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Botanical Gardens - Gyeonggi-do


Botanical Gardens - Gyeong...

Ansan Botanical Garden   - Ansan
Info 031-481-3168 (Korean only ) or 031-1330
Website  (Korean only)
Description: Tropical garden and marsh plants.
Hours: Winter season 10:00 - 17:00 / Summer season 10:00 - 19:00
Getting there: Take bus 11, 11-2 or 125 at Hanyang University at Ansan station on subway line 4 (stop 449) / Take bus 11, 11-2, 76, 99-1, 99-2 or 125 at Sangnoksu station on subway line 4 (stop 448) / take bus 11 or 11-2 at exit 4 of Suwon station on subway line 1 (stop P155).

BCJ (Byeokchoji) Botanical Garden - Paju
Info:  031-957-2004 (Korean only) or 031-1330
Website:  (Korean only)
Description: Natural getaway for urban residents
Hours: 09:00-Sunset (subject to change)
Parking available
Admission: 
April – October: W7,000 (weekdays) W8,000 (weekends) / Children W5,000
November-March: W6,000 (everyday) /Children W4,000 (under 3 free)
Parking: Free
Getting there:  At Samseong Station on subway line 2 (stop 219) go out Exit 8. Cross the large intersection 80m ahead. Take Bus 703, and get off at Gwangtan Samgeori (3-way Intersection) Bus Stop. Transfer to Bus 15 or 67 and get off at Domasan Elementary School Bus Stop. BCJ Gardne is located across the street.

Garden of Morning Calm – Gapyeong-gun
Info: 1544-6703 (Korean only)
Website:  (some English)
Description: An example of a typical Korean garden.
Hours:  April – October: 8:30am - 8:30pm / November - March 9pm-- 8:30pm
Admission :
April – November: Weekdays- Adult W7,000 / Youth W5000 / Child  W4,000
Weekend & Holidays- Adult W8,000 / Youth W5,000 / Child W4,000
December – March: Adult W5,000 /Youth W4,000 / Child W3,000
Getting there:
1. Bus:  Sangbong Intercity Bus Terminal or Dong Seoul Bus Terminal- Get off at Cheongpyeong Bus Terminal- Take a bus or a taxi to the garden.
* Cheongnyang-ri Station- Take Bus No. 1330 and get off at Cheongpyeong- Take a bus or a taxi to the garden
2. Train: From Cheongnyang-ri Station, take a train bound for Chuncheon and get off at Cheongpyeong Station (1 hour ride). Then take a taxi (~30 min) or rent a car.
b)Cheongpyeong → The Garden of the Morning Calm: Taxi (20-25 min) or rent a car.

Hantaek Botanical Garden - Oksan
Info: 031-333-3558
Email: hantaek@hantaek.co.kr
Website: (Korean only)
Description: Largest botanical garden in Korea, covering 600 square kilometers
Hours: : 9am-Sunset ( Ticket selling until 5pm)
Admission:   Weekdays- Adult W7,000 / Youth W5,500 / Child W4,000
Weekend, holidays:  Adult W8,500 /Youth W6,000 / Child W5,000
Getting there: Take a bus from Nambu Bus Terminal to Baekam Terminal and take bus no10-4 to the Hantaek Botanical Garden
6. short description of the place: The Hantaek Botanical Garden in Yongin, Gyeonggi is the largest botanical garden in the country, covering 600 square kilometers including the 230-square-kilometer East Garden, which is open to the public. Because of the size, visits need to be carefully planned.

Haeyeorim Botanical Gardens  - Yeoju-gun
Info: 031-882-1700 (Korean only)
Website:  (Korean only)    
Description: Features include Cheonyeonji Pond (lotus flowers), Dongeuibogam Garden (medicinal herbs) and Haeyeorim Observatory, offering a bird’s-eye view of the garden. 
Hours: 09:00-18:00 (last admission one hour before closing)
Parking available
Admission: Adults W8,000 / Child W7,000  / Under 3 Free
Getting there: From Gangbyeon Station, subway line 2 (stop 214) Exit 1. Take Bus 1113-1 and get off at Gonjiam Terminal. (곤지암터미널). Or, from Jamsil Subway Station  (stop 216)  Exit 6.  Take Bus 500-1 and get off at Gonjiam Terminal.From Gonjiam Terminal, take a local bus bound for Yangpyeong.
Get off at Sangpum-ri Samgeori (3-way intersection) Bus Stop.

