Everland Station (Yongin EverLine), Exit 3. From the station, take the shuttle bus to Everland.
🌿 G r e e n T e a F i e l d 🌿
Spring is promoted as the best time to visit the plantation to see the first new leaves on tea bushes. During this year spring session, starting from May 18 to May 22, 2018, make sure to visit the most famous tea growing region in Korea to dazzle yourself in one of the country’s biggest spring festivals, the Boseong Green Tea Festival. Once you enter Boseong Tea Plantation, expect a green landscape as far as eyes can see!
The yearly festival offers visitors a number of hands-on experience programs related to tea such as picking tea leaves, tea crafting, making tea cups, learning tea manners, making green tea candles, and more. I've never been here, but I am intrigued to feel the calm and peaceful atmosphere. I bet it's a recharge for our soul!
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Want more reason to visit Boseong? It is the filming site for 2016 K-drama "Legend of The Blue Sea"! The scene is when Se-Hwa (Jun Ji-Hyun) comes to meet Dam Ryung (Lee Min-ho) only to be surrounded by the swordmen in episode 4. Please send me some remake of the scene if you are there!
Do you remember these scenes?😍
Location: 775, Nokcha-ro, Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 보성군 보성읍 녹차로 775)
To get there, from Seoul Express Bus Terminal take an intercity bus to Boseong. From the Boseong bus terminal, hop on a local bus Boseong-Gunhak route bus to Daehan Dawon.
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With so many different flowers bloom in different places and timing, make sure you mark your calendar right and take the right route to the right destination😉 Hope this post is useful for your coming trip and wish you guys a wonderful spring trip to Korea!