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Enjoy the Rye Field Festival in Anseong Farmland near Seoul

WriterAdministratorDate12/10/2019

Anseong Farmland of Gyeonggi-do is a great picnic spot near Seoul. You can enjoy the hands-on farm experience with your family. You can also see the wide grassland of rye fields if you visit Anseong Farmland now.

Enjoy the Rye Field Festival in Anseong Farmland near Seoul

Anseong Farmland of Gyeonggi-do is a great picnic spot near Seoul. You can enjoy the hands-on farm experience with your family. You can also see the wide grassland of rye fields if you visit Anseong Farmland now. The Mustard Flower Festival and Rye Field Festival are the major spring festivals of Anseong Farmland. The yellow mustard flowers can't be seen as much now since the mustard flower season ended a couple of weeks ago. However, waist-high blue rye fields provide a variety of photo spots. The Rye Field Festival will continue until June 6, the first week of June. You still have more than 15 days to enjoy the festival while the weather is gradually getting hotter, so if you're planning to enjoy a picnic in the suburbs of Seoul, I recommend the Rye Field Festival of Anseong Farmland. I will introduce the attractions and rye fields of Anseong Farmland here.

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Rye Field Festival of Anseong Farmland
This was my third visit to Anseong Farmland. There are numerous hands-on farms all over the country. Half of Anseong Farmland is farms where you can see a variety of animals, and the other half is picturesque grassland that changes colors with the seasons. After seeing the animals in the farms, walk around the grassland and find photo spots here and there. Check the show schedule and enjoy a variety of shows in the Farm Experience Zone. Anseong Farmland is a perfect picnic spot especially for children. One of the greatest merits of Anseong Farmland is that it's near Seoul. It’s not too far even for driving.

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I went to Anseong Farmland early in the morning, so there weren't many people there yet. It must be very crowded if you visit on a weekend, and would be especially crowded during the day. Visit Anseong Farmland as soon as it opens its doors if you want a quieter atmosphere. Anseong Farmland opens at 10am year-round. Entry is KRW 12,000 for adults and KRW 10,000 for children. Additional fees are required for the variety of activities such as horseback riding, electric bicycle, animal feeding, and kite flying.
I bought a ticket at the ticket office and went into Anseong Farmland, where the Main Square welcomed me. In the Main Square you can find a cafeteria, a cafe selling some drinks, and good indoor places to look around. You can enjoy a variety of activities such as pizza making in the Dairy Experience Center and learn the history of Anseong Farmland in the History Room. You can also enjoy the Magic Art Hall and look around at cool landscape facilities in the Fairy-tale Village & Pond. All of the facilities that I mentioned are gathered around the main gate of Anseong Farmland. The Main Square is a great place to take a rest before or after a picnic. You will find the Farm Experience Zone beyond the Main Square. This is where your picnic really begins.

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Farm Experience Zone of Anseong Farmland
In the Farm Experience Zone at Anseong Farmland, you can see cows and ostriches run free on the farms. Cows graze on a low hill and ostriches walk around the cows, creating a peaceful atmosphere. You can see large and small farms around the vast pasture. I saw sheep and goats. I entered Anseong Farmland as soon as it opened its doors, so some animals were walking around in the streets. Even when it was crowded, a couple of animals were wandering around outside the farms. The sheep and goats were very gentle, so I was not that scared to see a couple of animals wandering around.

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You can also feed the animals here. It costs KRW 1,000 per kind of animal. You can buy carrots, hay, or bird feed. You can also see the Mountain Goat Playground and Traditional Life Exhibition Hall here. You can enjoy a variety of activities in the Farm Experience Zone, although I didn’t try any of them during this visit. Many people were enjoying horseback riding in particular. I would like to try more diverse activities on my next visit to Anseong Farmland.

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The reason that I recommend Anseong Farmland as a picnic spot is that you can also enjoy the wide variety of shows held at the Outdoor Stage of the Farm Experience Zone. You can enjoy a much wider range of shows on weekends when more people visit. In particular, you can see animal shows such as Shepherding and Running with Sheep during the major festivals of Anseong Farmland such as the Rye Field Festival and the Cosmos & Shepherd Festival. Try out a variety of activities and enjoy interesting shows in the Farm Experience Zone of Anseong Farmland. It will be a perfect picnic that you can enjoy just outside of Seoul.

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Picturesque Grassland (Rye Field Festival)
After enjoying the Farm Experience Zone, I headed to the Picturesque Grassland to look around at the rye fields. You can go to the rye fields by going up the Hilltop Road from the Farm Experience Zone. I walked up the hill a bit, and suddenly a wide grassland was spread out in front of me. Since Anseong Farmland is not far from Gongdo-eup in Anseong-si, I first thought that its grassland wouldn’t be very big, but the wide grassland showed a magnificent view contrary to my expectations. As shown in the photo above, most of the grassland is now full of deep blue rye fields. You can see the view shown above right now, between spring and summer.

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You can also see yellow mustard flowers to one side of the Picturesque Grassland. Since the mustard flower season has ended, there were not many places to see mustard flowers, and the flowers had withered a bit. If you are planning to visit Anseong Farmland now, you will enjoy the rye fields more than the mustard flowers. You can see many sculptures which make good photo spots. You can also take the best photos ever in the ambience of the rye fields. Although it was a bit hot, I could cool off thanks to the spring breeze while walking in the Picturesque Grassland.

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You can find places to rest here and there while enjoying a stroll among the rye fields of Anseong Farmland. Numerous movies and soap operas were filmed in Anseong Farmland because of its beautiful view. Some of the photo spots show the filming s, which it is also fun to find. You can walk around slowly or ride a bike around Anseong Farmland.

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You can ride a pedal car along the Pasture Bike Path in the Picturesque Grassland of Anseong Farmland. There are 2 types of pedal cars, 2 to 3 seaters and 4 to 6 seaters.

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Do you wonder how you would go to Anseong Farmland using public transportation?
I visited Anseong Farmland by public transportation once. It was a weekday, so unfortunately there was no shuttle bus. A shuttle bus runs between Anseong Farmland and Gongdo Bus Terminal on weekends and holidays. If you are planning to visit Anseong Farmland for a picnic on a weekend or holiday, check the bus schedule first on the Anseong Farmland website. You can go from Gongdo Bus Terminal to Anseong Farmland by shuttle bus. You will have to take a taxi on weekdays. It takes about 10 minutes from Gongdo Bus Terminal to Anseong Farmland for a taxi fare of around KRW 5,000. An express bus leaves from Gongdo Bus Terminal for Seoul (Gangnam) at 15 to 20-minute intervals. You can also take an intercity bus to eastern Seoul, Suwon, Cheonan, etc. In most cases, buses from Anseong Bus Terminal stop by the Gongdo Bus Terminal. A bus arrives at Gongdo Bus Terminal 15 to 20 minutes after departing from the Anseong Bus Terminal.

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Anseong Farmland is a perfect picnic spot near Seoul. You can see a variety of animals and enjoy some animal shows in the Farm Experience Zone. In the Picturesque Grassland, you can look around at the rye fields which are just now in season. As mentioned earlier, you can see yellow mustard flowers from April to early May, and garden cosmos in fall. It may feel a bit hot to walk among the refreshing rye fields, but now is the perfect time for a picnic just outside of Seoul. This is an amazing place for a family picnic or a one-day trip to the suburbs of Seoul.