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11 Festivals in Seoul to Look Forward to This Spring

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Updated: 18 April 2017
Winters are long in South Korea. That’s why everyone is especially excited when the weather gets warmer and spring finally arrives. Seoul hosts a great variety of festivals during this time of the year, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
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Nami Island Blossom Festival

Located just outside of Seoul, Nami Island is a picturesque island located in the middle of a large lake. Once you get to the island, bicycles are available for rent that seat up to four. You can ride along the many paths throughout the island and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. In spring, the entire island is covered in flowers of all kinds. Check it out during the spring months, and be sure to bring your camera.

1 Namisum-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, South Korea

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Seongbuk Global Food Festival

While South Koreans love their own customs and traditional festivals, they are also eager to explore new things from other nations. That’s why the Seongbuk Global Good Festival has become such a hit in recent years. Visitors can experience other cultures through local food and art. This year, the event takes place on May 21 and is ideal for locals and foreigners in Korea alike who would like to broaden their horizons.

37, Seongbuk-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Spring Festival of the Garden of Morning Calm

One of Korea’s largest botanical gardens, the Garden of Morning Calm outside of Seoul attracts over 700,000 tourists each year. In the spring, there is a large festival when the garden is showered with a tapestry of rainbow colors from hundreds of flower and tree species. Come here to explore the beauty of spring on over 330,000 square meters of gardens. The festival takes place from the middle of April until the end of May.

432 Sumogwon-ro, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-d, South Korea

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