The Garden of Morning Calm, Gapyeong-gun

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Visit the oldest private garden in the country, The Garden of Morning Calm. Walk the scenic route and admire the perfectly conceptualized garden. Designed by Professor Han Sang-kyung, it contains 20 differently themed areas, each of which allows you to enjoy the classic beauty of the lush vegetation. The garden grounds cover over 30,000 sq m (322,917 sq ft) and host many festivals throughout the year. See over 5,000 different kinds of plants and enjoy the walk among some of the rarest wild flowers on the asymmetrical, curvy paths. With our world travel planner, Gapyeong-gun attractions like The Garden of Morning Calm can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This was my second visit. Both visits were in the mornings (around 9 am). Again I looked for the beautiful tulips; they still had the dew drops on before 10 am. Soon afterwards the sun would dry the d...  more »
  • Visited the garden after winter and got to see the lights. The place was surrounded and designed by various lights and it is so beautiful.  more »
  • We went there by a local tour on 30 April. It was the first stop of our one day tour. We arrived early in the morning after 1.5hrs drive from Seoul. Not many visitors were there when we arrived. The g...  more »
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  • View of the tulips of varying colors is so relaxing to the eyes. Spot the Juniper which was the symbol of the garden and said to be 1,000 years old already. Visit during the morning for a breath of really fresh and cold air. Guide maps are available for ease in exploring the garden.
  • Usually the last stop of those doing a whole day Gapyeong tour. Although winter means dry plants and trees with no leaves, it also means frozen lakes and freezing weather which I'm more than glad to experience since we don't have winter season in my country. We didn't see it but there's a light display in the garden during the winter season. :) I'm happy that we were able to maximize the day and have enough time to tour around this garden. Very serene, beautiful and informative place - where you can see a lot of plants that are endemic in South Korea. Not to mention that some Kdramas were shot here.
  • A good place to get back to nature. However The season was just not right even though suppose to be spring. Too cold due the temperature. Would be better had the weather was warmer. Seen tulips which were blooming very nicely but some wild flowers struggling to bloom
  • Beautiful views. We went during the day. There are many things that light up at night. It would be even better at bit. Scenery was amazing. Definitely worth the visit of you appreciate the views.
  • My friend had been asking for a long time for us to go there, but we always ended up being nearby after closing time during our road trips. This time, we planned to go there and it was a mind blowing experience. There's a light festival going on right now, which will close in a few days.
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