Scene in Seoul: Cherry blossoms bloomed early

The Hangang-Yeouido Spring Flower Festival is scheduled from April 18-20 this year. Yeouido is famous for the road circling the National Assembly that is lined with cherry blossoms. It could get crazy during the festival as what happened during the 2011 Hangang Yeouido Spring Flower Festival that we attended.
We also went to the Yeouido last year, about two days after the festival and it wasn’t as crowded as during the festival. So it’s best to go to the Yeouido Cherry Blossom road after the festival. However, it may be a different story this year!

We couldn't get tired of them!
We couldn’t get tired of them!

The festival organizers announced the schedule of the Hangang-Yeouido Spring flower festival in early March, but the cherry blossoms are in full bloom as early as last week. In the news last night, they said that it is the first time that cherry blossoms bloomed in Seoul bloomed in March. The cherry blossoms are usually gone in a week or two. I wonder if there will still be cherry blossoms in bloom from April 18th.
Yesterday, my family went to Changgyeonggung (Changgyeong Palace). And here are some photos I took:

Catch them while you can! They will be gone in a few days…
UPDATE: The Hangang Yeouido Spring Flower Festival has been rescheduled from April 3-13.


  1. What?! It was moved? Oh noes. 🙁 I’ll be there during Holy Week here in phils. Hope i’ll catch the cherry blossoms. It will be my first time if ever. 🙁

  2. yeah me too… we’ll be arriving on the morning of 18th.. can we still see cherry blossoms in some places or would they be gone??? I hope not let’s cross our fingers. I hope ms. betchay can give us an insight before holy weeks starts. Thanks!!!

    1. Cherry blossoms are on their way out, but you might still catch them if you go to the northern or colder areas like Chuncheon (you can take the ITX train from Yongsan) or Jecheon.

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