Saturday, March 22, 2014

2014 Feb: South Korea: Jade Garden

The reason I wanted to go back to Korea, to see this place from That Winter, The Wind Blows, SBS and Love Rain, KBS.

On my way to Incheon last month, I was able to finish the movie, You are My Pet (last scene is also taken there).  


English Boarder and Italian Garden:
Love Rain - KBS 2012; That Winter, The Wind Blows - SBS 2013


That Winter, The Wind Blows - SBS 2013



That Winter, The Wind Blows - SBS 2013


Love Rain - KBS 2012


Love Rain - KBS 2012


Love Rain - KBS 2012


Love Rain - KBS 2012


Love Rain - KBS 2012


That Winter, The Wind Blows - SBS 2013

Photos taken during my trip.  You'll notice the difference between the summer and peak winter.  If you have a choice, skip the post winter season, it seems that the place is dull for a visit.  Most of the tree branches were covered and protected from the snow, there were no flowers as well in the area.  The post-winter mood is sadder than autumn peak.




Door going to the cafe and restaurant





















Location

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강원 춘천시 남산면 서천리 산111번지
Jade Garden Natural Arboretum
Namsan-myeon Seocheon-ri San 111 Chuncheon-si Gangwon-do 200-914 Telephone: 033-260-8300 Fax: 033-263-3003
www.jadegarden.kr
http://www.hanwharesort.co.kr/irsweb/resort3/tpark/tp_intro.asp?tp_cd=0400

How to get there?
Go to Gyeongchun Line and drop-off at Gulbongsan Station.    You either walk to the arboretum, but we preferred to take a cab heading to the garden.  On you way back to the subway, request the ticket counter to call for a cab on your behalf. [Click here for directions]


Summary of 3 days itinerary in 2014 Seoul Trip:

Day
Places to see
Food and Restaurants
Where to Sleep
Day 1
Late Dinner at 2am in near GS25, Myeongdong Exit 8
Breakfast at Droptop
Lunch at Basement Hole in the Wall Japanese Restaurant (Gangnam)
Mango Six (Gangnam)
Dinner at Tokyo - Japanese Restaurant (Gangnam)
K-pop Residence II in Myeongdong
Day 2
Breakfast at De Chocolate Café (Chungmuro)
Lunch at Restaurant in Jade Garden
Dinner at Basement Hole in the Wall Korean Restaurant (Myeongdong)
K-pop Residence II
Day 3
Paris Croissant (Anguk)
Dinner at Basement Hole in the Wall Korean Restaurant (Insadong)
Paris Baguette (Myeongdong)
K-pop Residence II