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How to Fully Enjoy Jeju’s Feast of Spring Flowers
Jeju’s spring is the first in the nation, with the cheerful yellow color of canola flowers blooming as early
as January. Till the end of March, the light pink of cherry blossoms, called ‘the messenger of Spring’, is
mixed with the bright yellow, then when their vibrant colors fade, it’s time for the dark green and pure
white of barley and buckwheat flowers. The island in spring is like a patchwork quilt of pinks, yellows,
greens and whites.
flower festivals. If you can’t make the festivals, not to worry! Pippi will make sure you don’t miss out on
this floral wonderland, sending you to some hidden spots where you can take maybe the best photos of
1. Envoking a Sense of Cheerfulness -Yellow Canola Flowers
Most notable among the canola blossom attractions is Seongsan Ilchulbong area, with a vast canola cultivation field that stretches along the seaside road to Gwangchigi Beach. The panoramic view of the spring flowers here always makes visitors pause to breathe in the scenery.
① Seongsan Ilchubong Area: Canola cultivation field from Seongsan Ilchubong are to Gwangchigi Beach has always been the hottest
spot in Spring.
black basalt rock of the mystical mountain.
Jungmun Tourist Complex.
sunflowers in summer. Horse farm trekking or free bike rental can be a great alternative as well.
2. The Endless Pink-Colored Flower Rain_Cherry Blossoms
Jeju’s cherry blossoms will be in full bloom at the end of March. If you are on Jeju at this time, please do not miss the two main Cherry Blossom Festivals from March 29 to 31, at Jeju City and Aewol-eup respectively. The festival lasts only for 2 or 3 days.
Jeju’s Spring Flower Festivals (All festivals were canceled due to COVID-19)
① Jeonnong-ro King Cherry Blossom Festival: The petals of Jeju’s King Cherry Tree blossoms here are known as the largest
and most luxurious among all cherry blossoms on the island. During the festival, there will be plenty of activities taking place
throughout the day, a flea market, and loads of opportunities to eat and drink. The peak of the King Cherry Blossoms lasts for only
2 to 3 days, but the blossoms can be seen for weeks.
② Jangjeon-ri Cherry Blossom Festival: The 28th festival is one of Jeju’s oldest and best-loved Spring flora festivals. The cherry
blossom street, which extends about 1.2km, will be car-free during the feast and there will also be a flea market and various activities
including face painting, a ‘photo zone’, and plenty of food and drink.
③ The 37th Jeju Canola Flower Festival: ‘Noksan-ro’, is a 10km road lined with canola flowers and cherry blossoms. Gasi-ri village is
one of areas in Jeju with the largest volumes of canola flowers, and the town housed state-operated horse farms during the Joseon
Dynasty. That is why you can enjoy 20km-long and 5km-short trekking courses which offer a unique beauty that is quite different from
other trekking courses in Jeju. A canola flower parade, canola flower cutest baby contest, music festival and activities such as
pony-trekking, cookie baking, and Bingtteok (Jeju-style Buckwheat Pancake) making are also a feature of the festival.
Beautiful Cherry Blossom Streets
Want to enjoy the feast of Cherry Blossoms in quiet and peaceful places? Pippi will guide you to some secret streets that only a few
people would know.
① Jeju National University entrance & rotary: Due to its higher altitude, the cherry blossom trees here bloom a little later than other
places. The 1km-long street right in front of the entrance of Jeju National University turns into a beautiful cherry blossom tunnel at
the end of March
② The entrance of Yerae-dong: The cherry blossom tunnel here is not well known even to Jeju locals, and this is actually the place
where Pippi lives! One more spot near here is the main road in Jungmun Tourist Complex which shows luxurious and gorgeous
③ Wimi-ri Ilju Road (East Coast Road): Wimi-ri village, located on the southeast side of Jeju, is well known for the sweetest tangerines
among all villages on Jeju. And the village is also known as the first place where you can meet the earliest cherry blossoms. If you are
driving, there is also Ilju Road in the vicinity of Wimi-ri village in Namwon-eup. You can enjoy the cherry-lined route in its rural setting.
3. Sprinkling the Fields like White Salt - Buckwheat Flowers
Do you know that Jeju island leads the nation in buckwheat production? Buckwheat flowers, popped like popcorn, bloom twice a year; late Spring and early Fall. Lee Hyo-seok, a noted Korean novelist wrote, “The buckwheat flowers were starting to bloom, sprinkling the fields like white salt under the pleasant lunar glow.” in his novel “When the buckwheat blossoms” (1936). Spring buckwheat flowers on Jeju can be seen at ‘Gwangpyeong-ri’ and ‘Boromwat’.
① Jeju Buckwheat Flower Festival 2019: The festival will be held at Gwangpyeong-ri village, which is known as ‘the first village
under Mt. Hallasan’ for 2 days. During the festival, you can take part in plenty of activities such as buckwheat-cookie baking,
buckwheat-scented candle and buckwheat-pillow making at Jeju Buckwheat Experience Center, located right next to the
buckwheat flower field.
· Location (See the map): 675 Sannoknamro, Seogwipo city (June 1 (Sat) to 2 (Sun))
② Boromwat Buckwheat Flower Festival 2019: Do you still remember this? “Because the weather was good, because the weather
was bad and because the weather was good enough. I loved every moment of it.” Yes, it is one of famous quotes from the drama
“Goblin”, filmed at Boromwat Buchwheat Flower Field on Jeju. The subtle moonlight on the backdrop of white buckwheat brings a
sense of mystery to the darkened evening, with its spilled-salt-like white flowers reflecting the moonlight.
4. Picturesque Scenery of Green Barley in between Black Stone Walls
When it comes to Spring festivals, we can’t leave out green barley festivals either. In April, the most scenic view of green barley starts from Gapado, an island within an island. The festival lasts for over a month.
Gapado Green Barley Festival 2019: The 3rd largest islet of Jeju Island followed by Chujado and Udo island, Gapado is filled with
green waves of barley from April to early May. Gapado is also Jeju Olle’s Route 10-1 with a 5km-distance, therefore you can leisurely
stroll the island following the Olle ribbons.
· Location (See the map): In a 20-minute distance from Moseulpo port by ferry (Note: Have your ID card with you for the ferry.) (March 30 to May 12)