It is a complete sacrilege to go to Korea and not see the Cherry blossoms there. The seasons there are quite melodramatic and extreme, what with the freezing Winter and unbearably hot Summer. Agreeably, Spring is the best time to visit and explore Korea with women travel groups. This typically begins in mid-March and goes all the way to end-May. While this is a period when the local populace plan weekend getaways, it is a major attraction for tourists too. This is because there is a variety of cherry blossom trees called ‘Beot-kkok’ that bloom to their proudest selves.
Let’s take a look at the topmost viewing locations for these magical Cherry Blossom trees in Korea.
A visit to Korea is incomplete without visiting the cherry blossom trees. That being said, it is not merely a sightseeing kind of visit as the Government of Korea has planned a lot more to keep the visitors engaged and enticed. There are multiple cherry blossom festivals that boast a lot more activities than just the sighting of the trees. Some of the attractions are food trucks, live music, cultural performances, games etc. Each year they promise more diversity in a wholesome way.
Cherry blossoms are like a bright pink sponge of flowers and hence, they attract a lot of attention. Also, native to the Himalayas, they have since migrated to Korea and Japan where they are considered a symbol of love and good luck.
- Seoul Secret Garden & Royal Palaces: Central Seoul has royal palaces scattered across its area, and the natural beauty of cherry blossoms complements the traditional grandeur of these palaces. Particularly, the lake in the heart of Gyeongbokgung has lined with pink trees along its edge lending a pink hue to the periphery making it look almost unreal. A stroll around these palace grounds is mandatory and the Changdeokgung palace houses a secret garden that has some of the best sights that Korea has to offer. The hitch is that it is packed with photographers from around the world and as it has a limited entry, one has to figure out the best time to get there.
- Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival: The historic city of Gyeongju has old, iconic Korean architecture with cherry blossom trees growing all around it. A sight to behold! This is a popular tourist destination with incredible views that will surely leave an indelible mark. They also hold a weekend marathon and are a major tourist attraction. Traditional games, face painting, live music, tours around the city and cherry blossom showers make up for this experience.
- Hwagae Market Cherry Blossom Festival: The most spectacular cherry blossom festival in Korea is at the Hwagae market. Close to the Jirisan National Park, the landscape here is the Korean countryside which makes it all the more magical with the trees lined all across the roads as well as surrounded by nature. There is a tree-lined road called the “Marriage road” which is very popular with the local population as it is believed to grant a long and happily married life.
- Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival: The downtown Seogwipo area houses the Jeju Sports Complex which hosts the festival each year. The best cherry blossom trees in all of Korea are found here named aptly, King cherry blossom due to its larger blossoms. These are bright in their hue and the most luxurious by virtue of being the original cherry blossom trees of Korea. The Jeju festival has stalls that are chockablock with various cherry blossom goods, artefacts, curios and art & crafts.
These places are perfect for women travel groups due to the array of activities available, not to forget the vistas. Korea has maintained trees all over the country and before visiting, one can go through this online and pick your favourite places from the bouquet of cherry blossom festivals all over the country.
Travel tours for women
Travel tours for women are a huge hit here and many ladies travel groups arrive at this time from all over the world. Worth seeing the melange if you are a travel enthusiast.
Aesthetically speaking, Korea has a lot on offer for tourists and its natives. Safety and travel & tourism have ensured a huge footfall; hence, the country’s tourism sector is booming now.
There are many tour packages for ladies available designed specifically for the cherry blossom festival and one such site to look at is https://wegobond.com/
They have an upcoming tour in the spring of 2023 that looks very promising. The tour is in April and filling fast and although the star attraction is the cherry blossom festival, they have thrown in cultural experiences like staying at a temple, visiting the Nami island and me-time in a posh Korean spa as well. Book now.