Top 27 Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers 2020 (Seoul)

Spring is not just a great time to visit South Korea for its popular cherry blossoms, there are in fact many other beautiful spring flowers blooming right in Seoul throughout Spring (March to May) as well.

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Based on the release by weatheri.co.kr on 28 Feb 2020, cherry blossoms are expected to arrive Korea 3-8 days earlier in 2020.

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Cherry Blossom Forecast 2020 in Korea:

Seoul

Busan

Incheon

Jeju

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Jeonju

Gangneung

Chuncheon

Gwangju

 

Daegu

Daejeon

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4-10 Apr 2020

23-28 Mar 2020

8-13 Apr 2020

22-27 Mar 2020

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28 Mar - 5 Apr 2020

1-5 Apr 2020

8-12 Apr 2020

27 Mar - 2 Apr 2020

 

22-31 Mar 2020

30 Mar - 5 Apr 2020

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Seogwipo

Changwon

Ulsan

Yeosu

 

Mokpo

Pohang

Andong

Cheongju

 

Seosan

Suwon

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23-24 Mar 2020

21-29 Mar 2020

24-31 Mar 2020

26 Mar - 2 Apr 2020

 

31 Mar - 5 Apr 2020

22-31 Mar 2020

30 Mar - 7 Apr 2020

29 Mar - 7 Apr 2020

 

3-11 Apr 2020

7-10 Apr 2020

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Cherry Blossom Full Bloom Forecast:

Cherry blossoms generally reach full bloom 7 days after flowering date. i.e. Cherry blossoms are expected to bloom in Seoul on 4 April and reach its peak around 11 April 2020.

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Common Spring Flowers in Seoul:

Cherry Blossoms
Forsythia
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Azalea
Magnolia
Canola Flowers
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Where are the best places for cherry blossoms and spring flowers in/out Seoul? When is the best time to catch them? How to get there? 

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Notes: Due to Covid-19 situation in 2020, many spring festivals might be cancelled and attractions closed.

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Here is KoreaToDo Guide to Seoul's Top Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers Destinations in 2020

Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival | KoreaToDo

1. Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival

(2020 event cancelled | ref: 5-11 April 2019)

free admission / official website

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The most well-known cherry blossom festival in Seoul is the Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival (also known as Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival).

 

It is famous for its 1,886 Korean Cherry trees along the 1.7km Yeouiseo-ro that begin to fully bloom in early to mid-April.

 

Stay till nightfall and view the cherry blossoms lit up with various colored lights.

 

Other spring flowers in full bloom include azaleas, forsythia, royal azaleas, etc. Explore other activities at Yeouido Hangang Park.

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Map of Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival - Location & nearest Subway Stations | Seoul, Korea
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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Yeouido Spring Flower Festival
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Yeouido Spring Flower Festival
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Yeouido Spring Flower Festival
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Yeouido Spring Flower Festival
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Yeouido Spring Flower Festival
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Yeouido Spring Flower Festival
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - N Seoul Tower | KoreaToDo

2. Namsan Seoul Tower

(mid-late April)

free admission

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The cherry blossom path in Namsan Park is the longest trail of cherry trees anywhere in the city and is spectacular in full bloom.

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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - N Seoul Tower | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - N Seoul Tower | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - N Seoul Tower | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - N Seoul Tower | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - N Seoul Tower | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - N Seoul Tower | KoreaToDo
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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival | KoreaToDo

3. Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

(Cancelled: 3-12 April 2020)

free admission / official websitewww.gov.kr

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival Cherry Blossoms Path | KoreaToDo

Over 1000 cherry blossom trees lined the entire lake for another breathtaking experience together with Lotte World Magic Island in the background. Watch the cherry blossom trees lit up brilliantly at night too!

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Activities include cherry blossom concert, piano on the lake, various performances, cherry blossom market, cherry blossom cinema and food truck.

