Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival is the largest & most famous tourist attraction of South Korea. It is celebrated every year between late March to Early April in Jinhae in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do. It marks the arrival of spring season. The cherry blossom trees are in full bloom. The entire area is painted in the white & light pink tint of this beautiful flower.It look so heavenly & divine that you won’t like to go back from here :)
History of Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival
This festival is celebrated in the honor of Admiral Yi Sun-shin, a naval hero of Imjin war of 1592-1598 . He played key role in defeating the Japanese army. The festival is said to have started on April 13, 1952. Since then it is celebrated every year attracting around 2 million local & foreign visitors.
The streets , mountains, pavements are all filled with white flower. There are approximately 340,000 trees of Cherry Blossom in the area. HUGE !!
It’s not just the destination, you are going to enjoy the journey as much. The onset of spring transform the entire region into a huge canvas.
It looks like a vivid imagination of a painter. But don’t we all agree that nature is the biggest artist of all. Enjoy the mesmerizing work of nature, at its best.
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A wooden promenade of around 1 km is the most picturesque stream. Both sides are covered with the cherry blossom trees loads with the pale pink flowers. The stream is decorated with beautiful heart, cartoon characters, marine life characters. The beauty of this place increases many fold during night time when the whole place is lit up with thousands of light bulbs & strings.
The beauty of the place will leave you awestruck ….
If kids are accompanying you, they will surely love the place. My kids were not even ready to leave from here :D .
A slight wind breeze starts a shower of cherry blossom flowers giving an illusion of snow fall. The petals flowing in the water appears like snow flakes.
You will find many food stall at both the sides. Try the local food. Its worth it :)
Don’t Forget to take a train ride . I assure you its going to be one the best picturesque journeys of your life.
Pose & Smile !!
Meanwhile I leave you with some more pictures from the festival. I enjoyed it a lot with my family & friends. Don’t forget to attend the festival if you are in South Korea during Late march & early April. A must attend festival, Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival.
Enjoying the lovely surrounding with my adorable family.
The place evoked the child inside me, again !!
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