I am slowly exploring Korea and discovering new sites. One of my favourite places I have been is The Garden of Morning Calm in Gapyeong-gun which is in the Gyeonggi-do Province. It was a long trip from Incheon, involved a lot of subway transfers and then a bus but finally we got there and it was worth it.
I was there in Autumn when the weather was still relatively warm but the leaves had changed colours and so I was in for a spectacular site. We were there during the Festival of Chrysanthemums and Autumnal Tints, which is quite the name. It was so pretty to see all the flowers and nature. We were also surrounded by the mountains and so the landscape was truly beautiful. I am going to let the pictures speak for themselves.
There are many parts to the garden. There are smaller themed gardens (rock garden, traditional Korean garden) as well as an English Cottage and Tea House. Here is a map
showing you all the different sections of the garden.
At the tea house we had some chrysanthemum tea, traditional Korean yakgwa (a rice and honey cookie like thing that is sort of shaped like a flower and deep fried. Its really good.) and bingsu (which is shaved milk ice and this one had red been on it).
I loved going here and all of the flowers and trees looked so beautiful. If you ever get the chance to come to Korea I definitely suggest going to the garden.
Labels: Adventure, Autumn, Garden, South Korea, The Garden of Morning Calm