|Korea Tourism Promotional Video: Miss Flower - An Autumn Romance|
The romantic “Miss Flower” video series shows a love story that unfolds against the backdrop of tree-lined rural roads, fields of flowers, and other major nature-themed destinations in Korea. The Miss Flower series is comprised of short films that each feature the distinct seasons of Korea through a storytelling format, woven together with picturesque images of flowers. Each of the four episodes presents a love story that takes place in a particular season, and the videos combine into one interconnected story. The fall episode features scenes and photos of an array of autumn flowers taken by professional photographers along with information on the flowers’ blooming period and filming locations. The background music complements the scenery, and was created by music director Han Ju-heon, who also created the soundtracks of well-known Korean movies including “Christmas in August” and “One Fine Spring Day.”
Korea’s fall offers the most clear and crisp weather of the year. The high autumn sky and refreshing air are a perfect occasion for enjoying a stroll or going on a hike. It is also a season abundant in fruit and other crops. A wide variety of major fall plants such as maple and ginkgo trees, chrysanthemums, and cosmos flowers are integral aspects of the autumn atmosphere. Take a trip to one of the locations introduced in this article to take in the beautiful fall colors of Korea!
Siberian Chrysanthemum of Siberian Chrysanthemum Theme Park
Located at Okjeongho Lake in Jeongeup, Jeollabuk-do, Siberian Chrysanthemum Theme Park is a popular fall travel destination. Okjeongho Lake is all the more attractive because of its serenity that marks a welcome contrast to bustling cities, and the generosity of the local people, who still live a simple, time-honored lifestyle in many respects. The lake is surrounded by clear valleys and an impressive natural environment, which includes Korea’s largest Siberian Chrysanthemum hill, located by the pine forests. In early October, the annual Siberian Chrysanthemum Festival takes place to offer a range of activities and events related to this autumn flower. Visitors can enjoy a romantic fall getaway while strolling along the walking path among a field of picturesque purple Siberian Chrysanthemum blossoms.
Maple Trees of Naejangsan National Park
Spanning across the Jeongeup, Sunchang, and Jangseong-gun areas in Jeollabuk-do, Naejangsan National Park is a bustling autumn tourist destination due to its spectacular fall foliage. The maple leaves of Naejangsan Mountain are characteristically small, delicate, and rich in color, and also go by the name “baby danpung (maple)” for they are said to resemble a baby’s palm. The mountain is covered with crimson and yellow maple leaves during this time of year. The scenery unfolds at the maple tree tunnel connecting the parking lot to Naejangsa Temple. From the Naejangsan Mountain ticket office, walk past Uhwajeong Pavilion to reach Iljumun Gate, from which the mountain’s most famous maple tunnel leads to the entrance of Naejangsa Temple. A large number of visitors flock to this area during late October and early November, so those that wish to avoid crowds should visit the mountain on weekdays during this period.
Lycoris of Seonunsa Temple
Buckwheat & Cosmos of Bukcheon
Silver Grass of Sinbulsan Mountain
Ginkgo Tree Forest in Gwangwon-ri, Nae-myeon
The ginkgo tree forest in Nae-myeon, Hongcheon, Gangwon-do, which had been strictly closed to the public for 25 years starting in 1985, has been allowing free admission during a designated 20-day period in October since 2010. Located at the far eastern end of Hongcheon County, the ginkgo tree forest is lined with around 2,000 ginkgo trees planted at intervals of 5 meters without any other tree species. During the fall, the ginkgo leaves turn yellow and create unforgettable scenery. In the vicinity is Sambong Mineral Spring, a popular tourist destination in Hongcheon. Around the ginkgo tree forest, visitors can sample local specialties and regional dishes sold by local residents.