Yeouido Park is a beautiful area located on Yeouido Island in Seoul. The park is divided into four different sections: the Traditional Korean Forest, Grass Square, Culture Square, and Nature’s Ecosystem Forest.
The island comes to life during spring with trees laden with cherry blossom and other colourful flowers!
How To Get To Yeouido Park
Getting to Yeouido Park is quite easy. I highly recommend using the metro to get to Yeouido Park.
- Get off at Yeouinaru Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 1. Walk 10 minutes towards SBS TV Station, or
- Get off at Yeouido Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 3. Walk 5 minutes towards the National Assembly building.
Cherry Blossoms In Seoul
Yeouido Park is definitely the best place to see cherry blossom (sakura) during the spring season in Seoul. We were extremely fortunate to have witnessed one of the most breathtaking cherry blossom blooms ever during our trip in 2017. All around the circumference of the island were trees in full bloom. And every time the wind blew, it felt as if it was raining cherry blossoms!
During the spring time, the Yeouido Spring Flower Festival is also held on Yeouiseo-ro Road (Yunjung-no). If you plan to visit, it’s best to check online the dates of the festival before hand. That’s also probably the best time to visit the park.
One of the must-see areas in Yeouido Park is the Yunjunro Street, behind the National Assembly Building. This area is famous for being the most picturesque cherry blossom street in Seoul. Just look at the photos below! Cherry blossom trees, three to four decades old, line up for about 6 kilometres along the shores of the island. It feels like it’s a never-ending path of cherry blossoms!
No wonder this island attracts so many people, locals and tourists alike, during spring.
Last but not least, admission to the park and island is absolutely free and it’s open all year round. However, cherry blossoms bloom during the first week of April and last for only a couple of weeks. If you’re in Seoul during April, make sure Yeouido Park is on your must-see list.