Top 5 Cherry Blossom Festivals in Seoul

Spring is here and it’s the perfect time for you to go outdoor and enjoy picnics with your friends and family beneath the cherry trees while thousands of pink petals dance in the air.

There are many places where you can enjoy the cherry blossoms in the wonderful city of Seoul, South Korea. So go ahead and see for yourself the spectacular scenery at cherry blossom festivals that will take place in Seoul in 2017!

1. Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival

cherry-blossom-festival-2016-8Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival is the most famous cherry blossom festival in Seoul. It has a nice scenery and many cherry blossom trees but it’s very, very crowded with many people. 

2. Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

cherry-blossom-festival-2016-1This cherry blossom festival in Seokchon Lake has become more and more popular. There are even a variety of performances, exhibitions and activities. The festival lasts only 3 days so don’t miss it!

3. Namsan Cherry Blossom Festival

cherry-blossom-festival-2016-4How about admiring the beautiful cherry blossom scenery at Namsan Park in spring? While walking up to Mount Namsan, you and your other half will definitely fall in love with the spectacular array of pink colors on the way.

  • Where? Mount Namsan
  • When? Early April~mid-April
  • Best Spot? Namsan Park

cherry-blossom-festival-2016-2Make sure to drop by N Seoul Tower (also called Namsan Tower), located on the top of Mount Namsan. At the observatory, you will be able to enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of the entire city of Seoul.

You can also find thousands of love padlocks which add more romantic vibes to the place. Admission tickets to N Seoul Tower Observatory are available here.

4. Walkerhill St. Festival

cherry-blossom-festival-2016-6The Walkerhill St. Festival is held by the Walkerhill Sheraton hotel, which is located near Achasan Mountain. The route is well known as one of the most scenic drives you can find in Seoul as well.

  • Where? Achasan Mountain
  • When? April 1~23
  • Best Spot? ‘Walkerhill Road’ along the Sheraton Grand Walkerhill hotel

cherry-blossom-festival-2016-10Achasan Mountain is also a popular hiking spot where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the top. There’s a beautiful octagonal pavilion on the way up, so try stopping by.

5. Children’s Grand Park

cherry-blossom-festival-2016-3This park is where visitors can admire a stunning scenery of colorful flowers in spring. What’s even more fascinating? The admission fee is free! So feel free to visit with your family for a picnic or with your lover for a date.

  • Where? Children’s Grand Park
  • When? April 1~9, 2017
  • Best Spot? Actually, everywhere in the grand park is the best spot. 😉

6. Suyang Cherry Blossom Festival

cherry-blossom-festival-2016-5At the Seoul National Cemetery, there are special cherry blossom trees called ‘Suyang cherry blossom tree’, which look like a weeping willow. Along with splendid cherry blossoms, you will be able to watch a parade of soldiers if you visit during the festival.

If you are interested, check out our list of Korea’s Best Spring & Cherry Blossom Festivals 2017 as well! Don’t forget to visit, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop, for the latest, trendiest and newest things to do in South Korea!button_main 2

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  1. Hi,we are arriving in seoul on april 20 -24..Is there a chance we could still catch the cherry blossoms?

  2. Hi, can you let me know if I go to seoul from 5-12 April, would it be a good timing to see cherry blossom? should i go earlier or later?

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