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How to Burn Calories during These “Must Go” Sakura Festival in Korea

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We know how in awe you’re with the landscape of pink-hued blossoms. But do not just sit back and dwell in the magical atmosphere, get up and burn 500 some calories by following the infographic below (trust us, it’s nothing tedious)! 

 

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*Calculated based on 55kg adult

If you happened to be in the hometown of Oppa Kim Soo Hyun, be sure to participate in one of these festivals. We promise that it will take your breath away!

 

Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival (Seoul)

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Period: 1st to 9th April 2017
Address: Gukhoe-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul,서울특별시영등포구국회대로 (여의도동)
Location: Yeouiseo-ro and the area behind the National Assembly building

Free Admission

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Lined with 1600 sakura trees, it just seems that every corner of the street is indeed picturesque for that perfect Instagram shot. With live cultural performances, exhibitions and street foods, there’s definitely no chance to get restless. For the love birds, we recommend visiting the venue in the evening, and bask in the romantic air, when the entire place gets illuminated with pretty lightings.

 

Jinhae Gunghangjie Festival (Busan)

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Period: 1st to 10th April 2017
Address: Tongsin-dong, Jinhae-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do,경상남도창원시진해구통신동
Location: Jinhae Jungwon Rotary Intersection and Jinhae area

Free Admission

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Contrary to popular belief, Busan is not only a safe haven away from zombies (made famous by the “Train to Busan” movie), but also a sanctuary for Sakura lovers! Be prepared to pass through the tunnel of cherry trees, as you rub shoulders with some 2 million tourists. And since you’re at the land of Busan, be sure to catch the Jinhae International Military Band & Honour Guard Festival too.

 

Jecheon Cheongpungho Cherry Blossom Festival (Chungcheong)

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Period: 7th to 9th April 2017
Address:2048, Cheongpungho-ro, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do,충청북도제천시청풍면청풍호로 2048 (청풍면)
Location: Area of Cheongpungho Lake, Cheongpung-myeon, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do

Free admission during opening hours

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Imagine taking an idyllic afternoon stroll with your significant other along the lake while drowning in the beauty of cherry blossom. If that is what you ever wanted, then you need to make a trip to Jecheon Cheongpungho Cherry Blossom Festival. Make your trip a memorable one, by trying your hands at the craft activities, and treating your palates to some of the medicinal herbal teas. 

 

Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival (Jeju)

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Period: 31st March to 9th April 2017
Address: Jeonnong-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, 제주특별자치도제주시전농로 (이도일동)
Location: Jeonnong-ro and the entrance of Jeju National University

Free Admission

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Don’t say we didn’t pre-empt you! Be sure to arm yourself with your DSLR as you walk under the pink, and white canopy of Jeju’s King Cherry Tree blossoms. In case you didn’t know, the petals of Jeju’s King Cherry Tree blossoms are the largest and most luxurious among all cherry blossoms.