Featured in many Korean dramas, Byeokchoji Botanical Garden near Paju combines in a perfect harmony Korean and Western-style gardens
If you are visiting the Paju area, don’t miss this amazing garden, located 15 km east of the city of Paju – about 1 hour drive away from Seoul. Even if we visited in winter time, we’ve been amazed by its variety and beauty. It’s a perfect place for peaceful walks and relaxation with many different theme corners and walkways. Beside the Queen’s Garden right after the entrance, you will find a picturesque central pond with its wooden bridges, a wide grass square or a maple trees alley. Last but not least, after passing a Castle Gate, you will discover a large European-style garden with many sculptures and fountains – amazingly enlightened at night.
Although the garden wasn’t blooming at all in winter, we really had a great time walking under the pines and around the pond while admiring the beauty of the nature.
If you are visiting in the evening, there is a Lighting Festival until February 28th (lighting-up time 5:30pm).
- March – November 9 am – sunset
- December – February 11 am -9 pm
How to get there:
- Samsong Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 8
- 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.
For directions go to Seoul Map for Kids and Families
For more information go to The Garden BCJ