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Natural Beauty The Garden of Morning Calm


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    432, Sumogwon-ro Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

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Morning Calm Gallery: The Most Beautiful Korean Garden
  • The Morning Calm Gallery showcases photos that show the history and four seasons of the garden. Nestled at the foot of Mt. Chungnyeongsan (879 meters) in Gapyeong-gun, the Garden of Morning Calm is, according to CNN, the most attractive Korean garden and one of the "beautiful places to visit in South Korea".

    The Garden was founded in 1996 by horticulture professor Han Sang-kyung and his wife, Director Yi Young-ja, who together plowed the 33hectare plot of land and built a garden for themselves at Mt. Chungnyeongsan, home to South Korea's largest pine forest. The beauty of the arboretum became more widely known after it was used as a shooting in the movie Letter (1997) starring Park Shin Yang and Choi Jin Sil.

  • The name "Morning Calm" originated from the book titled Choson, Land of Morning Calm written by American astronomer P. Lowell, who visited the then Korean dynastic kingdom in 1883. The garden is divided into more than twenty themed areas (including the Korean Garden, Sunken Garden, Eden Garden, Heaven Garden, Bonsai Garden) and indoor facilities (indoor garden, Green House, Alpine House, etc.), and has some 5,000 different species of plants and 2 million trees.

    On autumn weekends the Morning Calm Gallery rents hanbok costumes so that visitors can have themselves photo'd in the Korean Garden wearing a hanbok. In winter, the Lighting Festival is held, offering amazing nighttime views of the garden.