Monday, October 30, 2017

South Korea: Gyeonggi-do: The Garden of Morning Calm

The Garden of Morning Calm
Location: 432, Sumogwon-ro, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 가평군 상면 수목원로 432)

How to get there?
Make your way to Cheongpyeong Station Exit 2, this is the bus stop for Gapyeong City Tour.  Wait for a bus that looks like below.  The driver will not accept T-money payment, instead you have to pay in cash (exact cash of 6,000krw).

If you want to take taxi instead, use Exit 1.

Recommended schedule below in red.  [Reference

At a normal course of a commuter bus, it will take 41 minutes.  But the Gapyeong tour will take just about 15-20 minutes. 

Buy your tickets and make sure to present your discount coupons. Luckily we were able to get 22% discount at 7,000krw for adult and 6,000krw for senior citizen (just present their passport and tell them their age).

How did it started?
'Morning Calm' began in the heart of Professor Han, after visiting many gardens throughout the world, he felt the need to build a model for Korean people.

Photos from 2016 November Visit

Millennium Juniper

Bonsai Garden

Kids can enjoy making miniature plants with bear designs.

Green House featured the Chrysanthemum Festival with other flora exhibition.

Photos from 2017 October Visit

Filming Location
The Pond Garden
Which became more popular as it was used in Park Bogum's Love in the Moonlight (or Moonlight Drawn by Clouds).  

Love in the Moonlight (KBS, 2016)
I'm Not a Robot (Robosi Aniya, Dec 21 2017, MBC) Ep 12

When members of Santa Maria Team "Hoktal" Kang Dong-won (Song Jae-ryong) and "Ssanip" (Eddie Park) are having snacks, sitting under the trees and watching Aji3 and her Master from a far.

When Sun-hye (Lee Min-ji, cafe owner) is teaching Kim Min-kyu (Yoo Seung-ho, greatest shareholder of a financial company) ideas about dating. He is walking with Aji3/Jo Ji-ah (Chae Soo-bin) on this garden.

Summary of 4 days itinerary in 2016 Seoul Trip:

Places to see
Food and Restaurants
Where to Sleep
Day 1
Swanhouse in Hongdae
Day 2
English Village
The Farmer's Table
Swanhouse in Hongdae
Day 3
Good Morning Café
University Cafeteria
Swanhouse in Hongdae
Day 4
Myeongdong Church
Myeongdong Shopping Street
N Seoul Tower
Yeouido Hangang Park
Dunkin Donuts
Swanhouse in Hongdae

Itinerary Reference
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