Did you know that Taean Tulip Festival is one of the world’s top 5 tulip festivals? April and May are the perfect time to visit Taean and enjoy the colorful tulips at Kkotji Beach Park, where you can see the stunning view of the sea blooming with flowers!
About Taean Tulip Festival
Every year, from mid-April to mid-May, Taean Tulip Festival takes place at Kkotji Beach Park in Taean and various structures made with millions of tulips are installed. It takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes from Seoul by car.
- Festival Date: April 12~May 7, 2023
- Location: Kkotji Beach Park, Taean, Chungcheong-nam-do (mid-west part of South Korea)
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To have a breathtaking experience of immersing myself in a sea of tulips, I visited the tulip festival with a light festival option via a shuttle bus package offered by Trazy.com. Here are the vivid review and tips on how to enjoy the Taean Tulip & Light Festival to the fullest!
Top 4 Highlights of Taean Tulip & Light Festival
Check out the 4 main highlights of the festival you should not miss out on!
Tip 1. Take Instagrammable pictures with the vibrant colors of tulips
If you choose a Light Festival option, you will arrive in Taean around 4pm. Since the sun tends to stay longer during the festival period (mid-April to mid-May), it will be still very bright and sunny as long as the weather is not too bad. As you enter the festival venue, you will be stunned by the scenery of millions of tulips endlessly spreading out.
There are several observatory towers where you can take Instagrammable pictures. A windmill observatory tower makes you feel like you are in the Netherlands!
Moreover, there are different kinds of flowers other than tulips, such as canola flowers and palm trees. You can feel the exotic atmosphere surrounded by tropical plants.
Tip 2. Enjoy various experiential activities & events
After taking enough good photos with the tulips, don’t forget to enjoy fun experiential activities and events, such as face paintings, caricatures, making herbarium pens, and so forth. You can also see the performances of cultural art and fireworks shows if you check the schedule in advance.
Plus, there is an animal farm where you can experience feeding the animals. You can meet peacocks, goats, rabbits, and many more!
Tip 3. Don’t miss the beautiful sunset on the rooftop
If you want to take a rest before the light festival, having a cup of coffee or tea at the cafe next to the main gate, called “A Cafe With a Good View”, is highly recommended.
The must-do thing at this cafe is to go to the rooftop and see the beautiful view of the Kkotji beach and the sunset. The sun usually sets between 7:00 and 7:30pm, but for the exact time, it is best to check the weather forecast beforehand.
Tip 4. Another highlight of the festival: The Light Festival
If the highlight of the daytime is the tulips, the highlight of the nighttime is the Light Festival! After sunset, the tulip garden turns into a garden of lights dazzling in vibrant colors. You will feel like you are in a world of fantasy with the sparkling starlight in the sky and the lights on the ground.
Checklist for Travelers to Taean Tulip Festival
1. What to bring
Bring sunscreen, a hat, a pair of sunglasses, a camera, and a portable charger.
2. What to wear
Don’t forget to wear layers and bring your windbreak if you have one. The festival venue is very windy because it is next to the beach and it gets colder at night. In order to fully enjoy the light festival, you must bring warm clothes!
3. Where & What to eat
Since you cannot re-enter the festival venue once you go inside, you should have dinner at the festival to see the light festival. There are a lot of food stalls selling Korean local food and drinks inside the festival venue.
You will have a wide range of choices, including So-dduk-so-dduk (rice cake & sausages), Janchi-guksu (banquet noodles), and Guk-bab (soup & rice). The prices range from 5,000 to 10,000 KRW.
Are you already excited about the festival? If you have any questions about the trip, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below and book Trazy’s trip now while it’s available!
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