Pink Season in Korea to start this month!

Get ready for one of the most anticipated seasons in Korea – cherry blossom season! The forecast for 2024 in South Korea is out, and the good news is that the flowers are expected to bloom about a week earlier than usual.

If you're planning to visit Jeju Island, known for its warmer weather, mark March 24 on your calendar for the cherry blossoms. For Seoul, the blooms are expected around April 3. Typically, the peak of cherry blossoms occurs about a week after they bloom, so you can catch the full bloom in Seogwipo, Jeju, after March 31, and in Seoul around April 10.

Some popular cherry blossom spots in Seoul include Seokchon Lake, Yeouido, Namsan Park, and more.

For those heading to Busan, the cherry blossoms are expected to make their appearance around March 22. Don't miss the chance to witness the beauty of cherry blossoms in different parts of Korea. Check out other dates of the different locations below: 

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Here are our recommended activities for you to enjoy this spring:

Experience Cherry Blossom Festivals

Numerous Cherry Blossom Festivals are planned. If you're in Seoul, you can attend the Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival (early April), Seokchonhosu Lake Cherry Blossom Festival (early April), Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival (Late March to early April), and many others.

Buy limited-edition Spring products

If flowers aren't your thing or if you're allergic to them, you can still enjoy the pink season with various merchandise and food items inspired by cherry blossoms and spring. Typically, Starbucks, Daiso, and Korean snack brands release limited-edition products related to spring. It's also a great time to try strawberries since they're in season, and many stores offer strawberry-themed products.

Get to know the native flower of Korea, Gaenari 

© The Soul of Seoul

If you’re not a fan of pink or cherry blossoms, you should check out Gaenari (Forsythia koreana). Gaenari, recognized for its medicinal benefits, was declared Seoul's official flower by the Seoul Metropolitan Government on April 3, 1971. Gaenari is a fitting symbol for Seoul's climate, fully blooming in early spring and embodying the city's residents' cooperative spirit.

In 2024, since the cherry blossoms are arriving early, it's going to be an amazing year to experience the pink season in South Korea. Make sure to take aesthetic photos and enjoy strolling under the pink trees while enjoying the spring breeze of South Korea. 

Make sure to regularly check the forecast because dates may change depending on the weather conditions.

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