Thursday, March 31, 2011
Cherry blossoms in Jeollanam-do, and more flower festival cancellations.
The Korea Meterological Administration says Jeollanam-do can expect cherry blossoms from April 2nd, about a week later than in 2010. There are several "spots" in Jeollanam-do regionally-known for its cherry blossoms, and though Suncheon isn't really on that list I think it belongs there because of its beauty and its visitor-friendliness.
More on cherry blossoms in Suncheon.
Several flower festivals in Jeollanam-do this April have been cancelled due to foot-and-mouth disease. These include the Yeongchuisan Azalea Festival (영취산진달래축제) in Yeosu, the Wangin Culture Festival (영암왕인문화축제) in Yeongam, the Seomjin River Cherry Blossom Festival (섬진강변 벚꽃축제) in Gurye, and the Yudalsan Flower Festival (유달산꽃축제) in Mokpo.
Like other cancelled festivals based on natural events, these blossoms won't be cancelled, just some of the accompanying festivities, so don't hesitate to go and take in the sights.