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Jeonju’s Flowering Wansan Park Emerges as New Tourist Hotspot

전주 완산공원JEONJU, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The flower garden in Wansan Park in the city of Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, has blossomed into a new tourist attraction as spring flowers reach their peak bloom. 

According to Jeonju city officials, the park’s flower garden has been drawing an average of 14,000 visitors per day since early this month. Last weekend alone, over 40,000 people flocked to the site. 

With the recent flowering creating a spectacular scene, citizens and tourists have been visiting day and night to bask in the beauty and romance of spring. The city expects the garden to attract 500,000 visitors by the end of April. 

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The harmonious blend of colorful flowers has sparked word-of-mouth on social media, leading to a surge of visitors to the flower garden area.

Spanning 15,000 square meters, the garden features over 10,000 flowering trees and shrubs, including azaleas, double cherry blossoms, Mallotus trees, and Chinese quince.

The space has been lovingly tended by local residents since the 1970s, who planted and nurtured various flowering trees over four decades.

In 2009, the city purchased the land and trees, transplanting additional trees and enhancing facilities such as walking trails and observation decks. The garden has been open to the public free of charge since April 2010. 

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One tourist, who planned their visit after seeing photos on social media, commented, “I came with high expectations for the double cherry blossoms, and I’m glad I timed my visit perfectly to see them in full bloom. I want to come back with my family next year.”

An official from Wansan District in Jeonju said, “The Wansan Park flower garden has established itself as a nationally renowned spot for flower viewing as its reputation has spread on social media.” They added, “Please be considerate of others and keep the area clean to maintain a pleasant environment.”

Image credit: Yonhap, Jeonju City / 

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