The Boseong Green Tea Plantation

Daehan Dawon Tourist Tea Plantation

Filming site for the Korean dramas Summer Scent and Ugly Alert, the Daehan Dawon Tourist Tea Plantation ( or Boseong Green Tea Plantation) has been catching the attention of more foreign tourists. According to the literature, tea has began to have been cultivated in Korea from the Silla Era. The Daehan Tea Garden  is South Korea nation’s largest Tea Garden  and was opened in 1939, but was devastated during the Korean War.

Guide Map
The Daehan Tea Garden English Guide
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Towards the Entrance
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The view while ascending the Central Stairway (refer to the map above)

In 1957, the tea plantation has been re-established and re-cultivated by planting about 3 million decorative trees such as Cedar, Cypress, Yew, Juniper, Ginko, Chestnut, Maple, Camellias, Bamboos, Cherry, Magnolia, etc that serves as a shelter belt.

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At the Central Observatory

The tea plantation is open all-year round with the following admission fees:

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

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The Log Cabin near the Juniper Forest
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At the Juniper Forest
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Inside the Bamboo Forest

What has attracted me to it is its hiking tours. We took course 4, but all ages will find themselves enjoying the easier courses.

Hiking Courses

Course 1 (approx. 20 min) : Ticket Booth – Cedar Forest Path – Fountain Square – Main Square – Main Stairway – Main Observatory – Commercial Filming Spot – Cherry Blossoms Path – Dawon Rest Center – Cedar Forest Path – Ticket Booth
Course 2 (approx. 30 min.) : Ticket Booth – Cedar Forest Path – Fountain Square – Main Square – Cherry Blossoms Path – Commercial Filming Spot – Main Observatory – Waterfall – Palgakjeong Pavilion – Dawon Rest Center – Cedar Forest Path – Ticket Booth
Course 3 (approx. 40 min.) : Ticket Booth – Cedar Forest Path – Fountain Square – Main Square – Main Stairway – Main Observatory – Juniper Forest – Tea Plantation Observatory – Ocean Observatory – Cypress Pathway – Palgakjeong Pavilion – Dawon Rest Center – Cedar Forest Path – Ticket Booth
Course 4 (a hiking course/approx. 1 hour) : Ticket Booth – Cedar Forest Path – Fountain Square – Main Square – Main Stairway – Main Observatory – Juniper Forest – Tea Plantation Observatory – Ocean Observatory – Cypress Pathway – Palgakjeong Pavilion – Dawon Rest Center – Yew Forest – Maple Forest – Bamboo Forest – Ticket Booth
Course 5 (a course for seniors) : Ticket Booth – Cedar Forest Path – Fountain Square – Main Square – Cherry Blossoms Path – Main Observatory – Commercial Filming Spot – Dawon Rest Center – Cedar Forest Path – Ticket Booth

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At the Ocean Observatory

Peak season for the Tea plantation happens in May when they host the ‘Dahyangje Tea Festival’. We visited it at the start of Spring, so even at 11am, it was a very cold trek, but it was still my favorite leg of our South Korea visit.

To find out how me and my friends found our way around South Korea and Boseong itself, click the image below.

Travel Guide

 

 

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