With the arrival of spring Korea is "invaded" by a sea of flowers that embellish and give life and color to the Korean peninsula. The time of cherry blossoms (벚꽃) is highly anticipated in many cities and towns, several festivals are held in various cities. The most famous of the flower festival festivals is the city of Jinhae, which is near Busan and where the Cherry Festival in Flor de Jinhae is held annually, which is considered the "king" of the festivals. In the streets, banks of rivers, railways and mountains of Jinhae about 340 thousand trees decorate the landscape and make Jinhae one of the most beautiful places of the Korean peninsula. The Festival that began in 1952 has more than one million South Koreans and foreigners who visit this festival every year.
The most famous festivals for the celebration of cherry blossoms are:
Yeouido Spring Festival
The Yunjungno trail, behind the National Assembly in Seoul, is one of the most popular destinations to see cherry blossoms. The flowers begin to sprout in mid-April, the 5.7-kilometer route with 1400 cherry trees turns into a white tunnel of flowers. Some of the streets are even closed to allow visitors the opportunity to make the most of the festival.
Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival
cherry trees in Jeju can be seen along Seogwipo downtown and around the Jeju sports center. Here the trees are known as "Jeju's King Cherry Tree" because they are the largest and most luxurious among all cherry trees and are only in flowers two or three days. Along the course of the cherry trees you can listen to music and take a romantic walk along the beautiful Jeju avenue. The cherry blossoms festival of Jeju is the harmony of cherry trees and music.At night, the blossoming trees can also be appreciated as all areas have been illuminated. .
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