The Lotus Flower Festival

The Lotus Flower Festival (부여서동연꽃축제) occurs in our town, Buyeo located in Buyeo County, South Chungcheong Province, a small county two hours south of Seoul.

 “A must for any nature lover, and makes a great day retreat from Seoul!”

It is an annual spectacle of beauty which occurs during the summer months, usually in July and lasts for 9 days.

The festival is located in and around The Gungnamji (궁남지) pond, which is one of the oldest man-made ponds in Korea. Visitors to the festival can expect to witness thousands upon thousands of pink and white Lotus flowers in full and partial bloom as far as the eye can see.

The programme of events include making paper lotus flowers, making lotus flower soap,making necklaces with lotus seeds and making a lotus leaf-shaped candlestick. There are activities geared for every member of the family to enjoy.

Evening festivities include firework displays (see our video of such a display located under the video tab in the menu), concerts, traditional Korean music and instruments like the Gayageum (Kayagum) and food to suit a hungry appetite including many lotus treats to eat.