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Seoul Silver Grass Festival is perfect way to spend cool autumn day Updated: 2019-10-18 16:18:49 KST

The leaves have already changed color on several mountains around Korea.
Seoraksan and Odaesan mountains will see leaves reach their peak autumn colors this weekend, and mountains near the capital will be the most beautiful next week, followed by southern regions such as Hallasan mountain on Jeju island reaching their peak in early November.
But as well as enjoying the red and orange autumn leaves on the mountains, there are plenty of other places where people can enjoy the autumn weather.
One such place is Haneul Park ,… located at the highest point of World Cup Park in western Seoul.
With the Seoul Silver Grass Festival kicking off on Friday,… Haneul Park is packed with people taking in the calm autumn breeze and vividly-colored plants.
The vast expanse of grass that's peppered with tall silver grass attracts plenty of couples.

"We came up to Seoul for the first time from Masan. We came here by chance and it's really nice."

The silver grass is not the only attraction to catch your eye at Haneul Park.

"Two other popular plants in this park are the Pink muhly grass, which has an attractive soft pink color, and the broom cypress, a small rounded plant which turns red as it matures."

Visitors are busy snapping photos with friends in front of a huge bloom of cotton candy.

"I thought there would only be silver grass. It's beautiful to see pink muhly grass as well."

Broom cypress is another crowd-pleaser.
This ornamental plant with bright red leaves spruces up the scene even more.

"It's very beautiful here and very special. We love it."

The Seoul Silver Grass Festival runs through next Thursday.
This year, the festival will stay open until 10 pm every night, meaning visitors can enjoy the festival for two more hours than usual.
However, bear in mind that, as this weekend is the only weekend during the festival period,… big crowds are expected.
Kim Bo-kyoung, Arirang News.
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