One of the most gorgeous experiences in South Korea is seeing the blooming cherry blossoms. The Cherry Blossom Festival is held in several different areas around South Korea, each of them celebrating the festival with a variety of activities. Here are a few of them to add to your Spring bucket-list!
Gyeongju is rich in historical buildings and artifacts as it was the ancient capital of the Silla kingdom. So if you decide to visit during the Spring, not only can you take part in the Cherry Blossom Festival but you can also visit many different historical sites. In past celebrations there have been activities and events such as orchestral and busking performances, as well as the Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon. It’s said that the view over Bomun Lake is one of the best!
2. Jinhae Gunhangje
Jinhae Gunhangjae Festival is a ten-day celebration and is considered to be the biggest, most well-known area to view the blooming cherry blossoms. The railroad track near Gyeonghwa Station is lined on either side with cherry blossom trees which makes for a beautiful viewing experience! The festival typically features a variety of cultural activities and events like a military band parade, musical performances, and a special market. During the festival, the usually-restricted naval base is open to the public, allowing both visitors and locals to check out some pretty interesting Korean history!
3. Jeju Island
Jeju features some of the biggest cherry blossoms throughout South Korea-this is because of the King Cherry trees found on the island. As well as the cherry blossoms, visitors can indulge themselves with fresh seafood and visits to the seaside, as well as take part in activities such as dancing and singing performances, and traditional music.