|Metasequoia-lined Road (담양 메타세쿼이아길)|
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|If you follow National Road No. 15 up from the Bamboo Museum, you’ll come across a beautiful and exotic boulevard that looks like it is came straight out of a fairytale. This unearthly place is the Metasequoia-lined Road.
Metasequoia trees were planted along the street in the early 1970s when the Ministry of Internal Affairs officially designated the road as a “boulevard.” At that time, the saplings were only 3 to 4 years old and their branches stretched sparsely out into the sky; now, the trees have grown so high that they seem to block out the sun! Thanks to these stately trees, in 2002 the Korea Forest Service selected the boulevard as one of the most beautiful roads in Korea.
The 4 kilometer-long boulevard is located along National Road No. 24 and is one of the most popular driving routes in Korea, especially during summer when the trees’ lush green leaves are at their height of beauty. Feel free to stop your car along the roadside to take a walk among these 10 to 20-meter-tall trees and breathe their fresh scent. Bicycling along this route and appreciating its real beauty at a leisurely pace is also highly recommended.
|- Summer (March–October) 09:00-19:00
- Winter (November-February) 09:00-18:00
|- Individuals: Adults 1,000 won, Teens 700 won, Children 500 won
- Groups (20+ people): Adults 800 won, Teens 500 won, Children 300 won
|Pets must be on a leash and clean up at all times.|
|From the Seoul Express Bus Terminal or Dong Seoul Terminal (Subway Line 2), take the bus to the Damyang Terminal (10:00 to 16:00 / Travel time: 3hr 45min.) >> From the Damyang Bus Terminal, walk 30min along the right side of the road until you see the Metasequoia-lined Road. You may also take a taxi from the Bus Terminal (approx. 15 min)|