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  • Seoul’s ‘180 Beautiful Spring Flower Roads’

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  • Seoul is introducing 「180 Beautiful Spring Flower Roads」 for the spring season. Seoul has selected 180 spring flower roads found in big and small urban parks, roadsides, riversides, alleys, and more.

    In 2018, 10 new beautiful spring flower roads were added, including the Gyeongchun Line (Railroad) Forest and Seoullo 7017. Flowers and trees are also being carefully planted on the spring flower roads selected previously in preparation for spring.

    Seoul’s ‘180 Beautiful Spring Flower Roads’ can be checked on Seoul Metropolitan Government’s website (http://www.seoul.go.kr/story/springflower/).

    On the other hand, according to K-weather, the bloom of spring flowers in Seoul is expected to come one or two days earlier than the last year.

    Forsythias are expected to start blooming in March 26, and azaleas in March 27, reaching full bloom around April 2 and 3. Cherry blossoms are expected to start blooming in April 8 and will reach full bloom around April 15.

    Recommended Spring Flower Roads in Seoul

    Nice flower roads for spring outing: Convenient transportation and a variety of attractions and food items.

    Nice flower roads for spring outing: Convenient transportation and a variety of attractions and food items.
    ○ Seoullo 7017
    Seoullo 7017
    The Seoullo 7017, which was created by transforming an overpass located next to Seoul Station into walking paths, is a new tourist attraction with a variety of plants that give it the appearance of a small urban arboretum.
    ○ Jungnang Camp Ground
    Jungnang Camp Ground
    In this area, which had a pear tree orchard before being transformed into a park, white pear flowers bloom along the walkway since the middle of April, showing a great spectacle.
    ○ Dream Forest
    Dream Forest
    Along this park’s main road, the bloom of wild flowers and Yoshino cherry blossoms is expected the most. Seize the moment to have lunch at the grassy square while enjoying the observatory and different cultural performances.
    ○ Namsan Mountain
    Namsan Mountain
    Forsythias, azaleas and cherry blossoms color the mountain one after the other. The Hannamdaegyo Bridge is the best place to appreciate the full bloom of wild cherry blossoms in the Namsan Mountain in the middle of April.
    ○ Children’s Grand Park
    Children’s Grand Park
    This park is filled with old and huge Yoshino cherry trees, which makes it the most spectacular park to visit during the full bloom of cherry blossoms. It is also good for spring outing as it has a zoo that children love.
    ○ Seoul Grand Park
    Seoul Grand Park
    Yoshino cherry trees in Seoul’s beltway are just impressive. Seoul Grand Park’s cherry blossoms are perfect for those who missed the time for cherry-blossom viewing, as they bloom one week later than in other places.

    Spring Flower Roads with Festivals: Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival, and Eungbongsan Forsythia Festival

    Spring Flower Roads with Festivals: Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival, and Eungbongsan Forsythia Festival
    ○ Seongdong-gu’s Eungbongsan Forsythia Festival
    Seongdong-gu’s Eungbongsan Forsythia Festival
    Starting with the opening ceremony in Eungbongsan Mountain’s Palgakjeong Pavilion, this festival is held for three days from April 6 to 8 in the Eungbongsan area and the Seoul Forest Family Yard.
    ○ Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival
    Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival
    This festival is held for six days from April 7 to 12 around the National Assembly, featuring a variety of events and cultural performances.
    ○ Seoul Grand Park Cherry Blossom Festival
    Seoul Grand Park Cherry Blossom Festival
    This festival is held for 15 days from April 7 to 22 around the lake of the Seoul Grand Park. Visitors can expect night lighting and various spring events.
    ○ Jungnangcheon Seoul Rose Festival
    Jungnangcheon Seoul Rose Festival
    This festival will be held for three days from May 18 to 20 in Jungnang-gu’s Jungnangcheon riverside.

    Seoul’s Main Spring Flower Road Photos

    • Mapo-gu Gyeongui Line Forest (cherry blossoms)Mapo-gu Gyeongui Line Forest (cherry blossoms)
    • Seocho-gu Banpo Seoraeseom Island (rape blossoms)Seocho-gu Banpo Seoraeseom Island (rape blossoms)
    • Seongdong-gu Eungbongsan Mountain (forsythia)Seongdong-gu Eungbongsan Mountain (forsythia)
    • Songpa-gu Olympic Park (poppy flowers)Songpa-gu Olympic Park (poppy flowers)
    • Geumcheon-gu Anyangcheon Stream Embankment (cherry blossoms and forsythias)Geumcheon-gu Anyangcheon Stream Embankment (cherry blossoms and forsythias)
    • Songpa-gu Seongnaecheon-gil (cherry blossoms and forsythias)Songpa-gu Seongnaecheon-gil (cherry blossoms and forsythias)