‘Cherry Blossoms Feast’ to Captivate 3 million Tourists

Multimedia Fireworks Show on April 1st 

Yi Sun-sin Victory March on April 7th

Martial Music Festival on April 7~9th 

Fringe Performance in Yeojwacheon and Gyeonghwa Station

Jinhae Gunhang Festival will be held in the entire area of Jinhae district such as Jungian Rotary for 10 days from April 1st. Jinhae is Korea’s largest port city as well as the world’s largest city of cherry blossoms. This year’s festival theme is ‘flower-light-hope.’ The city is preparing the festival to attract 3 million tourists, which is 300,000 more from 2.7 million tourist last year.

Special events include the eve festival and opening ceremony on March 31st, followed by a commemorative event, victory march, Yeojwacheon starlight festival, multimedia fireworks show, art/performance/experience event, and the opening of military camp, etc. For main events, Admiral Yi Sun-sin’s Victory March will held on the specially-prepared stage of Jungwon Rotary from 2:30pm to 5:00pm on April 7th, and a patriotic parade performance in which 580 people of 11 military bands and honor guard teams participate will be held from 1pm on April 8th and 9th. Also, a great commemorative ceremony will be carried out from 1pm on April 8th.

Jinhae-ru Marine Multimedia Fireworks Show, one of the highlights of nighttime events in Jinhae Gunhang Festival, will be held in the sea in front of Jinhae-ru at 8pm on April 1st. Especially famous for a fantastic night view, Yeojwacheon Starlight Festival will be held on the Romance Bridge from March 31st to April 10th. It is chosen as couples’ typical dating course. A fringe performance will also run at Yeojwacheon and Gyeonghwa Station this year to hold various cultural art activities such as busking.

The Naval Academy and the Naval Headquarters of Jinhae base are must-sees during the Jinhae Gunhang Festival, because are difficult to enter at usual times but will be open to the public. You can participate in various experience events such as the Naval Academy Museum and the Turtle Ship view. Along with the aspects of the naval base, you can also enjoy the colorful, fancy cherry blossoms of Flowering Cherry that is over 100 years old.

Highlighting the characteristics of port city, Jinhae Martial Music Festival will be held for 3 days from April 7th to 9th in Jinhae Public Stadium, etc. This year’s slogan is an ‘echo of naval port and the melody of future,’ and 600 people from the army, navy, air force, marine corps military band, and the honor guard will participate in it.

Flower rain that falls altogether after the full bloom is also romantic. The large Flowering Cherry trees that bloom along 1.5km of flowery stream in Yeojwacheon and 800m-long flowery railroad of Gyeonghwa Station are the peak of cherry blossoms throughout the year and is the best place to greet flower rain. The Ahnmin Hill of Simni Cherry Blossoms Walkway is perfect for a driving course. You can also enjoy a picturesque scene of fairy-tale if you see the snowy white panoramic view at Jinhae Top on Jehwangsan Mountain Park.

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