Daehan Dawon or Boseong Green Tea Plantation in Boseong, South Korea is not one of those attractions in South Korea that is usually visited by foreigners because it’s one of those places that is quite a drive from the country’s two major cities: Seoul and Busan. Especially if you only alloted a week to visit the country. It’s one of those attractions that you really have to put an effort to go to. But it’s one of those breathtaking locations if one is really into nature, hiking and trekking.
How to Get to Boseong
Disclaimer: The following suggestions are the routes me and my friends considered and took because they have been the cheaper option. Check the S-Train or the KTX websites for Seoul or Busan to Boseong routes and vice versa. One thing for sure though, bullet trains are rather expensive.
From Seoul Central City Bus Terminal (Express Bus Terminal Station, Subway Line 3, 7 & 9), take an express bus bound for Boseong Intercity Bus Terminal.
(2 departures per day / Time: 4 hrs 40 min)
From Boseong Terminal, take a local bus bound for Yulpo and get off at Daehan Dawon Bus Stop.
From Busan Sasang Bus Terminal (Seobu) take an express bound for Suncheon Intercity Bus Terminal ( Multiple departures per day/ Time: 2 hrs 30 min).
Price: 17,100 KRW
From Suncheon Intercity Bus Terminal, take a bus bound for Boseong Intercity Bus Terminal ( Multiple departures per day/ Time: 1 hr 30 min).
Price: 6, 300 KRW
Important Note: If you arrive in the afternoon or the evening, make sure you eat dinner at Boseong town center and buy food that will last you until mid-morning the following day, especially if you visit the area during Winter and Spring, before you go to wherever you are going to stay at. The local establishments surrounding the tea plantation open around 10 AM during these seasons.
We left Busan in the afternoon because we wanted to spend overnight in Boseong. But it’s very possible to do a day travel, just make sure to leave Seoul or Busan very early in the morning from either city as it takes 4 to 5 hours travel.
Here’s a Sample Itinerary for a day tour.
5:00 AM – Depart from Seoul or Busan
10 AM – Boseong town center to the tea plantation
11 AM – Lunch at the Daehan Dawon Green Tea Plantation restaurant
1 PM – Start the Hiking Tour
3 PM – Visit the souvenir shop
4 PM – Head back to Boseong town center
5 PM – Catch the S-Train or KTX to where you need to be. (In our case, we had to get to Daejeon and we spent KRW 23, 300 for a 4.5 hrs train ride and we used the S-Train)
Summer (May-August) 09:00-19:00 (last admission)
Winter (September-April) 09:00-18:00 (last admission)
Adults: Individual 4,000 won / Group (20 people or more) 3,000 won
Children & Teenagers (ages 7-18): 3,000 won
Seniors (age 65 and above): 3,000 won
Children ages 5 and below: Free of charge
I hope these information helped. If you wish to read my feature on the place, click the image.