If you have just missed Taean tulip festival, the largest flower festival in Korea that is held in Taean county in May every year, don’t be sad. There are other ways for you to appreciate the beauty of flora in the county. Taean-gun or Taean county is actually famous for its coastal dune landscape but the area is also known to be filled with botanical gardens and recreational forests. One of the worth-mentioning locations is Cheongsan Arboretum (청산수목원)
Opened in 1991, Cheongsan arboretum is home to more than 200 varieties of trees, water plants, and wildflowers. The botanical garden is known to have the most water plants in the nation. In early July, there is an annual lotus festival where over 20 species of lotus flowers await for visitors to come and admire the beauty at their prime. And starting in late August, it is time for the fully grown pampas grass, golden rice paddies, and gorgeous pink muhly grass to attract people’s attention. The festival for pampas and pink muhly grass generally lasts till late November and during the event, numbers of photo zones are seen scattered around the garden. Upon arrival at the arboretum you have to pay for the admission fee which will vary depending on when your visit is. During our last visit in September we paid 9,000KW each at the entrance for entering the garden in the Pampas and Pink Muhly season, which seemed to be the most popular period of time to enjoy the place.
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