You know that feeling when you come late to a party and you can feel it had been really great? Well, coming in November to the Garden of Morning Calm was kind of like that…
My cousin (my third visitor, who I also went to the Seoul Sky with) and I went to the garden in mid-November. Thus we went perfectly between the time of the beautiful autumn leaves and before the snow and Christmas lights are put up.
Nevertheless it was fun to walk around the area and we saw the garden in a late autumn atmosphere. Here are some facts about the garden, according to my pamphlet:
- As Korea was described as the Land of the Morning Calm, a professor wanted to create a garden for it
- Is a 330 000m2 garden
- Attracts 1 million tourists every year
- “The Sunken Garden is shaped like shape of the Korean Peninsula […] it is the most meaningful attraction as well because both sides of the garden are covered with flowers to represent the desire of South and North Korea to be reunited.”
- Has 5000 different plants
- “The flowers are in bloom from March to November”
- well, November turned out to be too late!
- There also is a green house, Bonsai garden, morning plaza, pond, gallery and more.
Nami Island and the Garden of the Morning Calm in November
So safe to say that we missed the best time to go to the garden or to Nami. I went to Nami earlier and it was beautiful. This time all the leaves had fallen and it was not as pretty and impressive as it was then.
At Nami we had very good pasta and a beer.
Nevertheless we could laugh at the situation and still catch up and walk around to see the sights. All in all it was a nice experience 🙂
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Did you visit the Garden of Morning Calm or Nami Island as well? How was it? Please let me know by leaving a comment – I am looking forward hearing your thoughts and experiences as well!