Spring has come to Gangwon
Finally Spring has come to Gangwon after long Winter 🙂 Are you ready to have a fresh and warm air of Spring? Let’s take a look on flower festival and attractions to feel Spring at the best in Gangwon 🙂
Samcheok Canola Festival
The Maengbang Flower Festival is one of the landmark spring celebrations in Korea and is held every April near Samcheok-si City in Ganwon-do Province. The festival boasts a breathtaking view of canola flowers, cherry blossoms and the blue sea of the East Coast. The festival also offers a diverse set of events and programs including a local produce market, fresh strawberry picking, and exhibition on canola flowers and bees. The Samcheok Tourist Center will also be at the festival to help any tourists to the area visit the variety of tourist attractions nearby such as Haesindang Park, New Millennium Ocean Road, Wife of King Suro Park, and the filming place for “One Fine Spring Day.”
- Date: 7-16 April, 2017
- Location: 3992-8, Samcheok-ro, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do
Gangneung Cherry Blossom Festival
The Heo family members (Heo Yeop – Father / Heo Seong, Heo Bong and Heo Kyun – Sons / Heo Nanseolheon – Daughter) were great in literature so called as 5 Heo writers by people.
- Date: Early April, 2017
- Admission Fee: Free
- Location: Gyeongpo-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
Gangneung Danoje Festival
- Date: 27 May – 3 Jun, 2017
- Admission Fee: Free
- Location: 210-932, 1 Danojang-ro, Gangneung City, Gangwon Province
If you are worried about transportation, come check out Go!Go!Gangwon shuttle giving you one-stop service 🙂
Wait, you will not be travelling to Gangwon in the festival period? No worries, come enjoy flowers blooming in Gangwon!
Taebaeksan Mountains Royal Azalea
Royal azalea’s are one of Korea’s most well-loved flowers and in springtime they bloom throughout the country. They are thought to be at their most beautiful on the slopes of the 1567m high Mt Taebaeksan, and a festival is held here in June when the flowers are at their most beautiful. During this time some of the mountain’s most picturesque locations, such as the Cheonjedan altar and Janggunbong and Busoebong peaks are strewn with the bright pink flowers, making for a beautiful view.
In addition to the beautiful scenery, Mt. Taebaeksan is famous for the many fossils from the early Paleozoic era, which have found on its slopes, and many tourists visit the mountain to see these rare fossils.
- Location: Mt. Taebaeksan Provincial Park, O2 Resort, Gowon Forest Rest, Hyeoldong Rape Field
Jade Garden, created under the theme of ‘Small Europe in the Forest,’ is located near Jade Palace Golf Club on a plot of land measuring 160,000 square meters. The 24 distinctively-themed areas in the garden boast a total of 3,000 plant species including rhododendron, maple trees, irises, and blueberry bushes as well as patches of thick, natural forests. The arboretum makes the most out of its natural valley topography and presents visitors with a mix of tidy gardens, graceful flowers, and an array of European-style architecture.
For the convenience of its guests, Jade Garden operates a Tuscan-style visitor’s center where patrons can enjoy a simple snack or beverage and purchase souvenirs. Visitors may choose from three different walking courses (each 2 hours in length) around the arboretum and there a gardening program is also available for aspiring gardeners.
- Address: 80, Haetgol-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
- Operating Hours: 09:00-Sunset (18:00-19:30) (* Last admission is 1 hour before closing)
* The hours may change depending on weather condition.)
Admission Fees Adults 8,500 won / Teenagers 6,500 won / Children 5,500 won