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Flower Festivals in Korea

Flower Festivals in Korea 2024

Who doesn’t love a flower festival? Flowers are God’s gift to human beings. So they please the eyes as well as the nose. More, Korea has the honor of hosting the largest flower festival in the world. These flower festivals in Korea will be everything you imagined beautiful, all in one place.

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Goyang International Flower Festival

Goyang International Flower Festival

The Goyang International Flower Festival is one of the most anticipated events in South Korea, and the 2024 edition promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Scheduled to take place from April 26 to May 12, the festival will be held at the picturesque Ilsan Lake Park, which boasts an expansive area of 100,000 square meters. The festival will be open to visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily, allowing ample time to explore the beautiful displays and participate in the various events.

The festival’s theme this year is “Flower in the Life,” which seeks to highlight the importance of flowers in our daily lives. Visitors can expect to see stunning flower displays and participate in various activities, such as the flower industry exhibition, the Goyang International Flower Forum, the Goyang International Flower Awards, and the Goyang Flower Market. Additionally, there will be a diverse range of performances, including indie band concerts, street jazz band performances, magic shows, and more. Visitors can purchase tickets online at Naver from April 1 to 26 to attend the festival, with early bird adult tickets priced at 11,000 KRW (8 USD). General ticket sales will commence from April 26 to May 12, with adult tickets priced at 15,000 KRW (11 USD).

General Information

Goyang International Flower Festival Flower Cart
  • Duration: April 26 to May 12, 2024
  • Operating Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Ilsan Lake Park (100,000 square meters)
  • Early Bird Online ticket sales at Naver from April 1 to 26, 2023
    • Early Bird Ticket Price (Adult): 11,000 KRW (8 USD)
  • General Ticket Sales: April 26 to May 12, 2024
    • Ticket Price (Adult): 15,000 KRW (11 USD)
  • Events: Flower industry exhibition, Goyang International Flower Forum, Goyang International Flower Awards, Goyang Flower Market, indie band concerts, street jazz band performances, magic shows, and more.
  • Transportation:
    • Bus: Alight at Ilsan East City Hall bus stop (10-minute walk)
    • Subway: Take Line 3 and alight at Jungbalsan Station Exit 1 (10-minute walk)
  • Website: https://flower.or.kr
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Taean Tulip Festival

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Taean Tulip Festival is considered one of the five biggest Tulip festivals in the world. Every year, the number of visitors grows. The Taean Tulip Festival will be held at Korea Flower Park on Anmyeondo Island for one month this year. The beautiful array of tulips during the flower festival will heal your eyes and body. There is something for everyone of all ages. The festival opens from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. After the tulip festival, there will be the Hydrangea Festival and Autumn Flower Fair.

  • Open: April 12 – May 7, 2024
  • Transportation: Take a bus to Taean Intercity Bus Terminal from the Seoul bus terminal. From Taean Intercity Bus Terminal, take a small village bus to Gomseom and get off at Morenon Bus Stop.
  • Admission: Adults 14,000 won (10 USD) / Teenagers 12,000 won (9 USD)/ Over 65 & Groups 12,000 won (9 USD)
  • Address: 400, Kkotjihaean-ro, Anmyeon-eup, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, Korea
  • Homepage
  • Phone: 041.675.5533

Gurye Sansuyu

gurye sansuyu flower festival
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In English, Sansuyu flowers are called Dogwood flowers or Dogwood blossoms. These little yellow blossoms appear in the early spring and may be found nationwide, especially in the Midwest.

In Gurye, these bright spring flowers are abundant, and a festival to commemorate them is celebrated yearly in the Jirisan Hot Springs area. This is the ideal early spring weekend retreat with activities such as trekking through the Jirisan Mountainous Region, blossom spots, and relaxing in hot springs.

