The Botanical Garden BCJ, known for it’s korean-european theme, has been a popular filming site for many of your favorite dramas!
You might have already come across this in several dramas like: Bride of the Water God 2017 (2017); Second to Last Love (2016), Cinderella and Four Knights (2016), Doctors (2016); Beautiful Gong Shim (2016); Five Children (2016), Descendants of the Sun (2016); She Was Pretty (2015); Mask (2015); Angel Eyes (2014); The Master’s Sun (2013), I Need Romance 2 (2012); Arang and the Magistrate (2012); Rooftop Prince (2012); Bridal Mask (2012); City Hunter (2011), 49 Days (2011), Deep Rooted Tree (2011); Boys Over Flowers (2009), You’re Beautiful (2009)Click to view slideshow.
The first time the place became very remarkable to me was when I saw it during the first episode of You’re Beautiful (with Park Shin Hye) where Go Mi Nam attends as a nun in-the-making.
Since then I have seen a glimpse of parts of the Botanical Garden in most of the dramas aforementioned and just didn’t knew what it was called.
Anyway, The Botanical Garden Bcj was established in 1965 on the belief that nature brings great joy into people’s lives. Located in a suburb of the Seoul Metropolitan area (it is near the city of Paju), it is a perfect natural getaway for urban residents.
Moreover, the BCJ offers exciting hands-on experience programs, and also serves food and drinks made with herbs at its restaurant and cafe.
It has a pond with a lined paddle of willow and canes, a cool and spacious lawn square surrounded by trees, a garden of magnificence from spring to autumn, a vineyard culture arboretum with a European-style sculpture park. This is going to be the perfect place for nature lovers especially those who just simply want to break out from the urban norm.
With its majestic view that changes mood depending on the season I’m pretty sure that your trip wouldn’t go to waste any time year round. You may also want to check out their different flower festivals and light festival during the winter season!
242, Buheung-ro, Gwangtan-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
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• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-31-957-2004
Open Hours: All year round
March-October / Seasonal festival
* Subject to change depending on weather conditions and time of sunset.
November-February / Lighting festival
* Lighting begins after sunset.
* Subject to changes depending on the time of sunset.
Reservations: If you are going by yourself, you do not need a separate reservation. If you are a group of 30 or more people, it is convenient to make reservations in advance.
Adults (Weekdays) 7,000 won / (Weekends & National holidays) 8,000 won Teenagers 6,000 won / Seniors, People with disabilities and Children 5,000 won
Adults 6,000 won / Teenagers 5,000 won / Seniors, People with disabilities and Children 4,000 won
* Children: 3 years old to elementary school students
* Infants (under 3 years old): Free (family) / Separate charges apply (group visit from facilities such as nurseries)
* ID required for seniors (65 or over) and people with disabilities.
* Group discounts are not applicable on weekends and public holidays.
Tip: A slow stroll around the entire garden would roughly take 2 hours. (For more information you may want to read their FAQs section on the website)
Samsong Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 8.
Cross the large intersection 80m ahead.
Take Bus 703, and get off at Gwangtan Samgeori (3-way Intersection) Bus Stop.
Transfer to Bus 15 or 67 and get off at Domasan Elementary School Bus Stop.
The Botanical Garden BCJ is located across the street.
*You can also try using their website for transportation options (including time tables for bus schedule)
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