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Soswaewon Garden
Soswaewon Garden

Soswaewon Garden

Free admission

The Soswaewon Garden in South Korea dates back to the 1500s when it was constructed by Yang Sanbo. A stone and mud wall surrounds the garden, with three inscribed stone and wooden panels built into it, including a board at the entrance displaying Kim Inhu's poem praising the garden.

The garden itself is a scenic spot — a mixture of nature’s work and artificial features that blend well together. Amid the landscape are a pond, two pavilions, and a bamboo grove. Elsewhere, a variety of different types of trees line both sides of a stream, and translucent water flows down the foot of the garden walls.

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123 Jigok-ri, Nam-myeon, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do, South Korea

Practical Info

The Soswaewon Garden is open daily, but times differ slightly depending on the season. The garden is located 150 meters from the main road and there’s a small entrance fee on arrival. If arriving at the Gwangju Bus Terminal, take the bus 2-1 or 2-4 to Soswaewon.

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