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Natural Beauty Harmony of Nature and People in Hwadam Botanic Garden


Harmony of Nature and People in Hwadam Botanic Garden1
Harmony of Nature and People in Hwadam Botanic Garden2
Harmony of Nature and People in Hwadam Botanic Garden3
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  • Address

    278-1, Docheogwit-ro Docheok-myeon, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do

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Monorail Platform: Hwadam Botanic Garden at a Glance
  • Hwadam Botanic Garden (165,000m2, 16.5 hectares) consists of fourteen themed gardens including the Natural Ecology Hall, Moss Garden, White Birch Forest, Pteridophyte Garden, Pine Tree Garden, Bonsai Garden, Rock Garden, Rose Garden, and Firefly Habitat, as well as convenience facilities such as restaurants and cafes.

    Known as the best spot in Seoul and its vicinity to appreciate autumnal foliage, the garden has a 5.3km (3.3miles) long promenade, which takes about two hours by foot. The one-way path consists of paved ways and wooden decks that are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Tickets for the monorail, which is a great way to view the garden, are not included in the admission fee, but can be purchased at the ticket booth or platforms on a first-come-first-served basis. The monorail ride takes about 20 minutes.

  • Under the platform is the Natural Ecology Hall (free admission) which houses a freshwater fish section, an insect section, and a squirrel section, which are particularly popular among children. Over the platform lies the Bridge of Promise where lovers promise their undying love to each other by hanging mini padlocks from the handrail of the bridge. To capture a special photo, visitors are recommended to wait for a monorail to pass under the bridge before taking a picture.

    Furthermore, there is the Azalea Garden, and over the garden is a cool stream where you wash your feet. Why not remove your shoes and socks and soak your feet in the water to relieve your stress? A handkerchief will be useful to wipe the feet afterward.