South Korea —
If you’ve been following my blog since last year, you must’ve seen my post about the four (4) seasons in South Korea. This year, I decided to write a separate blog for the spring flowers. This post also serves as my reference to their Korean names, another way to learn the language.
The colorful season is too beautiful to be overlooked and I don’t understand why many people still prefer autumn over spring. This season isn’t my favorite either because I love them all! I see beauty in each season to a point that I get separation anxiety once it almost ends.
The earth laughs in flowers.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
So, have a feast for your eyes over my photos and tell me you’re convinced that spring is more beautiful than autumn. Just kidding!
Here’s the list in alphabetical order:
They grow everywhere across the country in various shades of red, pink, white and purple but, if you want to see a hill covered with royal azaleas, Gunpo is the right place to be.
Bleeding Heart (금낭화)
See Post: Canola Festival in Busan
Cherry Blossoms (벛꽃)
See Post: Cherry Blossom Festival in Seoul
Double-flowered Cherry Tree (겹벚꽃)
This flower is on top of my must-see spring flower list. It’s really pretty!
Cornelian Cherry (산수유)
See Post: Icheon Baeksa Sansuyu Village
If you want to see a yellow mountain covered with forsythia blossoms in the early days of April, head to Eungbongsan. It also offers a panoramic sight of the west part of Seoul and Hangang River. Last March 31 to April 2, they celebrated the 20th Eungbongsan Forsythia Festival. The mountain is also one of the filming locations of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016) and Personal Taste (2007).
Grape Hyacinth (히아신스)
Japanese Quince (명자꽃)
Peach Blossom (복숭아꽃)
Plum Blossom (매화꽃)
See Post: Rose Festival in Seoul
Everland holds its annual tulip festival as early as March. You’ll not only enjoy the flowers but also the vast amusement park itself.
That’s all for now! I know there are more spring flowers to see and learn. But, the season is over. I’ll try to update this post next spring.
So, which one is your favorite spring flower? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below. Thank you! 😊