"See the Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom" Top 5 Page for this destination Yeouido Island Tip by AKtravelers

Yeouido Island, Seoul: 10 reviews and 16 photos

  Seoulites enjoying the Yeouido cherry blossoms
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Like Washington D.C. and many places in Japan, Seoul is known for its beautiful spring cherry blossoms. There are cherry trees all over the city, but the best place to see them according to the locals I asked is on Yeouido, a small high-rise studded island in the Han River that also holds the National Assembly building. The western portion of the island is closed to traffic when the trees are at peak and crowds of people walk the blocked-off streets to admire the blossoms. I was there on April 11 2006 and the trees were at peak. Just like Washington, only half the attraction is the blossoms -- the other joy is watching the people that accumulate for the spectacle, as you'll see when I add a travelogue on the blossoms.

Directions: Take subway line 5 to Yeouinaru or Yeouido Station.

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  • Written Apr 20, 2006
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