This year’s cherry blossoms are forecast to be in full bloom on April 6 until April 13 in Seoul. One of the best occasions to check out these awesomely pink flowers is Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival from April 4 to April 10, happening in Yeouido Park and on Yeouiseo-ro (behind the National Assembly building). The area consists of around 13 types of 87,859 flowering trees and shrubs including azalea, forsythias, royal azaleas, bridal wreaths and deutzia, along with 1,641 king cherry (wangbeot) trees which are native to Jenu Island. The 7-day festival will start off with a parade performed by a professional parade troupe, while interesting culture and art performances will be showcased throughout the park and streets. You’ll be able to stay late this year if you wish, as special lighting will let the cherry blossoms glow at night, creating a perfect mood for a dreamy retreat along the Han River.