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Where to See Pink Muhly Grass in Korea this Autumn

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Pink Muhly grass fields are becoming an attraction during autumn in Korea that’s why I’ve listed the places where to see them.

When mid of September comes until the last of October, these lovely pink grass fields are the runway for locals and even foreigners. It’s been drawing attention since it was seen in Jeju in 2014. A restaurant first planted it, followed by a church and the Jeju eco-park. It was planted to attract customers since it’s really lovely to see and of course, take photos too.

But before we list the places where to catch the pink muhly grass in Korea during autumn let us first check some information about this grass.

What is Pink Muhly and where it came from?

Pink muhly is known as Muhlenbergia capillaris which is actually originated in the warm fields of western and central United States. In short, it is not a native in Korea. During summer these grass leaves are green and can grow up to 30 to 90 cm tall. In Korea, it will turn pink and purple in the mid of September and it will stay pink until the first week of November.

Due to its cute color pink, it catches the eyes and hearts of everyone. It’s like a dream-like when you walk in a field filled with pink grass. It became an Instagram obsession all over Korea and even tourists are flying to the country just to have that Instagrammable photo.

Where to See the Pink Muhly Grass in Korea

There are actually many spots to list but I picked the most beautiful places where you can see the lovely pink muhly grass.

Seoul

In Seoul, there are three famous places where you can catch the pink muhly grass. Honestly, the first time I saw it, I think I walked about 10,000 steps just to see it. I never thought it was known to locals too where the place has been crowded. But after the Covid breakout, autumn festivals have been postponed so there were places that are closed. Like last year, Haneul Park was closed to avoid Covid infection.

Haneul Park (하늘공원)

This park was once landfilled but the government turned it into a wonderful place where you can visit anytime you want. It has seasonal flowers, fields and you’ll be able to see a 360 degrees view of Seoul thru the ‘Bowl Full of Sky’.

There are different ways to get up to the top. You may either climb the 291 steps, hiking or take the buggy for 3000 KRW per person (2-way trip). Yearly, Haneul park celebrates the Silver Grass Festival but I am not sure if they will hold one this time since it was postponed last year due to covid.

if you want to know more about this park, you can check Haneul Park: A Landfill Turned Into Heaven.

Address: 487-48 Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Transportation: World Cup Stadium Station (Line 6), Exit No. 1.

Olympic Park (올림픽공원)

Olympic Park also joined the bandwagon of growing pink muhly grass to attract visitors too. This park is one of the wide-spaces open parks in Seoul where you can enjoy leisure and culture at the same time.  This park was created in memory of the 86 Asian Games and the 88 Seoul Olympics which the abilities and potential of Korean people have known in the whole world.

It’s also one of the parks that is easy to reach inside the city since it’s near Jamsil and Lotte World Tower. This park also has nine spots where you do a tour course by doing the ‘Gu-gyung Stamp Tour’. Also, this park is also one of the best destinations throughout the year, especially during autumn and spring.

Jamwon Hangang Park (잠원한강공원)
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If you are looking for something classic and romantic, Jamwon Hangang Park is the best place to visit not just in autumn but throughout the river. You’ll not just find pink muhly grass here but also different kinds of flowers. Since the park is along the riverside, it’s really nice to do biking with friends and family. During summer, you’ll be able to go swimming and windsurfing. If you’re not into adrenalin sports, you can just sit and watch the amazing view of the sky or sunset.

Address: 221-124 Jamwon-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Transportation: Apgujeong Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 1. Walk for approx. 800m.
Sinsa Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 5. Walk for approx. 1km.

Gyeongju

If you visit Gyeongju, you’ll find that it is also rich in history. It is where the Silla dynasty resides. It is known as Seorabeol, a coastal city in the far southeastern corner of North Gyeongsang Province in South Korea. It has a lot of tombs, temples, and pagodas. Buddhism in this place is well known because it’s a Buddhist sanctuary. A beautiful and must-visit place.

Cheomseongdae Pink Muhly Field
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If you come to Gyeongju during autumn, you’ll find the best pink muhly grass field at Cheomseongdae Observatory. This place is one of the famous attractions in Gyeongju. The observatory was constructed in the 7th century during the reign of Queen Seondok to serve as an astronomical observatory. It was designated as the National Treasure Number 31 in 1962.

