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Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Gwangneung Forest) (국립수목원 (광릉숲))

  • Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Gwangneung Forest) (국립수목원 (광릉숲))
  • Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Gwangneung Forest) (국립수목원 (광릉숲))
  • Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Gwangneung Forest) (국립수목원 (광릉숲))
  • Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Gwangneung Forest) (국립수목원 (광릉숲))
  • Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Gwangneung Forest) (국립수목원 (광릉숲))
  • Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Gwangneung Forest) (국립수목원 (광릉숲))
  • Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Gwangneung Forest) (국립수목원 (광릉숲))
  • Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Gwangneung Forest) (국립수목원 (광릉숲))
  • Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Gwangneung Forest) (국립수목원 (광릉숲))
  • Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Gwangneung Forest) (국립수목원 (광릉숲))
  • Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Gwangneung Forest) (국립수목원 (광릉숲))
  • Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Gwangneung Forest) (국립수목원 (광릉숲))
  • Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Gwangneung Forest) (국립수목원 (광릉숲))
  • Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Gwangneung Forest) (국립수목원 (광릉숲))
  • Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Gwangneung Forest) (국립수목원 (광릉숲))
  • Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Gwangneung Forest) (국립수목원 (광릉숲))
  • Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Gwangneung Forest) (국립수목원 (광릉숲))
  • Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Gwangneung Forest) (국립수목원 (광릉숲))

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Notices
* Admission is limited to people who have made advanced reservations. (On-site reservation not available)
Address
415, Gwangneungsumogwon-ro, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 포천시 소흘읍 광릉수목원로 415
Type
Recreational Forests/ Arboretums
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-31-540-2000
Homepage
www.forest.go.kr
(Korean, English)
Reservation
(Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    The Korea National Arboretum (KNA) is situated in Gwangneung forest and contains the Forest Museum where all the information on forestry is exhibited. The construction of the arboretum and museum took place on October 25, 1985 and opened on April 5, 1987. In order to preserve the forests, weekends and holiday entrance were restricted, reservations were required 5 days in advance, and no more than 5,000 visitors were accepted per day. As diverse plants are gaining recognition worldwide, the research department formed the Office of Forestry on May 24, 1999.

    Korea National Arboretum covers an area of 1,157㏊ and contains 15 specialized forests, including Conifer Garden, the Garden of Ornamental Trees, and the Aroma and Touch Garden. The Forest Museum is the largest in Asia, covering 4628 sq.m² with a traditional Korean design, and the interior and exterior are both constructed of wood and stone. The arboretum facilities consist of 5 exhibition halls (Living Forest, Forest and Man, Forestry of the World, Forestry of Korea, Nature of Korea), a Herbarium, a Special Exhibition Room, and an Audio Visual Hall.

    Telephone
    +82-31-540-2000

    Current Status
    Designated as a biosphere zone by UNESCO (June 2, 2010)

    Opening date
    May 24, 1999

    Closed
    Every Sunday & Monday, New Year’s Day, Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays

    Duration
    Approx. 2 hrs

    Activity Information
    - Programs without reservations (participation is available in the day): Forest explanation, Forest prenatal education program, forest bird experience, etc.
    - Programs requiring prior-reservation: Student (kindergarten-university) free semester programs, plant class, summer vacation forest school, miniature programs for teenagers and adults, etc.
    - Programs for professionals: Forest explanation training program, expert class of national arboretum and forest, etc.

    Operating Hours
    April-October 09:00-18:00
    November-March 09:00-17:00

    * Last admission is one hour before closing.
    * Visitors must make advanced reservation to enter.
    * Daily visiting limit is fixed.

    Maximum Occupancy
    5,000 people

    Parking Facilities
    Available (at maximum 250 cars based on small-sized cars)

    Parking Fees
    Large-sized cars 5,000 won / Small-sized cars 3,000 won / Light-weighted car & Low-pollution car 1,500 won / Two-wheeled vehicles 1,000 won
    * Free parking for cars carrying people with disabilities

    Admission Fees
    Adults (ages 19 and up): 1,000 won
    Youths (ages 13-18): 700 won
    Children (ages 7-12): 500 won

    Available Facilities
    Specialized Exhibition (gardens), arboretum sightseeing places (forest path, lake, etc.), resting area & other facilities

    Reservation Info. for Natives
    Tuesday-Friday: 5,000 people per day with advanced reservation
    Saturday & national holidays including opening days: 3,000 people
    * Closed Sunday, Monday, New Year’s Day, Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)
    * Visitors eligible for free admission must make reservations in advance.
    * Reservation cancellations are available until the closing time of the day of visiting.

    Korean Info. Service
    Arboretum explanation
    Tropical plant resources research center (tropical greenhouse) explanation
    * Audio guide rental (available at Visitor’s Center)

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    Not available

    Pets
    Not permitted

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