Taejongsa Temple, home to Korea's largest hydrangea habitat, hosts its annual hydrangea festival, from June 24 to July 2.
Since 2006, the festival has attracted numerous visitors to its violet and pink-hued hydrangea in full bloom all over the temple grounds. The temple has hosted more than 10,000 visitors each year eager to drink in the colors and beauty of the scene.
About 5,000 different hydrangea in 40 varieties come from around the world.
Taejongsa Temple, designated as a national cultural property, is host to several other unique sights such as Buddha's sari (small crystals sometimes found among cremated remains of monks and regarded as sacred relics) and the Bodhi tree, a gift from Sri Lanka.
○ Period: June 24 - July 2, 2017
○ Venue: Taejongsa Temple in Taejongdae Park, Yeongdo-gu
○ Hosted by: Taejongsa Temple
- How to get there: Busan Station (Metro line 1), exit 7. Take bus 88 or 101 and get off at the Taejongdae bus stop. Take a Danubi train at the Taejongdae entrance (exiting at Taejongsa) or walk toward the temple from there.
VIDEO: Taejongsa Temple Hydrangeas Festival 2016