Surely you have heard that autumn in Korea is the season of pink grass or pink muhly? If you’re living in Seoul and want to enjoy the most beautiful nature that fall has to offer, I recommend visiting Olympic Park.
In Korea, pink muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris) blooms from September to November.
Also known as ‘hairawan muhly’, pink muhly grows up to 30-90cm in height. The grass begins to shoot up in summer, before the small leaves change colour for autumn. Additionally, these feathery flowers have the appearance of pink clouds! And so, naturally, they’re an instagram photo hotspot.
Seoul Olympic Park
Seoul Olympic Park is a multifunctional park designed for natural conservation, sports and even cultural events. Therefore, the park is divided into zones, including a sports & recreational, culture and art, ecological and historical. Moreover, Olympic Park is so large that it would take more than 3 hours to walk across the entire area.
Be sure to familiarise yourself with the park lay out and entrance locations before you visit. See more information about Olympic Park on VisitKorea’s official site >> here <<
Take a walk in the fresh air and enjoy the blessing of autumn foilage. After all, it only comes once a year! You’ll have a stunning view of Lotte tower behind a foreground of blooming pink grass. Additionally, if you’re a photography enthusiast, this is certainly a spot to bring the camera to.
Besides the pink grass, there’s lots of other nature to see here too!
- Watch the sunset, it’s magical.
- Bring warm layers. While a spot in the sunlight might keep you warm in the afternoon, it gets cold quickly as evening approaches.
- Come during the day when there’s plenty of light to see all of the autumn foilage and herbs.
- Weekdays are a lot less busy than weekends.
Address: 424 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul Operating Hours: 6:00am - 10:00pm everyday Directions: Olympic Park Station (Subway Line 5, 9 - Express, All-stop) Exit 3/4.