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The Herald of Spring,

Azalea festival at Goryeo Mountain
April! Spring is in the air.
Apricot flowers dye all around the country, followed by cornelian cherry flowers, forsythia, cherry blossoms, and canola.
Everyone is anxious not to lose the beauty.Mt. Goryeo, located in Ganghwa, is one of the best places for springtime picnickers.

The beauty of Goryeo Mountain is not limited to a certain season.
The old woods in the mountain, which bears the legacy of the Goryeo Dynasty, present a picturesque scene.
In addition, temples - Baekryunsa and Jeokseoksa, and cultural assets – dolmens and Oryunji also attract many visitors.
Nakjobong, on top of the mountain at the rear of Jeokseoksa, is one the “8 Scenic View of Ganghwa.”
The sunset view from there is giving visitors a feeling of “what a life is.”

In every spring time, the mountain changes its appearance.
Enduring severe winter, azaleas begin to blossom.
It looks like someone spills pink paints over the ridges along the summits.
From Buksayeon to peak 355, about 1 km, there are only you and azaleas.
A saying goes “There is a person who has never been there, but nobody takes it their last trip.”
It’s a mountain at an altitude of 436 meter. There are several courses for azalea habitats – Backryunsa, Cheongryunsa, Gobigogae, Jeokseoksa, Mikkujigogae, but the favorite one is “Backryunsa” course.
During the festival, vehicles are prohibited. Visitors should park their cars at Dolmen Square and walk to the territories.
But seeing the beauty, smelling the scent, and absorbing the atmosphere take you to the top without realizing it.
The peak overlooks Ganghwado and the Han River across the pink color dying the mountain sides.
Everything stops and slows. Laughter flows in people who are busy collecting memories for the time.
It is more beautiful than the flowers.
Let’s visit an azalea festival at Mt. Goryeo in spring, if you want to put down worldly worries even for a moment.
Don’t forget to try the local specialties - broiled eels and seasoned large-eyed herrings after the trail.
The visit will last in your life for the time being.
  • The azalea festival at Mt. Goryeo
    • Time: every Aprils
    • Venue: Dolmen Square in Ganghwa-gun and Mt. Goryeo
    • Host: The Committee of Ganghwa-gun Cultural Festival
    • Fee: free
    • Events: azaleas experience, azalea-photo contest, azalea-postcards contest (only at weekends)
    • Information: ☎032-930-3621~3 (Ganghwa-gun office)