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[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights across Korea

By Lee Si-jin

Published : July 7, 2023 - 09:15

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Haman Sunflower Festival, Haman

The Haman’s Sunflower Festival started its 15-day journey on Wednesday at Gangju Sunflower Village in Haman, South Gyeongsang Province.

The event presents a 37,000-square-meter field of yellow, filled with sunflowers of various kinds, including those from the French Provence region and Japanese Tohoku region.

The festival also has a special venue to promote Haman’s specialties.

Visitors of all ages are welcome and the tickets cost 2,000 won.

Preschoolers, elderly above 70 and disabled people can enjoy the festival for free.

More information can be found at

Snoopy Garden Summer Camp, Jeju Island

Snoopy Garden Summer Camp, which kicked off on June 10, is scheduled to run through Aug. 31 on Jeju Island.

Held at Snoopy Garden in Songdang-ri, Gujwa-eup of Jeju City, on the western side of the island, visitors can stroll through Peanuts comics-themed gardens that feature major characters, including Snoopy and Charlie Brown.

The cafe and souvenir store are stocked with food items and merchandise of all things Snoopy.

Tickets cost 18,000 won and 15,000 won for adults and teenagers under 19, respectively. For those under 13, the admission fee is 13,000 won.

Updated information can be found at

Hueree Hydrangea Festival, Jeju Island

The Hueree Hydrangea Festival, which started May 25, runs through July 20 at Hueree Natural Park on Jeju Island.

Visitors can stroll around the park near South Korea’s highest peak of Hallasan and enjoy the flower field. The tour around the field will take almost an hour.

The annual festival highlights Jeju Island’s splendid scenery and colorful hydrangeas with photo zones. For children, there will be horseback riding and a small parade of Jeju black pigs.

Admission fees vary by age and program. Updated information can be found at and

Semiwon Lotus Cultural Festival, Yangpyeong

The Semiwon Lotus Cultural Festival will begin Saturday and run through Aug. 15 at Semiwon Garden in Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi Province.

The festival presents beautiful lotus flowers, which flourish in the summer season.

Visitors can enjoy white- and red-colored lotuses, various water flowers and a special type of water lily, which is only grown at Semiwon Garden.

The festival will be open every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets cost 5,000 won for adults and 3,000 won for those under 19 and over 65.

Detailed information can be found at

Siheung Gaetgol Festival, Siheung

The Siheung Gaetgol Festival is scheduled to be held from Sept. 24 to 26 at Siheung Gaetgol Eco Park in Siheung, Gyeonggi Province.

The three-day event offers ecological experiences at the park, which is considered to be the world’s largest ecology art playground.

Various programs, including photo exhibitions, a drawing area, salt playground, trekking around the Gaetgol trail and more, are on offer for visitors to enjoy both nature and art to the fullest.

Shuttle bus services to the festival area are available at four different locations -- the main gate of Siheung City Hall, Siheung City Hall Station Exit No. 2, Oido Station and Sincheon Station.

More information can be found at