Cherry Blossom Festival in Korea (Non-metropolitan Area)
Don’t you live near Seoul city? Don’t worry. Cherry blossoms are not only in the capital area. Let’s find out about cherry blossom festivals in 3 different provinces.
Daegu E-world cherry blossom festival (March 24~April 8)
If you are living in Daegu-si or Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, consider going to E-world. E-world is an amusement park. E-world has three times as many cherry blossoms as in Yeouido. They have 8 different photo zones in the E-world and around the 83 tower. open DJ party, Pink parade and Pink free market. This year’s main theme is “Let’s Pink Party.”
200, Duryugonwon-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Republic of Korea
Most noteworthy, E-world’s cherry blossom festival happens in both day and night. Going to E-world at night and visit the 83 tower observatory will be a good choice. Also, red double decker bus near 83 tower is the best photo spot at anytime.
Jinhae Gunhangje festival (April 1~April 10)
If you are living in Busan or Gyeongsangnam-do Province, don’t miss the Jiinhae Gunhangje festival which has a long history. It’s the oldest cherry blossom festival in Korea. This year, the 55th Jinhae Gunhangje festival happens around Jinhae including Jung-won rotary. Jinhae is a famous naval port region, since the naval academy and admiralty port are both located there.
71, Chungjang-ro, Jinhae-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Republic of Korea
Generally, the naval academy and admiralty port are not opened to civilians. However, during this time of year, you can visit there. There are special programs such as wearing a naval uniform and boarding a cruise yacht. There is a 100 year old cherry blossom tree in the naval base. Also, as you see in the photo, Yeojwa-cheon romance bridge is one of the most beautiful sights in Jinhae.
For Further Information
Visit Changwon-city English Blog.
Gangneung Gyeongpo cherry blossom festival (April 6~April 12)
Gangneung city in Gangwon-do Province, recently held Winter Olympics. Since the spring has come, Gangneung city is holding a cherry blossom festival around a well-known lake, Gyeongpo. You can enjoy both lake view and beach view, since Gyeongpo beach is right next to Gyeongpo lake.
365, Gyeongpo-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea
On April 7th, from 20:10, there will be fireworks to celebrate the festival. Gyeongpo area is especially beautiful at night, so you don’t want to miss it. Also, on April 8th, from 11:00 to 12:00, there will be a hang-gliding air show. Furthermore, there will be food related activities such as coffee roasting and Hwa-jeon(Korean flower pancake) making. Gangneung is famous for its coffee, so it’s gonna be a memorable experience.
For Further Information
Visit Gangneung city website.
The schedule of the festival might be changed due to the flowering time and weather. Also, cherry blossoms are very vulnerable to rain, so you should visit the cherry blossom sights while you have the chance! In most of the places around Korea, the cherry blossoms are blooming. Now is the right time to enjoy them.
If you want to know about cherry blossom festival in Korea (metropolitan area), read the previous article.