It’s summer time here in South Korea and therefore it’s a popular time to travel and explore parts of the country which you might not normally. A very popular area is Gapyeong due to it’s large number of pensions (rental apartments), hotels and camping areas. A great place to visit if you’re in the Gapyeong area is The Garden of Morning Calm Arboretum (Gapyeong, South Korea) / 아침고요수목원. This 30km/sq garden opened 20 years ago and was the brainchild of Professor Han Sang-kyung.

Here are our thoughts and some key information;

Firstly a natural point the tickets cost ₩9000-8000 for adults a little less for children (prices summer 2016), which is OK but a little expensive if you’re in a family group. Secondly the garden is beautiful with each area a little different and a lot of little things to see and enjoy. There are plenty of selfie locations some more popular than others. It took us a little under 2hours to walk around as we we’re in much of rush, and we saw everything within that time. Finally it’s an arboretum so there are 1000s of different trees and flowers, it’s beautiful and relaxing to walk around.

Overall it is a little expensive for what it is, there isn’t much else apart from trees/flowers but in that regard it’s fantastic. It involves a fair amount of walking so it’s a great place to visit either before or after eating.

Pictures from The Garden of Morning Calm Arboretum

Here are some pictures from The Garden of Morning Calm Arboretum (Gapyeong, South Korea), we’ve try our best to put them in order as if you were walking around;

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Links And Map for The Garden of Morning Calm

Firstly here are a few useful links;

Official Website
Visit Korea Page
Trip Advisor Page

Second getting to the Garden of Morning Calm isn’t easy unless you’re driving (even then it isn’t simple). It has numerous pensions around it so taxis known the area pretty well. The only bus that goes there is the number 31-7 and here is a map;

Finally

As always if you have any questions about The Garden of Morning Calm and/or anything else please feel free to let us know. Either below by Email or via Twitter or Facebook.

Tim & Jeonghye
Modern Seoul
tim@modernseoul.org

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