[Wanderlust Wednesday] Spring Guide 2017 | Part 1. South Korea’s Best Spring Getaways!

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Spring flowers are popping up and the weather is getting warmer in Korea, which means it’s time to start planning your next spring getaway.

While many travelers visit the country to see the breathtaking cherry blossoms, there are plenty of other beautiful spring flowers you can capture in Korea.

Here is the first part of the spring guide series with a list of the best spring getaways in Korea you must explore this spring.

  1. Gwangyang Maehwa Village

Gwangyang Maehwa Village may not be on everyone’s list of the must-visit destinations in Korea, but this tucked-away charming local village sure is one of the most unbelievably stunning spring destinations in the country.

Every March, the village is entirely covered with pure white apricot flowers or plum blossoms called ‘maehwa’ in Korean. As maehwa is known as the first spring flower to bloom, a nice day out at Gwangyang Maehwa Village will quench your thirst for long-awaited spring flowers.

As there are no direct train or bus connections from Seoul, booking a tour is highly recommended for first-time visitors. Booking is available here.

  1. Canola Flowers in Jeju Island

Through March and April, travelers can enjoy carpets of beautiful yellow canola flowers all over Jeju Island, which are definitely one of the best features of spring that are not to be missed on the island.

For those who want to see canola flowers and visit the famous attractions on Jeju Island, here is a spring special tour that provides travelers with a private driver and a vehicle, which can be a great option to consider if traveling with a group of friends or family.

  1. Taean Tulip Festival

Featuring over 1.5 million of colorful tulips, Taean Tulip Festival is one of the world’s top 5 tulip festivals that takes place every year throughout April and May.

Not only the festival showcases amazingly beautiful gardens of tulips but also fantastic floral displays of other spring flowers such as canola, digitalis and lupine, offering its visitors an ultimate spring splendor.

For more information, click here.

  1. Goryeosan Mountain Azalea Festival

If you are an outdoors person who loves nature and hiking, this is the perfect place to be. The Goryeosan Mountain Azalea Festival, which takes place around the end of April, offers its visitors and hikers a magnificent landscape of various shades of pink and magenta azaleas.

The festival is only a two-hour bus ride from Seoul, so sign up for the shuttle bus to the festival and take a short excursion. To sign up for the shuttle bus, click here.

Stay tuned for the second part of the spring getaway guide series, which will cover everything about cherry blossom festivals in Korea.

For now, check out Trazy.com, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop, to browse the spring special packages and tours that will double your joy this spring in Korea.

Photos by: Gwangyang City

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