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Seoul's 140 Spring Flower Paths

Published Date : Nov. 19, 2014 / Edited Date : Feb. 13, 2019


Take a Stroll Along Seoul's 140 Spring Flower Paths!

Spring is finally here and what better time to take a stroll along some of “Seoul’s 140 Spring Flower Paths”! Enjoy over 160 km of flower-filled roadside paths, riverside paths and paths in parks.

“Seoul’s 140 spring flower paths,” includes 36 paths in parks such as North Seoul Dream Forest, Namsan Park, and World Cup Park, 29 roadside paths like Yeongdeungpo Yunjung Street, Gwangjin-gu Walkerhill Street, and Donjak-gu Sadang Street, and 31 riverside paths including Jungnang Stream and Anyang Stream.

The 140 spring flower paths have been grouped into five different themes. There are paths that are great for a spring outing, paths that are great for enjoying a variety of festivals, paths where you can appreciate unconventional flowers that you may not see every day, paths that are perfect for a leisurely drive, and paths that are suitable for brisk walking and exercise.


Perfect for a Spring Outing 1: Large Parks

For families and couples, the best places to go for a spring outing are the major parks located in Seoul. These parks are conveniently located near various means of transportation and offer various other activities to enjoy as well as food to snack on. Have a great time at parks such as North Seoul Dream Forest, Ttukseom Seoul Forest, and Sangam World Cup Park.

North Seoul Dream Forest

Yoshino Cherry trees line the main road in North Seoul Dream Forest, a gorgeous sight to see when they are in full bloom. The park also features thousands of colorful irises and wild flowers. It's a great place to have a picnic as well. Have a great picnic lunch on the grass lawn while enjoying cultural performances.


Namsan Mountain

Namsan is covered with forsythias, azaleas and cherry blossoms. Try taking the cable car up to Namsan Seoul Tower or stop by the traditional Hanok (Korean house) teahouse called Mongmyeok Sanbang. No matter which path you wander down to enjoy the beautiful spring flowers, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll also have a wonderful view that overlooks the city.


Seoul Forest

You can also find Yoshino cherry trees at Seoul Forest, but the interesting plants, flowers and insects that can be found in this park are the biggest draw here. The butterfly garden in particular is a must-see.

World Cup Park


World Cup Park is spread out over a massive area, and therefore features a wide variety of flowers. It’s made up of five smaller parks including Pyeonghwa (“Peace”) Park where you’ll find rapeseed flowers and poppies, and Noeul (“Sunset”) Park with its large forsythia blossoms, irises, rapeseed flowers. If you'd like to stay in the park overnight, Noeul Park offers camping equipment that can be rented out for use on the camping grounds.



Children’s Grand Park

Children's Grand Park is famous for its Yoshino cherry trees. When these cherry blossom trees are in full bloom, this place is possibly the most breathtaking park in Seoul. The park also features a zoo and an amusement park which are very popular with children.

Seoul Grand Park

Seoul Grand Park in Gwacheon is also famous for its Yoshino cherry trees and beautiful spring flower paths. But on top of beautiful scenary, the park is home to the Seoul Zoo, Seoul Land amusement park and the National Museum of Art. Seoul Racehorse Park is nearby as well, making Seoul Grand Park a complete package for family outings.



Perfect for a Spring Outing 2: Small Mountains and Parks in the City

Even though Seoul is a bustling city, there is a surprising amount of natural beauty amidst the chaos. The small mountains and parks located in the heart of the city make for a great spring outing. These places have great paths for taking a stroll and are usually surrounded by cultural spaces and restaurants. Among these, Naksan Mountain, Seodaemun's Ansan Mountain and Seokchon Lake (Songpanaru Park) are the most recommendable.

Naksan Park

Among the many walking trails in Naksan Park, the trail that goes along the edge of Seoul Seonggwak (Fortress Wall) is the prettiest in the spring when the forsythias are in full bloom. The scenic view of the city from Naksan (Mt.) is also very stunning, and weigela florida flowers can be seen in various parts of the park. The areas of Daehangno and Dongdaemun are nearby, great places to grab a bite to eat or catch a cultural performance.






