Cheollipo Arboretum – magnolias, camellias and more in a beautiful garden by the sea

A stretch of pine forest near a sandy beach, blooming magnolias and beautiful pond with lilies – take a walk in Cheollipo Arboretum recognized as one of the world’s most distinguished arboretums

Chollipo Arboretum

Cheollipo Arboretum is mostly famous for a wide variety of Magnolia trees. As they are blooming right now we decided to visit the arboretum last week-end. The temperatures were still a bit chilly and only first trees started to blossom but anyway we had a wonderful time walking around the pond or in the pine tree area and admiring the daffodils, cherry blossoms and beautiful magnolias flowers.

The arboretum is located in Taean Area (approximately 2 hours of drive from Seoul). The garden itself is not very large but its location right on the ocean between Mallipo and Cheollipo beach makes it a perfect one day trip from Seoul.

Meanwhile, a festival of tulips  will take place in Taean from April 13th till May 10th. For more information, call (041) 675-7881 or visit

Opening hours:
April – October 09:00~18:00
November – March 09:00~17:00

December to March: Adults 6,000 won / Teenagers 4,000 won / Children 3,000 won / Special discount 4,000 won
– April to November: Adults 9,000 won / Teenagers 5,000 won / Children 4,000 won / Special discount 5,000 won

How to get there:
Take the bus to Taean at Seoul Nambu Terminal – departure every 40 minutes (06:40-20:00), 2 hour and 20 minute ride
– Board the bus to Cheollipo Arboretum at Taean Bus Terminal – Departure 8 times a day (06:40, 07:40, 09:30, 12:10, 13:50, 16:00, 17:35, 19:30), 35 minute ride

천리포수목원 – 충청남도 태안군 소원면 의항리 875
875, Uihang-ri, Sowon-myeon, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Tel: 041-672-9982

For more information go to (Korean only)

Directions – see Seoul Map for Kids and Families

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