[Travel] South Korea’s Spring Festivals: Things to Look Out For in March & April 2016

Spring is just around the corner, so are the cherry blossoms and the perfect weather! At this wonderful time of the year, South Korea turns into a whole new world of blossoms and blooms. Here we’ve handpicked the best spring festivals in South Korea!

1. Cherry Blossoms in Busan and Its Vicinity

Busan, the second largest city in South Korea, is one of the first places where spring reaches Korea and is full of beautiful cherry blossom scenery! Travelers to Busan must not miss a chance to stroll down Dalmajigil Road, a walkway lined with cherry blossomed trees where you can peer down at beautiful Haeundae beach. A short excursion from Busan to its vicinity like Gyeongju and Jinhae is also highly recommended as they boast amazing cherry blossoms. For details and directions, click here.

2. Jinhae Gunhangjae Cherry Blossom Festival 2016

Boasting over 350,000 cherry blossom trees lining the streets of Jinhae, a city in the southern part of Korea, Jinhae Gunhangje Festival (April 1~10), is by far the most popular and the largest cherry blossom festival in Korea.

Go ahead and walk beneath the cherry trees that create a picturesque view with thousands of pink and white petals dancing in the air as the wind blows! For details and directions, click here.

3. Cherry Blossom Festivals in Seoul

Photo Courtesy of Republic of Korea, ‘Spring in Royal Palace, Changdeokgung’

If you are short of time and lazy to get out of the city, don’t worry. There are great places in Seoul, where you can celebrate spring with beautiful cherry blossoms. You can take a stroll along the royal palace walls of Gyeongbokgung and Deoksugung while enjoying the lovely spring flowers!

Try a visit to Namsan Park or Yeouido Hangang Park where you can admire fantastic cherry blossoms as well as the cityscape of Seoul. And if you wish to visit all of these destinations in one day, click here.

4. Jindo Sea Parting Festival 2016

Photo courtesy of kaffy, ‘Jindo’

The Jindo Sea Parting Festival 2016, also known as Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival, is a ten-day long festival that will take place from April 7 to 10 in Jindo Island, in Jeolla province (the southern part of Korea). This is a festival where you can witness an astonishing sight of a wondrous sea parting as the sea opens up to reveal a sea road! Do not miss this opportunity to experience this awesome nature’s wonder in Jindo Island! For details and directions, click here.

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