Walk into Spring with the Blooming of Plum Blossoms and Cornelia Cherry Flowers
Gwangyang International Maehwa Festival is held in the middle of March at a village called Seomjin, home to Korea’s largest number of plum blossom trees. During this time of the year, the plum blossoms (maehwa in Korean) cover the mountains and the riverbanks with their pure white color which creates a mesmerizing scenery. Visitors can enjoy a stroll under the plum blossoms as well as sample and buy local organic products made from plum. The festival also includes many interesting programs such as fashion shows, cooking shows, and busking performances.
Along with Gwangyang Maehwa Festival, Gurye Sansuyu Festival is another mainspring flower festival that represents Jeollanam Province. The festival takes place in the Jirisan Mountain hot springs area. For Korean people, sansuyu (cornelian cherry flower) is considered as the messenger of spring because it is the first spring flower to bloom in its brilliant yellow color. Main programs of the festival include an exhibition of local products made from sansuyu fruits, experience programs as well as traditional music and dance performances.
- Enjoy the amazing spring scenery of flowers and fresh spring atmosphere
- Take many beautiful photos with beautiful flowers background
- Experience local products made of plum and cornelian cherry fruits
- Learn more about Jeollanam and Korea culture with English speaking tour guide
▲ Experience the breath-taking scenery of pure white plum blossoms covering the mountain.
▲Take a stroll under the shade of plum trees and plum blossoms. How romantic!
▲ Cornelian cherry flowers – the messenger of Spring – has a bright and cheerful yellow color.
▲ The beauty of flowers and the stream creates such an amazing scenery.
▲ Joining the festival, you can also sample and buy products made from cornelian cherry!
Gwangyang Maehwa&Gurye Sansuyu Festivals Tour - March 10 & March 13
||What is included
Depart from Seoul
- English/Chinese speaking tour guide
Depart from Busan
*Price is the same for adult and child
*Infants (under 3 yrs) are free of charge but no seat provided
What is not Included
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Meals and drinks
- Travel Insurance