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Beautiful blossoms

July 06,2018
Visitors to Semiwon, a garden located in Yangpyeong County, Gyeonggi, walk over lotus flowers in full bloom. These flowers are common in Buddhist art and represent divine beauty and purity of heart and mind. The garden is currently holding a lotus festival, which runs till Aug. 19. Tickets are 5,000 won ($4.47) for adults.

Each summer, lotus flower festivals take place across the country. One of these events is the 10-day Buyeo Seodong Festival. This year’s event kicks off today at the Gungnamji Pond in Seodong Park, which is located in Buyeo County, South Chungcheong. Admission is free.

Another lotus flower festival, known as the Lotus & Water Lily Festival will take place in the Water Garden at Hallim Park, located on Jeju Island. The annual event will take place from this Sunday to Aug. 26. Visitors to the festival will have the opportunity to see a wide range of water plants. Admission is 11,000 won for adults. [YONHAP]