The fireflies of Muju are considered to be so special, that they have been designated as one of Korea’s natural monuments.

The Muju Firefly Festival takes place every fall in the pure environment of Muju, a natural habitat for fireflies and the marsh snails the fireflies feed on. The festival offers many attractions and activities to learn more about the beautiful nature and creatures that live in it.

Of the various programs of this festival, the nighttime fireflies exploration event, which starts at 8pm, is the most popular. There are other hands-on events to help visitors experience the fireflies’ natural environment, such as the trout fishing and rafting.