South Korea, the exciting country of the Far East, is one of the destinations where you can enjoy the spring, the ‘symbol of rebirth’, with its unique nature and beautiful spring flowers, whose fame spreads around the world.
Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) brought together the unique natural beauties that can be experienced in South Korea, which has turned into a real paradise in the spring, with the beginning of different flowers such as Cherry, Maehwa, Canola, Sansuyu, Azalea and Tulip, in a pleasant spring program.
Stating that a very special nature experience awaits the visitors during the trips to be made in the spring months to South Korea, which draws attention with its unique natural beauties, Hyuncho Cho, Assistant Director at Korea Tourism Organization, said that a very special nature experience awaits the visitors during the spring trips to South Korea, which draws attention with its unique natural beauties, and said, “It is a very special destination that also offers its visitors a natural experience of beauty that cannot be seen in any other part of the world. After the harsh winter days, with the spring flowers starting to bloom in March, when the weather starts to warm up, a magnificent natural scenery dominates all over South Korea. Just in this period, the ‘Spring Flowers Watch’ begins in the country. Visitors from different countries of the world flock to nature with the South Koreans and enjoy this magnificent natural event that takes them to different lands and calms the souls. Visitors also experience the happiness of immortalizing this unique beauty with the frames they took with great admiration.”
Magic of cherry blossoms is everywhere
When spring flowers are mentioned in South Korea, the first thing that comes to mind is, of course, Cherry Blossoms. You can participate in this visual feast of cherry blossoms, which start to bloom at the end of March and last until mid-April, in many places in South Korea. For example, on Yeouido, Seoul’s big island, Yeouiseo Road is one of the most popular places to watch the cherry blossoms. With the blooming of 1,800 cherry blossom trees along the road, the road turns into a snow-white tunnel.
The Jinhae region in Busan, on the other hand, is one of the most famous places in South Korea for its cherry blossoms, with approximately 360,000 cherry trees it hosts. The most popular flower viewing areas in the city are Anmingogae Hill, Jehwangsan Park and Yeojwacheon River. Specifically, the Yeojwacheon River’s approximately 1.5 kilometer section covered with cherry blossom trees forms a tunnel of white petals this season. Visitors passing through the tunnel are accompanied by the sweet scent of canola flowers under the cherry blossom trees.
Another place to visit to fall under the spell of cherry blossoms is Simni Cherry Blossom Road. From Hwagae Market in Gyeongsangnam -do , Hadong-gun This 6-kilometer road stretching to the Ssanggyesa Temple is also called the “Wedding Road”, as it is believed that couples walking along the road among cherry blossoms will fall deeply in love with each other.
Incheon , built as Korea’s ‘first Western-style contemporary park’ Jayu Park is also one of the most visited places for cherry blossoms in spring. Visitors who come to Jayu Park, which is full of cherry blossoms every spring, also take a short journey into history with the statue of General Douglas MacArthur and various monuments in the park. The magnificent view of the park is worth seeing even more with the blooming cherry blossoms.
Maehwa: the flower that gives its beauty to nature and its flavor to ice cream
The Maehwa flower, which symbolizes respect in traditional Korean culture, is a flower in Gwangyang. Gwangyang named after a large colony of maehwa trees growing in the Daap-myeon region It also gives to Maehwa Village. Gwangyang While visiting Maehwa Village, be sure to try the maehwa ice cream available in the shops in the village. Although it looks like regular milk ice cream, Maehwa ice cream, where you will get the sweet and smooth taste of green plums, will bring you a flavor surprise. You will feel like you are eating Maehwa flowers with just one bite!
Ocean view meets canola flower petals
Jeju Island, located in the southernmost part of Korea, is the first place in Korea where spring flowers bloom. Every year, at the end of February and in the middle of March, the yellow Canola flowers that spring out from all over the island are especially eye-catching in Seopjikoji.
Sansuyu flowers used in Korean medicine and cooking
A tree native to West Asia, Sansuyu is an integral part of the South Korean spring flower fest with its beautiful and bright yellow flowers that begin to bloom in mid- March. Sansuyu fruit, a cherry-like fruit, is also used in traditional Korean medicine and cooking.
Azaleas will take you to the pinnacle of romance
If you are a flower lover, there is probably nothing else that will make you happy more than watching the mountain slope full of romantic azalea flowers on warm spring days in South Korea… Ganghwado Island is the kind that will give you the pleasure you seek every April. After reaching the summit of Goryeosan Mountain, which is furnished with trekking tracks, within 1-2 hours, what will greet you will be a magnificent natural view resembling an endless bed covered with azaleas…
Elegant Tulips await you in Taean Tulip Park and Seoul Forest
Taean Tulip Park in South Korea is divided into sections each year, decorated in different styles according to the theme, with colorful tulips blooming in April. Thus, it allows visitors to enjoy colorful tulips among different and fun backgrounds.
After the pandemic South Korea is waiting to welcome everyone who wants to experience the different culture of Korea, to be a part of festivals and art events where there is great enthusiasm, and to experience the peaceful atmosphere in its unique nature.