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Essentials with JD # 343 **SHINAN TULIP FESTIVAL (1000 YEARS OF JEOLLA**

IMG_3771Want to do a day trip to see some amazing Tulips this weekend? Join in and celebrate 1000 years of the Jeolla Province by touring it! Shinan is having their annual tulip festival from the 11th to the 22nd of this month with over 3 million tulips!


The site is amazing and with a beautiful almost empty beach right next to it! So depart from Gwangju early and enjoy a great day trip to Shinan! ( I would also advise checking instagram #신안 #임자도 for blooming updates.

Under the theme of ‘Feast of Tulips in Imjado, Island of Wind and Sand,’ the county will present one million tulips alongside its beautiful beach.

During the festival period, residents will present a photo exhibit of Shinan’s scenery while a hiking event and a painting competition is slated for the 14th.

The county will open the festival site for free in the evening from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

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Individuals: Adults 5,000 won / Seniors & Teenagers 4,000 won / Children 3,000 won

Groups: Adults 4,000 won / Seniors & Teenagers 3,000 won / Children 2,500 won


How to get there :

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You will have to take a bus from U-Square to the ferry : tell the driver Jido Jeomam dock. Get off at the dock.  Before you take the ferry do ask how to get your bus ticket back to Gwangju.

(Last year it was sold at the convenience store located close to where bus arrives. You don’t wanna miss your bus back to Gwangju. Make sure that you prepare accordingly and also take cash.)



Then get your return ferry ticket. Make sure you take your ARC card or ID with you to get on the ferry. Once you cross the ocean take the festival shuttle bus. (Ferry schedule: 07:00-18:30 (20 min intervals) / 20:00-22:00 (1hr intervals)



From Gwangju

Take an intercity bus bound for 지도(Jido), and get off at Jido Jeomam Dock.



From Jeomam Dock

Take a passenger ferry from Jeomam Dock to Imja Dock. Transfer to a shuttle bus to arrive at the festival venue.IMG_4187

Address :

178, Daegwanghaesuyokjang-gil, Sinan-gun, Jeollanam-do

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Happy Tuliping,