Photo credit: Hueree Natural Park
The 7th Hueree Maehwa Festival will take place at Hueree Natural Park in Namwon-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju Island from February 20th to March 10th
Marking its 7th anniversary this year, the festival is the first flower festival that celebrates the arrival of spring. During the festival, one can celebrate the blossoming of the Maehwa* flowers and may enjoy some flavorful and aromatic Japanese apricot tea, Makgeolli (traditional Korean rice wine), and such local delicacies as meat broth noodles*. Other activities during the festival include Korean traditional folk games, horseback riding, and a Jeju pig show.
Anyone who purchases admission tickets to Hueree Natural Park may take part in the Hueree Maehwa Festival free of charge. The park admission fee is 9,000 won, 7,000 won and 6,000 won for adults, teens and children respectively.
*Maehwa (Japanese Apricot Flowers): the flower of Japanese apricot tree which blooms in spring. The fruit of this tree is called Maesil, which is often used to make tea or liquor in Korea.
*Meat broth noodles: a local delicacy of Jeju Island; boiled pig bone broth with noodles and pork
Courtesy of: Hueree Natural Park