‘Cherry Blossom Wind’ Blowing on Namsan Mountain
Spring is already in the air after the spring colds have gone. While everybody prepares their picnic to feel the air of spring, flowering time of cherry blossom has come also. Now, a spring day with cherry blossoms knocks on our window.
On second week of April that cherry blossom rainfall starts, spring was upon in the N Seoul tower as well. The weather was also clear; I went there to see the beautiful cherry blossoms. Although it was the afternoon of weekdays, many people came here. The reason why many people crowd is they can see that only once a year I think. Variety of people such as Kindergarten students’, young couples, man and wife, and even grandmother and grandchild are making a new memory by themselves under the wonderful cherry blossom trees.
What about being lost in the fragrance of flowers with sweetheart, your friends, and family you really loves?
I finally arrived at Namsan Library located right under the N Seoul tower. When I arrived there, many cherry blossoms were greeting me.
Although the road for the N Seoul tower is pretty, another road behind the Namsan library is also beautiful. Two of mom and daughter are taking pictures of each other with such a wonderful cherry blossom road located behind the Namsan library.
If you keep going the road behind the Namsan library, you can see stairs. This place is famous shooting location of Korean Drama ‘My Lovely Sam-Soon’ which was broadcast on the popular in 2005. In the last scene of the drama, while the man and woman are going up the stairs, they kiss each other and the drama’s finished. I could see the young couples who taking pictures for wedding by following that drama scene. It must be one of the popular places of Korean wave.
Come back to the Namsan library again, let’s start N Seoul tower outing with such a wonderful cherry blossom.
It’s the entrance road going up to N Seoul tower. Beautiful scenery of ‘cherry blossom tunnel’ spread out before my eyes on both sides in street. You can feel the nature and relax in Seoul downtown viewing lovely flowers.
If you walk along the street, you can see young couples dating with flowers. How pretty they are! There are forsythias on one side and cherry blossoms on another side and it makes the picture more beautifully.
The entrance road going up to the N Seoul tower
The upper side road of the N Seoul tower
But, when I kept going the road, I could see the cherry blossoms not in full bloom. They might show the perfect cherry blossom road after a week. It was a shame that I couldn’t see the perfect flower road, but I tried to feel the romance of perfect cherry blossom road after a week.
The moment I felt shame of cherry blossom not in full bloom, forsythia greeted me instead. They gave out yellow light more clearly to make me feel better.
It is on the top of the N Seoul tower near ‘Namsan octagonal pavilion (남산팔각정)’. A lot of trees are standing here in the naked. When I could see the fully blooming cherry blossoms? Just the thought of it made my heart flutter.
By any chance, if you are planning visit Korea in the middle of April or at the end of April, you don’t have to feel miss that you wouldn’t see the cherry blossoms. Many cherry blossom trees not in bloom are still waiting for you to come here. In Yeouido, they already started the cherry blossom festival. But, the people, who come to Korea after middle of April, go to N Seoul tower. This place shows you not only cherry blossoms but also the breathtaking night landscapes. Also, the other people, who didn’t make the plan to come to Korea, visit here now. Many cherry blossoms in Seoul and such a beautiful night view will greet you delightfully.
By Hanna, Kwak
Photos: Hanna. Kwak
www.koreatourinformation.com Staff Writers
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