"Cherry Blossoms" Top 5 Page for this destination Yeouido-dong Tip by jburron

Yeouido-dong, Seoul: 10 reviews and 16 photos

  Cherry Blossoms are called "bot goat" in Korean
by jburron
 
 

Everything seems to happen in Yeouido. In early April the cherry blossoms come out and we know Spring is here. They also bring out traffic gridlock. Thousands flock to Yeouido (especially near the National Assembly and Hangang and Yeouido Parks) to view the flowers and take pictures with them (millions of pictures!). This makes it hard for us Yeouidoians to get around. Streets are closed down, paths and sidewalks are packed and the subway is like a sardine can.

But it's all worth it. If you like to see Korea at its most Korean you have to see this. Families, couples, salarymen, groups of women all come together to enjoy the air (which seems fresher), sunshine (it doesn't rain in April) and each other (dress is still conservative, but a little less so).

Inline skating, as I found, can be a little tough in these conditions--no one has a clue what that yellow line in the centre of the path means. So, if you want to test your skills this is the place. Kids in prams, on blades and bikes and running (some with kites) are all over the place and old people and groups simply take over many of the paths. It's fun, though, to be in the group. (I think I've been here too long.)

Address: All over West Yeouido.
Directions: Yeouido Station (Line 5) head West (follow the crowds). Yeouinaru Station (Line 5) go to Hangang Park and walk West (away from 63 Building).
Phone: +82 2-786-1112
Website: http://www.ydp.go.kr/english/main.do

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 11, 2004
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