Designed to represent the famous poetic reference of Korea as “The Land of the Morning Calm”, the Garden of Morning Calm first opened its doors to the public in 1996 and holds the distinction of being the oldest maintained private garden in the country. It was cultivated by Horticulture Professor Hang Sang-kyung, of Sahmyook University. His vision was to create a garden that would become world-famous and spread the concept of Korean beauty throughout the world. The inspiration for the garden stemmed from a poem written by Sir Tagore, a great Indian poet, who described Korea during the Joseon Dynasty as "The Land of the Morning Calm."
Over 600,000 visitors come to enjoy the scenic walkways, trimmed meadows, and flower beds that connect the garden's 20 different themed sections every year. The most famous attraction, especially amongst Korean visitors, is the Sukgeun Garden. This garden is shaped like the Korean Peninsula, representing the desire of people from both the North and South for reunification. The Garden of Morning Calm has also served as a beautiful setting for many famous Korean films, TV shows, and dramas, such as, “The Letter” (1997),” “Detective K” (2015), “You’re Beautiful” (2009), “Love in the Moonlight” (2016), and “Infinity Challenge”.
The garden strives to preserve and embrace the Korean concept of beauty with its delicate balance between natural curves, open spaces, asymmetric shapes, natural and artistic objects, all intertwined in a harmonious elegance. It encompasses about 30,000㎡ of space and is open to the public year-round. The garden is home to over 5,000 kinds of plants, including 300 varieties native to Baekdusan Mountain – the spiritual mountain of the Korean people. Every season special festivals show a new side and color of the various sections of the garden for guests to enjoy.
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|Youth (Middle~High School Students)||7,000 KRW|
|Kid (36 Months ~ Elementary School)||6,000 KRW|
|Adults for discount (Aged 65 +)||7,500 KRW|
|Youth and kids for discount (Disabled)||5,000 KRW|
For Groups (More than 30 people, Weekdays Discount)
|Youth (Middle~High School Students)||6,000 KRW|
|Kid (36 Months ~ Elementary School)||5,000 KRW|
|Adults for discount (Aged 65 +)||6,500 KRW|
|Youth and Kids for discount (Disabled)||4,500 KRW|
- Smoking and Drinking is prohibited in all areas of the garden
- Do not collect plants, insects or stones. You will be punished according to relevant law
- Please follow the guided route for own safety
- Re-entry is not available during the same day
- The Garden is not responsible for loss, and damage of your tickets, belongings or physical injuries from carelessness
- Prior reservation is required for a discount of a group more than 30 people.
- Do not bring pets or flammable equipment
South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, Gapyeong-gun, 상면 Sang-myeon, Sumogwon-ro, 432 The Garden of Morning Calm
It departs from Yongsan Station, or Cheongryangri Station to arrive at Cheongpyeong Station
You need to reserve the ticket for the ITX here: http://www.letskorail.com/ebizbf/EbizBfTicketSearch.do
You can take the Intra- City Bus from Cheongpyeong Terminal, which will take you to the Garden.
Or you can take the Gapyeong City Tour Bus from Cheongpyeong Station, which will take you to the Garden.