Between April and May by the lunar calendar, along the Jubangcheon River at Mt. Juwangsan displays Korean azaleas in full bloom.
Mt. Juwangsan?has wonderful Korean azaleas that are in full bloom. There are other attractions within the mountain as well. Jubangcheon River has Korean azaleas alongside, there are boxwoods growing on a rock at the mountaintop, thousand-year-old moss, and Matsutake mushrooms are just some natural beauty that has hikers keep coming back. Out of all these beautiful attractions, the Korean azaleas are the number one attraction for everyone. The color of Korean azalea is similar to that of Korean rosebay but slightly darker. Peculiarly, it has 20 dark red spots on each petal.
Mt. Juwangsan is the best scenic area in the?Gyeongbuk region. It is called Sogeumgang because of the beautiful streams, waterfalls, strangely shaped rocks and peaks, and dense forest create picturesque sceneries. The legends of King Ju attached to many places of Mt Juwangsan add mystery to this mountain. There is also a legend to the Korean azaleas blooming along the Jubangcheon River.
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Host: Cheongsong County & Cheongsong County Festival Organizing Committee / +82-54-870-6227
Festival Date: May 3 ~ 4, 2014
Five buses per day depart for Juwangsan National Park from Dongseoul Bus Terminal in Seoul.
Departure times: 8:40 / 10:20 / 10:50 / 14:20 / 15:00
Return times: 10:30 / 14:08 / 15:48 / 17:02
Five buses depart daily from the Busan Dongbu Inter-City Terminal at Nopo-Dong Station (the northern termination of Subway Line 1).
Departure times: 7:40 / 11:30 / 13:20 / 15:00 / 18:00
Return times: 6:40 / 8:10? 13:10 / 14:10 / 17:40
Fare: 17,800 won
Travel time: 3 hours 3 minutes
Seven buses depart from Daegu Dongbu Inter-City Bus Terminal.
Departure times: 7:40 / 9:10 / 10:10 / 11:10 / 13:15 / 16:30 / 17:40
Local buses leave several times daily from Cheongsong town, for the Daejeonsa area or the Dalgi area.
NOTE: All return tickets can be purchased from the vending machine in the Juwangsan Bus Station, below the visitor center.
NOTE: ALL DATES CAN CHANGE DUE TO FESTIVAL ORGANIZATION’S CONDITIONS. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE OR CALL THEM BEFORE PLANNING TO ATTEND THIS FESTIVAL. IN THE CASE THERE ARE ANY CHANGES THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF, PLEASE SHARE IT WITH US AT firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU!