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 may be Seoul’s main finance and investment banking district, its character changes in spring. Yeouido Island comes to life in spring with trees laden with cherry blossoms and colourful flowers!
Cherry Blossoms In Seoul
Yeouido Park is the best place to see cherry blossoms (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 like it was raining cherry blossoms!
In fact, the bloom was more beautiful than anything we saw in Japan!
And if Yeouido Park doesn’t satiate your craving for cherry blossom, I would recommend that you book the Chasing Cherry Blossom Tour.Book The Chasing Cherry Blossom Tour Now [10% Discount]
The tour takes you on a journey to the top 3 spots for cherry blossom viewings in all of Seoul. You definitely don’t want to miss this fantastic guided tour!
Yeouido Spring Flower Festival
During the springtime, 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 beforehand. 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 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 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, ensure Yeouido Park is on your must-see list.
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. The guide will take you on a tour of the top 3 cherry blossom sites in all of Seoul.Book The Chasing Cherry Blossom Tour Now [10% Discount]
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