[K-TRAVEL/TRAZY] 2016 Edition: Top 5 Spring Festivals in South Korea

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Spring is just around the corner in South Korea, and so are cherry blossoms and the perfect weather we’ve been waiting for! In this magical time of the year, travelers and tourists can explore the whole new world of blossoms and blooms across South Korea.

If you’re planning to visit South Korea for its cherry blossoms, here are a few introductions to the best & upcoming spring festivals in 2016!

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Photo courtesy of Woong Kim, ‘Gwangyang-Maehwa Village’

1. Gwangyang Apricot Festival 2016

Gwangyang International Apricot Festival, is by far the most prominent apricot festival that will celebrate its 19th year in the heart of Maehwa Village. It will be taking place at Gwangyang Maehwa Village in the South Jeolla Province, which boasts over 83 acres of apricot trees. Go ahead and breathe in the scent while walking beneath the bursting apricot blossoms!

For details and directions, click here!

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2. Cherry Blossoms in Busan and its Vicinity

Busan is one of the first cities where spring arrives in Korea. Besides its beaches, mountains and temples, Busan is also known for its beautiful cherry blossom scenery.

Travelers to Busan must not miss a chance to stroll down Dalmajigil Road, a walkway lined with cherry blossomed trees overlooking the beautiful Haeundae beach. A short excursion from Busan to its nearby vicinities like Gyeongju and Jinhae will make your trip even more memorable.

Find out more about how you can make travel arrangements to these places here!

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3. Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival 2016

Cherry blossoms are prevalent throughout the regions of Korea during spring time but Jinhae Gunhangje Festival (April 1~10), the largest cherry blossom festival in Korea, is definitely the best place to enjoy a picturesque view of the flowers!

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival (2)

Walk beneath the beautiful 350k cherry blossom trees with thousands of pink and white petals dancing in the air as the wind blows! You’ll definitely remember this view for good.

For more details and directions, click here!

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

4. Cherry Blossom Festivals in Seoul

Want to celebrate the arrival of spring in Seoul and catch the beautiful cherry blossoms? Take a stroll along the royal palace walls of Gyeongbokgung and Deoksugung, as well as the streets of Insa-dong, where you can soak in the spring experience and enjoy the lovely flowers in a traditional atmosphere.

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Namsan Park and Yeouido Hangang Park also made it to the list of our must-visit destinations for viewing of cherry blossoms and other spring flowers. If you only have limited time to spend in Seoul, we’d recommend you to take up a 1-day special spring tour that brings you to all these destinations!

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Photo courtesy of kaffy, ‘Jindo’

5. Jindo Sea Parting Festival 2016

Jindo Sea Parting Festival 2016, also known as Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival, is a four-day long festival that will take place from April 7-10 at Jindo Island in the Jeolla province (southern part of Korea).

Here at the festival, you will be able to witness the astonishing sight of a wondrous sea parting as the sea opens up to reveal a pathway! Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the nature’s wonder, a spectacular and amazing sight you will never forget! Find out more about it here.

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For those of you who are planning a spring vacation to South Korea, be sure to visit Korea’s #1 travel site, Trazy.com, where you can find the best hand-picked tours and enjoy the spring holiday to the fullest!

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