If you get Everland Q-Passor Express Pass, you can simply skip the long queues at Everland’s 5 best attractions – T Express, Safari World, Lost Valley, Panda World and Amazon Express.If you are planning to visit Everland on weekends or during high season, getting a Q-Pass is highly recommended. Buy Q-Pass here.
*Trazy is the official ticket seller of Everland Q-Pass.
South Korea is a fascinating country to visit at any time of year, and there’s no better time to do so than in the spring, particularly in April.
Read on to find out why you never really need an excuse to visit Korea in April.
1. Hello, Sunshine!
In Korea, April is the month of spring breeze and warm sunlight and the weather continues to get warmer throughout the month.
While the average April’s high temperatures in Seoul are around 12~18ºC (53.6~64.4ºF), the temperatures in the southern region of Korea, including Busan, Gyeongju and Jeju Island, are 2~3 degrees higher.
※There may be some sporadic cold snaps and big gaps in temperatures at night, so make sure you bring a couple of warm sweaters or a light-weight jacket or coat!
At this time of the year, you will start seeing restaurants and cafes reopen their beautiful terraces and locals going outdoors to enjoy family outing or spring picnic.
The weather in April also offers travelers and tourists the perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors dressed in Korean traditional outfit ‘hanbok‘ as well.
2. Blooms ‘n’ Blossoms
Weather is not the only reason why April is the best time to visit Korea.
It is when travelers and tourists can witness the spring’s splendor and admire the colorful blooming flowers and the vibrant colors on the streets everywhere.
Here are some of the best features of Spring not to be missed in Korea are: cherry blossoms, tulips and spring flower gardens.
1) Cherry Blossoms
Cherry blossom season reaches its peak in early April and they tend to bloom earlier in the southern parts of Korea. Most of them fall when there is a strong wind or rain, so be sure to catch them before they are gone!
If you want to celebrate spring somewhere closer to Seoul, head out to Korea’s largest theme park, Everland. There is an annual tulip festival and a fantastic garden of spring blooms called Four Seasons Garden for visitors to enjoy.
Date: March 16~April 23, 2017 (Four Seasons Garden open until 9:00pm)
Azaleas are the late-bloomers of the spring season in Korea. You will be able to see them until late-April, so catch them before they are gone.
Goryeosan Mountain Festival
Only a two-hour bus ride from Seoul, you can enjoy a short excursion to Goryeosan Mountain Azalea Festival. Covered with various shades of pink and magenta azaleas, Goyreosan Mountain in April just seems like an otherworldly place!
Date: April 12~23, 2017
Location: Gangwha County, Incheon, Gyeonggi-do (mid-west province)
Best things to see: azaleas, azalea tea tasting, azalea rice pancake making experience
This April, visit two of Korea’s best-loved spring flower garden and park: The Garden of Morning Calm and Hallim Park. Featuring from fascinating displays of seasonal flowers, tropical gardens, exotic plants to scenic paths, they are the perfect places to revel in spring.
A. The Garden of Morning Calm
The Garden of Morning Calm is a popular tourist destination near Seoul where visitors can admire fantastic botanical gardens and flowers all year round.
Every April, Spring Festival is held from mid-April to the end of May at the Garden of the Morning Calm.
Date: Mid-April~Late May
Location: Gapyeong County, Gyeonggi-do (mid-west province)
Best things to see: Wildflower exhibition, cherry blossoms, magnolia, azalea, Japanese apricot, forsythia
Throughout April, a series of unique and authentic festivals will be held across Korea. Here are some of the best festivals where you can release all the pent up energy you’ve been storing up during the winter!
1) Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival
Every April, thousands of visitors flock to Jindo Sea Parting Festival, a.k.a Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival, to see ‘the modern Mose’s miracle’ in Jindo Island and walk on the exposed sea road when the sea opens up!
Date: April 26~29, 2017
Location: Jindo Island, Jeolla-do (southwest province)
Best things to enjoy: Miracle sea road walking experience, hands-on programs including learning Korean folk song ‘Jindo Arirang’ and traditional music ‘Gukak’, Jindo Hongju experience (Jindo traditional alcohol tasting)
The festival gives you the chance to spin the potter’s wheel, paint designs and make your own ceramic tea sets for 4,000 won. You can also taste different types of Korean teas, including omija, dandelion and lotus leaf.
