ecological capital, Suncheon is set to host an International Garden Expo
– ‘Garden of the Earth’ from 20 April to 20 October, 2013. Suncheon Bay, an
area already regarded as one of the world’s top five coastal wetlands is
gearing up to host the Expo for the six month period next year.
Over the past
150 years, International Garden Expos have been recognised throughout Europe,
United States and Japan. They have been developed mainly as a means of
urban restoration and environmental planning and protection for the future.
city hosting the Expo in 2013 the city hopes to further boost the already
existing value of the Suncheon Bay area, one of the world most famous coastal
Suncheon Bay is
located on the southern coast of the Korean peninsula and is well known for its
wetlands where 230 million migratory birds arrive annually.
The 152 hectare
garden area will comprise several zones including The Scenery of the World, the
Breathing Greens Zone, Nature and Fairytales and the Hope of Wetlands Zone.
The Scenery of
the World Zone will have a Tree Zone, a Water Bird Zone, Flower Road
Zone. The Breathing Greens Zone is all about forests & traditional
gardens. Nature and Fairytales will include Dutch and American gardens
while the Hope of Wetlands Zone covers the Suncheon Bay Ecological Park.
Suncheon city is
located on the south coast approximately 2.5 hours by KTX fast train from the
capital city of Seoul. From Busan, Korea’s seaport and second largest
city it takes two hours by bus.
there are many interesting sights and cultural activities to enjoy to
learn much more about the history and culture of Korea. Visitors can
enjoy the beauty of the Boseong Green Tea fields and experience a traditional
Korean tea ceremony or pay a visit to one of Korea’s most beautiful temples
Songgwangsa, one of the most important Zen Buddhist monasteries in the
country. Also nearby visitors can enjoy the Nakan-Eupsong Folk Village
which displays village life as it was under the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. It has
wonderful preserved castle walls, thatched cottages, inns and a market place.
information on the International Garden Expo 2013 Suncheon, Korea visit the
official website: http://www.2013expo.or.kr and click on the English pages. Here you
can learn more about the six month event and also discover all the surrounding
sights and activities to enjoy.
information: Jennifer Doherty, PR/Marketing Manager, KTO Sydney office
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