3 Festivals in Korea to Check Out This July!
Korea knows how to celebrate the Summer~ Whether you like rocking out, getting down & dirty, or frolicking through the flowers, Korea has a festival for you coming up in July!
#1. ANSAN M VALLEY ROCK FESTIVAL
Attention all Rock music fans, this festival is for you! The Ansan M Valley Rock Festival is Korea’s largest rock festival and is held annually in July. Last year’s festival was cancelled due to the MV Sewol Ferry disaster, and therefore it is a very much anticipated event this year.
The festival brings some of the biggest names in rock music from Korea, the Americas, and Europe together for three days. Participants can sleep at the festival, and all performances are held outdoors, making allot of people call this Korea’s answer to the better known Coachella Music Festival in California, USA.
Ansan M Valley Rock Festival will be held at the Daebu Sea Breeze Theme Park in Ansan City, Gyeonggi Province, a city located 30 km /19 miles south of Seoul from July 24th through July 26th.
Ansan Daebu Sea Breeze Theme Park
경기도 안산시 단원구 대부북동 1841-10
1841-10, Daebuhwanggeum-ro, Danwon-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do
DIRECTIONS: (From Seoul Station)
Take Seoul Metropolitan Subway Line 4, Heading towards Ansan Station
At Ansan Station, take subway exit 1
Ride G-Bus #123 to Bangameori 1 Parking Lot (방아머리제1주차장)
#2. BORYEONG MUD FESTIVAL
The Boryeong Mud Festival is Korea’s dirtiest festival! During this week-long festival visitors immerse themselves in many mud-filled activities, and well to keep it simple…have some dirty fun! It all began in 1998 as a marketing tool to promote Boryeong’s mud cosmetics, and has grown to attract millions of tourists from around the world every year.
The festival is held in a seaside of area of the city of Boryeong, South Chungcheong Province (about 200 km /124 miles south of Seoul) and this year will run for 10 days from Friday July 17th to Sunday July 26th.
충청남도 보령시 신흑동 1029-3 대천해수욕장
Daecheon Beach 1029-3 Sinheuk-dong Boryeong-si Chungcheongnam-do
DIRECTIONS: (From Yongsan Station, Seoul)
Take the Express Train from Yongsan Station headed to Daecheon Station (₩16,000)
At Daecheon Station take a local bus headed for Daecheon Beach (대천해수욕장)
#3. BUYEO SEODONG LOTUS FESTIVAL
For all of those people who are partied out, or prefer a more quiet approach to festivals there is the Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival. A festival held for 9 days to celebrate the beautiful lotus flowers in bloom.
The festival is held in Buyeo County, South Chungcheong Province, a small county two hours south of Seoul (nearby the city of Boryeong). The festival grounds are completely surrounded with lotus flowers, and beautiful lake scenes. There are many local foods and lotus treats to eat, and plenty of activities to do. This is a must for any nature lover, and makes a great day retreat from Seoul!
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: (Korean Only)
충남 부여군 부여읍 궁남로52
52 Gungnam-ro, Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
DIRECTIONS: (From Seoul)
Take a bus from the Nambu Bus Terminal in Seoul to Buyeo
Once in Buyeo take a short taxi ride (1.5km) to Gungnamji (궁남지)