Semiwon Lotus Festival


Presently, the Lotus Cultural Festival is ongoing at Yangpyeong, Semiwon! Lotuses usually fully bloom during the months of July and August. This festival, which was founded by the local residents and artists, is taking place now till August 16! Don’t miss it if you’re here!

Semiwon, a beautiful water garden

Semiwon is a natural purification garden of water plants. The name "Semiwon" comes from the words of Zhuangzi, which states that "one can cleanse his mind by looking at water and enlighten his spirit by looking at flowers." Semiwon is home to hundreds of different varieties of water lilies, including lotus flowers, and irises and they bloom all year round. Wherever you look and wherever you go, you will be surrounded by water and flowers at Semiwon. The garden is also decorated under different themes and one of them is Yusanggoksu garden, where our ancestors enjoyed reading poems and singing songs as they floated their drinks onto the flowing water around the garden.

Information
- Opening Hours: Mar~Oct: 09:00~18:00, Nov~Feb: 09:00~17:00
- Admission: Adult: KRW 4,000, Youth/Child KRW 2,000, Under 5: Free
- Tel: +82-31-775-1834
- Website: http://www.semiwon.or.kr (Korean)

Must do


Hands-on Activities with Lotus Flower
Visitors can participate in various hands-on activities at Semiwon including making a natural dyed handkerchief with lotus leaves, a lotus flower fan, rice in a lotus leaf, and lotus leaf tea. Rice in a lotus leaf, in which glutinous rice with five grains is wrapped in a lotus leaf and steamed for 40 mins, is especially delicious.

 - Opening Hours: Apr~Nov Saturdays•Sundays 10:00~17:00
- The cost differs according to the program
- Registration via internet or on-site
- Tel: +82-31-775-1835

For more details, please check this website.

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