A Blooming Celebration: The 25th Gurye Sansuyu Flower Festival Imminent | Be Korea-savvy

A Blooming Celebration: The 25th Gurye Sansuyu Flower Festival Imminent


GURYE, Mar. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – As the Sansuyu (Cornus officinalis) flowers burst into full bloom, their vibrant colors signaling the arrival of spring, the atmosphere in Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do, at the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula, is filled with anticipation.

It’s time for the annual Sansuyu flower festival, a celebration that embraces the essence of the season.


The 25th Gurye Sansuyu Flower Festival, hosted this year by Gurye-gun, will take place from March 9 to 17.

This annual celebration of spring, themed “In Search of Eternal Love,” unfolds amidst the picturesque backdrop of the Jirisan Hot Spring Tourist Area in Sandong-myeon, Gurye-gun.

Prepare to be enchanted by an array of captivating programs, promising something for everyone.


Delight in the thrill of the sansuyu fruit picking contest or take a leisurely stroll along the stunning sansuyu flower wall.

Be serenaded by the melodies of local singers during trotting and busking performances, and immerse yourself in the infectious energy of the lively farm music festival.


As the festival draws to a close on March 16-18, don’t miss the grand finale: the National Archery Competition to Commemorate the Sansuyu Flower Festival, set to unfold in Jisan Township, Shandong County.

It’s a fitting conclusion to a week-long extravaganza celebrating the beauty of nature and the spirit of community.

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Image credit: Gurye-gun, Yonhap / photonews@koreabizwire.com

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