|Gwanghalluwon Garden (광한루원)|
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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.
|National Cultural Heritage Scenic Spots No.33
(Designated on January 8, 2008)
|N/A (Open all year round)|
|April-October: 08:00-20:00 (19:00-20:00 Free admission)
November-March: 08:00-20:00 (18:00-20:00 Free admission)
|213 parking spaces|
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
|* 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|
|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.