Garden of the Morning Calm – Seoul Hiking Group

by Mr Mike
Garden of the Morning Calm – Seoul Hiking Group

After an exhausting day and faux-rescue on Unaksan it was time to relax at Korea’s Garden of the Morning Calm.  This colorful light show reminds many foreigners of Christmas and is fitting to visit in the winter.  Multicolored lights adorn trees and bushes throughout the massive garden.  Its a popular spot for Korean couples who can be seen frolicking hand-in-hand and posing for romantic photos.

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They have everything from love-struck bow & arrows to giant mushrooms, butterflies and other crazy concoctions.  The brilliant display mixes a rainbow of colors with our imagination to create a fantasy wonderland.  Its best to go after sunset so you can get the full experience of tunnels & lighted pathways.  Give yourselves an hour or two to explore but you don’t need all night.  It really is the perfect way to relax after spending your day on the nearby mountains.


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Best Places for Winter in Korea | Live, Travel, Teach January 4, 2017 - 10:22 am

[…] are many light festivals in Korea but one that I enjoyed very much was The Garden of the Morning Calm located right outside of Seoul. It is the oldest private garden in Korea and absolutely amazing in […]

HSM December 23, 2018 - 1:56 pm

I am going on this exact trip with Seoul Hiking tomorrow. This article kind of scares me me now. ?
But you’re right, her attitude is off. I would be so relieved to be rescued and filled with gratitude and shame to cause so much problem for so many people.

Mike Still December 27, 2018 - 2:15 pm

The whole region is lovely and if you go on another Seoul Hiking trip be sure to tell Warren that Mike says hello! I hope you had a wonderful experience on Wunaksan and in the garden. Happy Holidays!


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