Cherry blossoms are one of the most popular attractions in Korea during spring, which draw millions of travelers and visitors from all around the world.
For those of you who still haven’t seen the beautiful cherry blossoms in Korea yet, here’s an ultimate list of the best cherry blossom festivals and the best viewing spots where you can take in Korea’s stunning cherry blossoms!
1. Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival
From April 1 to 10
Yeojwacheon Romance Bridge / Gyeonghwa Station
To experience the ultimate beauty of spring in Korea, Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, or Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival, is where you should be. As the largest cherry blossom festival in the country, there are more than 350k of cherry trees and you will be able to enjoy the spectacular scenery of cherry blossoms.
Oh, and don’t forget to cross the Yeojwacheon Romance Bridge, which is one of the most romantic spots to view the cherry blossoms at the festival!
2. Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival
Across Gyeongju City
Bomun Lake / Bulguksa Temple
Not only the historic city of Gyeongju offers numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as Seokguram Grotto in Bulguksa Temple, but also one of the best cherry blossom viewing spots in the country, the Bomun Lake. There is a cherry tree-lined path around the lake so take a walk with your beloved ones!
3. Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival
10-ri Cherry Blossom Road / Hwagaejangteo Market / Ssangyesa temple
Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival has not received much attention worldwide but it is a well-known cherry blossom festival among the locals. The ’10-ri (Simni) Cherry Blossom Road’, which is a 4 km-long road of cherry trees, and ‘Hwagae Jangteo’ or ‘Hwagae Market’, the famous local market where you can enjoy cultural performances and taste local specialties, are some of the popular attractions not to be missed at the festival.
4. Cherry Blossoms in Gyeongpo (East Sea)
Gyeongpo Lake area
Gyeongpo Lake / Gyeongpodae Pavilion / Gyeongpo Beach
Another fascinating cherry blossom destination is Gyeongpo Lake where you can take a stroll along the 4.3-km long path lined with hundreds of cherry trees. Drop by Gyeongpodae Pavilion standing at the end of the lake, which is a great spot to take photos and admire the view of the lake. As Gyeongpo Lake is located just across the street from Gyeongpo Beach, you may want to stop by the beach and enjoy the breathtaking ocean view of the East Sea as well.
5. Cherry Blossoms in Busan
Across Busan City
Dalmaji Hill / Oncheoncheon Cherry Blossom Road
Travelers to Busan must not miss a chance to stroll down Dalmajigil Road, or Dalmaji Hill, a walkway lined with cherry trees where you can peer down at the beautiful Haeundae beach. Taking a short excursion from Busan to its vicinities like Gyeongju and Jinhae is also highly recommended. And for those of you who want to easily navigate the highlights of Busan and its cherry blossom viewing spots, joining one of the tours below can be a great option.
Check out other famous spring festivals you may be interested!
Korea has so much more to offer than cherry blossoms! For instance, there are vivid pink and magenta azaleas that cover the entire Goryeosan Mountain every spring.
The annual Goryeosan Azalea Festival has been gaining more and more popularity every year, so try a visit and see the magnificent sight for yourself!
Sign up for the trip to Goryeosan Azalea Festival here.
Don’t be disappointed when the cherry blossoms are gone as there are colorful tulips for you to enjoy.
Widely known as one of the top famous tulip festivals in the world, Taean Tulip Festival can be the perfect spring getaway for those who missed out on the cherry blossoms.
Now, if you don’t want to miss out on this awesome tulip festival as well, click here to book your trip.
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Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom Festival Website
Busan City Official Blog