[Asia Talk] Best places to go out during the spring in Asia
How warm and sweet the spring is!
After long frozen winter, flowers bloom in the street welcoming the warm spring season!
As very excited to get into the spring, the editors of Jeongdong Theater who came from each different Asian Counties,
Japan, Taiwan and Korea, have talked about the best places to go out during the spring in each countries.
Hope it is very useful for your happy spring!
There are three places to recommend in Taiwan!
1. Yangming Shan(Mountain)
Yangming Shan is located in New Taipei City and it is one of the best national parks in Taiwan.
Many people go out to the mountain to feel the flowers and the green grasses.
Also, this mountain is well known as a place to have a sauna.
And you can look down to the night view of the city on the mountain.
There is a very famous restaurant to enjoy the beautiful scene!
(Restaurant called ‘Sleepless at Caoshan’)
2. Wuling Farm
Wuling Farm is located in Taichung and you can see various type of pink flowers there in the spring!
Check what kind of flowers you can see in the farm!
Alishan is located in Chiayi County and it is very well know with its railway in the forest!
Also many people enjoy the lunch box which is sold in the train.
After getting on the top, you can see a very beautiful sun rising there!!
Please mind that the spring of Taiwan is from last of February to the first of March!
It is a bit earlier than other countries!
Japanese people love the spring because of Sakura(Cherry Blossom).
Sakura is the national flower of Japan so it is also kind of a symbol of Japan.
As the entrance ceremony is in April when the cherry blossom blooms in peak,
In school and in office, people normally have gathering events at places of cherry blossom.
Most of fresh men are have responsible for preparing the events!
Also as Japan is famous with lovely lunch boxes(Bentos), people prepare the lunch box with their own favor!
If you can not good at make a lunch box, don’t worry, you can buy various kinds of bentos at the market!
The most famous places for Sakura are around Tokyo Tower and Roppongi Hill.
In Korea, yellow was the symbolic color of Spring so the forsythia had been a symbol of spring.
However, from some day, cherry blossom became the famous flower for the spring in Korea as well like Japan.
Therefore I would like to introduce you three places to enjoy the cherry blossom in Korea
Yeouido is an island located in the middle of Han River.
As the Han River is one of the best place to enjoy the picnic, many people come out there in weekend
Especially, in spring, there is Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival.
Also, as mentioned above, many people enjoy the picnic at Han River.
Differently with Japanese people, Korean people don’t need to prepare their lunch box
because the delivery service is common in Korea!
How it works in the middle of the park? No worries, Just make a call to order and explain your location
for example, “It is under the XX bridge and it is 1st tent.”
Then the delivery man will bring the foods at the correct location!
2. Namsan(Around the Hanyang city wall)
Namsan is also one of the famous place to hang out. (Especially for the couples)
Recently, the city wall of Joseon Dynasty is restored and it is listed on UNESCO heritage.
Trough the old city wall, you also can feel the flower so why don’t you walk through the way?
3. Jinhae, the Naval Port Festival
Janhae is located in southern part of Korea, Kyeongsang province.
As the naval academy of Korea is located in there, every 1st week of April, the Naval Port Festival is held.
Also the festival is well know as the place of cherry blossom so many people visit there to enjoy the flower.
Why don’t you come out to enjoy the spring with beautiful flowers?
Hope you can taste the different spring in each Asian countries!
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