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Title Let's go to the National Park to see Azalea and Royal azalea blossom.
Created By Knp Date 04.13.2011

Let's go to the National Park to see Azalea and Royal azalea blossom.

Times to bloom by the national parks and locations.

Korea National Parks Services (Chairman Eum, Hong-Woo) has announced times of Azalea and Korean azalea to bloom and locations of national parks as a season for spring outings has come in earnest.

Azalea, blooms pink flowers before its leaves grow, generally starts to bloom at the end of March, 2 weeks sooner than Korean azalea, and lasts for 2 weeks. Korean azalea starts to bloom from mid April, when azalea starts to fall, until mid May. Lastly, Royal azalea blossom starts to bloom from mid May to mid June.

※ In general, people do not distinguish the difference between Korean azalea and Royal azalea blossom. Usually Korean azalea that are spread at the hill of mountains blooms one month sooner than Royal azalea blossom that are generally distributed in the high ground of mountains like Birobong Peak of Sobaeksan or Nogodan Peak of Jirisan.

Azalea can be easily seen at trails in every national park. Baraebong Peak (Namwon) of Jirisan is famous beds for Korean azalea while Yeonhwabong Peak of Sobaeksan (Youngju, Danyang) and Nogodan Peak of Jirisan are representative beds for Royal azalea blossom and Namwon-si, Youngju-si, and Danyang-gun hold Royal azalea blossom festivals. Especially, Sangui Valley at Nogodan Peak of Jirisan have Korean azalea called "Sudalrae" and local festivals to greet tourists are held in the early of May.

 

National Parks

Blossom

Location

Time to bloom

Related Events

Jirisan

Royal Azalea Blossom

Seseok Pyeongjeon (Near Seseok shelter)

End of May

 

Rhododendron mucroulatum var. ciliatum, Royal Azalea Blossom

Top of Nogodan Peak area

Early May

 

Korean azalea

Baemsagol Valley, Dalgung Valley

End of April

 

Korean azalea

Baraebong Peak area (Pallangchi Buwoonchi)

End of April

Baraebong Korean azalea Festival (4.28.~5.22.)

Gyeongju

Azalea

Chunjuam Rock - Peak of Danseoksan

Early April

Danseoksan Azalea Hiking Festival (4.10.)

Gyeryongsan

Korean azalea

Yeoncheonbong Peak area

Early April

 

East of Hallyeo

Azalea

Tongyoung Bijindo

Early April

 

Seoraksan

Royal Azalea Blossom

Small Park - Biseondae, Biryong Falls, Ulsan Rock

Mid

 

Blossom

Small Park - Biseondae, Biryong Falls, Ulsan Rock

April

 

Ohsaek Spring, Heullimgol Valley, Jujungol Valley

End of April

 

Songnisan

 

Korean azalea

 

Moonjangdae - Chunwangbong Peak

Mid April

 

Haksodae - Domyeongsan

Mid April

 
Naejangsan Azalea, Korean azalea

Yugunchi - Shinseon Intersection

Early April

 

Gayasan

Azalea

Baekwoon-dong Visiting Support Center - Seo Sung Jae

Early April

 

Cheongnyang-dong Visiting Support Center - The First Peak of Namsan

Early April

 

Pig Valley Shelter - Halfway of Ohbongsan

Early April

 

Korean azalea

Halfway of Ohbongsan - The First Peak of Namsan

Mid April

 

Deogyusan

Azalea, Royal Azalea Blossom

Hyangjeokbong Peak - Jungbong Peak area

Early May

 

Odaesan

Azalea

Sangwonsa Temple - Birobong Peak

Early May

 

Royal Azalea Blossom

Jin Hill - Noinbong Peak

Mid May

 

Juwangsan

Sudalrae (Korean azalea)

Giamgyo Bridge - Jihagyo Bridge (Sangui Valley)

Early May

Juwangsan Sudalrae Festival (5.7.~5.8.)

Dadohaehaesang

Azalea , Korean azalea

Hongdo 1 borough - Dongdo 2 borough trail

Early April

 

Wooido Sangsanbong Peak - Daecho-ri trail

Early April

 

Gwanmaedo Dondaesan

Early April

 

Chiaksan

Azalea

Chiaksan Office - Seryum Falls

Early April

 

Korean azalea

Guryong Visiting Support Center - Biro Peak

Early April

 

Woraksan

Azalea , Korean azalea

Songgye Valley

Early April

 

Bukhansan

Azalea

Wooiryeong Road, Bomun Ridge

Early April

 

Sobaeksan

Royal Azalea Blossom

Yunhwabong Peak area

Mid May

- Youngju Sobaeksan Azalea Festival(5.28.~29.)- Danyang Sobaeksan Azalea Festival (5.28.~6.4.)

Wolchulsan

Azalea

Flyover - Gyeongpodae Intersection

End of March

 

Korean azalea

Dogabsa Temple - Uksaebat

Early April

 
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