|Jirisan-gil Sansuyu Village (지리산길 산수유마을)|
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|Sandong-myeon in the Gurye-gun region is widely known as the home of Sansuyu (cornus fruit) and is responsible for 67% of Korea’s Sansuyu fruit production. The Sangwi Village located at the foot of the southwest side of Manbokdae Mountain (1,433m) is considered the region’s most representative village of Sansuyu. The village has a beautiful natural landscape with the snow-covered Jirisan Mountain range to its back and a small valley to its right.
Visitors to Sangwi Village can wind down at the hot spring complex near the village, which is famous for its germanium content and said to have numerous health benefits. The Sansuyu flowers of Sanwi Village typically are at full bloom between March 20th and March 31st, drawing throngs of visitors.
* Please note that blossom dates are not exact and change slightly from year to year.
|* Gurye Sansuyu Festival is held in March of every year.
Tel: +82-61-780-2390, 781-9700
|From the Gurye Terminal, take the village bus towards Sandong.
Get off at Sangwi Village.
Travel time from terminal to village: 40min.
You can also take a taxi from Gurye Terminal to the festival grounds (travel time: 30min / fare: approx. 15,000 won).