Category: Nature Activities

Seoul in Spring

Olympic Park Seoul

Olympic Park Seoul

Spring is the best time to travel to Seoul South Korea. While the country’s capital city is a beautiful place to visit year-round, it is during spring that its natural beauty shines even more. As the winter’s cold give way to springtime’s warmer temperature, Seoul’s picturesque scenery is a glorious sight to see. If you are thinking of when to visit the city, here are some of the top reasons to go during the spring months.

1. Despite being a megacity, Seoul has no dearth of walking paths and green spaces to enjoy the outdoors. It boasts of several Themed Walking Trails like the Daemosan Mountain Forest Trails and Hongneung Arboretum, scenic trails like Noeul Park’s Noeul-gil Path and Huingureum-gil Path, and the historical-cultural trails like Seoul City Wall’s Sunseong-gil Path among others. Springtime walks in these paths are among the most pleasant ways to marvel at the gorgeous nature scenery of the city.

2. If you are in Seoul when cherry blossoms are in bloom, take a stroll at Yeouiseo-ro Road also known as the cherry blossom tunnel in Yeouido. See the glorious display of over a thousand cherry blossom trees that lined the road in full bloom.

3. Explore the city’s Royal Palaces and make sure not to miss a visit to the Changgyeonggung Palace where the blossoms of a wide array of flowering trees provide an enchanting backdrop to the scenery.

4. Take a moment away from the hustle of the city as you escape into the tranquil surroundings of Seoul’s many urban parks including the picturesque Ilsan Lake Park. Bring some packed lunch or snack for an impromptu picnic in a scenic and cozy spot as you watch the natural scenery around you.

Things to Do at London Wetland Centre

London Wetland Centre

A visit to the wetlands is an exciting opportunity to get up close with nature and enjoy tranquility. The London Wetland Centre is great place for locals and people visiting the city who may be looking for some outdoor adventure. Here are some of the top things to do when visiting the centre that serves as a haven for wildlife and visitors seeking to spend time with nature.

Go for a walk in the gardens or by the lakes

Stroll around the gardens or head to the ponds and lakes. Use the time to take a break from your everyday routines. Soak up some sunshine, breathe the fresh air, and relax in the midst of the natural scenery around you.

Catch a glimpse of the wildlife

Spend time admiring the wildlife in the area. Catch a glimpse of butterflies, dragonflies, and a wide array of birds and animals as you explore your surroundings. You may even stumble upon some beautiful ducks waddling along or wading through the ponds.

Take nature photos

Practice your nature and wildlife photography skills by taking photos of the plants and animals around you. Capture images of birds, frogs, kingfishers, water voles, and more. Find the perfect spot to hide and wait for more sightings of some of the nature reserve’s amazing residents.

Experience bird watching

The Headley Hide is one of the six wildlife watching hides best suited for beginner bird watchers. You can make the most of your visit by giving bird watching a try. More than 200 bird species have been sighted in the area over the years. If you are lucky, you might even see some of the most beautiful birds that can be found in the area.

Spend a relaxing time at the café

Take a brief rest from your explorations and treat yourself to a relaxing meal or snack at the café. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while soaking in the sights and sounds around you. Spend a quiet time alone or chat with friends or people you meet while exploring.

If you are visiting with children, you may also want to encourage your kids to visit the outdoor adventure play area. The playground boats of climbing walls and other outdoor play facilities where children can have fun doing some of the interactive games. They can also visit the indoor Discovery Centre to learn more about the world’s wetlands. Or they can go exploring at the Pond Zone to discover what species live in the pool.