Seoul City has selected 74 sites for its fall foliage and golden beauty initiative, allowing Seoulites to enjoy the romantic ambiance of the season up until mid-November.
This year’s picks include the streets of Samcheong-dong, Neungdong-gil in Gwangjin-gu, the maple trees in Yangjae Citizens’ Park, the waterside of Jung-rang stream in Dongaemun-gu, and the walking paths along Seokchon Lake in Songpa-gu that are blessed with dazzling Yoshino Cherry trees.
This year, for the first time, the city is holding a photo contest called “Seoul’s autumn leaves and fallen foliage.” Anyone can take part, as long as the submitted photo was taken in the capital. Participants can send their photos and application forms through the city’s park homepage (parks.seoul.go.kr) throughout the month of November. Professional photographers will evaluate the entries and the successful candidates will receive a small gift from Seoul City, while their entries will be used for various city promotional projects.
The Korea Meteorological Administration forecast that Seoul’s autumnal foliage, which would first appear on Oct. 22 on Bukhansan Mountain, would reach its peak between early and mid-November.
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