Korea’s Spring Festivals 2017 in March

March is the month that marks the beginning of spring in Korea. As the warm sunlight thaws the land of morning calm after the freezing winter, early spring flowers finally start to bloom. Mountains and fields are filled with vivid spring colors and it is time to go on a day trip. Let’s take a look at where to go for your spring day out in Korea.

1. Gwangyang Maehwa (Apricot Flowers or Plum Blossoms)

02-body1_gwangyang-maehwa-festival-in-spring02-1Gwangyang Maehwa Village is famous for its beautiful apricot trees. Every March, this small village is covered with white Maehwa (apricot flowers or plum blossoms). As Maehwa is known as the first spring flower to bloom, a nice day out at Gangyang Maehwa Village will quench your thirst for long-awaited spring flowers.

Strolling beneath Maehwa trees, tasting local Gwangyang food and taking a tour to the nearby Ssanggyesa Temple will make a perfect spring excursion.

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Location: Jeollanam-do (southwest province)

2. Gurye Sansuyu (Cornelian Cherry)

03-body2_gurye-sansuyu03-1As the weather starts to get warmer, the sansuyu (cornelian cherry) trees welcome the new spring season by decorating Gurye with its bright yellow flowers.

The Gurye Sansuyu Festival is an annual festival held in the base of Jirisan Mountain, located in the Jeollanam-do Province, where you can see the beautiful bright yellow sansuyu flowers in full bloom.

You can also visit nearby Hwaeomsa Temple. It is one of the 10 most famous temples in Korea and a must-visit temple for those who want to relax their minds in the quiet temple and learn about the historic national cultural heritages.

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Location: Jeollanam-do (southwest province)

3. Canola Flowers In Jeju Island

04-jeju-canola-flowers_%eb%b3%b4%ec%a0%95-104-1-jeju-spring-taxiFrom March to April every year, Jeju Island dresses up in yellow by canola flowers in full bloom. The spring beauty of Jeju Island with these vivid yellow flowers and cherry blossoms fascinates travelers from all over the world as well as local residents.

The easiest and most convenient way to enjoy these scenic canola fields all over Jeju Island is hiring a private driver and a vehicle.

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Location: Jeju Island


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Republic of Korea Gwangyang Maehwa Festival in Spring
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