Pyeonghwa Park Is Abloom with Cherry Blossoms
Like I’ve been saying again and again the past couple of weeks, there are flowers just everywhere right now. You just can’t miss them unless you’re purposefully staying hidden in the shadows looking away from the dazzling spring sunshine and the bright hues of the petals bursting forth.
By why would you do that? Why would you want to stay away from the lush white, pink and yellow flowers that are sending alluring aromas through the light breezes? These cherry blossom lined bike paths and walkways sit in Pyeonghwa Park (평화공원) or Peace Park one of the five parks of the World Cup Parks system. If you follow my blog, you know it’s our go-to parks system as it’s right down the street from us and with five parks to choose from with everything from mountains to climb, bike paths to bike, streams to look at fish and the Han River too, there really isn’t anywhere else we need to go for some fresh air and some dazzling views.
We can even make new friends beneath the white petalled beauties because 1. babies are cute and draw lots of attention but also 2. we’re all trying to get photos of same backgrounds so why not strike up a conversation. The cherry blossoms are in their last hurrah of spring this week so everyone is trying to find the gorgeous trees before they’re all done blooming.
The pictures really say all that needs to be said. The petals are already beginning to drop so enjoy them while you can. This is the last week to see them as before long they’ll be on the ground and leaves will take their place and then summer will be here!
서울 마포구 성산동 487-359
487-359 Seongsan-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea
Subway: Worldcup Station, exit 1. Walk straight to the main street and turn right. Walk straight along the large road and Sky Park will come up first across the street. If you want to go to Nanji Stream Park, hop onto the Mapo local bus 08 at the bus stop under the bridge just outside of the stadium and get off a few stops down the road.
Bus: 7011, 7016, 470, 670, Mapo local bus 08
1. Noeul, Sunset, Park
2. Haneul, Sky, Park
3. Nanjicheon, Nanji Stream, Park
4. Nanji Hangang, Nanji Han River, Park
5. Pyeonghwa, Peace, Park
Haneul Park & Noeul Park
Jan: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Feb, Oct: 9:00am – 7:30pm
Mar, Sep: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Apr, May: 9:00am – 8:30pm
Jun, Jul, Aug: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Nov, Dec: 9:00am – 6:30am
Pyeonghwa Park & Nanjicheon Park
Open 24 hrs. a day, year-round
Parking, wheelchair rental, restrooms, sports facilities, jogging/biking paths