Pocheon View Garden - Pocheon
Info : 031-534-1136 (Korean only)
Website:  (Korean only)     
Description: Korea’s first ‘agricultural scenic garden’.
Hours: April-November 09:00 ~ 18:00
Admission: Adult W4,000 / Child W3,000
Getting there: Take a bus to Wasu-ri or Seochang-ri at the Dong Seoul Terminal, (takes about one hour). Get off at Il-dong and take a bus that goes to Yudong-ri (entrance of the garden) – Bus no. 5, 7, or 66-1 which takes 5 minutes.

Pyunggang Botanical Garden  - Pocheon
Info 031-531-7751 (Korean only)
Website:   (Korean only)
Description: Exhibits both native plants and around 5,000 species of plants from across the globe. The garden is divided into 12 themed areas,
Hours:  May ~ October 08:30 - 18:00 /  November ~ April 08:30 - 17:00
Parking Free
Admission:
April – October: Adult W5,000 / Youth W4,000 / Child W3,000 / Under 3 Free
November – March: Adult W3,000 / Youth W2,000 / Child W1,500 / Under 3 Free
Getting there:  From Seoul, take a bus to Pocheon or Uncheon from the Dong Seoul. Terminal and get off at Uncheon. (takes about 2 hours) or from Uijeongbu, take a bus to Pocheon or Uncheon from the Uijeongbu Terminal and get off at Uncheon. (Takes about 70 minutes. )
In Uncheon, take bus 71 that runs from Uncheon to Sanjeong Lake and get off at the entrance of Jeonghang-dong (Umulmok). There is no public transportation for 2 kilometers from the entrance of Jeonghang-dong to the Pyunggang Botanical Garden; it’s about a 30 minute walk or take a taxi at Uncheon.

Semiwon   - Yangpyeong
Info: 031-775-1834
Website: semiwon.or.kr (Korean only)
Description: Features water plants known for their natural purification properties..
Closed Mondays (except if Monday is a national holiday)
Hours: March-November: 09:00-18:00 / December-February: 09:00-17:00
Last admission: 30min before closing.
Admission: Adult W4,000 / Child, Youth W2,000
Directions:
1) From Cheongnyangni Station, subway line 1 (stop 124) or Jungang Line), Exit 4, take Bus 167 and get off at Yangsu-ri Bus Stop.
2) From Gangbyeon Station, subway line 2 (stop 214), Exit 4. Take Bus 2000-1 and get off at Yangseo Culture & Sports Park.

Seoul Grand Park  Botanical Garden - Gwacheon
Info:  02-1330
Email: grandpark.seoul.go.kr
Website:  (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Description: Located in Seoul Grand Park, the garden features 1,263 plant species.
Hours: Summer:  09:00 ~ 19:00 / Winter: 09:00~18:00  (last admission one hour before closing)
Parking: Available
Admission: Adult W2,000 / Youth W1,500 / Childl W1,000
Getting there: Exit #1 of Seoul Grand Park Station, subway line 4 (stop 437). Walk 400m and turn right at the Seoul Land Information Desk.  Walk 600m along the Gwacheon Reservoir,  past the zoo and continue straight for 300m.

Note: For help getting information in English, contact KTO’s 031-1330 helpline.
Senior and Discount rates available at some of the sites (NB: foreign nationals may not always be eligible)
Group rates available at most sites.
Advance reservations often required for experience programs and/or group visits.
For more details, visit the Korea Tourism Organization website.

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Image: Garden of the Morning Calm

Last Updated on 2012-06-23


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