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A Glimpse of Spring in South Korea

A photo journey that lets you see the beauty of South Korea during spring.

Contributed by Wanders of Eve

Spring is one of the best times to travel to South Korea. In Seoul, different flowers adorn the streets. The ginkgo trees lined along the roads and the maple trees surrounding the palaces are simply mesmerising. It is that time of the year when cherry blossoms burst forth in bloom.

Here’s a glimpse of this beautiful season.

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The weather is generally pleasant in spring. The days are sunny and cool, perfect for sightseeing.

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Temperature can drop to 2-degrees during the night or even lower during wee hours.

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And some days can dump rains so you always have to check the daily weather forecast, which, by the way, is very accurate.

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The highlight of spring? Cherry blossoms! We arrived around second week of April in 2015, and we were lucky they are still around in some areas in Seoul. The flowers usually last a week. When the flowers fall, the leaves of the cherry tree come forth.

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A vibrant maple tree in Deoksugung Palace

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In Seoul, the streets are adorned with different kinds of flowers.

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This one’s confidently beautiful…in a pot.

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Charming purple flowers within Deoksugung grounds

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These pink flowers complement the façade of Seoul City Hall.

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A cart of flowers at Seoul City Hall grounds

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Up close with the famed cherry blossoms

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Tulips at the Garden of Morning Calm

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I chanced upon this Korean magpie while I was seated on a log bench along the riverbank of Nami Island.

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Nami Island is 50 kilometres away from Seoul. This man-made island is popular among travellers for a day trip outside Seoul.

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White cherry blossoms in Nami Island. The flowers look like snow on the trees.

Did you miss spring this 2017? Then start planning your trip for 2018. Spring creeps in around end of March in Busan and in early April in Seoul. But for more accurate information, do look out for the cherry blossoms forecast which is usually announced in February.

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