The annual Lotus Lantern Festival, or Yeondeunghoe, is a major lantern festival in Seoul that is held to celebrate Buddha’s birthday. There will be a fascinating lantern parade and traditional cultural events along the Jongno Street and spectacular lantern displays at Jogyesa Temple and Bongeunsa Temple.
Date: April 28~30, 2017
Location: Jogyesa, Bongeunsa temple, along the Jongno Street (Seoul)
Best things & places to see: A lotus lantern parade on April 29 (Sat) (Dongdaemun Gate → Jogyesa Temple 7:00pm-9:30pm), Bongeunsa Temple exhibition, Jogyesa Temple exhibition, Cheonggyecheon Stream exhibition
Now, if you are planning your spring trip to Korea, April is surely the best time to do so.
Check out the best tours and travel deals for April!
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Taean Tulip Festival Official Homepage
Hallim Park Official Homepage
Jindo Sea Parting Festival Official Homepage
Everland Official Homepage
The Garden of Morning Calm Official Homepage
Bongeunsa Temple Official Homepage
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Korea’s perishing winter has gone. The weather is getting warm, spring flowers with vivid colors start blooming, and it’s high time we planned a day trip to Everland, the biggest theme park in Korea. Yay!
Let’s have a look at what we’ve got here today:)
1. Everland Tulip Festival 2017
Four Seasons Garden at Everland is filled with 1.2 million spring flowers including tulips, daffodils, and grape hyacinths. The garden features sculptures and paths decorated with colorful spring flowers. Visitors love the 26 meter-tall Flower Magic Tower, a perfect photo spot for your Instagram!
However, we strongly recommend staying at Everland until the night falls. The reason is simple; the longer you stay, the more fun you come across. Evening shows and events will greet visitors who stay until late in the evening. For example, the fireworks show “Romance in the Sky” is held at 8 pm.
With the rich fragrance of spring flowers, the fireworks at night will make your day out at Everland even more romantic. Seize this wonderful moment with your beloved ones.
Make sure to check out the detailed schedule for the fireworks at Everland official website.
Trazy’s Everland Full Day Package shuttle bus leaves Everland at 9:15 pm (10:15 pm from April to October), which allows you to catch the night parades and fireworks.
3. Top Attractions Awaken from Hibernation
As spring thaws frozen air and lands, Everland‘s top rides also awaken from their winter break. The rides that re-operates from March include the T express, the world’s best wooden coaster according to Mitch Hawker’s online poll in 2008 and 2010. It ensures an adventure filled experience of an adrenaline rush.
Popular attractions such as T-express & Amazon Express always have long lines. Use Everland Q-Pass to save your time. 🙂
Feel the spring breeze with the sweet scent of flowers, experience the thrill of the extreme rides and wrap up your day with the romantic firework-adorned sky.
※ Since Everland is a popular theme park, we strongly advise you to make your reservation in advance!
2. By Local Bus
Your second option is to take a local bus from Seoul to Everland. The following are the locations of the bus stops.🚏
➡ Gangnam Station (Line 2) Exit 5: Take Bus No.5002 (8 stops, approx. 55 mins~)
➡ Gangnam Station (Line 2) Exit 10: Take Bus No.5002 (9 stops, approx. 1 hr 5 mins~)
➡ Jamsil Station(Line 2, 8) Exit 6: Take Bus No.5700 (21 stops, approx. 1 hr 10 mins~)
➡ Sadang Station (Line 2, 4) Exit 3: Take Bus No.1500-2 (73 stops, approx. 1 hr 30mins~)
➡ Gangbyeon Station (Line 2) Exit 1: Take Bus No. 5700 (22 stops, approx. 1 hr 15 mins~)
3. By Subway
Last but not least, you can get to Everland by taking the subway and here’s how.
From Gangnam Station (Line 2, Green) ➡ Jeongja Station (Sinbundang Line, Dark Red) ➡ Giheung Station (Bundang Line, Yellow) ➡ Jeondae Everland Station (Yongin Ever Line) Exit 3 ➡ Take a free shuttle bus to Everland
*Ever Line operation hours: 5:30 am~11:30 pm
*Estimated travel time: 80 mins
As you can see, it will take up some time to reach Everland even when you take the subway. Considering that it is your first time to travel around Seoul, we expect it will take up even more time.
Therefore, taking a shuttle bus can be the most convenient and cost-efficient way to get to Everland from Seoul.
About Everland Theme Park
Everland is the largest theme park in Korea with over 40 rides and attractions.
One of the most popular rides at Everland isT Express, the third tallest roller coaster in the world. Since T Express has long queues during weekends or high season, it would be best for you to buy Everland Q-Pass(Fast Pass). The Q-Pass will save you big time at your favorite rides and attractions in Everland. Everland Theme Park also offers various seasonal themed festivals throughout the year, such as the Tulip Festival and the Rose Festival during spring and the Romantic Illumination Festival during winter. So whenever you visit Everland in Korea, it has something for you.
If you want to visit Everland during your trip to Korea, make sure you check out all the Everland deals offered by Korea’s #1 Travel Shop, Trazy.com.
Traditionally well-known for its exciting rides and great facilities, Everland is celebrating the holiday season with its Christmas Fantasy Festival! It would be a perfect opportunity to enjoy the amazing array of decorations with your significant other, family or friends, so make sure you check it out!
From now until the end of the month, the park will be decked out with decorated trees, baubles, artificial snow and sparkling lights.
The main highlight is the White X-mas Parade, which will proceed along the 750-meter long parade path as artificial snow is sprinkled while lively Christmas carols are played.
At Carnival Square, Everland‘s main characters Lenny and Lara as well as various other Christmas characters like Santa Clause and Rudolph will sing and dance in a Christmas wish performance twice a day. There is also a special program that children can sign up for to participate in the parade with the professional actors as little Santas.
Prepare your costumes and candy – Halloween’s just around the corner! It’s the time when ghosts, zombies, witches, and all other things creepy appear. Halloween in Korea has become a cultural event that is quite lavishly celebrated in certain areas, especially theme parks. Everland, the nation’s largest theme park, is hosting the Happy Halloween & Horror Nights Festival until November 6th. Head on over today to enjoy some spooky, spine-chilling festivities!
Everything from the entrance sign to parade floats and trees is covered with carved pumpkins, smiling jack-o-lanterns, ghoulish ghosts and gargoyles…. If there’s a place takes their themes very seriously, it’s Everland. They’ve got something for thrill seekers of all ages and the beautifully colored autumn foliage is also in full bloom, making for a perfect picture. Now let’s get into the series of attractions in store for all of you.
‘Happy Halloween’ consists of fun attractions that are quite light-hearted and fun, providing a family friendly twist on Halloween. Everything is mostly G or PG-rated, so you don’t need to worry about anything popping out and scaring you. The Happy Halloween Party is a dance parade where all types of ghosts and goblins dynamically dance around on decadent, large floats.
There are also magic shows that overwhelm and empower the audience, a nighttime moonlight parade that’s brighter than the stars in the night sky, and various themed multimedia show performances to commemorate Everland‘s 40th year anniversary.
Head on over to Horror Village for ‘Horror Nights’ if you seek real thrills and scares, where there’s plenty of attractions that will make your blood run cold. It’ll feel like a walk through one of your most horrific nightmares; the kind that you’ll be glad you woke up from.
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By far the most terrifying and spine-chilling experience is the horror maze. You pay 5000 KRW to walk in the dark in groups of four to six and bump into many different types of ghosts and ghouls that’ll have you letting out blood-curdling screams, as you try and find your way out. It’s definitely not for the faint-hearted. Check out this terrifying teaser for the maze from a few years back featuring 2PM and miss A’s Suzy.
There’s also the Horror Safari. As your bus descends into the darkness, you’ll start to feel a sense of dread and want to head back, but zombies will chase after you and try to terrorize your bus. Will the bus be able to return without becoming torn apart or stranded? Most importantly, will YOU be able to return alive?
*Note: The Horror Safari is a horror experience that does not involve any live animals.
Blood Square is another major attraction; a horror village haunted by cursed souls who tried over and over again to calm their souls but failed. Enjoy the flash mob performance put on by shambling corpses in their gruesome, decaying states in the ruined ghost town.
You’ll probably be exhausted from screaming and running from ghosts and zombies, so fill your stomach with a variety of interesting Halloween menus. There’s everything from hotdogs with fangs and wrapped up like mummies to noodles with cute fish cakes cut into the shape of ghosts. Drinks also have creative names such as ‘zombie latte’, ‘monster blood ade’, ‘eyeball ade’ and ‘blood beer.’