By Shim Hyun-chul
Luscious breezes and warm sunshine welcome in spring, as flower buds wait their time to show off their blossoms.
Yellow forsythia flowers cover the mountains — a yellow watercolor on a blank canvas and a child writing a poem under forsythia blooms also greets the new season.
The 14th Mt. Eungbong Forsythia Festival was held Wednesday, creating a jubilee amid the cascade of yellow.
Elementary school students took part in drawing and writing contests, soaking up the sunlight.
The festival venue is close to the center of town and less crowded than other spring festivals, making a perfect destination for a spring outing with family or a lover. It is especially popular among young students, as the “messenger of spring.”
Mt. Eungbong, located near Eungbong Station on the Jungang subway line, is more like a small hill, taking only about 10 minutes to climb to the top. But the mountain is one of the best places to see a night view of downtown Seoul and the Han River, as well as sunrise on the river.