After a heavy breakfast, we figured that it was time for some walking 🙂
Despite missing the actual 여의도 봄꽃축제 Yeouido Spring Flower Festival 浦汝矣島櫻花節, which was held from 1st to 9th April this year (and it’s 10th today, haha…), we still decide to make our way there, for the pictures that we saw online suggested that the cherry blossoms were still in full bloom today.
We made our way to 여의도역 Yeouido Station 汝矣島站 (Subway Line 5/9, Station Number 526/915), and followed the signboard, choosing to walk out via Exit 3.
We were initially quite confused as to where the cherry blossom trees were, and went to 여의도 공원 Yeouido Park 汝矣島公園 first, as we followed the crowd and walked towards the National Assembly Building.
Yeouido Park is a huge rectangular-shaped park and is split into four sections, namely Traditional Korean Forest, Grass Square, Cultural Plaza, and Natural Ecological Forest. And yes, just follow the rest to see the pretty cherry blossoms 😛
There weren’t many people though, so everyone had a relaxing time just enjoying the views and taking pictures. In addition to the cherry blossoms, this was a pretty lovely park. We even spotted a mobile library right in the middle of nowhere, and the locals were having picnics / lunch within the park. It was a very pleasant stroll in the park 🙂
After visiting the park, we made our way towards 여의서로 (Yeouiseo-ro) 汝矣西路, nearer to the Han River, where we found bulk of the action (i.e. plenty of cherry blossoms with throngs of tourists).
Despite the crowd, most people was just strolling patiently in lines, so it was still pretty enjoyable 🙂 There were also some food stalls and mobile carts / vans around for the hungry tourists. We shared a Chicken Skewer (₩3,000), Octopus Skewer (₩4,000), and Sausage (₩3,000). All were not bad.
In total, we spent about 3 hours in this area.