Chasing Cherry Blossoms and Inner Peace in South Korea
4 –11 April, 2020 | 8 Days/7 Nights
Do you dream of walking down a gorgeous, tree-lined avenue with dreamy cherry blossoms in bloom for as far as the eye can see? Then you’re in luck because you’re going to one of the best places to see cherry blossoms in the world—South Korea!
When people think of Cherry Blossoms, almost everyone thinks of the quintessential Japanese cherry blossoms—the enduring image of pastel pink blooms in the middle of some futuristic-looking Japanese city! In fact, there are dedicated researchers in South Korea who claim that South Korea, not Japan, is the native home of the much-vaunted cherry blossoms! Whichever side of the cherry blossom debate you fall on, you most likely want to witness the enchanting blooms with your own eyes.
Seoul, where you start your South Korean travels, is where you will view these ethereal flowers. One of the best places to go cherry-blossom viewing is Yeouido Park, which has an annual festival along the Han River to mark the beginning of cherry blossom season. The festival is not only one of the best ways to enjoy the sights of the season but also has a plethora of food stalls which will keep even the pickiest of eaters satisfied!
Other places that you will be visiting for unparalleled views of the bloom are Namsan Park, Seokchon Lake, Changgyeong palace, Seoul Grand Park and Seoul National Cemetery. Seoul is also a culinary destination that will delight all epicureans!
After you’ve had your fill of city life, make your way to Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju, and find some serenity and spirituality in this 8th century Buddhist shrine.
As a part of your itinerary, you will get the incredible opportunity to visit this magnificent temple out of hours and spend time with and live as the Buddhist monks here do every day. You will even follow the same schedule as the monks on this stay!
This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that very few get to witness, and we have made sure that those travelling with us on this trip do!
Are you ready for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure? What are you waiting for?
While we have picked a time of the year when the possibility of spotting cherry blossoms is high, please remember that nature cannot be controlled or predicted.
– Chasing the cherry blossoms in Seoul
– A visit to the picturesque Nami Island
– Temple stay in Bulguksa—an experience unlike any other!
– A visit to Busan’s cultural village
– Stay in comfortable, centrally located 3 star and 4-star hotels