Goseong is a city in the northeast side of the Korean peninsula. It is very close to the Demilitarized Zone between north and South Korea. This area only became part of South Korea in 1953. However, this city is most popular for the beautiful purple fields.
When should I go?
Typically, lavender season in Korea is June. However, depending on the weather the lavender may not fully bloom until the end of the month or later. At this time they also have the popular Goseong Lavender Festival. Hoards of people from all over the country to take pictures with the lavender flowers and it can be quite busy.
What can I do when I'm there?
On a regular day at the farm you can try some soft serve lavender ice cream, have lavender ade, buy some lavender products in the herb shop. There are other types of flowers and plants like rye and sunflowers. You can also visit the distillery and learn how they make essential fragrance from the flower.
The lavender festival usually takes place in the month of June for about a month. The festival is always free when you pay the entrance fee of 4,000won. During the festivals there are a plethora of lavender activities to do for people of any age like pizza making with lavender, fragrance pouches, etc. Of course there is also the lavender ice cream and ade. There is also live music, children's drawing contest, poetry writing and more!
Where is it?
Address: 175, Kkotdaemaeul-gil, Ganseong-eup, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
From Seoul: The only way to Ganseong by public transportation is by bus. From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal (Gangbyeon Station Green Line) you can take the intercity bus headed to Ganseong Bus Terminal in the city of Goseong. Buses come every hour and travel time is about 3 hours depending on the traffic. A one-way bus ride costs 18,200won. From the terminal take a taxi to Hani Lavander Farm, it is only a 12 min drive and costs around 11,000won.
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