Busan Canola Flower Festival

IMG_8764What a great festival this was!


The Nakdong River Yuchae Flower Festival is only in its fourth year but it’s a really great festival that I’d recommend to everyone living nearby.

IMG_8789For a few weeks the big riverside area of the Nakdong river transforms in to a mesmerizing sea of yellow canola flowers for as far as the eye can see.

IMG_8765We are lucky because it is only a 30 minute subway ride from Gimhae to the festival. Myself, Jason and our friend Ian decided to go last Friday after school. Once we arrived I immediately fell in love with this small festival.

There were a few tents selling food and drinks but it’s nowhere near as big as the many other festivals that I’ve experienced here in Korea. For me, this just made the festival even more wonderful. There is a very laid back feel to it and there weren’t many people there.

Which meant that we had plenty of opportunities to take photos of the flowers without people.

As you can see from the photos, it was absolutely beautiful there and I’m sure sunrise would be magical as the sun rises from behind the city.

IMG_8794How to get there:

Take the brown line (line 3) of the Busan subway system to Gangseo-gu office. From there you can take exit number 2 and it’s about a 15 minute walk to the park.

4 thoughts on “Busan Canola Flower Festival

  1. It’s funny- I grew up surrounded by a fair few canola fields (the word canola is derived from Canadian oil, replacing its previous name, rapeseed, for better marketing!). I always thought the colour was quite garish. I can see how they make quite a pleasant sight for first-time viewers, though! 🙂

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    1. I think they should be still in bloom but I’m not 100%. I tried checking online for this years dates but I couldn’t find any. I’ll check if any of my friends know 🙂


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