Cherry Blossom Festival – Beautiful Flowers in Jinhae, Korea 2012
Every year in early April, the city of Jinhae, South Korea hosts a big cherry blossom festival that attracts travelers from around Korea and the world. To say that Jinhae has a lot of cherry blossom trees is an understatement – Jinhae has hundreds of thousands of cherry blossom trees.
If you are driving around the city during the festival, you can’t go 5 seconds without seeing a tree. Many streets are completely covered by a canopy of pink flowers and you can see pink trees climbing the mountains that surround the city.
It’s really a beautiful sight to see.
In 2012 I was fortunate enough to be in the city during the peak bloom time, which only lasts for one week. After that, the flowers all fall off within a few days.
After all of the blossoms fall off the trees, you are left with these green leaves just a week later.