|Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Former Gwangneung Arboretum) (국립수목원-구, 광릉수목원)|
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|The Korea National Arboretum (KNA) is situated in Gwangneung forest and contains the Forest Museum where all the information on forestry is exhibited. The construction of the arboretum and museum took place on October 25, 1985 and opened on April 5, 1987. In order to preserve the forests, weekends and holiday entrance were restricted, reservations were required 5 days in advance, and no more than 5,000 visitors were accepted per day. As diverse plants are gaining recognition worldwide, the research department formed the Office of Forestry on May 24, 1999.
Korea National Arboretum covers an area of 1,157㏊ and contains 15 specialized forests, including Conifer Garden, the Garden of Ornamental Trees, and the Aroma and Touch Garden. The Forest Museum is the largest in Asia, covering 4628 sq.m² with a traditional Korean design, and the interior and exterior are both constructed of wood and stone. The arboretum facilities consist of 5 exhibition halls (Living Forest, Forest and Man, Forestry of the World, Forestry of Korea, Nature of Korea), a Herbarium, a Special Exhibition Room, and an Audio Visual Hall.
|Sundays & Mondays, January 1st, Seollal & Chuseok holidays|
|Tour Course Information|
-Schedule: operate between 10:00-16:00 during Apr – Oct. / Program varies by day. (Tue – Fri)
-Duration: maximum 30 min.
-Reservation available on-site (Group tour should be consulted with the museum prior to visit.)
-Fee: Free (nominal charge many apply for some hands-on activity during the program)
-Take a closer look at the wonders of Korea National Arboretum by joining a guided walking tour.
-Schedule: the tour starts at every hour between 10:00-16:00 (only during Feb-Nov)
-Punch in the number and your Audio Tour device tells you the story about the arboretum. In all around 99 signs in the Arboretum now have Audio Tour stories.
-Schedule: 10:00-16:00 (only during Feb-Nov)
-30 lots available
* Last admission: 1 hour before closing.
|250 parking spaces|
|* Daily parking
Two-wheeled vehicles: 1,000 won
Campact vehicles: 1,500 won
Small & Mid-sized cars: 3,000 won
Buses: 5,000 won
|Adults (ages 19 and up): 1,000 won
Youths (ages 13-18): 700 won
Children (ages 7-12): 500 won
|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|Free wheelchair rental services, (separate) restrooms, (reserved) parking spaces|
|Reservation Info. for Foreigners|
|Tel: +82-31-540-2000 or Fax: +82-31-540-2009|
|Korean Info. Service|
|Baby Stroller Rentals|
Uijeongbu Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 1.
Take bus 21 at the bus stop in front of Uijeongbu Police Station.
Get off at the Korea National Arboretum.