Ah spring! As Gerard Hopkins would say, ‘Nothing is so beautiful as Spring’. Nothing beats spring season for me. Spring season signals the end of cold winter, colorful flowers start to bloom and for travelers, no more winter coat and layers of clothing when you go out.
In Korea, there are numerous spring festivals including the very popular Yeouido Spring Flower Festival held in Yeouiseo-ro street in Seoul. The street is lined with cherry blossom trees and one of the most popular cherry blossom sighting spots in Seoul during spring. Other festivals include the Jinhae Gunhangje Festival in Jinhae and the Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival in Jeju.
If you missed the Yeouido Spring Flower Festival in Seoul as it only lasts for a week, why not visit the annual Taen Tulip Festival? Try to get out of Seoul and see the beautiful countryside of Taean. The Taen Tulip Festival features over a million of tulips, lupine, foxglove, lilies and other spring flowers. The festival has been selected as one of the world’s top five tulip festivals. If you ever dream of visiting the Keukenhof Garden, you’ll enjoy this festival for sure. And if you’re on a hurry to catch any of the spring festivals while in Korea, don’t worry, this festival lasts for almost a month. Be sure you have your camera and selfie stick when you visit the festival.
Entrance Fee: 9,000 won for adults
Address: Nature World, Sinon-ri, Nam-myeon, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Directions/Transportation: From Seoul, go to the Dong Seoul Bus Terminal. The Dong Seoul Bus Terminal is located at Gangbyeon Station (Seoul Subway Line 2).
From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Taean (태안). From Taean Intercity Bus Terminal, take a village bus bound for Gomseom 곰섬 and get off at Morenon bus stop.
If you’re on the local bus already, show to the bus driver that you will visit the 태안 튤립 축제 or Taean Tulip Festival. You can also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information (directions, etc.)
Other helpful links:
Taean Tulip Festival website (In Korean only)
Taean Tulip Festival – Korea Tourism page)
Spring Festivals in Korea (2017) – Still helpful if you want to check out other spring festivals in Korea
Dong Seoul Bus Terminal