South Korea’s Best Spring Getaways

Korea’s spring spans from mid-March to late April, which typically peaks in early April. It is a great season to visit the country as it offers fantastic weather and a series of festivals where you can take in breathtaking cherry blossoms and other beautiful spring flowers such as tulips and azaleas.

To give you a hand, we’ve put together a list of the best spring festivals and inspiring spring getaways where you can savor the delights of Korea’s spring!

  1. Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

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Featuring more than 350,000 of cherry trees, Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival or Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival is the largest cherry blossom festival in the country where you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of cherry blossoms.

This year, the festival will be held from April 1 to April 10. Since it is a popular festival, you may want to plan your trip in advance. If it’s your first time visiting the festival, you may want to book a tour, which will make your journey easy and convenient.

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  1. Canola Flowers in Jeju Island

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Through March and April, travelers to Jeju Island can enjoy carpets of beautiful yellow canola flowers all over the island and appreciate the pink and white cherry blossoms along the cherry tree-lined streets.

For those who want to tour around Jeju’s best spring flower destinations, here is a taxi tour that is specially designed for the spring season. With this tour, you will be able to take in the splendid cherry blossoms and the yellow canola flowers of Jeju Island.

For more information, click here.

  1. Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival

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Not only the historic city of Gyeongju offers numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites including Seokguram Grotto in Bulguksa Temple, but also one of the best cherry blossom viewing spots in the country, the Bomun Lake in Bomun Tourist Complex.

The cherry blossoms in Gyeongju area usually bloom from late March to early April, so if you are reading this now, you should hurry up and book your shuttle bus here.

  1. Taean Tulip Festival

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While cherry blossoms are one of the best spring flowers the country has to offer, tulips are another popular blossoms of springtime in Korea. So even if you miss the cherry blossoms this time, you can admire the beautiful tulips, and the best place to see them is Taean Tulip Festival.

This world-class tulip festival is held throughout April and May and showcases over 1.5 million of colorful tulips as well as beautiful floral displays of other spring flowers including canola, digitalis and lupine.

For more information, click here.

  1. Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival

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Along with the cherry blossom festivals in Jinhae and Gyeongju, Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival is Korea’s another popular cherry blossom destination where visitors will have the chance to take a walk along the 4 km-long road of cherry trees called the ‘Simni (10ri) Cherry Blossom Road’ and enjoy cultural performances and taste local specialties at ‘Hwagae Jangteo’ or Hwagae Market.

For more information, click here.

  1. Goryeosan Mountain Azalea Festival

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Every year, the Goryeosan Mountain Azalea Festival takes place around the end of April, offering its visitors a magnificent landscape of mountains entirely covered with pink and magenta azaleas.

Just a two-hour bus ride from Seoul, take a short excursion with your beloved ones by signing up a shuttle bus to the festival. To book in advance, click here.

Now, if you have decided where to visit this spring, start planning your trip today! For more spring getaways and spring festivals in Korea, check out, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop.