Visiting Seokchon Lake Park (석촌호수공원) in the spring during peak cherry blossom week for the first time was probably one of my favorite outing in Seoul. Ken, my cousin and I went there during one fine spring day in Seoul. Clear light blue sky. The sun was shining. The weather was warm. The cool breeze was blowing every now and then. It was the kind of day that made me feel like spring was actually here. And the rows of trees around the lake that were covered with light pink petals only added to that feeling.
We arrived at the park in the middle of the day during the peak of lunch hour. Everybody seemed to be taking the short midday break to enjoy the great weather outside as the park was filled with people from young to old. Some of them were having picnics, some of them were just passing by to head to wherever they’re going to or coming from, and some were just walking and standing around the trail of the park enjoying the view. But one thing for sure, most people were definitely busy snapping the spring view around us, filling up their phones with different shots of the cherry blossom. I could hear the camera shutter noises popping here and there quite often as we walk leisurely around the park following the crowd.
The three of us ended up walking around the lake while taking pictures and videos every now and then. The further we got from our starting point, the less crowded the trail had gotten. Maybe it’s the combination of the distance you have to walk to to get to the further side of the park and the lunch crowd that was dying down that made the park less busy. After we made it back to our original starting point, we decided that we had enough walking for the time being since it was getting a little bit hot (I had to take off my jacket at that point) and we were all hungry since we haven’t had anything since the morning. So we ended our excursion at the park and headed to the mall to get us some late lunch.