Autumn in Korea Guides + Tips

Blooms and Bliss: Eunpyeong Hanok Village’s Cosmos Extravaganza

I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but it couldn’t have been more than a few years ago when I started seeing these stunning pictures of Eunpyeong Hanok Village covered in colorful cosmos flowers popping up all over the internet. Ever since then, I’ve been itching to go back to the village and witness those beautiful early autumn scenes once again. And this year, I can’t believe I actually managed to make it happen! Thanks to the long Chuseok holiday we had, I finally got to plan a trip to capture my all-time favorite Korean traditional village at its absolute best. In this post, I’m super excited to share all the fantastic moments I had and offer some helpful tips in case you’re thinking of visiting Eunpyeong Hanok Village during the same time!

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    Cosmos Season in Korea:

    Korea is home to two main types of cosmos flowers that you’re likely to come across: garden cosmos and sulfur cosmos. Garden cosmos show off a beautiful mix of colors, with delicate pinks, pristine whites, and regal purples. On the flip side, sulfur cosmos bursts with sunny yellows and warm oranges. What’s really cool is that these two types of cosmos have their own blooming schedule. Around mid-September, you’ll see the country bathed in orange as the sulfur cosmos takes the spotlight. Then, as October kicks in, it’s time for the pinkish cosmos to take over, painting the whole nation in pretty pastel shades!

    Sulfur Cosmos in Their Full Splendor during Mid-September

    In Early-October, Garden Cosmos Burst into Splendid Bloom

    How Long Do the Blooms Stick Around?

    The lifespan of cosmos flowers and how long they stay vibrant can vary due to factors like growing conditions, weather, and care. From what I’ve seen, typically, cosmos flowers in Korea grace us with their beauty for about 2-3 weeks or sometimes even a bit longer after they’ve fully blossomed.

    Cosmos Flowers at Eunpyeong Hanok Village:

    In Eunpyeong Hanok Village, it’s the garden cosmos that takes center stage! During my recent visit on September 30th, these flowers were in full bloom, adorning the entire village with vibrant shades of hot pink, sweet purple, and pure white petals.

    The Eunpyeong Hanok Village’s Garden Cosmos

    Where to Discover the Cosmos Fields in the Village:

    While wandering through the village, you’ll easily come across blooming cosmos, as they’ve flourished in various nooks and crannies. However, if you’re on the hunt for the larger clusters, here’s a list of spots within Eunpyeong Village where you can find these beautiful cosmos fields:

    Additional Tips and Suggestions:

    Dress Appropriately for the Season: 

    The cosmos season signals the beginning of autumn in Korea, so be prepared for cooler weather. Pack a light jacket or windbreaker to stay cozy while you explore the area. This will ensure you can relish the cosmos in comfort, no matter how the weather changes.

    Stay Updated on Bloom Progress with Social Media: 

    Make the most of social media platforms to stay updated on the latest posts from the area. To keep track of what’s happening in Eunpyeong Hanok Village, check out specific hashtags like #은평한옥마을 and #EunpyeongHanokVillage.

    Beat the Crowds: 

    Eunpyeong Hanok Village has been less of a hidden gem, and during the peak cosmos season, it can get quite crowded. If you prefer a more peaceful experience, take advantage of the village’s 24/7 operating hours and plan your visit early in the morning or on weekdays when it tends to be less congested.

    Explore More Attractions: 

    Don’t stop at just exploring the flower fields; be sure to explore all the other attractions the village has to offer. You can find more information about things to do at Eunpyeong Hanok Village here.

    As we come to the conclusion of this post, my wish is that the essence of my cosmos-filled adventure sparks your curiosity to explore the enchanting beauty of Eunpyeong Hanok Village firsthand. When autumn graces Korea with its vibrant hues, consider embarking on a journey to this idyllic village. Allow the captivating cosmos blooms to weave their magic and transport you, just as they did for me!

    Gallery: Cosmos Blossoming in Eunpyeong Hanok Village

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