As the weather thaws, spring flowers will soon start bursting into bloom in Korea. Typically, Maehwa (plum blossom) and Sansuyu (cornelian cherry) flowers mark the beginning of the spring blossom season in mid-March followed by cherry blossoms in April in the Korean Peninsula.
Meanwhile, down south in Jeju Island, yellow canola flowers endlessly spread out across the huge volcanic island greets the spring from late February to late April.
Here, we bring the map of Korea’s spring blossom destinations and dates for those who plan a trip to Korea in spring 2018.
2018 Korea Spring Blossom Map & Forecast
Top 3 Spring Blossom Destinations in Korea
1. Gwangyang International Maehwa Festival
▲ Festival period: March 17 – 25
▲ Where: Gwangyang, South Jeolla Province (southwest of Korea)
At Gwangyang Maehwa Village, you can walk around the vast plum blossom farm with more than 100,000 plum trees and try the delicious local specialties made of plums.
2. Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival
▲ Festival period: April 1 – 10
▲ Where: Jinhae-gu, Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province (southeast of Korea)
Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival is the largest cherry blossom festival in Korea. The picturesque scenery of 350,000 cherry trees is enough to dazzle your eyes with their bright pinkish white petals. Walk along the railway of Gyeonghwa station under a canopy of cherry blossom trees and have a romantic spring day out with your loved ones.
3. Jeju Island Cherry Blossom / Canola Flower
▲ Best time to visit: For Canola flowers – March / Cherry blossoms – March 25 – April 1
▲ Where: Jeju Island
While the spring of Jeju Island always boasts its spectacular scenery formed by its stunning natural features, especially from late March to early April is where you can catch the beautiful cherry blossoms and canola flowers in one frame!
You can visit only the best spots of Jeju’s spring destinations by taking a taxi tour.
Plan Your Spring Getaway with Korea Spring Trip Finder
Korea’s spring spans from March to May. During this season, cherry blossoms and other spring flowers paint the whole country with their own spring colors in turns starting from the south and moving up to the northern region.
Here, with Trazy’s Korea Spring Trip Finder, you can find the best spring destination considering when & where to visit and what you want to see in Korea.
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