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Gwanghalluwon Garden (광한루원)

  • Gwanghalluwon Garden (광한루원)

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1447, Yocheon-ro, Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 남원시 요천로 1447 (천거동)
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  • Information
    Also known as Gwangtongnu, Gwanghalluwon Garden was originally built by Hwanghee Jeongseung in 1419 during the reign of Joseon Dynasty’s King Sejong. Because of its surreal beauty, Governor Jeong In-ji gave the garden the name ‘Gwanghallu’ in 1444, comparing it to a palace on the moon. It is famous as the location where Lee Mong-ryong and Chunhyang (two lovers from a well-known Korean folk story) first met. In the 1920’s Chunhyangsa Temple was established in the neighboring area and a portrait of Chunhyang was hung in a place of honor. On May 5th of every year, the garden is the venue of the Chunhyangjae Festival, celebrating the deep and lasting love of the famous couple.

    Namwon City, where the garden is located, contains many historical relics such as the Maninuichong Tomb, Gwanghallu, Ojak Bridge, Gyorongsanseong Fortress, Hwangsan Great Battle Monument Site, and Silsangsa Temple, as well as tourist courses such as the Namwon Tourist Site, Susang Amusement Park, Chunhyang Theme Park, Music Fountain, and Jirisan National Park.


    Current Status
    National Cultural Heritage Scenic Spots No.33
    (Designated on January 8, 2008)

    N/A (Open all year round)

    Operating Hours
    April-October: 08:00-20:00 (19:00-20:00 Free admission)
    November-March: 08:00-20:00 (18:00-20:00 Free admission)

    Parking Facilities
    213 parking spaces

    Admission Fees
    Adults (ages 19-64): 2,500 won / Group: 2,000 won
    Youths (ages 13-18): 1,500 won / Group: 1,000 won
    Children (ages 7-12): 1,000 won / Group: 500 won

    ※ Group: over 30 people

    Parking Fees
    * Daily Parking
    Small cars: 2,000 won
    Large-sized vehicles (more than 16 passengers): 4,000 won

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Cultural Interpretation Services (English, Japanese, Chinese)
    * Reservations: +82-63-620-6752

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    Not available

    Not permitted

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