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Hwadam Botanic Garden (화담숲)

  • Hwadam Botanic Garden (화담숲)
  • Hwadam Botanic Garden (화담숲)
  • Hwadam Botanic Garden (화담숲)
  • Hwadam Botanic Garden (화담숲)
  • Hwadam Botanic Garden (화담숲)
  • Hwadam Botanic Garden (화담숲)
  • Hwadam Botanic Garden (화담숲)
  • Hwadam Botanic Garden (화담숲)
  • Hwadam Botanic Garden (화담숲)
278, Docheogwit-ro, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 광주시 도척면 도척윗로 278
Recreational Forests/ Arboretums
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-31–8026–6666
Homepage (Korean only)
  • Information
    Hwadam Botanic Garden is an eco-friendly arboretum located within Konjiam Resort in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do, a 40 min drive away from Seoul. In effort to revive the country's forest ecosystem, LG Evergreen Foundation brought in approximately 4,300 types of exquisite and domestic plants to form a forest park divided into 17 themes. "Hwadam" can be translated into "a friendly communication," a name given to the forest in hopes that the area serves as a mean for people to communicate with nature. While the forest is designed to offer an environmentally friendly atmosphere, the ecosystem and habitats of the forest are well-preserved, serving as a home to many living species.

    Opening date
    June 2010

    Winter season

    Hiking Course
    [Recommended Course 1. Forest Walking Path Course]
    Forest Walking Path - Pine Garden - Potted Plant Garden - Theme Garden (estimated time: 2 hours)

    [Recommended Course 2. Monorail Course]
    Monorail - Pine Garden - Potted Plant Garden - Theme Garden (estimated time: 1 hr 40 min)

    Shopping Information
    [Hwadam Botanic Garden]
    * Hanok Jumak: Hanok-style restaurant where visitors can enjoy delicious food along with an excellent view of the forest and a fish pond
    - Menus: Nokdu jeon (mung bean pancake), dubu kimchi (tofu with stir-fried kimchi), haemulpajeon (seafood and green onion pancake), dotorimuk (acorn jelly salad), and more
    * The Tea House: Hanok-style tea house where visitors can relax while taking in the view of the beautiful lush forest
    Menus: Green tea, burdock tea, lotus leaf tea, mulberry leaf tea, Americano, caffe latte

    [Konjiam Resort]
    * Konjiam Resort Cafeteria: A spacious area that offers a variety of food
    * Neutinamu: Grill your own barbeque with family and friends
    * Damha: Restaurant that offers traditional Korean cuisine
    * Mirasia: Eco-friendly buffet restaurant serving healthy menus made from fresh ingredients
    * La Grotta: Italian restaurant equipped with a wine cellar cave, serving best quality wines
    * Cafe Lounge: Dessert cafe that offers coffee, fresh juice, and cakes

    Operating Hours
    Spring (April-May): 08:30-18:00 (Opens 08:00 on weekends)
    Summer (June-August): 08:30-19:00
    Autumn(September-November): 08:30-17:00

    * Last admission 1 hour before closing.
    * Operating hours subject to change each season. Verify schedule via website or make inquiries in advance.

    Parking Facilities
    [Konjiam Resort Parking Lot]
    Hwadam Botanical Garden visitors can use Konjiam Resort parking facilities (Parking Lot 1, 3, 4, 5 & new/old parking tower)
    - Use the circular train or Hanui Lift within the resort to get to the garden entrance

    [Hwadam Botanical Garden Parking Lot]
    Only available during peak season when the resort parking lot is full except for tour buses and vehicles for physically challenged

    Admission Fees
    Adults 10,000 won / Senior citizens & teenagers 8,000 won / Children 6,000won

    * Adults (ages 18-64) / Senior citizens (age 65 and older) / Teenagers (Middle & High school students) / Children (Elementary student or younger)
    * Free admission (ID required): Toddlers/infants less than 24 months old

    Available Facilities
    * Monorail: Circular course of 1,213 meters traveling in the order of West Moss Garden Entrance – Garden Peak – Potted Plant Garden
    * Freshwater Fish Eco Center: The center is divided into four exhibitions on the theme of “Beautiful mountain streams and water.” Diverse freshwater fish, including endangered species, are available for viewing. (Estimated 8,000 fish of 40 different species)
    * Insect Eco Center: An educational center where visitors can observe insects from inside a glass greenhouse or outdoors.

    [Convenient Facilities]
    * Convenience store, baby stroller & wheelchair rentals (available at ticket booth, 3,000 won), storage locker (1,000 won)
    * Observation deck, grass field, resting area, benches, emergency shelter, outdoor restrooms

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Desingated parking spaces & wheelchair rental (5) available

    Facility Utilization Fees
    [Monorail Fare]
    - Course 3: Adults, Teenagers, & Senior Citizens 8,000 won / Children 6,000 won
    - Course 2: Adults, Teenagers, & Senior Citizens 6,000 won / Children 5,000 won
    - Course 1: Adults, Teenagers, & Senior Citizens 4,000 won / Children 3,000 won
    * Due to limited space, visitors must ride at the selected time, no refund or exchange available.
    * Riding with a stroller- Must pay children fee.
    * Cannot hop off and hop on.


    Baby Stroller Rentals

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