The 20th Eungbongsan Forsythia festival is set to kick off on March 31st to April 2nd 2017. This mountain that’s overlooking the Han river will be once again covered with forsythia, a yellow bell-shaped flowers appearing before the leaves in early spring.
The brightness of this flower gives the mountain an attractive view from a distance. It also has apricots and cherry blossom trees.
The entire mountain is perfect for an early spring stroll. The trails and steps are not high (though I suggest you wear your most comfortable sneakers), just perfect for spending your weekend. Follow the trails and steps and enjoy the view and warm weather.
The Palgakjeong (Octagonal pavilion) on top is the main venue of the festival with a cultural presentation. You can also try some of Korean food in their food court next to the pavilion.
The view of the Han river is captivating. From the top of the mountain you can see the array of cherry blossom trees form Seoul Forest Park. This is also one of the popular spot of photographers for the sunset view.
Take Jungang Line to Eungbong Station,head to Exit 1. The visitors will walk on the left side of exit 1, just follow them to the end of the road and you’ll see the sign to the venue (approximately 5minutes walk). You won’t get lost as this is a very popular festival and always a lot of visitors visit this place every year.
or….walk straight for 271 meters, (from exit 1) and take a right at the first-three way intersection. Turn left again at the next three way intersection. Go straight for 274m to arrive the venue.