Seodaemun Office

The road behind Seodaemun Office that leads to Ansan (Mt.) is a great place to go for a walk or a bike ride. The path is lined with lovely cherry blossom trees and in the spring, the base of the mountain is completely covered with white blossoms. You can also visit the Seodaemun Museum of Natural History located nearby.


Seokchon Lake

There are always many people exercising or going for a stroll at Seokchon Lake, but the lake is the most popular in the spring when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. The park also features about 300,000 irises and wild flowers that make for a breathtaking sight. Lotte World amusement park is also located nearby, a popular place among children.



2. Scenic Drives

If you want to go for a scenic drive, the best roads for forsythias and azaleas would be Gamsawon-gil (Street) in Jongno-gu and Bukgak Skyway. For beautiful pink cherry blossoms, Jeungsan-no (Road) in Eunpyeong-gu, Gomdallae-gil (Street) in Gangseo-gu and Cherry Blossom Road in Geumcheon-gu are the most recommendable.

Samcheong Park & Waryong Park

The cherry blossoms in Samcheong Park and Waryong Park are spectacular. The 2-laned road that begins at the Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea building and leads up to Waryong Park is the most beautiful flower tree-lined road in Seoul. The road has been expanded to include a new walking trail, great for those who would prefer to enjoy the sights without a car. The neighborhoods of Samcheong-dong and Gahoe-dong are nearby and are great places to go for cultural events. The restaurants of Seongbuk-dong are also worth going to.




Bugak Skyway

Bugak Skyway is the most beautiful driving route in Korea. Forsythias and azaleas flourish here, and with the neighborhoods of Seongbuk-dong, Buam-dong, and Sajik-dong nearby, it's easy to catch a cultural performancance or grab a bite to eat afterwards.


Gwanghwamun Square & Seoul Plaza

You can also enjoy a nice drive along the road that connects Gwanghwamun Square and Seoul Plaza. Called Sejong-ro Street, this road is lined with cherry blossoms, perennial flowers and tulips.



3. Best Places to Go for Walking and Exercise

The flower paths along the Hangang River are the best places to go for a walk or exercise. Keep your body healthy and your mind at peace by visiting one of these paths.

Hangang River

The Hangang (River) is Seoul's lifeline and it is also where you first see the signs of spring arriving in Seoul. The well-traveled bicycle paths and walking trails along the Hangang become colorfully adorned with rapeseed flowers and newly planted wild flowers. Needless to say a walk along the Hangang is a must in the spring.


Jungnangcheon Stream

Another great path is the trail along the Jungangcheon Stream which flows through the districts of Seongdong-gu, Gwanjin-gu, Jungnang-gu, Dongdaemun-gu, Seongbuk-gu, and Dobong-gu. Here you can see cherry blossom trees, rapeseed flowers, roses, irises and a variety of other colorful flowers.




Others Worth Mentioning

Other recommended walking paths are along the Bulgwangcheon Stream that flows through Seodaemun-gu and Eunpyeong-gu, the Anyangcheon Stream that flows through Guro-gu, Yeongdeungpo-gu and Geumcheon-gu and the Yangjaecheon Stream that flows through Seocho-gu and Gangnam-gu. Cheonggyecheon Stream, which flows through downtown Seoul and the trails in Namsan Park are also worth visiting.





4. Places to See Exotic Flowers

Forsythias, cherry blossoms and azaleas are the most widely common spring flowers in Seoul, but here are some places where you can see some unconventional flowers.

Irises

The place where the most irises can be found is the Seoul Iris Garden which features 300,000 plants over 52,417 square meters. As the name of the park suggests, a big part of the park is dedicated to irises, a total 130 different species to be exact. In addition to irises, the garden features wetlands flora, various medicinal plants and more.

