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[Korea] Seoul Forest’s Butterfly Garden opens on April 22

  • Date04/23/2014
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Photo credit: Courtesy of Seoul Forest

Seoul Forest, one of the largest ecological parks located in Seoul, unveiled its Butterfly Garden on April 22, 2014.

The Butterfly Garden in Seoul Forest gives visitors a chance to witness the different stages of a butterfly’s transformation from the larva to the imago (adult stage). Caterpillar host plants such as amur cork trees, prickly ash trees and kale, as well as butterfly nectar plants such as canola blossoms, lantana and tiger lilies, can also be found in the garden.

The garden has 10 rare butterfly species. In the spring, visitors can see about 3,000 butterflies including the African Monarch (Danaus chrysippus) and the Alpine Black Swallowtail (Papilio maackii).

Other ecological parks in Korea that have a butterfly garden include Namhae Butterfly Park, Ulsan Grand Park and Hampyeong Ecological Park.

More Info

<Butterfly Garden in Seoul Forest>

☞ Venue: Butterfly (Insect) Garden located in Seoul Forest.
    685, Seongsu 1-ga 1-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
☞ Opening date: April 22 – October 31, 2014 (Closed on Mondays)
☞ Operating hours: 10:00 - 18:00
☞ Admission: Free
☞ Website: Parks of Seoul (Korean, English,
    Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish)
    Seoul Metropolitan Government (Korean, English,
    Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish)
☞ Inquiries: +82-2-460-2905 (Korean)
    Dasan Call Center +82-120 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese,
    Vietnamese, Mongolian)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Courtesy of Seoul Forest