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Seoul Sinchon: ‘Cherry Blossom Scenery in 2023’

When spring arrives, various flowers bloom. Among them, cherry blossoms are the most famous. When the cherry blossoms bloom, it’s often covered in the news, and many people go out to enjoy the sight.

In reality, it would be more appropriate to say that people use the flowers as an excuse for a date rather than going out specifically to see the flowers.

“The Flowers Blooming on Cherry Trees, Cherry Blossoms”

Cherry blossoms are, as the name suggests, flowers that bloom on cherry trees. They are known for their bright pink or white petals that bloom beautifully in spring. The flower language of cherry blossoms represents beautiful spirit, soul, spiritual love, and the beauty of life.

However, among university students, there’s a playful joke that associates cherry blossoms with “midterm exams.” This is because they often bloom during the midterm exam period of the first semester, and once the exams are over, the flowers fall sadly.

“Blooming Period”

There are specific criteria for defining the blooming and full-bloom stages. According to one standard of observation, when three or more flowers bloom on a single standard sample tree, it is considered as “blooming.” When over 80% of the entire tree’s flowers have bloomed, it is considered “full-bloom.”

The blooming period starts from late March to early April, beginning in the warmer southern regions.

“The Cherry Blossom Scenery in Seoul Sinchon”

Cherry blossoms have also bloomed in the university district of Seoul, Sinchon. The trees lining the road from Sinchon Station to Yonsei University are cherry blossoms. Thanks to them, the spring atmosphere in Sinchon becomes even more romantic.

Cherry blossoms sometimes give the feeling of resembling young people’s vibrant youth, which might be why they harmonize so well with Sinchon.

While passing through Sinchon Street, I captured the sight of the cherry blossoms in a photo.