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Jeollabuk-do » Namwon-si » Gwanghalluwon Garden (광한루원)


Gwanghalluwon Garden (광한루원)   
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1447, Yocheon-ro, Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 남원시 요천로 1447 (천거동)
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Also known as Gwangtongnu, Gwanghalluwon Garden was originally built by Hwanghee Jeongseung in 1419 during the reign of Joseon Dynasty’s King Sejong. Because of its surreal beauty, Governor Jeong In-ji gave the garden the name ‘Gwanghallu’ in 1444, comparing it to a palace on the moon. It is famous as the location where Lee Mong-ryong and Chunhyang (two lovers from a well-known Korean folk story) first met. In the 1920’s Chunhyangsa Temple was established in the neighboring area and a portrait of Chunhyang was hung in a place of honor. On May 5th of every year, the garden is the venue of the Chunhyangjae Festival, celebrating the deep and lasting love of the famous couple.

Namwon City, where the garden is located, contains many historical relics such as the Maninuichong Tomb, Gwanghallu, Ojak Bridge, Gyorongsanseong Fortress, Hwangsan Great Battle Monument Site, and Silsangsa Temple, as well as tourist courses such as the Namwon Tourist Site, Susang Amusement Park, Chunhyang Theme Park, Music Fountain, and Jirisan National Park.
Current Status
National Cultural Heritage Scenic Spots No.33
(Designated on January 8, 2008)
N/A (Open all year round)
Operating Hours
April-October: 08:00-20:00 (19:00-20:00 Free admission)
November-March: 08:00-20:00 (18:00-20:00 Free admission)
Parking Facilities
213 parking spaces
Admission Fees
Adults (ages 19-64): 2,500 won / Group: 2,000 won
Youths (ages 13-18): 1,500 won / Group: 1,000 won
Children (ages 7-12): 1,000 won / Group: 500 won

※ Group: over 30 people
Parking Fees
* Daily Parking
Small cars: 2,000 won
Large-sized vehicles (more than 16 passengers): 4,000 won
Interpretation Services Offered
Cultural Interpretation Services (English, Japanese, Chinese)
* Reservations: +82-63-620-6752
Baby Stroller Rentals
Not available
Not permitted
Take an express bus to Namwon (남원).
From Namwon Express Bus Terminal, turn left and go 300m towards Namwon Yongseong Middle School (남원용성중학교).
Turn right at the Dongdi 4(sa)-geori Intersection (동디사거리).
Go 300m to the bus stop in front of Dong Namwon Saemaeul Geumgo (동남원새마을금고).
Take Bus 220 or 281 to Gongseol Market (공설시장).
Go 150m forward, and turn left at the intersection.
Go 100m forward to arrive at Gwanghalluwon Garden.
Tourist Sites
Gwanghallu Pavilion (광한루)
Gwanghallu Pavilion (광한루)
  • Region : Namwon-si Jeollabuk-do
  • Theme : Monuments/ Historical Sites
  • Rebuilt in 1638 (the 16th year of King Injo), Gwanghallu Pavilion is one of the Joseon Dynasty’s mos...
Chunhyang Theme Park (남원춘향테마공원)
Chunhyang Theme Park (남원춘향테마공원)
  • Region : Namwon-si Jeollabuk-do
  • Theme :
  • Chunhyang Theme Park in the Namwon Tourist Complex in Namwon City, Jeollabuk-do Province celebrates ...
Chunhyang Culture & Art Center (춘향문화예술회관)
Chunhyang Culture & Art Center (춘향문화예술회관)
  • Region : Namwon-si Jeollabuk-do
  • Theme : Auditoriums
  • Located in Namwon, the birthplace of gugak (Korean classical music), the Chunhyang Culture & Art Cen...
Namwon National Gugak Center (국립민속국악원)
Namwon National Gugak Center (국립민속국악원)
  • Region : Namwon-si Jeollabuk-do
  • Theme : Auditoriums
  • The Namwon National Gugak Center envelops visitors in the enchanting world of Korean folk music, a g...
Namwon Aircraft & Space Observatory (남원항공우주천문대)
Namwon Aircraft & Space Observatory (남원항공우주천문대)
  • Region : Namwon-si Jeollabuk-do
  • Theme : Ecological Tourist Sites
  • Chosen as one of projects to receive support from the government, Namwon Aircraft & Space Observator...

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