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Map on Getting to Seochon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival | Seoul, South Korea
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Forest | KoreaToDo

4. Seoul Forest

(April)

free admission

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Have a leisure picnic under the cherry blossom trees at Seoul Forest. Also, you can get on the overhead footbridge and view the rows of beautiful cherry blossom trees below. Don't miss out the deer at the Ecological Forest too!

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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Forest | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Forest | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Forest | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Forest | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Forest | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Forest | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Eungbongsan Mountain | KoreaToDo

5. Eungbongsan Mountain Forsythia Festival

(2020 event cancelled | ref: 29-31 March 2019)

free admission / official website

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Eungbongsan Mountain is famed for its yellow forsythia, the first place where spring flowers bloom in Seoul. The mountain turned into picturesque shades of gold, attracting visitors to hit the hiking trails.

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Eungbongsan Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Eungbongsan Mountain | KoreaT
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Eungbongsan Mountain | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Eungbongsan Mountain | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Eungbongsan Mountain | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Eungbongsan Mountain | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Eungbongsan Mountain | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Grand Park | KoreaToDo

6. Seoul Grand Park

Cherry Blossom Festival:

Cancelled: 4-12 April 2020

Rose Garden Festival:

ref: 25 May - 9 June 2019

Lake District: free admission

OPTIONAL - Zoo: 5,000 won / Theme Garden: 2,000 won / Sky Lift: 6,000 won 1-way / Elephant-shaped Train: 1,000 won

official website

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A huge park with pleasant surprises for cherry blossoms & spring festivals. Cruising past cherry blossom trees on the elephant-shape trains or enjoy cherry blossoms from the top on the Sky Lift to the entrance of Seoul Zoo. 2km long Cherry Blossoms path around the lake with night time viewing available during the festival period.

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Map of Seoul Grand Park - Cherry Blossom Festival Paths
Map of Seoul Grand Park & Nearest Subway Station
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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Grand Park | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Grand Park | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Grand Park | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Grand Park | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Grand Park | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Grand Park | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Yangjaecheon Stream Cherry Blossom | KoreaToDo

7. Yangjaecheon Stream Cherry Blossom and Lantern Festival

(ref: 5-7 April 2019)

free admission / official website

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Enjoy this local cherry blossoms hideout, away from the mainstream tourists. Walk on the well-paved road from Yangjae Citizen's Forest Station, along the beautiful Yangjaecheon Stream and ending at Dogok Station (or earlier at Maebong Station).

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Map from Yangjae Citizen's Forest Statio
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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Yangjaecheon Cherry Blossom | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Yangjaecheon Cherry Blossom | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Yangjaecheon Cherry Blossom | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Yangjaecheon Cherry Blossom | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Yangjaecheon Cherry Blossom | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Yangjaecheon Cherry Blossom | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Banpocheon Stream Cherry Blossoms Trail | KoreaToDo

8. Banpocheon Stream Cherry Blossoms Trail

(April)

free admission

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Another local cherry blossoms walking trail, away from the typical cherry blossoms crowd. Walk along Banpocheon Stream with end-to-end subway stations access.

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Banpocheon Stream Cherry Blossoms Trail | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Banpocheon Stream Cherry Blossoms
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Banpocheon Stream Cherry Blossoms
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Banpocheon Stream Cherry Blossoms
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Banpocheon Stream Cherry Blossoms
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Banpocheon Stream Cherry Blossoms
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Banpocheon Stream Cherry Blossoms
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Inwangsan Mountain | KoreaToDo

9. Inwangsan Mountain

(April)

free admission

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From Dongnimmun Station (line 3), enter the hillside of Inwangwan Mountain full of yellow forsythia flowers in Spring. From there, you can continue your hike to Inwangsan Mountain's peak, or cross over the sky bridge to the 7km raised wooden deck walk around Ansan Mountain.

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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Inwangsan Mountain | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Inwangsan Mountain | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Inwangsan Mountain | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Inwangsan Mountain | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Inwangsan Mountain | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Inwangsan Mountain | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Cheonggyesan Mountain | KoreaToDo

10. Cheonggyesan Mountain

(April)

free admission

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Fancy walking among the pink azaleas along the hiking trail of Cheonggyesan (Mountain)? Think no further!

