Where to see Cherry Blossom in Seoul - 여의도 Yeouido Park ( 汝矣島 )




The best place, without question, to visit during cherry blossom season has to be the small island of Yeouido located on the Han River in Seoul. Yeouido, more famous among Koreans as an island of tall skyscrapers, smart investment bankers and once a key setting for aviation as the location of Seoul’s first airport in the 1920s, is also home to this wonderful festival, the famous ‘Yeouido Spring Flower Festival’ that takes place annually on the island.

You are not just restricted to Yeouiseo-ro, but also the Hangang River Park is a must see while visiting the island. The date of the Yeouido Spring Flower Festival changes every year, as it is totally dependent on the blooming of the flowers. The best predictions for when the blossoms will be at their best are found on Korean news and weather reports, so be sure to check TV broadcasts and online news postings as April approaches.

This is my very first Cherry Blossom experience and I totally fall for it. I'm going to go for the Japan's one for sure and the picnic is a must! I can't wait for the Sakura petals blowing in the wind while sitting under the cherry trees - like a dream!


























































Trust me, you will have selfies non stop like me!
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How to go to Yeouido Park (여의도 공원)   :

Transportation
[Subway]
1) Dangsan Station (Subway Line 2 or 9), Exit 4. 20 minutes walk.
1) Yeouinaru Station (Subway Line 5), Exit 1. 20 minutes walk.
3) Yeouido Station (Subway Line 5 or 9), Exit 5. Take Bus 162, 262, or 461 to National Assembly (국회앞).
4) National Assembly Station (Subway Line 9), Exit 1 or 6. 5 minutes walk.

[Taxi]
From Gangnam area to Yeouido cost around KRW 14000



2 comments

Silvia Vie said...

Wow .. that was beautiful ! I wanna see cherry blossom too
may i know when you take all that pictures ?? I have plan to go to south korea next year, and choose spring season just for to see that flowers.
by the way, nice to know you charlene .. i love to read your blog and pictures you take :)

WanderLex SG said...

Very very nice pictures of the blossom!