When you travel outside Seoul, you don’t waste time by going back to the city early. After our rail bike ride at the Gangchon Rail Park, my friends and I proceeded to Jade Garden ~ an arboretum that has been used as a filming location for Korean dramas. One of them is “That Winter The Wind Blows” starring Song Hye Gyo and Jo In Sung.
After having our Jollibee chickenjoy picnic by the stream in Gangchon, we took the taxi directly to Jade Garden. We paid 12,000 won for the ride and it took about 15 minutes to get there.
If you’re travelling from Seoul, take the subway from Sangbong station that goes to Chuncheon. Get off at Gulbongsan station and take the shuttle bus that goes to Jade Garden. Taxi fare from Gulbongsan station will cost 7,000 won (that’s what we paid when we took the taxi from Jade Garden to Gulbongsan station).
The entrance fee at Jade Garden is 8,500 won but they sometimes offer discounted tickets on social commerce sites like Tmon and Coupang.
It was so sunny that afternoon we visited Jade Garden, so we stayed at the restaurant and bought coffee. A few minutes later, they gave plates of watermelon slices to everyone at the restaurant for free.
Jade Garden is a European style themed garden so expect lots of trees, plants, flowers, fountains and benches. Honestly, we were not able to go around completely because it was sooooo hot! When we checked the map, we had just covered about a quarter of the premises. I just told myself that I’ll visit again in the fall.
Here are a few photos we took…
Before leaving, we dropped by the souvenir shop located at the opposite side of the entrance gate. They sell trinkets, tea and aromatherapy items.
We missed the free shuttle going to Gulbongsan station so we just asked the ticket office to call two taxis for us. We paid only 7,000 won and it took us less than ten minutes to get there.
Since we were just a few stops from Chuncheon, we decided to go to the downtown area before heading back to Seoul. We had a nice dinner of Chuncheon’s specialty ~ “dalk kalbi”. Next…
Jade Garden is a perfect place for photography. If you’re thinking of having a prenuptial photo shoot, consider this as one of the venues.
Visit the official website of Jade Garden for other info.