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Thousands of Daffodils in Korea: House of Yu Gi-Bang in Seosan

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If you are looking for a stunning spring destination, Seosan city in Chungnam Province should definitely be on your list! While cherry blossoms are all the rage in spring, did you know that you can also find a fairytale-like place with thousands of yellow daffodils in Korea? More specifically, head to the House of Yu Gi-Bang, a historic hanok house that is surrounded by beautiful daffodils in the springtime.

What is the House of Yu Gi-Bang?

This beautiful hanok house remains from the Japanese colonial era and was designated as Chungcheongnam-do Folklore Cultural Heritage No. 23.

The house sits in front of a pine-forested hill. The house itself has several rooms, including servants’ quarters and a pavilion in front of the main building.

Due to its unique style and beautiful surroundings, the House of Yu Gi-Bang was also featured on the K-Drama ‘Mr. Sunshine’.

 

Note: Flowers bloom between March and May.

Hours: Every day: 9:00am ~ 6:00pm

Admission: W5,000

Amenities: There’s are bathrooms and a small “cafe” area to get drinks.

Parking: There is a small and a large lot for parking nearby.

Pets are not allowed to enter.

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How to get to the House of Yu Gi-Bang

Address: 72-10 Imunan-gil, Unsan-myeon, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, Korea (충남 서산시 운산면 이문안길 72-10)

Drive: The easiest and quickest way to get to the House of Yu Gi-Bang is by car. There’s a parking lot right in front of the house.

By Public Transportation: Make sure you’ve got your TMoney card topped off and head to Seoul’s Nambu Bus Terminal. From the Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal, take a bus to Unsan Intercity Bus Stop. This ride takes about 1.5 hours and costs around W10,000.

Then go outside the terminal to the main street to bus stop #13605. Take bus 45-2 and get off at the next stop just five minutes up the road.

From there, you’ll need to walk to the House of Yu Gi-Bang. From the bus stop, walk back just a few steps and cross the street to follow it to the House of Yu Gi-Bang. It takes about 15 minutes to reach the house.

Worth a visit?

Definitely! This is the best place to see daffodils in Korea. The house itself is rather small but the garden behind the house where the daffodils grow between March and May is quite big. Having said that, the House of Yu Gi-Bang is only a great destination outside of the spring season when you’re already in the area in combine it with other places to visit.

However, to die-hard ‘Mr. Sunshine’ fans, the house might be a popular destination year-round.

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The Most Beautiful Daffodils in Korea

Spring is my favorite season in Korea – hands down. I love to go cherry blossom watching. They are absolutely stunning but they do not bloom for very long. The daffodils on the other hand bloom for quite a long time, from March to May.

Therefore, if you are looking for a “break” from the cherry blossoms, the daffodils at Yu Gi-Bang are a great destination.

 

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