South Korea is filled with flower festivals during spring. Daejeo Ecological Park in Busan is a host of the nation’s largest Canola Flower Festival. Even better, you can enjoy walking under a long cherry blossom tunnel as well. Daejeo Ecological Park is your perfect destination for a spring flower trip.
On This Post
- General Information about Daejeo Ecological Park
- Nakdong River Canola Flower Festival
- Nakdong Riverside 30-ri Cherry Blossom Road
- When to Visit Daejeo Eco Park
- Other Things To Do at Daejeo Ecological Park
- More Things To Do Nearby
Information about Daejeo Ecological Park
Address and Map
1246, Gonghang-ro, Gangseo-gu, Busan, South Korea
How to Get to Daejeo Ecological Park
- Ride Subway Line 3 (Brown Line). Get off at Gangseo-gu Office station (강서구청/315), Exit 1 > Walk toward the Gupodaegyo bridge about 500 meters (1,600 feet)
- Free parking lots are available (it would be hard to find a space during weekends or festival seasons.)
Admission (Entrance Fee)
It depends on the area (for example, camping ground hours differ from other areas.) The park is usually open between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.
What is the Korean name of Daejeo Ecological Park?
Daejeo saengtae gongwon (대저생태공원). ‘Saengtae’ means ecology and ‘gongwon’ is a park.
Nakdong River Canola Flower Festival at Daejeo Ecological Park
Spring in South Korea is beautiful. The whole country becomes a huge flower field for numerous types of flowers, and Busan is not an exception. Among many spring flower festivals in Busan, the Busan Nakdong River Canola Flower Festival (부산 낙동강 유채꽃축제) is definitely one of the most raved-about flower festivals.
Daejeo Ecological Park hosts the Busan Nakdong River Canola Flower Festival every April, which is South Korea’s largest canola festival. The yellow sea of canola flowers over an area of 370,000 square-meter (about 91 acres), which is equivalent to 63 soccer stadiums, attracts a large number of visitors.
The festival entertains visitors with an opening ceremony, music performances, a hanbok dress-up event, a donkey riding event, and many more. Bicycle rentals are also available at the park, so ride a bike along the wave of yellow petals while breathing in the fresh scent of spring.
Nakdong Riverside 30-ri Cherry Blossom Road
Along the Nakdong riverside, another flower wonderland is waiting for you. The Nakdong Riverside is located right along Daejeo Ecological Park, and the tunnel of cherry blossoms are stretching out through the whole riverside bank. To celebrate the full blooming of cherry blossoms, the Nakdong riverside hosts an annual cherry blossom event, Nakdong Riverside 30-ri Cherry Blossom Festival. “30-ri” in the name of the festival means the length of the riverside road, which is about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles).
If you plan well, you can enjoy the canola field and the tunnel of cherry blossoms in one visit. The Nakdong Riverside 30-ri Cherry Blossom Festival usually happens between the end of March and the beginning of April. During the festival, visitors can enjoy music performances, singing contests, drawing contests, and more. The Daejeo area is famous for tomatoes so there are many events and actions related to the Daejoe tomatoes as well. At night, the light turns on along the road and it gives visitors a surreal feel of fairytales.
The riverside road along the bank serves as a jogging route for locals year around. Scroll down to see the pictures of the full blooming of cherry blossoms from previous years.
When To Visit Daejeo Eco Park
Daejeo Ecological Park is home to more than canola flowers throughout the year. Starting with canola flowers and cherry blossoms in spring, in late summer, you can enjoy a field full of sunflowers. Overlapping with sunflowers, the cosmos bring the news that the fall season is around the corner. From mid-September to early November, the wave of Pink Muhly welcomes visitors along the Nakdong Riverside again.
Other Things To Do At Daejeo Ecological Park
Daejeo Ecological Park is located along the riverbanks of the Nakdonggang River near Gimhae International Airport. The park consists of marshes, waterways, flower fields, and exercise facilities for visitors and locals. Exercise facilities include soccer fields, baseball fields, a gateball field, an inline skater park, and more. Visitors also can rent bikes and ride them along the riverbank. The bike rental is located near Parking Lot 3.
There are five free public parking lots at the park.
More Things To Do Near Daejeo Ecological Park
Across Nakdong River, Samnak Ecological Park is a beautiful natural retreat boasting seasonal flowers. Read a full post about Samnak Ecological Park.
Nakdong Estuary Eco Center in Eulsukdo is worth visiting both for fun and education. Read a full post about Nakdong Estuary Eco Center.
Several ecological and municipal parks are dotted along Nakdong River. In addition to Daejeo and Samnak Eco Park, Daejeo Floodgate Ecological Park, Hwamyeong Ecological Park, Maekdo Ecological Park, and Eulsukdo Ecological Park all are located on the riverside of Nakdong River.
All the ecological parks are quite huge so it would be hard to visit a few of them at one time. Plan your visit according to your interest and seasonal events like flower festivals or bird watching.
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