Hello! It’s Wep’s Korea Life again!
April is already in its 8th day and it means Spring is hereee! You can already guess what I’m going to talk about; everyone’s favorite flower in the season, cherry blossoms! These flowers are called sakura in Japan and 벚꽃 (beotkkot) in Korea. They are definitely the same; beautiful pink (and also white) flowers that grow on several trees of genus Prunus, which are in full bloom when springtime comes. In some parts of Korea, it is usually on the first few days or the first two weeks of April. In southern parts of Korea, like Jeju-do, Gwangju, Busan, Daegu, and Jeolla Province, they are in full bloom from late March to early April.
With the coming of April and springtime, welcoming cherry blossoms should be on top of the “things to do in Korea” list! I also added it too, around late March. At first, before coming to Korea, I always thought that cherry blossoms and other flowers bloom from the first day until the last day of Spring. So I thought I would have a lot of time to see the cherry blossoms. However, I was completely wrong! They bloom in just a short period of time, only on the first few days and weeks of Spring. I was lucky to know it before they were in full bloom. So, guys, if you want to see the cherry blossoms (or any other flowers), make sure to understand fully when they bloom and how long they last ^^