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The Night View is Amazing Too at the Eden Cherry Blossom Festival in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do

WriterAdministratorDate12/10/2019

The Eden Cherry Blossom Festival may be the last cherry blossom festival in Gyeonggi-do. I dropped by the festival during the day and went back to the festival again at night to enjoy the night view. It was just as amazing as I had heard.

The Night View is Amazing Too at the Eden Cherry Blossom Festival in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do

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The Eden Cherry Blossom Festival may be the last cherry blossom festival in Gyeonggi-do. I dropped by the festival during the day and went back to the festival again at night to enjoy the night view. It was just as amazing as I had heard.
The news said that cherry blossoms would begin to bloom early this year, so the festival was held April 5 to 7 and April 12 to 14, then continued until April 21 due to late blooming. The photo above was taken on April 20, so the cherry blossoms of Eden Cherry Blossom Road may be still in full bloom. Visit the Eden Cherry Blossom Road if you haven't had the chance to enjoy the cherry blossoms yet.

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I realized something after driving from Yangpyeong to the Bukhangang River.
Last Saturday, cherry blossoms fluttered down like rain on the Cherry Blossom Path of Bukhangang-ro in Samhoe-ri, Gapyeong. There was no traffic congestion as soon as I got out of Yangpyeong. I should have taken the expressway. The roads toward Gapyeong were not congested at all after Seojong IC of the Seoul-Yangyang Expressway. I had already spent over 2 hours on the roads, so I was going to give up on seeing the Eden Cherry Blossom Festival, but the traffic soon cleared in spite of the festival by the time I saw the festival information sign. I was going to go back home, but I ended up turning right when I was supposed to go straight. I decided to go to the parking lot first and go back home if it was too crowded. Contrary to my expectations, I could find a parking space immediately thanks to the parking staff. The Cherry Blossom Road was stretched out just beyond the parking lot.
I actually don't like walking.
If I had to take a shuttle or walk for a long time to the festival , I would have given up and gone back home, but the deck trail was connected straight to the parking lot. A part of the road was blocked so that people could walk freely and enjoy the Cherry Blossom Road. The road was blocked only during the festival. After the festival, you can park in the entrance parking lot and enjoy the cherry blossoms along the deck trail connected to it.

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Eden Cherry Blossom Festival in Gapyeong img

The deck trail is connected to the main venue of the Eden Cherry Blossom Festival in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do.
Country houses were standing next to the Cherry Blossom Road, providing a picturesque view.
I saw cherry blossom petals fluttering down while driving along the Bukhangang River. It was great that I could still see the cherry blossoms in full bloom here.

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I could see many families with children on kids' scooters and people enjoying the cherry blossom festival with their partners or families. The road was very crowded,
but the road and boardwalk trail were wide enough to enjoy the festival.

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Eden Cherry Blossom Festival in Gapyeong img

If you walk along the Cherry Blossom Road, you will find an amusement park named Dream Park after the festival area.
Dream Park’s Instagram account shows cherry blossoms in real-time. It was very helpful for me in going to the festival.
I will go to the amusement park if I have a chance to visit Gapyeong again later with my kids.

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Eden Cherry Blossom Festival in Gapyeong img

I wanted to go to the next area where the main event would be held, but I couldn't because I couldn't be late for my next schedule.
I couldn’t guess the time required to the next area because it was my first visit.
I was afraid I wouldn't have time to leave for my next schedule even after quickly looking around the parking lot and the festival areas, and decided I would just come back next year.
My next schedule ended earlier than expected. My husband and son went camping, and my daughter was going to study in the library until late at night. It was a great opportunity, so I headed back to the Eden Cherry Blossom Road to enjoy the night view.

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The photo above is the information map for the Eden Cherry Blossom Road where the latest cherry blossom festival of Gyeonggi-do was held.
I parked in lot P1. It was good that the festival area started at P1.
It was connected to the main venue (in front of Hotel White Stone), and the bathrooms were clean. There was a huge plaza where kids could ride kids' scooters or enjoy inline skating.
There were food stands, a Play Zone, and a Main Stage in Section 1.
A flea market and food stands were in Section 2, which I didn’t get to see.
If you go further in you can find restaurants that are open on both weekdays and weekends.

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It was so quiet at night.
I arrived at the Eden Cherry Blossom Road at around 8:30pm. It was unexpectedly quiet, making it good for taking some photos.
I should have brought my tripod from my car, but I think I just wanted to look around at the cherry blossoms some more.

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I took a picture of the cherry blossoms with the Eiffel Tower from the rooftop of the Sangcheon Eden Youth Hostel.
It suddenly began to sprinkle. It was enough to need an umbrella yet, so I decided to just walk around.

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I prefer a mirrorless camera, but it is not good for night photography.
The cherry blossoms were beautiful even at night.
It was a rare chance to enjoy the night view of cherry blossoms, so I took my time.

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Eden Cherry Blossom Festival in Gapyeong img

Many people were enjoying the nighttime with their families or partners. I envied the parents following their kids around on a kids' scooter. On such a nice day, my family was all scattered around for what each one wanted to do. I suddenly remembered that my son had called me from the campground in the afternoon.
My mother-in-law didn’t go camping with him this time.
"Mom, grandma didn’t come. I’m bored. Come join us."
I said yes, but then had gone to the Cherry Blossom Road.

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The place up on the left side was Section 1.
I could hear music playing from there. A DJ was playing song requests for visitors.

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Houses on the Eden Cherry Blossom Road were beautiful, as if they were built just for the Cherry Blossom Road.

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Kids were enjoying inline skating or riding a kids' scooter in the plaza, and there were restrooms right next to it.

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Eden Cherry Blossom Festival in Gapyeong img

This is section 1.
I could see the information center, DJ booth, food stands, activity booths, and souvenir shops.
I was going to look around the festival area quickly, but stayed there for a while because the photos taken there were so beautiful.

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Eden Cherry Blossom Festival in Gapyeong img

The photos of the Eden Cherry Blossom Road above were taken from Section 1.
I could take beautiful cherry blossom photos thanks to the outer wall lighting of Hotel White Stone.
Although the festival had ended, the cherry blossoms were still in full bloom on the night of April 20. I think you can enjoy flower viewing on the Eden Cherry Blossom Road until tomorrow. The boardwalk trail stretched to the end of the festival areas, which made my flower viewing even more comfortable.
Haven't you gone spring flower viewing this year yet? I recommend that you visit the Eden Cherry Blossom Road in Cheongpyeong-myeon of Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do.


2019 Eden Cherry Blossom Festival
♣ Address: 92, Edenbeotkkot-gil, Cheongpyeong-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do (Event area)
♣ Festival period: April 5-7, April 12-14, April 19-21 (Peak blooming) ☎ Contact: +82-31-585-0025
♣ Night cherry blossom festival open until 9:30pm Saturday, April 20. (Road open to cars afterwards)
♣ Public transportation: Take general bus number 33-3 at Sangcheon Station on the Gyeongchun Line and get off at Chook-dong.
Take express bus number 1330-2 at Sangcheon Station on the Gyeongchun Line and get off at Chook-dong.
♣ Parking: Parking Lot 1, 2, and 3 (wider)


Video of Eden Cherry Blossom Festival in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTHhA8jYNB8