|Taebaek Guwau Village (Alpine Botanical Garden) (태백 구와우마을(고원자생식물원))|
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|Guwau Village is located below Pijae Hill (also called Samsuryeong) at the entrance to Maebongsan Mountain. The village got its name because its topography resembles the scenery of nine cows peacefully lying around. The Alpine Botanical Garden is located 800-900 meters above sea level and protects the endangered alpine plant species from disappearing.
The botanical garden also offers visitors an opportunity to conveniently observe some rare flowers and plants. In August, when the sunflowers are in full bloom, the Taebaek Sunflower Festival is held at Guwau Village. In addition to celebrating the area’s wide array of colorful flowers, the festival also has a variety of attractions such as a drawing exhibition, a photo exhibition, and an environmental sculpture exhibition using repurposed materials.
|[Highlands Botanical Garden]
Adult 5,000 won / Student 3,000 won
Group (30 persons and more) 3,000 won
* The above fee is charged during the festival only.
|Ecological forest road, Gallery, Sculpture park and etc.|
|[By Intercity Bus]
From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Taebaek Terminal.
* Bus Schedule: 06:00-23:00, 30min intervals / Travel time: 3 hour 10 min
From Taebaek Terminal, take a taxi to the Alpine Botanical Garden (고원자생식물원).
From Seoul Station to Taebaek Station (Estimated travel time: 4 hour)
Go to www.korail.com for train schedules
From Taebaek Terminal and train station, we recommend taking a taxi to the site (태백 구와우마을(고원자생식물원)).