Surround yourself with the golden flora of Spring.

When we think of spring we usually stir up the image of pinkish cherry blossoms abloom, dozens of their trees lining the streets to form a canopy of some sort. But, what if we told you, those rosy friends weren’t the only types of flowers you could surround yourself with this spring?
How about these golden florae to keep you company this spring? Cornelian cherry, canola, and forsythia flowers really ring in the return of spring.

  1. Gurye Sansuyu Festival
  2. Icheon Sansuyu Festival
  3. Yangpyeong Sansuyu Hanwoo Festival
  4. Busan Nakdonggang Canola Flower Festival
  5. Hueree Canola Flower Festival
  6. Sanbangsan Mountain
  7. Guri Hangang Park
  8. Eunbongsan Gaenari Festival

1. Sansuyu (Cornelian Cherry)

1) Gurye Sansuyu Festival (Mar 8~17)

| Location: 45, Sanggwan 1-gil, Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do


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Let’s start off with the first of the Sansuyu festivals in Korea – the Gurye Sansuyu Festival, one that takes place in Jeollanam-do. As these flowers begin to blossom in mid-March, it is actually one of the first flower festivals to mark the start of spring in Korea. Here you’ll be greeted by a sea of golden Sansuyu flowers covering every nook and cranny of the land. It’s a sight that will definitely get you excited for spring.

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2) Icheon Sansuyu Festival (Mar 22~24)

| Location: 17, Wonjeok-ro 775beon-gil, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Tucked away in Wonjeonksan Mountain in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do awaits the Icheon Sansuyu Festival, another beautiful site to admire the yellow flowers in Korea. Populated by dozens and dozens of Sansuyu trees over 100 years old, enjoy a relaxing day out in the open. There are even a few events such as a mini concert to make this festival even more memorable!

Check out the best way to enjoy the Icheon Sansuyu Festival!

3) Yangpyeong Sansuyu Hanwoo Festival (TBA)

| Location: Sansuyu 1-gil, Gaegun-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

How about enjoying these beautiful yellow flowers in Yangpyeong where the Yangpyeong Sansuyu Hanwoo Festival will take place? With walking courses for both couples and families to enjoy, it’ll be a great chance to enjoy taking in the warm breeze of spring. Also, you might have noticed the festival name but there’s one special thing about this particular festival. Not only is it a festival to admire the Sansuyu flowers, but also a great place to try out one of Yangpyeong’s specialties – Hanwoo, Korean beef!

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2. Canola Flowers

1) Busan Nakdonggang Canola Flower Festival (TBA)

| Location: Daejeo Ecological Park | 2314-11 Daejeo 1(il)-dong, Gangseo-gu, Busan


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In the warmer areas of Korea, Busan in particular, the Busan Nakdonggang Canola Flower Festival is waiting for its turn to welcome spring too. Taking place at the Daejeo Eco Park, the fields of canola flowers, whether it’s during the bright hours of the day or at sunset, you won’t be able to get enough of them with just a single visit.

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2) Hueree Canola Flower Festival (Nov 7~Apr 30)

| Location: 256 Sillyedong-ro, Namwon-eup, Seogwipo, Jeju-do

You’re going to need to book a ticket to Jeju Island for this one, but it’ll be totally worth it. Taking place in Sinrae-ri, in the Seogwipo region, the Hueree Canola Flower Festival is truly a spectacle to behold, especially with Hallasan Mountain in the background. Already very well-known as the perfect photo spot, this festival attracts hundreds and thousands of people looking to take their photos of the year.

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3) Sanbangsan Mountain

| Location: 218-10, Sanbang-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

While you’re in Jeju, how about stopping over at Sanbangsan Mountain. As probably one of the most popular canola flower spots in Korea, Sanbangsan Mountain offers a magnificent view – a landscape of pristine nature filled with canola flowers.

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4) Guri Hangang Park

| Location: Topyeong-dong, Guri-si, Gyeonggi-do


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Guri Hangang Park is of course another place you can visit to enjoy the flowers of spring. With the vibrant colors of the bright yellow canola flowers in full bloom around May, you might not think about visiting anywhere else. Also, though it’s address-wise located in Gyeonggi-do, with its proximity to Seoul, this is definitely a must-visit place for all.

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3. Gaenari (Forsythia)

1) Eungbongsan Gaenari Festival (Mar 21~23)

| Location: Eungbong-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul

As a native flower of Korea, the forsythia – gaenari – is quite a common sight. But that doesn’t mean you should just pass it by. To really embrace their beauty, how about a trip to the Eungbongsan Gaenari Festival? With the bright yellow flowers encompassing the whole mountain, it’ll definitely keep you in the spring spirit for more than a day. What’s more, you’ll be able to get a great view of Seoul, from the Lotte Tower to the Namsan Tower.

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| Jeonju Maisan Mountain Cherry Blossom Festival + Jeonju Hanok Village 1 Day Tour – from Seoul (Apr 4~11)

| Korea Trails & Peaks Seasonal Hiking Tour from Seoul (Goryeosan, Daedunsan, or Inwangsan)

Have you decided where to start your yellow flower trip in Korea?

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