Yeouido Park is a beautiful park 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.
Although the island maybe Seoul’s main finance and investment banking district, its character changes in spring. During spring, Yeouido Island comes to life with trees laden with cherry blossom, and colourful flowers!
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 blooms during our trip. All around the circumference of the island were trees in full bloom. Fluffy pink flowers everywhere! Every time the wind blew, the trees shed and it felt as if it was raining cherry blossoms!
In fact, the bloom was way for beautiful than anything we saw in Japan!
However, if Yeouido Park isn’t in full bloom during your visit, fear not. You can book a Chasing Cherry Blossom Tour and make sure that you see cherry blossoms in Seoul!
Yeouido Spring Flower Festival
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.
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How To Get To Yeouido Park
There are two ways to get to Yeouido Park using the metro:
- Alight at Yeouinaru Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 1. Walk 10 minutes towards SBS TV Station, or
- Alight at Yeouido Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 3. Walk 5 minutes towards the National Assembly building.
You can always take a taxi to Yeouido Park but, given the distances in Seoul, I highly recommend taking the metro.
Where to go on Yeouido Island?
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.
Photos of Yeouido Park
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. Speaking of which, make sure you check out this website for more information on South Korea tourist visa.
For those of you who want to explore Seoul through the Han River, there is a pretty cool 40 minute long cruise that starts from Yeouido Dock. More details on the cruise can be found here.
And again, if you’re in Seoul to see the cherry blossoms, I’d highly recommend booking the Chasing Cherry Blossom Tour.