Chinese Fringetree
You can see Chinese Fringetree blossoms along Cheonggyecheon-ro Road in downtown Seoul, Sadang-ro in Dongjak-gu and Rodeo Street in Songpa-gu. Many Korean believe that these white flowers resemble puffs of cooked rice.






Wildflowers

You can see different types of wildflowers and herb plants at Sinteri Park in Yangcheon-gu, the Achasan Mountain pedestrian walkway in Gwangjin-gu, and the Herb Garden in Gangdong-gu.


Pear Blossoms

The best place to go to see pear blossoms would be the Jungnang-gu Weekend Farm which features 10,000 square meters of pear blossoms.

Roses

You can see roses at the rose garden near Seoul National University at the base of Gwanaksan Mountain.

Herbs

The Herb Astronomy Park near Iljasan Mountain in Gangdong-gu features about 120 different varieties of herbs.



5. Spring Flower Festivals

If you want to enjoy a spring flower festival, head over to the Hangang Yeouido Spring Flower Festival, which takes place on April 12th - 18th, 2013.

Hangang Yeouido Spring Flower Festival

The annual Hangang Yeouido Spring Flower Festival is held with over 1600 cherry trees from Jeju origin will bloom, along with more than 90,000 flowers that will delight the senses.

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  • 本线路是为了行动不便者(行动不便的高龄者、残疾人、婴儿车利用者等)的路线。
  • 无辅助人员(或同行人)伴随时,不可利用。
    ※ 步行不便者1名至少需要1名以上的辅助人员陪同。
    ※ 电动辅助器具(电动轮椅、电动独轮车等)使用者时,每一位辅助人员最多可陪同 4名步行不便者。
  • 希望观光的日期及线路上无解说员时,预约有可能被取消。
  • 为了确认预约,徒步观光事务局(02-6025-0777)会致电进行确认。
    (最少5日~一个月前) 3次以上无法连接时,预约将被取消。
  • 进行解说时,对于有可能发生的安全事故,徒步观光事务局和首尔文化观光解说员概不负责。
  • 因发布微尘紧急低减措施及其他气象恶化(暴热、台风、暴雨等),无法运营 徒步观光时,所有预约会批量取消。
    (观光前日基准)

預約前說明事項

  • 觀光日基準最少3日前方可進行預約。
  • 下個月的預約可從前月15日開始。
  • 周末及公休日、春秋旺季的預約可早期結束。
  • 希望观光的日期及线路上无解说员时,预约有可能被取消。
  • 進行解說時,對於有可能發生的安全事故,徒步觀光事務局和首爾文化觀光解說員概不負責。
  • 未伴隨保護者的未滿14歲兒童遊客,會在現場取消觀光。
  • 因發布微塵緊急低減措施及其他氣象惡化(暴熱、臺風、暴雨等),無法運營 徒步觀光時,所有預約會批量取消。(觀光前日基準)

預約前說明事項

  • 觀光日基準最少1日前方可進行預約。
  • 本線路是為了行動不便者(行動不便的高齡者、殘疾人、嬰兒車利用者等)的路線。
  • 無輔助人員(或同行人)伴隨時,不可利用。
    ※ 步行不便者1名至少需要1名以上的輔助人員陪同。
    ※ 電動輔助器具(電動輪椅、電動獨輪車等)使用者時,每壹位輔助人員最多可陪同 4名步行不便者。
  • 希望觀光的日期及線路上無解說員時,預約有可能被取消。
  • 為了確認預約,徒步觀光事務局(02-6025-0777)會致電進行確認。
    (最少5日~壹個月前) 3次以上無法連接時,預約將被取消。
  • 進行解說時,對於有可能發生的安全事故,徒步觀光事務局和首爾文化觀光 解說員概不負責。
  • 因發布微塵緊急低減措施及其他氣象惡化(暴熱、臺風、暴雨等),無法運營 徒步觀光時,所有預約會批量取消。 (觀光前日基準)