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Garden and Arboreta, North-South Jeolla-do


Garden and Arboreta, North...

Daea Arboretum  - Wanju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
Info: 063-243-1951
Website: (Korean only)
Description: The arboretum is divided into several areas: a tropical arboretum, a ‘natural monument tree hill,’ an observation center for visitors to compare tree species, a rose garden, and a landscaped garden.
Closed:  January 1st, Seollal (Lunar New Year) & Chuseok
Hours:  March-October: 09:00-18:00  / November-February: 09:00-17:00
Admission: Free
Parking: Free
Getting there: KTO recommends driving as the site is difficult to reach via public transport.
Gwanbangjerim Forest  - Damnyang-gun, Jeollanam-do 
Info: 061-380-3114 (Korean only)
Website: http://tour.damyang.go.kr  (English, Japapnese, Chinese)
Description:  Gwanbangjerim is a special man-made forest that was planted to prevent flooding along Damyangcheon Stream. The Korean Forest Service selected it as “Korea’s Most Beautiful Forest”.
Hours: 24 hours
Parking: Parking along the road nearby the forest is permitted
Getting there:  From Seoul Express Bus Terminal or Dong Seoul Terminal, take the bus to Gwangcheon U-Square Terminal (takes about 3 ½ hours).  From U-Square, take Bus # 311 to Jungnogwon (about 40 min). Get off at the Jungnogwon Garden Stop, turn right, and walk straight for about 3 minutes.

Juknokwon (Bamboo Garden)  - Damnyang-gun, Jeollanam-do 
Info: 061-380-3244 (Korean)
Website:  (Korean only)     
Description: Bamboo forest
Admission: Adult W2,000 / Youth W1,500 / Child W1,000
Getting there:
-  From Express Bus Terminal, take a bus from Seoul to Gwangju (takes 3 ½ hrs).  At Gwangju Gwangcheon Terminal, take local bus 311 and get off at Jungnogwon (about 30 minutes.)

Note: For help getting information in English, contact KTO’s 061-1330 helpline.
Senior and Discount rates available at some of the sites (NB: foreign nationals may not always be eligible)
Advance reservations often required for experience programs and/or group visits.
Group rates available at most sites.
For more details, visit the Korea Tourism Organization website.


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Image Gwangbangjerim Forest
 

Last Updated on 2012-06-23


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