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Geochang Gamaksan Wind Farm: Windmill Complex In Gamaksan With Purple Flowers & Misty Mountain Views

Geochang Gamaksan Wind Farm


Situated near the summit of Gamaksan, where the breeze blows through flower fields and scenic nature spots are aplenty, sits the Geochang Gamaksan Wind Farm, a hiking stop you won’t want to miss.


Various beautiful flower plots 


Geochang Gamaksan Wind Farm - plots of flowers
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Geochang Gamaksan Wind Farm is surrounded by a 50,000 sqm plot of land that is home to some of the most aesthetic flower fields you can find in South Korea. 

Geochang Gamaksan Wind Farm - purple chrysanthemums
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The most famous flowers in the area are New York Asters, purple chrysanthemums that form a sea of lustrous violet for you to take some of the most beautiful photos in your life. We bet that a photoshoot here will surely draw the envy of your social media followers.

Geochang Gamaksan Wind Farm - flowers and windmill
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Geochang Gamaksan Wind Farm also has other blooms, such as the Gujeolcho flower, chrysanthemums that are equally beautiful.

Geochang Gamaksan Wind Farm - silvergrass
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There are also plots of silvergrass that can grow as tall as you, and you can run through them and take whimsical photos and videos too.


Breathtaking mountainous photospots


Geochang Gamaksan Wind Farm - windmill
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Geochang Gamaksan Wind Farm is located 900m above sea level. At that height, nearby cities look like dioramas, the air is fresh, and the views are breathtaking.

From the complex, you get a unique top-down view of Geochang’s 3 national parks: Jirisan, Deogyusan, and Gayasan. Seeing a panoramic view of these parks might remind you of just how high up you are.

Geochang Gamaksan Wind Farm - stunning mountain view
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To let you fully appreciate the stunning views and rest your feet, the complex has observatory platforms and pavilions scattered all around.

Geochang Gamaksan Wind Farm - photozone
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There are also some sculptures in the area that you can use to frame your photos. These have the windmills in the background and you can play with camera angles for more interesting photos. 


Gamaksan Summit Observatory


Geochang Gamaksan Wind Farm - Gamaksan Summit Observatory
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On Gamaksan, there’s also a hiking trail, the Mulmaji-gil. You’ll need roughly 15 minutes to get to the summit of Gamaksan.

Geochang Gamaksan Wind Farm - summit of the observatory
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At the summit, there’s a small pavilion to take a well-deserved rest.

Geochang Gamaksan Wind Farm - Gamaksan Summit Observatory
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There are also binoculars for those who really want to enjoy the mountaintop views as a reward for completing the hike.


Getting to Geochang Gamaksan Wind Farm


If hiking is on your to-do list for your South Korea trip, drop by Gamaksan and visit the Geochang Gamaksan Wind Farm while you’re there. The sprawling rainbow-coloured flower fields and mesmerising views will make it worth your while. 

We recommend travelling via taxi to the area, as taking the bus would require a hike up towards the wind farm. 

Address: 456 Yeonsusa-gil, Sinwon-myeon, Geochang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do.

For more scenic places to visit in Korea, check out Cafe Soom, greenhouse cafe with a therapeutic viewCha-teul, a traditional teahouse with a view of the mountains; Odaesan Woljeongsa temple, a Buddhist temple in Pyeongchang; and Viaggio, acafe in Busan with its own garden, sheep & a scenic river view. Lastly, you’ll want to read our ultimate Han river park guide.


Cover image adapted from: @here_and._there via Instagram, @eunkyung_1210 via Instagram