|Hongneung Arboretum (홍릉수목원)|
|Hongneung Arboretum is the first generation arboretum of Korea. It was established in 1922 when experiment forests were built on Hongneung burial model, which is the royal tomb of Queen Myeong-Seong. On the 780 square meters area southwest of Mt. Cheonjangsang, there are 9 gardens such as a garden of conifers, a garden of broadleaf trees and an ornamental garden, 3 botanical gardens with edible & medicinal plants garden, an aquatic garden and a wetland garden. There are 6 resting places as well.
Hongneung Arboretum has beautiful scenery for every season. The garden of broadleaf trees behind the main building is the one that shows the change of season most dramatically. The hundreds of broadleaf trees appear in their best in autumn. It is good for nature education walks in the arboretum because of good explanations on nameplates of species and characteristics of trees. There are also many things to see at the Forest Science Exhibition Hall which provides visitors with knowledge and information of the value of forests, forestry, and the forest industry. The building itself is an exhibition because the hall is made of Korean wood. Inside, there are three general exhibition rooms, a regular exhibit hall, a planning exhibit hall, and a special exhibit hall.
You may look around from Garden 1 to Garden 9 in regular order or take the course from Garden 2, pass the Forest Science Exhibition Hall to the mountain ridge ending at Garden 1. Note that it takes approximately 3 hours whichever course you may take.
|* Open only on Saturdays & Sundays
|1) Hoegi Station (Seoul Subway Line 1 or Jungang Subway Line), Exit 1.
Walk 130m towards the Hoegi Station Junction.
Turn right onto Imun-ro Street, and walk to the Hwigyeong Market bus stop (#06-122).
Take Bus 273 to Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (국방연구원; Gukbang Yeonguwon).
Or Take Bus 1215 to Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (한국과학기술원; KAIST).
2) Cheongnyangni Station (Seoul Subway LIne 1 or Jungang Subway Line), Exit 2.
Turn right onto Hongneung-gil Street.
Take Bus 1215 from Hyundai KoA bus stop (#06-284) to Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (한국과학기술원; KAIST).
Or Take Bus 1226 from Hyundai KoA bus stop (#06-285) to Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (국방연구원; Gukbang Yeonguwon)
3) Hongneung Arboretum is located within walking distances of several Seoul subway stations.
* 1.2㎞ (~15min walk) from Cheongyangni Station (Seoul Subway Line 1 or Jungang Subway Line), Exit 2.
* 1.4㎞ (~17min walk) from Hoegi Station (Seoul Subway Line 1 or Jungang Subway Line), Exit 1.
* 0.5㎞ (~7min walk) from Korea University Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 3.