A stretch of pine forest near a sandy beach, blooming magnolias and beautiful pond with lilies – take a walk in Chollipo Arboretum recognized as one of the world’s most distinguished arboretums
Chollipo 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 Chollipo beach makes it a perfect one day trip from Seoul.
Meanwhile, a festival of tulips will take place in Taean from April 19th till May 18th. For more information, call (041) 675-7881 or visit www.ffestival.co.kr.
April – October 09:00~18:00
November – March 09:00~17:00
* Adults (ages 19-64)
Weekdays 7,000 won / Weekends 8,000 won / Winter season 5,000 won
* Youths (ages 13-18)
Weekdays 4,000 won / Weekends 5,000 won / Winter season 3,000 won
* Children (ages 5-12)
Weekdays 3,000 won / Weekends 3,000 won / Winter season 3,000 won
* Seniors (ages over 65)
Weekdays 5,000 won / Weekends 5,000 won / Winter season 3,000 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
For more information go to www.chollipo.org (Korean only)
Directions – see Seoul Map for Kids and Families