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Cherry blossoms to bloom four days faster than average

Posted March. 16, 2019 07:46,   

Updated March. 16, 2019 07:46


Spring has finally come. Spring flowers, such as Japanese apricot flowers and azalea, are starting to blossom in the southern region, heralding spring. Blossoming flowers, which have survived the bitter cold of winter, make us marvel at the mystery of life.

Cherry blossoms festivals will be held in Yeouido and Seokchon Lake in Seoul staring from Arbor Day on April 5. The Yeouido Spring Flowers Festival, which marks its 15th anniversary this year, will feature a variety of spring flowers, such as flowering cherry, azalea, forsythia, royal azalea, bridal wreath, and Japanese sunflower. The festival will also have other performances and experience events, including singing contest, street performance, cartoon character parade, flower carriage, and essay contest. The Seokchon Lake in Jamsil is another famous tourist destination for spring. During the festival, visitors can enjoy cultural and art performances, such as concerts, caricature drawing and face painting.

The Garden of Morning Calm in Gapyeong is holding a spring festival from April 21 to May 27. Visitors will be able to enjoy spring to the fullest with some 5,000 types of flower trees planted in the 330,000 m² area. White crocuses, yulans, and cornelian cherry flowers welcome visitors at the entrance of the arboretum. Some 60,000 tulips will be boasting their beauty all over the arboretum, including Road to Heaven, Heaven Garden, and Moon light Garden.

The Everland in Yongin will hold a tulip festival from Saturday to late April. Visitors will be able to enjoy 1.2 million spring flowers of 110 species, including tulips, daffodils, and muscaris. In particular, 10 new species of tulips, resembling the shape of flame and rare species of tulips, including “Aladdin” and “Pretty Woman,” will be introduced for the first time.

An azalea festival will be held from April 13-21 at Goryeo Mountain in Incheon. As many as 350,000 people visited the festival last year to learn the history of Ganghwa and experience the natural environment there. Visitors will be able to taste the mood of spring and art, watching the azalea ridge. There will also be azalea photo spots, small markets, regional products market, and food market.

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