Korea’s spring season is simply magical! Whether you want to know the best things to do or the top places to visit during this amazing season , we’ve got you covered.
See the Cherry Blossoms
One of the more popular places to take in the beautiful blossoming of the beotkkot is Yeouido Park, where canopies of pink hang over crowds of camera-toting love birds. For less crowded cherry blossom sightseeing, head over to the tranquil Seokchon Lake in Jamsil, Seoul’s University Quarter or Seoul Grand Park.
Picnic in one of Seoul’s parks
Picnicking is a favorite pastime of Koreans, and there’re many ideal places in Seoul Forent, Han River, Olympic Park and many more.
Go to a Festival
Majority of the Spring events focus on flowers, but there are also a number that glorify regional cuisine and cultural traditions. Not to be missed are the Lotus Lantern Festival, which showcases thousands of colorful lanterns and traditional performances. The Boseong Green Tea Festival, held on a gorgeous tea plantation in the southern part of the country, is another not-to-be-missed event. Both of these festivals are held in May.
Bike Along the Han
In addition to featuring riverside cafes, basketball courts and fishing spots, the Han River also has its fair share of bicycle rental shops. To rent a bike, all you need is a photo ID. Prices are extremely reasonable (around 3,000 won per hour) and the river is equipped with safe and well-marked bike lanes. For more info and a list of routes, click here.
Wander a Cafe Street
Korea is known for its cafes, as well as entire streets dedicated to the caffeinated beverage that boast patios or terraces that open in spring. You don’t need to look hard to locate said streets, and many, like Garosu-gil or Samcheongdong-gil are already quite famous. To get off the beaten path, make your way to Jukjeon Cafe Street in Bundang, or Seoraemaeul Cafe Street near Express Bus Terminal, both of which exude a sophisticated European atmosphere.
Compilation & Photos: www.myseoulsearching.com, miss KOREA BBQ, exploration, The Korea Herald, Let’s Play Planet, teflorbust.wordpress.com, in 1 Trendy South Korea, Pinterest