Korea’s Cherry Blossoms
This past week I stayed in Seoul to enjoy Korea’s cherry blossoms at their height. Welcome to week 324 (4/13/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. I spent several hours at the Seoul National Cemetery on Sunday where they were at their peak. The crowds peaked by 2:00 pm as well and it was time for me to head home. I did go back on Monday afternoon to get a few more shots. The crowds were a bit thinner, but not by much. However, that’s the price you have to pay in Seoul or anywhere else in Korea to see the Korea cherry blossoms at their height, and it is worth fighting the madding crowds :). I hope you enjoy browsing these shots as much as I enjoyed taking them.
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Cherry Blossoms in Seoul
The Seoul National Cemetery is the resting place of approximately 165,000 service men and women who lost their lives in the Korean War and other battles. The cemetery is a war history buffs dream.
Cherry blossoms in Seoul
One of the few places in Korea where you’ll find the delicate pink and white blossomed weeping cherry trees.
This blossom-lined road runs through the cemetery and traffic jams are frequent.
I love the blossoms against the blue sky.
I think the contrasting white and pink trees are spectacular.
The traditional Korean pagoda is one of the most popular photography locations in the cemetery. It’s not easy to get a shot that doesn’t include throngs of people.
The blossoms stand out beautifully against the green of the pagoda, don’t you think?
Have you experienced Korea’s cherry blossoms? Let us know in the comments.
The blossom season is short; approximately the first two weeks in April. It begins a little earlier in the south. Plan your travel dates accordingly.
The best way to get to the cemetery is on the subway; line 4 or 9, exit 8. Opening hours are daily from dawn until dusk and admission is free.
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