  • Date: Mar 9 – Mar 17, 2024
  • How to get there: From the Gurye Terminal, take the village bus towards Sandong. Get off at Sansuyu Village. Visitors can also take a taxi from Gurye Terminal to the festival grounds.
  • Address: 45, Sanguan 1-gil, Sandong-myeon, Gurye-gun
  • Phone: 061-780-2390
  • Website: www.gurye.go.kr

Icheon Baeksa Sansuyu

Icheon Baeksa Sansuyu
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If Gurye is a little too far away or sounds a little too crowded for you, Icheon also has a sansuyu festival that you may like. This little town celebrates in the usual townie style, with local cuisine and traditional activities. According to locals, the Dogwood trees in Baeksa Village have grown for over a century.

View beautiful flowers and play traditional Korean games while eating good grub and sipping some makgeolli and Korean rice wine. (Which is a necessity). The area is a terrific site to visit for friends, couples, and the entire family. You can also take a climb up into the neighboring region from here. This is a simple day excursion that everyone can do.

  • Date: End of March, 2024
  • How to get there: From Dong Seoul Terminal, take a direct bus to Icheon terminal (buses run from 6:10 am~11:00 pm, depart every 20 min~40 min / est. travel time of 1hr). Take a complimentary shuttle from the terminal from the Grand Wedding Hall Shuttle Bus Stop (from 10:00 am, buses depart every 30-40 mins) to the festival grounds.
  • Phone: +82-31-644-2000
  • Address: 667 Dorip-ri Baeksa-myeon
  • Website: Sansuyu Festival – Icheon City Hall

Gwangyang Maehwa Festival

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Gwangyang Maehwa Festival is among South Korea’s most gorgeous spring events. Maehwa is the Korean name for a kind of flower tree. Additionally, the tree produces a variety of plums known as maesil. Maesil plum juice is frequently utilized in traditional medicine across East Asia. In old Korean culture, Maehwa also symbolizes nobility and patience.

  • Date: Mar 8 – Mar 17, 2024
  • How to get there: From Nambu Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Hadong Bus Terminal. From Hadong Bus Terminal, take Bus No. 35 and get off at Seomjin Bus Stop. Then, head to Maehwa village.
  • Address: 1563-1 Seomjingangmaehwa-ro, Daap-myeon, Gwangyang-si, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
  • Phone: +82 61-772-9494
  • Website: maehwa.invil.org

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

Jinhae is home to the country’s biggest cherry blossom festival, which honors blossoming not only spring trees but also Admiral Yi Sun-Shin, a Korean naval leader renowned for his triumphs against the Japanese. To the joy of onlookers, the naval base in Jinhae is accessible to the public during this event, and the Jinhae Military Band and Honor Guard also play.

  • Date: March 23 – April 1, 2024
  • How to get there: Take a bus from Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal directly to Jinhae.
  • Website: www.changwon.go.kr
  • Phone: +82-55225-2341
  • Address: Tongsin-dong, Jinhae-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

Hwagae Cherry Blossoms Festival

hadong cherry blossom festival
By Handong.go.kr

This festival locale is notable for the 4.5-kilometer-long ’10-ri Cherry Blossom Road,’ a lane lined with blossoming trees. Walking down this path with your partner is supposed to place you both in a happily-ever-after fairy tale.

  • Date: Mar 23 – Apr 1, 2024
  • How to get there: Take the intercity bus from Nambu Bus Terminal (Seoul) to Hwagae City. Get off at Hwagaejangteo Market and walk to the temple from Hwagae following the river.
  • Website: toureng.hadong.go.kr
  • Phone: 055-880-2651
  • Address: 58, Ssanggye-ro, Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do

Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom Festival

gyeongpo cherry blossom festival

Gangneung is a must-see in summer due to its beautiful beaches and crystal blue seas. However, in the spring, the 4.3-kilometer road encircling Gyeongpo Lake is flanked by blooming beauties swaying in the ocean breezes, offering this a lovely spring vacation place.

  • Date: Mar 31 – April 5, 2024
  • Address: San 1 Anhyeon-dong Gangneung-si Gangwon-do
  • Phone: 033-640-5130
  • Website

Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival 

Gyeongju Historic Area 

The festival is held in the city of Gyeongju, the former capital of the Silla Dynasty and is home to many historical sites, including Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto. This unique combination of history and natural beauty makes the Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival a special event.