Address: 839-1, Inwang-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Gyeonggi-do

If you don’t know Gyeonggi means the area surrounding the capital, that’s why when you look at the map of Korea, Seoul is surrounded by Gyeonggi-do. Aside from that, it is the most number of population all over Korea.

Gyeonggi’s main capital is Suwon City where you can find the Suwon Fortress where Moonlight Drawn By Clouds and Moon Lovers Scarlet Heart; Rye was filmed. I also found out that many of the famous aired Korean dramas were filmed here including Descendants of the Sun, Hwayugi, She Was Pretty, It’s Okay That’s Love, and even the movie The Werewolf Boy.

Herb Island (허브아일랜드)
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Herb Island was established in 1998 and is located in Pocheon, Gyeonggi-do. It is one of the biggest herbal theme parks in Korea where you can see a variety of activities including Herb and Aroma DIY programs.

If you visit during autumn, the lovely pink grass is also present and it’s nice to take photos with your OOTD. You can also try the lavender ice cream at Herb Farm. The ice cream became well known since the theme park started the Lavender festival during spring.

Address: 35, Cheongshin-ro 947-gil, Shinbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Business Hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Closed during Wednesdays
Entrance Fee: 9,000 won

Anseong Farmland [안성팜랜드]
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During autumn, you’ll be able to experience pink muhly, yellow and pink cosmos, and the pampas grass at Anseong Farmland.

Aside from that if you want to have some fun and time with kids, I highly recommend this place. The farmland does not just have different kinds of flowers but also farm animals. I believe that when you personally introduce the farm animals they’ll easily learn where our foods like milk, eggs, and others came from. Aside from that, kids can also experience feeding the animals.

The perfect time to visit Anseong Farmland is during spring or autumn. The weather is not too hot or cold. It is a huge park, so I recommend you rent a four-wheeled bicycle which costs from 12,000 won (2-3 people) to 20,000 won (6 people).

Address: 28 Daeshindu-gil, Gongdo-eup, Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-do
Opening times: February-November 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
December-January 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Entrance Fee: 12,000 won (adults) /10,000 won (children)

Baramsae Village Picnic Garden (바람새마을 소풍정원)
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This is a park in Pyeongtaek which was opened in 2013 and serves as an eco-park where families can do picnics. It has a pond that gives a reflection of the sky and others. There are also wooden walking paths, trails, pinwheels, and wooden bird poles or sotdae.

Address: Gung-ri, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do

Busan

Busan is the other largest city in Korea which has its biggest port. In the photo is the famous Haeundae beach is the most famous beach which is really full of visitors during summer. There’s a lot more to see in Busan not just the beach but even the colorful village named “Busan Gamcheon Culture Village”.

More than that, there are also islands and parks where you can see the pink muhly, flowers and other habitats.

Daejeo Ecological Park
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Daejeo Ecological park is the haven of migratory birds and has been declared one of the Natural Monuments. The pink muhly grass can be seen around the Nakdonggang River. If it’s your first time visiting and not familiar with the place wear comfortable shoes and prepare yourself for a long walk.

The ecological park is also known for the biggest Canola Festival during spring.

Address: 1246, Gonghang-ro, Gangseo-gu, Busan

Incheon

Incheon is the third-largest city in Korea and the international airport is here.  This city is known for its industrial and metropolis port but it’s also known for its China Town and open ports where tourists and even locals can come and visit anytime.

Incheon’s must-visit tourist spots are Songdo Central Park, Wolmido, Incheon Grand Park, and many more.

Incheon Airport Haneul Garden
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If you are looking for a new place to see the pink muhly grass, Incheon Airport Haneul Garden is the best for me. It’s not just about catching that lovely grass this autumn but also you’ll be able to hear and see the sound of an airplane in the sky. Just like the picture above. Amazing right?

Apart from pink muhly, the garden is also known for its wide field of canola flowers. You can get here by taking the free shuttle bus from the AREX International Airport Cargo Termina Station exit 2. Admission to the Incheon Airport Haneul Garden is free.

