Sunday, 9 December 2018

The Two Faces of Yeojwacheon Stream (여좌천-벚꽃명소)

If you are looking for cherry blossoms in Korea, Jinhae is a must-go location. It's not only beautiful scenery, but also you'll find smiles on almost every faces. This positive enerdy definetely boosting up your mood and make you much happy.

Crowned as Cherry Blossom City, Jinhae offers many places for 
cherry blossom sightseeing where almost the whole city is wrapped in
lovely pinkish-white spring flowers that bloom for about 14 days.

We went back to Jinhae again to witness the last day of 
Cherry Blossom Festival (1-10 April) with our own eyes.

 The day before we only managed to visit Gyeonghwa Station (경화역 벚꽃길).

So we decided to rejoin Jinhae Cherry Blossom Tour Bus where it very conveniently loops around 9 must-visit Cherry Blossom spots in Jinhae. 

We took a taxi from our hotel to Jinhae station quite early. We checked with 
KTO whether there's any place nearby that we can go first before joining
the first bus that starts at 10 o'clock. 

The KTO's staff was so kind to walk us all the way from the booth until
this point where we saw this overhead bridge and told us to just
follow the path until we see the stream... 
(photo was taken when we went back again in the evening)

Didn't know that it led to Yeojwacheon Stream until I saw this familiar
photo zone where a lot of photos appeared on my Facebook and 
Instagram account. 

 If I knew earlier that  is just a walking distance from the station, 
we would have visited here the night before...

Resting for the long walk~!

Perfect spot to rest and admire the beauty of the cherry blossoms. Watching the petals sway in the spring breeze fascinated me much~!

It's one of the most precious moments in my life as 
there are no cherry blossoms in Singapore.

I kept repeating to my hubby that we have to come here again and again.
I hope that the dreamy shades of the blossoms will hypnotise him and
my words will be engraved in his mind! 

Walk further down and you'll find another picturesque spot
 at the bridge connecting two pedestrian paths....

"Romance Bridge"

It is called Romance Bridge because of  MBC drama "Romance (2002)," It was the shooting location where the two leading characters, Gwanu and Chaewon first met as tourists who came to Jinhae to enjoy Jinhae Gunhangje Festival. (Video 2:26)

The last kissing scene of “That Winter, the Wind Blows,” a 2013 SBS TV drama 
starring Jo In-sung and Song Hye-kyo was also filmed here. (Photo: SBS)

Watch the above video for the falling petals with my favorite Trot song 
"꽃" by 장윤정... I'll be your flowers and you'll be my tree~!

Excited to see Hanbok rental booth and was pleasantly
surprised to find that it's free of charge!

 Quickly grabbed some street food and walked back to
the station to join the second bus at 11:00 am.

We came back to a different view of the now
illuminated Yeojwacheon Stream.

The cherry blossoms and light from the installations blend together,
 creating a pretty and romantic ambience.
 The reflection on the stream adds to the surreal scene.

The lighted umbrellas looked nicer at night...

Couldn't stop myself from taking photos... sorry!!!

What do you think? Is Yeojwacheon Stream more beautiful in 
broad daylight or the enchanting moonlight?

Yeojwacheon Stream (여좌천-벚꽃명소)
Add: Yeojwa-dong, Jinhae-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do 
         경상남도 창원시 진해구 여좌동 (여좌동)