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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Ewha Womans University | KoreaToDo

11. Ewha Womans University

(late-March to early-April)

free admission

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Be surprised! Yes, you will find a good varieties of beautiful spring flowers and cherry blossoms at Ewha Womans University in spring. Check out its white magnolia flowers, pink azaleas and yellow forsythia!

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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Yonsei University | KoreaToDo

12. Yonsei University

(April)

free admission

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Located near to Ewha Womans University is another prestigious university, Yonsei University. Every spring, the university campus become a visitor's hot spot for Cherry, Plum and Pink Azalea Blossoms in Seoul.

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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Kyung Hee University | KoreaToDo

13. Kyung Hee University

(April)

free admission

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Probably the most hidden cherry blossom spot in Seoul. Well-groomed gardens & Gothic-style buildings make this campus of one of the most beautiful university campuses in Seoul. Over 200 cherry blossom trees lined from the main gate to the main building.

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Map on Getting to Kyung Hee University for Cherry Blossoms | Seoul, South Korea
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Gyeongbokgung Palace | KoreaToDo

14. Gyeongbokgung Palace

(Late-Mar to Apr)

admission fee applies

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Visitors can enjoy cherry, plum and apricot tree blossoms at Gyeongbokgung Palace.

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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Changdeokgung Palace & Secret Garden | KoreaToDo

15. Changdeokgung Palace & Secret Garden

(Mid-Mar to Apr)

admission fee applies

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Ginger tree blossoms generally starts to blossom around mid-March, followed by plum and cherry blossoms till April. The late spring flowers include royal azaleas (Apr-May) and peonies (May).

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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Changgyeonggung Palace | KoreaToDo

16. Changgyeonggung Palace

(Mid-Mar to Apr)

admission fee applies

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Ginger tree blossoms generally start to blossom around mid-March, followed by plum, cherry and apricot tree blossoms till April. Royal azaleas blossoms from April to May.

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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers from Seoul - Jayu Park @ Incheon Chinatown | KoreaToDo

17. Jayu Park @ Incheon Chinatown

(Mid-Late April)

free admission

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Located within walking distance from Incheon Chinatown, easily accessible on Seoul Subway in an hour. Besides catching the beautiful cherry blossoms and taking in the spectacular views at Jayu Park, visitors can also dine at the many fabulous Chinese restaurants at Chinatown, visit Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village and hop on a short bus ride to Wolmido Island.

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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers - Jayu Park @ Incheon Chinatown | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers - Jayu Park @ Incheon Chinatown | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers - Jayu Park @ Incheon Chinatown | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers - Jayu Park @ Incheon Chinatown | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers - Jayu Park @ Incheon Chinatown | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers - Jayu Park @ Incheon Chinatown | KoreaToDo
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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Sangdong Lake Park | KoreaToDo

18. Sangdong Lake Park

(mid-April to May)

free admission

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Located in Bucheon, a city near Seoul but easily accessible on Seoul Subway in about an hour & a short walk to the park. Enjoy the unique green barley field and gorgeous red poppies spreading across the park in Spring.

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Map on Getting to Sangdong Lake Park for Poppies & Green Barley Field | Bucheon, South Korea
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers from Seoul - Goyang International Flower Festival | KoreaToDo

19. Goyang International Flower Festival 2020

(24 April to 10 May 2020)

admission fee applies / official website

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Located at Ilsan Lake Park, the International Horticulture Goyang Korea is a representative international flower exhibition held in Korea every spring.

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Map on Getting to International Horticulture Goyang | Goyang, South Korea
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Hangang Seoraeseom Canola Festival | KoreaToDo

20. Hangang Seoraeseom Canola Festival

(ref: 11-12 May 2019)

free admission / official website

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The festival takes place at Seorae Island near Banpo Hangang River Park. The whole island is splashed with brightly-coloured Canola (or Rapeseed) flowers every mid-April to May. Ready for your intagram-perfect photos here?

