Halal Travel: 7 Best Spots to View Cherry Blossom in South Korea 2024

If you’re planning your trip to South Korea in 2024, we recommend you schedule a visit in spring (late March to early April) – when Cherry Blossoms paint the entire landscape with delicate pink and white petals– a sight you don’t want to miss!

In this guide, we will uncover the best spots to view the Cherry Blossom in South Korea this year.

From iconic parks, and festivals, to some hidden gems, brace yourself to be captivated by the beauty of South Korea’s Cherry Blossom season like never before.

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Best cherry blossom viewing spots in South Korea you can't miss!

1. Yeouido Park

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The most popular location and the first on our list is Yeouido Park in the capital city, Seoul.

Here you can enjoy the serenity of around 1700 cherry blossoms in their full bloom while taking a peaceful walk around the park. It is also the perfect spot to have a picnic with a loved one or to enjoy some solitude.

The famous Yeouido Spring Flower Festival is also held near the Yeouido Han River Park. This is one of the most popular Spring Festivals held in Seoul each year.

If you are looking for some entertainment involving street performances and trying new Korean snacks around the cherry blossoms, this festival is perfect for you!

You can also enjoy many halal food options near this location. One of our top picks is the contemporary Middle Eastern food from Hummus Kitchen, located in close proximity from Yeouido Park.

2. Seokchon Lake Park

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One of the most popular destinations in the city of Seoul is Seokchon Lake Park, and it is also one of the best spots for cherry blossoms in the city.

The Seokchon Lake Park is an iconic destination composing of two lakes with Cherry trees edging the entire border of 2.5 km which make up for a breathtaking view.

The Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival happens at the beginning of April every year but you can go here at any time as it is a public lake thus totally free!

You can also get access to halal food options near the Park, with options like Agra and Aladdin’s Lamb being one of the most popular halal food spots in the city.

3. Seoul Forest Park

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Located in the heart of vibrant Seoul, the Seoul Forest Park is another beautiful spot for viewing the marvelous cherry blossoms.

This sprawling green place is not just a refuge for city residents but also a perfect location to admire the enchanting beauty of cherry blossoms.

You can also take a leisurely walk in this park under the canopies of blossoms to unwind after a long day, witnessing the city's energy fading into the background.

Here you can also find many aesthetically pleasing and chic and halal eateries such as Chang Chang Coffee and Roasters. Both of them offer halal and vegetarian-friendly food, for you to refresh yourself while viewing the famous cherry blossoms.

4. Oncheoncheon Café Street

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For another unique cherry blossom experience, you can head down to Oncheoncheon Café Street in the vibrant city of Busan.

This lively street is lined with trendy cafes, bakeries, shops, and restaurants. Each of these offers a unique viewpoint to enjoy the view of the cherry blossoms.

There are also many halal restaurants located along the street with Cappadocia and Samarkand Uzbekistan Halal Food being our top picks.

With this, you can experience the combination of aromatic coffee, sweet cherry blossoms, and the buzz of the city all together– creating a memory you will want to savor forever.

5. Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival

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Hosted at the beginning of April each year, the Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival in Gyeongju gains a lot of attraction.

This is the time when the ancient city Gyeongju– famous for its historical importance - transforms into a floral wonderland during the Cherry Blossom Festival.

This festival features not only breathtaking views but also cultural performances and live fireworks making it an immersive experience for all.

On top of that, Curry Hut in Gyeongju offers authentic halal Indian cuisine with an exotic spread of soups, salads, main courses, and desserts.

6. Jayu Park

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Incheon, famous for its bustling international airport, holds more treasures than meets the eye– particularly when in the cherry blossom season. One of the city's most breathtaking spots to view cherry blossoms is Jayu Park.

Every year during the spring season, this idyllic park transforms into a sea of pink, as the trees burst into bloom, creating a mesmerizing sight to behold– making it one of the best spots to view cherry blossom in South Korea.

Not only that but while in Incheon you can also try the food at Bihanee – famous for their Indian and Nepali food, with their halal chicken, lamb, and seafood options being a top seller.

7. Namsan Seoul Tower

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Namsan Seoul Tower, an iconic symbol of Seoul's skyline, is the perfect finale for your cherry blossom tour in South Korea.

Perched on Namsan Mountain, this impressive structure provides breathtaking views of Seoul and a perfect spot to enjoy the city's cherry blossoms.

The cherry blossoms gently swaying in the breeze provide a captivating contrast against the city's modern skyline, presenting a stunning scene that will surely leave you amazed.

Here you can enjoy a nice dinner at Kampungku Restaurant which offers many halal options for the Muslim audience.

So, for those of you who are looking for a romantic dinner with a loved one or a peaceful moment of reflection, Namsan Seoul Tower offers the ideal setting to end your cherry blossom adventure in South Korea.

Don’t Miss Out

Experiencing the cherry blossom season in South Korea is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Whether you prefer the bustling city life of Seoul or the coastal allure of Busan, each location offers a unique and enchanting experience during the Cherry Blossom Season.

So, pick up your camera, and don’t miss out on checking out the mesmerizing Cherry Blossom in South Korea this year.

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