Spring in Korea

Gallery: Cherry Blossom Road Nearby Dorimcheon Station

The feeling of sheer joy upon stumbling upon something truly beautiful is a cherished memory that I love to recall. One of the most unforgettable moments that springs to my mind whenever I hear the word ‘Dorimcheon’ is the day my date and I discovered the enchanting cherry blossom road in Seoul’s Guro district.

The term ‘Dorimcheon’ refers to a stream originating from Gwanak Mountain. Interestingly, a train station in Guro-gu was named after this stream, situated at the point where it meets the larger waterway, Anyangcheon. It was precisely at Dorimcheon Station (도림천역) that we were fortunate enough to witness the awe-inspiring display of cherry trees in full bloom.

One bright morning, during the second week of April last year, I hopped onto subway line 2, heading towards Sindorim, and disembarked at Dorimcheon Station. My initial plan was to explore the popular walkways around Anyangcheon for a cherry blossom photo shoot. However, upon ascending from the train platform to exit 2, I was captivated by an unexpected sight on my right-hand side. A picturesque road lay before me, devoid of pedestrians, flanked by towering Yoshino cherry trees, each adorned with pastel pink blossoms, showcasing their full splendor. In that moment, my schedule took an abrupt turn – the Anyangcheon walk had to wait.

I ended up capturing flower photos here until noon, causing me to postpone my spring sightseeing plan at Anyangcheon to another weekend. The thought of the path becoming crowded and losing its serene charm made me reconsider. Scroll down to see the shots from that enchanting morning, and you’ll understand why I was easily swayed to change my plans.

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-A5 + 35mm f1.4
  • Location: Dorimcheon Station Exit 2 [Naver Map]
  • Shooting date: 2022.04.09

Cherry Blossom Road by the Dorimcheon Station

Access Map to Dorimcheon Station

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