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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Rose Festival | KoreaToDo

21. 2020 Seoul Rose Festival

(15-31 May 2020)

free admission / official website

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View tens of millions of roses in bloom and Korea's longest Rose Tunnel (5.15km) at Seoul Rose Festival. During festival period, visitors can enjoy various concerts, music party, fashion show, etc.

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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Grand Park Rose Garden Festival | KoreaToDo

22. Seoul Grand Park Rose Garden Festival 2020

(ref: 25 May - 9 June 2019)

admission fee applies / official website

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Enjoy tens of thousands of blooming roses at Seoul Grand Park's Theme Garden. You can get a good bird-eye view of the beautiful landscape from the top of the sky lift too.

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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Olympic Park | KoreaToDo

23. Olympic Park

(May to June)

free admission

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Every spring, the Wild Flower Garden at Olympic Park is transformed into a sea of wild poppies. Wish you were here?

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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Iris Garden | KoreaToDo

24. Seoul Iris Garden

(May to June)

free admission / official website

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Enjoy the beauty of over 300,000 irises of 130 species in bloom yearly at Seoul Iris Garden in spring. Yellow Iris, Iris Setosa, Iris Pallasii, Iris Domestica and other Iris species offer an uniquely different spring flowers viewing experience for visitors to Seoul.

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Map on Getting to Seoul Iris Garden - Spring Blossoms | Seoul, South Korea
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers from Seoul - Everland | KoreaToDo

Day Trip from Seoul

25. Everland

(Tulip Festival 19 March - 15 April 2020)

(Sky Plum Blossom Road April 2020)

(Rose Festival ref:17 May - 16 June 2019)

admission fee applies / official website

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Immerse in the beautiful flower fields of over 1.2 million tulips in 100 different varieties this spring at Everland. Other flower festivals are held here till June as well.

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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers from Seoul - The Garden of Morning Calm Spring Festival | KoreaToDo

Day Trip from Seoul

26. The Garden of Morning Calm Spring Festival

(17 Apr to 24 May 2020) / official website

admission fee applies

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Enjoy the beautiful landscape at The Garden of Morning Calm with diverse spring flowers such as magnolia, azalea, Japanese apricot, forythia, cherry blossoms and tulips. There is also a Wild Flowers Exhibition where you can view over 60 types of the rare and precious wild flowers.

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Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers from Seoul - High1 Resort | KoreaToDo

Day/Overnight Trip from Seoul

27. High1 Resort

(May - Aug)

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In spring, this popular ski resort turns into a colourful wonderland when the primitive wildflowers bloom on the snow melted slopes.

 

Enjoy walking on its many hiking trails including Wild Flower Road, ride on the tourist gondola offering magnificent view of the mountain range and Korea's longest four-season ski course.

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6 - 9 Days Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers Travel Itinerary to Seoul
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Wonmisan Azalea Festival & Ilsan Lake Park Cherry Blossoms Tour

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Taean Flower Festivals Trip with Strawberry Picking Experience

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Tulip Festival✦Magnolia Festival

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival Day Tour

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27 Mar - 6 Apr 2020

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Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom & Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm Tour

Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom & Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm Tour

6-17 Apr 2020

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admire thousands of cherry blossom trees

Ganghwa Island Cherry Blossom Evening Tour with Luge Ride Experience

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15-22 Apr 2020

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Chasing Cherry Blossoms Tour (3 Spots)

Chasing Cherry Blossoms Tour (3 Spots)

6-15 Apr 2020

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Incheon Cherry Blossom Season Day Trip (Rail Bike, Wolmido Island, etc)

Incheon Cherry Blossom Season Day Trip (Rail Bike, Wolmido Island, etc)

9-16 Apr 2020

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Seoul King Cherry Blossoms Trip

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25 Apr - 4 May 2020

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