Don’t Miss South Korea’s Tulip Festivals This Spring

Spring in Korea is all about the flowers. Besides cherry blossoms, there are many other beautiful flowers that bloom during the season. In April you will see many tulips blooming all around the peninsula.

Add these tulip festivals to your travel wish list and admire the beautiful flowers with your family and loved ones.

Taean Tulip Festival

The Taean Tulip Festival (태안튤립축제) dates back to 2012 and is one of the most fascinating tulip festivals in South Korea. In 2012 and 2017, this display of beautiful tulips was named one of the top 5 festivals by the World Tulip Summit.

The seasonal flower event takes place at Korea Flower Park in Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, which is a great place to spend a day outdoors. Here, around 1.5 million tulips of 300 different varieties, as well as pretty spring flowers such as daffodils, lilies, pansies and lupinus, are displayed. The opening of the festival is scheduled for April 9 and will continue until May 9 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (entry must be done before 6 p.m.). On weekends, closing hours are extended until 8 p.m.

The park also has many impressive Dutch-style buildings, flower gardens, windmills, and replicas of some world-famous landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower and one of the Great Pyramids.

In addition to its beautiful flower park, Taean is known for being a scenic beach, so be sure to take enough time to enjoy the area.

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Address: 충남 태안군 안면읍 꽃지해안로 400 KOR), 400, Kkotjihaean-ro, Anmyeon-eup, Taean-gun (ENG)
Admission information: 12,000 won for adults (19-64); 10,000 won for seniors (over 65) and group; 9,000 won for teenagers and children 3-12 years old. Free for children under 36 months.

Photos courtesy of Korea Flower Park

Shinan Tulip Festival

Every year, thousands of travelers visit the Shinan Tulip Festival (신안튤립축제) on Imjado Island (임자도). The island, a southwestern county made up of around 1,000 islands, creates a unique atmosphere to view more than 50 different species of tulips. Arrive early and spend some extra time in the animal farm, greenhouse, and man-made ponds that allow you to stroll pleasantly along the garden paths.

The festival is scheduled for April 8-11. For the past two years, this quaint festival has been canceled, so it will be the first year since COVID-19.

The park and surrounding area is a great place to enjoy a spring day. Although the place may seem difficult to access, thanks to the new bridge system connecting the islands, it is a piece of cake!

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Address: 전남 신안군 임자면 대기리 2523-10 (KOR), 2523-10, Daegi-ri, Imja-myeon, Sinan-gun, (ENG)
Admission information: 5,000 won for adults (19-64); 4,000 won for seniors (over 65) and teenagers, 3,000 won for children 3-12 years old
Contact details: (061)261-6524

Photos courtesy of Shinan Country Office

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