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. Sansuyu (Cornelian Cherry)

1) Gurye Sansuyu Festival (Mar 11~19)

| 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.

2) Icheon Sansuyu Festival (Mar 24~26)

| 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!

3) Yangpyeong Sansuyu Hanwoo Festival (Apr 1~2)

| 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!

Things to do in Yangpyeong:

| Tandem Paragliding in Yangpyeong

| Yangpyeong Sheep Ranch + The Greem Botanical Garden + Dumulmeori Tour

| Cherry Blossom 1 Day Tour (Seoul ↔ Vicinities, Apr 5~16)

| Seoul King Cherry Blossom 1 Day Tour (Seoul ↔ Vicinities, Apr 17~27)

2. Canola Flowers

1) Busan Nakdonggang Canola Flower Festival (Apr 8~16)

| 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.

Busan Spring Tours:

| Busan Cherry Blossom 1 Day Tour (Mar 24~Apr 7)

| Cherry Blossom 1 Day Tour (Busan ↔ Vicinities, Mar 27~Apr 12)

2) Hueree Canola Flower Festival (Jan 1~Apr 15)

| 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, 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.

| Jeju Hueree Natural Park Discount Ticket

Best Ways to Explore Jeju Island:

| Car Rental in Jeju Island (from Jeju Intl Airport)

| Jeju 1 Day Bus Tour Package (East/West/South)

| Jeju Island UNESCO 1 Day Small Group Tour (+Lunch)

| Jeju Taxi Tour

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 most magnificent view – a landscape of pristine nature filled with canola flowers.

| Sanbangsan Mountain Carbonate Hot Springs Discount Ticket

| Jeju Island Cherry Blossom & Canola Flower Tour – Private Taxi / Van Tour (Mar 21~Apr 10)

| Jeju Cherry Blossom & Canola Flower All-Inclusive Package – Flight + Private Flower Tour (+Hotel option) (Mar 20~Apr 9)

4) Guri Hangang Park

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


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Hangang 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.

Recommended Han River Activities:

| Han River E-land Ferry Cruise (Day & Night) – from Yeouido

| Han River Boat / Yacht Ride (Join-in/Private)

3. Gaenari (Forsythia)

1) Eungbongsan Gaenari Festival (Mar 30~Apr 1)

| 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.

| Seoul Night Hiking Tour: Follow the Enchanting Lights

Check out more Seoul hiking tours:

| Trazy Local Host] Seoul Hiking & Rock Climbing Tour – Mt. Bukhansan/Gwanaksan

| Seoul Hiking Tour – Mt. Inwangsan & Bugaksan (Seoul City Wall)

| [Trazy Local Host] Private Sports Climbing Around Seoul and Further Afield

Blogs related to Spring in Korea:

| Korea in April: Best Time to Travel Korea

| Korea’s Best Cherry Blossom Festivals 2023

Spring Special Mountain Tours:

| Goryeosan Mountain Azalea Festival + Oepo Port Seafood Market 1 Day Tour – from Seoul (April 14~22)

| Jeonju Maisan Mountain Cherry Blossom Festival + Jeonju Hanok Village 1 Day Tour – from Seoul (Apr 5~11)

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

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