Delicate flowers are more than just a delightful view. Have you ever tried lotus flower tea? Have you heard of lotus flower paper? Have you ever seen how lotus flower soap is made? In fact, you can enjoy the floral beauty as well as engage in a range of workshops yourself at Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival. It's held around mid-July, often the second or the third week of the month when lotus is in its prime, though the blooming season starts already in late spring.
The festivities take place in Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, the neighbourhood famous for its lush wide fields of lotus flowers. Apart from the flowers themselves, you'll see lots of painted faces, and the king and queen of the festival are always the most outstanding figures at the party. Night parades and fireworks wind up the festivities. Koreans love to celebrate lotus with the highest honours, as the flower is a symbol of Buddha.