NOTE: The shuttle bus will not give any notice about the Haneul Garden, so speak to the driver and tell him you’ll be dropping you at the garden.

Address: 2848-6 Unseo-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon

Jeollabuk-do

Jeollabuk-do is one of the provinces of South Korea which is also known as Jeonbuk. If you heard about Jeonju Hanok Village, then it’s Jeollabuk-do. Aside from that, this part of Korea is also rich in culture and history which I really admire. The capital of Jeollabuk-do which is Jeonju served as the center of Hubaekje Kingdom (later known as Baekje Kingdom).

Borinara Hagwon Farm (보리나라 학원농장)
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Borinara Hagwon Farm or 보리나라 학원농장 is located in Gochang, a country in Jeollabuk-do, which is the largest barley farm in Korea. Its green barley farm is the most visited spot where many of our favorite Korean dramas were filmed like Goblin, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, Bridal Mask, and Tale of Nukdu. The farm usually holds an annual Barley Festival during the month of April to May while the Buckwheat Festival is held from August to October.

Aside from the green barley, it is also a home for different flowers including buckwheats, sunflowers, cosmos, and the cotton candy-like pink muhly.

Address: 54 Hagwon Farm Road, Gongeum-myeon, Gochang-gun, Jeonbuk
Transportation: Take a taxi for approximately 30 minutes from Gochang Bus Terminal

Jeju Island

Jeju Island is a very stunning place that is well known for its beach resorts and volcanic landscape of craters and cavelike lava tubes. There are a lot of places to see in Jeju like Hallasan which is the best to do hiking trail.

Jeju Island is the nest of pink muhly because it’s the place where it all started. Now it’s been all over the country and people are rushing here and there to take their best shots.

Hueree Natural Park (휴애리자연생활공원)
photo source VISIT JEJU Tourism Organization

This park is located at the foot of Hallasan Mountain on Jeju Island. It was opened to the public in 20017. It is commonly known as ‘the island within the island‘ which literally means ‘little Jeju inside Jeju‘. Hueree National Park offers different experience guides including Tangerine programs, and feeding programs for baby pigs, rabbits, and squirrels.

Address: 256, Sillyedong-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Business Hours: 09:00 am – 6:00 pm
Admission Fee: Adults 13,000 won | Teenagers 11,000 won | Children 10,000 won

There are so many beautiful spots where you can see and catch the pink muhly grass in Korea this autumn just like what I have mentioned above. But remember to follow covid precautions when you travel. In the meantime, the nearer the better. Stay safe everyone!

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18 Replies to “Where to See Pink Muhly Grass in Korea this Autumn”

  1. I just fall in love ,a hundred times with those autumn beauties ! You always amazed us with those intimate and awe details for this wonderful sight

  2. It’s so nice that we are able to see the beautiful places of Korea because of your blog.

  3. Wow really amazing pink and violet grass where can found in some places in korea.
    How I wish to experience this autumn beautiful spot in korea.
    Thank you for sharing this blog.
    I really appreciate 🥰🤗

  4. Hindi pala talaga originated from SK, but it’s nice po na marami palang Lugar na pwede kang puntahan to adore these. I wanna visit them someday and enjoy the beautiful scenery of autumn.

  5. Who would have thought that weeds can be beautiful?! We have a similar fields of weeds but in yellow flowers.

  6. I just fall in love ,with those autumn beauties ! You always amazed us with those details for this wonderful sight I really amaze sa color ng grass pink super ganda tlaga I really appreciate your blog

  7. who would have thought na merong ganito ano? it is so beautiful and so dreamy. and id definitely want to experience it. kaso naman.. papano na yung winter season na gusto ko ma experience. hahaha!! thank you for sharing this. bucket list it is!

  8. truth be told, I’m not a fan of pink color but when it naturally comes from the nature it simply looks magical! super ganda wishing one day I can see this in person.

  9. Ooh hindi pala siya originally from Korea, but it looks good there! Ganda! Maybe because the seasons are the same, tama ba? That’s why it compliments the place.

  10. Waaahhhh ang gaganda ng kulay ng mga grass , ang saya maka experience ng ganito 😍 ung ganitong lugar na pupunthan mo nakkawala ng stress 🥺 thank you for sharing this ❤️

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