Unique Things to Do for Every Season in South Korea

If you are planning to visit South Korea, I would suggest few unique things to do every season in South Korea that you must experiences after you touchdown. There really is so much more to do in South Korea other than K-Pop!

Spring (봄 )

The Jeju Fire Festival (제주 들불축제) is celebrated on the 15th day of the lunar calendar. A wooden structure on a hilltop is set on fire at the end of the festival. The ritual was started by local (지역) formers (농부) who used to burn rice fields to get rid of dangerous pests that can destroy their crops.

With folk songs (민요), games and other activities, this festival symbolizes abundant harvest and prosperity with belief that bad luck is burnt along with the flames.

Summer (여름)

Boryeong Mud Festival (보령 머드 축제)! This annual festival has over 2.2 million visitors a year (pre-Covid). Boryeong is famous for producing mud based cosmetics since mud is considered to be rich in minerals. The health benefits coupled with fun activities like mud pools and mud skiing competitions makes this festival a hit among all age groups. It also has a kid- friendly zone that little ones can play safety in.

Autumn (가을)

“Games Of Thrones” Themed Cycling Tour. This Korean fame of thrones themed tour shows the power struggle for the throne in Korean throughout history. This tour covers top attractions in Ancient Seoul like the Bukchon village area, Jagesya temple, as well as the Cheonggyecheon river that has been restored as it was during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).

Winter (겨울)

Tangerine picking (귤따기) in Jeju Island should definitely be in your list of things to do during winter. We’re used to picking strawberries (딸기) and cherries (체리) but being at a tangerine farm like Kyul Hyanggi Experience Farm is inarguably a feast for your senses. Imagine the air filled with the intoxicating scent citrusy tangerine that marks the end of autumn and the beginning of winter.

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