On March 27, 2014, Seoul Metropolitan Government released its list of the 140 beautiful spring flower paths in Seoul to help visitors enjoy the city’s natural attractions.
The list includes 44 flower paths located inside parks, 54 roadside paths, 35 paths along stream, and 7 paths in greenbelt zones. The paths are divided into five categories: Best Spring Outing Places, Best Scenic Drives, Best Places for Walking and Exercise, Best Places to See Exotic Flowers, and Best Spring Flower Festivals.
The Best Spring Outing Places are mostly located in the city’s major parks and small mountains. These include Jungnang Camping Forest, Dream Forest, Ttukseom Hangang Park, Boramae Park, Seoul National Cemetery, Songpa Naru Park (Seokchon Lake), Seoseoul Lake Park, and Mangusan Mountain (Seoul).
The Best Scenic Drives in the city include the Inwangsan Mountain path that connects Hwanghakjeong Pavilion and Bugak Skyway Palgakjeong Pavilion, and the road lined with cherry blossoms from Geumcheon-gu Office Station to Gasan Digital Complex Station (Seoul Subway Line 1).
For a more diverse spring flower variety, visit the Seoul Iris Garden (Seoul Botanical Garden) for its vast iris fields, and Sinteuri Park or Herb and Observatory Park for its wildflowers. Cheonggyecheon Stream & Cheonggye Plaza has a mix of cornelian cherries and apricot flowers from early spring onward.
The Best Spring Flower Festivals category includes Cheonho Park (Cheonho Park Royal Azalea Festival), Yeouido Hangang Park (Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival), and Eungbongsan Mountain (Eungbongsan Mountain Forsythia Festival).
Courtesy of Seoul Metropolitan Government