Spring time in Asia does not last to long, and it’s best time is only between 2 or 3 weeks long. This is when the cherry blossoms bloom. I’m obsessed with these flowers, and make an effort to catch them in new places and countries when I have the opportunity.
My first experience was in my first year in Seoul, when I lived nearby Olympic Park in Jamsil. After that, I made an effort to see as many parks as I could the following year. In 2013, I booked a flight to Japan to purposely coincide with the season of the cherry blossoms season at Mount Fuji to see the very best of them in their original home land.
I hope to catch more of them in the city this year when they are in bloom which should be in about 2 weeks time! Here are some cool pictures I collected of them in Seoul, South Korea in the past:
Olympic Park, Jamsil
In my first year in 2011, me and a few co-workers decided to enjoy the outdoors in this famous park and have a picnic amidst the blooming trees. I was enthralled by the pretty white and pink blossoms. White blossoms are the more famous species found in Korea.
I used to live in HBC in Yongsan which lies just below Namsan mountain and the famous tower. I loved this area, and the views of the mountain’s trees during the seasons were awesome, especially Autumn and Spring. These pictures were taken in 2013.
I went for a walk up the mountain one day and just took as many pics of the cherry blossoms as I could. Spring is an amazing time to visit Seoul, the air is fresh and not full of the hot humid air that overwhelms the country during the summer months.
I can’t wait for the new blooms this year!
“Cherry blossoms, oh cherry blossoms
In the spring sky
As far as eyes can see
Is it fog or is it a cloud?
Let’s go and see”