Of course, the festival’s main attraction is the cherry blossoms themselves. There are over 120,000 cherry trees in Gyeongju, creating a stunning spectacle when they are in bloom. It typically takes place from late March to early April, when the cherry blossoms are full. Visitors can partake in various activities, including face painting, traditional games, live music performances, a cherry blossom shower, and guided tours of the city.

  • Date: March 25 – April 7, 2024
  • Venue: The festival is held in various locations throughout Gyeongju, but the main events occur at Bomun Lake, Bulguksa Temple, and Seokguram Grotto.
  • How to get there: You may take the KTX to Gyeongju from Seoul, which has hourly direct trains from Incheon Airport and Seoul Station. To get to your location, you can take a bus or taxi, which takes two to two and a half hours.
  • Website: gj_cherryblossoms

Jeju Canola Blossom Festival

Jeju Island, known for its picturesque landscapes, hosts the Canola Blossom Festival in late March to early April. During this time, vast fields of bright yellow canola flowers blanket the island, creating stunning scenery. You can take scenic walks or bicycle rides through the canola fields, participate in various events and activities, and sample local delicacies made with canola flowers.

The Jeju Canola Flower Festival takes place in several places, but it is most popular in the Gasi-ri Town. This place is renowned for hosting Jeju Island’s highest concentration of canola flowers. Additionally, you can explore Hueree Natural Park near Seogwipo for more breathtaking views of canola fields.

  • Date: March 30 – March 31, 2024
  • Address: San 41 Gasi-ri, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si
  • How to get there: The site is not easy to reach by public transit; thus, renting a car or using a taxi is suggested.
  • Website: www.seogwipo.go.kr/festivals/uchae/index.htm

Bucheon Wonmisan Azalea Festival

Wonmisan Azalea Festival
By bucheon.go.kr

As the Cherry Blossoms gently lose their petals, South Korea welcomes the onset of the Azalea Season, another splendid floral spectacle that blankets the nation. Throughout the blooming month of April, a vast landscape of 150,000 azalea trees adorns Wonmisan Mountain, setting the stage for the annual Wonmisan Azalea Festival. 

This event invites visitors to immerse themselves in the vibrant purple hues of the azalea flowers. You can leisurely wander through the picturesque scenery, capturing memorable moments, browsing souvenir stands, enjoying live performances, and exploring various exhibitions. It’s a delightful opportunity to revel in the season’s natural beauty and cultural festivities.

  • Date: March 30 – March 31, 2024
  • Address: 456 Sosa-ro, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • How to get there: Take Subway Line 7 and leave at Bucheon Stadium Station Exit 2. 
  • Once you exit the metro, go straight past the Bucheon Stadium. The entrance to Wonmisan Azalea Mountain will be on your left.
  • Website: www.bucheon.go.kr/site/main/index150

2 thoughts on “Flower Festivals in Korea 2024”

  1. Hi’
    I will be in Seoul from 23 Sep 2023 to 02 Oct 2023. I intend to visit Busan during this trip.

    During this period where can I see Flowers Fields in Seoul/Busan?
    Do you know of any Restaurant for Solo Traveller?

    Thanks & Regards
    Violet Ching

  2. Hi Violet,

    From late September to mid-October, Korea is a season when chrysanthemums bloom along with the autumn foliage in the mountains. Although the exact schedule for autumn festivals has not been confirmed yet, the chrysanthemum exhibition held at Peace Park in Daeyeon-dong, Nam-gu, Busan is famous.

    If you keep an eye on the following Korean festival page, you will be able to see updated information as soon as the festival schedule is announced: Upcoming Festivals in Korea
    For information on autumn foliage in Korea, please refer to the following page: Autumn Foliage Places to Visit in Korea
    For information on local restaurants that locals in Busan love, please check here: 20 Best Local Food Restaurants in Busan

    I hope this information is helpful for your trip.
    Jay

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