Jade Garden Natural Arboretum is another beautiful location outside Seoul. Located at Gangwon province which is about 90 minutes from downtown Seoul, Jade Garden became a famous attraction based on Kdrama The Winter the Wind Blows which spend most of its shooting time at Jade Garden whereas the red brick house is also became Oh Young’s -female main character played by Song Hye Kyo- house. Based on those facts? How could I resist not to go there?
We went to Jade Garden at afternoon weekend, it’s quite crowded and sadly, it also rainy day which make me and my friend bought a rain coat bcos we didn’t sure when the rain will stop. Jade Garden itself is a huuuuugeeeee garden which consist of many small gardens. Don’t worry, each plants at gardens has its own nametags so you’ll also learn something useful too during your course walk around those gardens. We climbed up until the hill which is took around 1 hours course walk and finally got the beautiful view from the top.
After enjoying natural ambience at those gardens, we enjoyed our time at Oh Young’s house, a red brick european-style house which also served as a restaurant. You could also spot The Winter the Wind Blows banner and look who’s standing near the window? It’s SHK banner as Oh Young. My friend said it’ll be a lil creepy during night to see such a banner. LOL. After all, I enjoyed my time there eventho didn’t manage for having good shoots since it was rainy day.
80, Haetgol-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
Opening hours and entrance fee:
9 am until 6/7.30 pm depends on weather
Entrance fee 8,500 won (adult); 6,500 won (youth); 5,500 won (children)
How to go there:
By Subway and continue by Jade Garden free shuttle bus. From Seoul, take subway to Gyeongchun Line and get off at Gulbongsan Station Exit 1 and take free shuttle bus. Shuttle bus available for two routes, from station to Jade Garden’s schedules on 10:45 until 16:45 with 1 hour interval (Bus at 12:45 only at weekend and holidays). From Jade Garden to Gulbongsan Station’s schedules on 11:10-17:10 with 1 hour interval (no services at 12:10)
Level of love:
♥♥♥ (Jade Garden was a beautiful garden with good autumn vibes! The additional one ♥ bcos SHK and JIS was there too! LOL)