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Hangang Yeouido Spring Flower Festival in Seoul

Every spring, about 1,700 King Cherry trees blossom on Yeouido Island in a spectacle not to be missed

Best time: April

Hangang Yeouido Spring Flower Festival
Hangang Yeouido Spring Flower Festival
Hangang Yeouido Spring Flower Festival
Hangang Yeouido Spring Flower Festival

Around the first or second week of April, visitors in Yeouido Park can enjoy the beauty of cherry trees in full bloom. Over 90,000 plants join the splendor of the cherry trees to usher in the lush moods and fragrances of spring. Apart from this, visitors can enjoy street performances, fireworks, a photo exhibition, and splendid displays of flower decorations. Want more? Head out to Namsan, Ewha Womans University ​or Jeongdok Public Library to check out even more cherry blossoms!

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When is the best time to visit Seoul for the Hangang Yeouido Spring Flower Festival?

If you're planning to visit Seoul for the Hangang Yeouido Spring Flower Festival, the ideal time to go is during the first or second week of April. This is when Yeouido Park showcases over 1,700 blooming King Cherry trees and 90,000 other plants, creating a stunning backdrop for the festival's festivities. You'll be able to enjoy the scenic beauty of blooming cherry blossoms and the fresh ambiance of spring. Show more

Where can visitors find King Cherry trees in Yeouido Park?

Visitors can experience the beauty of King Cherry trees at the Yeouido Park Cherry Blossom Path. This 1.7-kilometer path offers breathtaking views of cherry blossom trees that serve as the perfect backdrop for photos and strolls. During the peak blooming season, the King Cherry trees stand out among the other trees lining the path, drawing visitors' attention to their beauty and charm. Show more

What other events can visitors expect at the festival?

The Hangang Yeouido Spring Flower Festival is not just about cherry blossoms. Expect a plethora of fun activities during the festival. Visitors can enjoy street performances, stargazing sessions, and a photo exhibition showcasing Seoul's urban ecology. There will also be splendid flower decorations, a fireworks display, and delicious Korean cuisine at various food stalls. The festival caters to all ages and interests, so there's something for everyone. Show more

Where else in Seoul can visitors see cherry blossoms apart from Yeouido Park?

Seoul offers more places to see cherry blossoms apart from Yeouido Park. Namsan Mountain, Ewha Womans University, and Jeongdok Public Library are great spots to enjoy cherry blossoms' scenic beauty. Namsan Mountain provides a stunning view of cherry blossom trees and the city's skyline. Ewha Womans University and Jeongdok Public Library offer serene and beautiful environments to take leisurely strolls and enjoy cherry blossoms. Show more

Can visitors take home souvenir flowers or products from the festival?

Visitors can enjoy souvenir shopping during the Hangang Yeouido Spring Flower Festival. Various stalls throughout Yeouido Park offer handcrafted souvenirs, cherry blossom-related products, and unique food and drink items. Visitors can buy ornaments, postcards, pottery, and cherry blossom beer as souvenirs to take home and savor the memories of the festival. So, don't forget to check out the souvenir stalls while enjoying the festival's festivities. Show more

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