Cherry blossoms are overrated. Instead, why not appreciate a different variant of flower that Mother Nature has to offer?
Come springtime, you’re gonna want to be going to the Jeolla province to catch a glimpse of a pure white facade untainted by the modernity of the city.
Gwangyang Maehwa Festival
More particularly, the Gwangyang Maehwa Festival is where you want to be to get a glimpse of a white blanket of blooming plum trees which cover the entirety of the hillside.
The location in question is called the Seomjin village — a charming village tucked in the city of Gwangyang in the aforementioned Jeolla province. This locale is found within a mere stone’s throw away from Seomjin River, which is considered one of the cleanest rivers among Korea’s five largest rivers.
Now, when spring rolls around the riverside undergoes a metamorphosis into a magnificent scenery akin to something you’d find on a postcard. The over 100,000 blooming plum trees covering the wide and hilly Seomjin Village makes for the perfect spot for a short picnic. Otherwise, the idyllic location is also obviously an excellent backdrop for photoshoots and to update your Instagram feed.
When To Visit: Late March to early April