Cherry blossoms originated from Japan, but places all over the world have these flowers too. Spring time in these countries mean CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVALS!!! With cherry blossoms you never know when they are going to sprout, so most of the time they have an estimated date. Last year, because the estimated dates were a little off I went at the end and the cherry blossom petals were mostly on the ground and I was disappointed. This year I made sure to go right at the beginning so I get the full effect. There are so many places to see cherry blossoms. But I've seen the best pictures at Jinhae, which is why we decided to go there. It took us 5 hrs to get there from Suwon station. It is down south near Busan, and we actually took the regular train which had lots of stops.
Jinhae is one of the largest cherry blossom festivals in Korea. There is lots of activities to do, from live music, art, cultural performances to trying on naval uniforms. Jinhae is a naval port city so there is a lot of military. We got to the festival around 3 30 pm which is when is was very busy. As you can see there were people EVERYWHERE!
This area was just a long stream with different characters and other lights in it. The bridge is called romance. It has cherry blossoms all around.
Getting onto the bridge was very annoying. Everyone wanted their pictures so there was a lot of pushing and shoving to get in there. Then you had the people who would just stay there and take pictures when they know others are waiting. I wish I had gotten there earlier, I feel like my pictures were rushed.
On the romance bridge it was hard to take selfies and just pictures in general because of the amount of people there, so we decided to just stand off to the side and take pictures.
Obviously in these kinds of places you will see lots of couples all in love and stuff, but that is everywhere in Korea. I wish I had got to experience the festival, I really just came for pictures.
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