Sunday, January 18, 2015

Garden of Morning Calm (winter)

 Location: 432, Sumogwon-ro, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do ( 경기 가평군 상면 수목원로 432 )

Operating hours: Open all year round except there is different season

* Spring: Spring Garden Festival 
* Summer: Festival of Roses, Hydrangeas and Roses of Sharon 
* Autumn: Festival of Chrysanthemums and Autumnal Tints 
* Winter: Lighting Festival

How to get there: Get off at Cheongpyeong station and take the shuttle bus to garden of morning clam. This bus service can also be used to go to nami island, Cheongpyeong Lake and Petite France. The cost is 5k and u can choose to take any number of rides during that day. If u are intending to go through all the attractions around this area, it is recommended that u set off early in the morning from seoul as the journey from Seoul took us close to 2hours. 

Entrance fees:
Weekdays: Adults -8000won | Youth (middle to high school students) 6000won | Children 5000won | Seniors 6000won
Weekend: Adults -9000won | Youth (middle to high school students) 6500won | Children 5500won | Seniors 6000won

This is another dream place which I seen on television a few years back. I did not visit during summer as winter is way way more beautiful. Let start the journey from the day time.

Here we can see the history of the garden of morning calm but mostly in korean ...

Different parts of the garden

Small part of the garden still in green :)

Day time

During the day time, it is already very nice with against the beautiful mountain and clear blue sky :)
There is also a cafe nearby which you can sit down and enjoy tea/coffee while waiting for the night time.

Let the Magical moment begins :)

Welcome to Heaven :)  This place is just too beautiful with all different lighting ranging from plants to animals and even angel ^^ I really love the lightning especially the small church with 2 angels by the side. There is also pumpkin carriage lighting like Cinderella story but it is too crowded to take nice photo of it. Really hope to bring my future partner to this beautiful place :p

However, do take note that it can be really crowded so set a location to meet when you get separated from your friends. Another thing to take note for the last shuttle bus timing is 7:30pm so better get to the bus stop early in order to board the bus. Another option would be booking the resort/hotel around this area if you intend to stay late.