Find the Cosmos Now!
The fall flowers are abloom!
Find the nearest field of cosmos and go, go, and maybe go one more time before autumn ends and winter arrives. Autumn always ends much sooner than expected, so don’t waste any time. This plot of pink and white beauties was found on the north banks of the Han River to the west of the Mangwon swimming pool. Most of the picnickers in the area stay on the east side of the pool and completely miss the beautiful flowers, fountains and paths to the west. If you’re in the area it’s an ideal place to have a snack or a meal and soak up the end of the summer sun rays and see some beautiful posies.
There are fields of cosmos flowers all over the country and shouldn’t be too hard to find for those not in the Mangwon area though. One place to head is the Samcheok King’s Cosmos Festival out in Gangwon-do for a particularly large field of flowers and a festival to boot. I’ve seen the flowers lining streets in Suwon and Chuseok break had friends posting pictures of cosmos fields in Gyeongju, on the way out of the city to Incheon and in other parks in Seoul. Put on your tennis shoes, grab your camera and find them wherever you can before the pinks and yellows of summer fade and the whites, browns and greens take over for winter.