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Natural Exploration Course

Natural Exploration Course for Enriching Your Heart to Sejong City

  • TRACK LENGTH46.95km

“Natural Exploration Course for Enriching Your Heart to Sejong City” starts with the Forest Museum,which is the largest natural learning place in the central area of Korea, and the Geumgang River National Recreation Forest to come close with nature. You can feel the fragrance of nature by walking along Jocheon Lotus Flower Park with fully bloomed elegant lotus flowers and waterside deck at Gobok Nature Park. You can approach the mystery of nature more closely at Bear Tree Park with 150 Asiatic black bears, 100 beautiful spotted deer and 400,000 plants and trees. With the nature of Sejong City, your body gets healthier and your mind gets enriched.

Natural Exploration Course
  • 1Forest Museum and Geumgang River National Recreation Forest
  • 22.84km
  • 2Jocheon Lotus Flower Park
  • 10.73km
  • 3Gobok Nature Park
  • 13.38km
  • 4Bear Tree Park
Forest Museum and Geumgang River National Recreation Forest
Forest Museum and Geumgang River National Recreation Forest

A thick forest in Donam, Geumnam-myeon, Sejong City, which was so remote that people had to take the ship, was designated as Geumgang River National Recreation Forest in 1993. After opening the Forest Museum in 1997, it has been highlighted as the largest natural learning center and recreation area for people in the central region of Korea.

Geumgang River National Recreation Forest

Geumgang River National Recreation Forest is located in a thick forest on the ridge of Guksabong Peak, Gyeryongsan Mountain. The central area of the recreational forest is decorated with well-organized roads, wild flower garden, Rose of Sharon garden and rose garden. At 23 centers with a total size of 20ha, about 100,000 plants are being raised. Visitors can directly see plants from not only Korea but also various countries in the world. Additionally, with farms for birds and four-footed animals built at the wild animal zoo near arboretum, visitors can see wild animals and their ecological system.

Original facilities of the recreation forest such as the trail and the house in the forest (log cabin) are located at the middle of the mountain overlookingthe wild flower garden, Rose of Sharon garden and arboretum. For the convenience of residents, only forest residents are allowed to enter by car. Major facilities include playground for children, all-purpose playing field, camping deck, outdoor swimming pool with shower and bathhouse and wooden-made physical training facility.

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Information - admission fee,parking fee, using outdoor camping deck
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admission fee 700 won for children (500 won for group); 1,300 won for youth (1,100 won for group); and 1,500 won for adults (1,300 won for group).
parking fee 500 won for compact cars; 3,000 won for small-sized cars; and 5,000 won for large-sized cars.
using outdoor camping deck 4,000 won and free for using the pool. As for parking fee, 1,500 won for compact cars; 3,000 won for small-sized cars; and 5,000 won for large-sized cars.

The recreation forest includes outdoor camping site and pool. It is closed on New Year’s Holiday, Lunar New Year’s Day and Chuseok Holiday.

For inquiry and reservation, please contact 041-635-7400, www.keumkang.go.kr

Forest Museum

The Forest Museum produces and displays actual models of the Gingko Tree of Seokdong, Nami-myeon, Geumsan-gun (Natural Monument No.365), which is a tree with the longest girth in Korea, Guardian Tree of Seonhak, Sinpung-myeon, Gongju, and Pine Tree of Anmyeondo Island. As the museum is displayed under different themes, visitors can enhance understanding of the forest and nature in Korea and its preciousness.

At the large-sized greenhouse built in the form of a glass dome, tropical and subtropical plants are raised and displayed. The glass greenhouse is filled with rare tropical plants such as bread trees, banana trees, royal palms and tomato plants as well as various cactuses, bo trees symbolizing Buddhism and olive trees which frequently appear in the Bible. Visitors can learn cultivation skills for common plants as well as experiencing on-site learning activities on plants.

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Information - admission fee, parking fee
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admission fee 700 won for children; 1,300 won for youth; and 1,500 won for adults.
parking fee 1,500 won for compact cars; 3,000 won for small-sized cars; and 5,000 won for large-sized cars.

The opening hours are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in the summer season and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the winter season. It is closed on New Year’s Holiday, Lunar New Year’s Day and Chuseok Holiday.

For inquiry and reservation, please contact 041-635-7400 www.keumkang.go.kr

Name and address for navigation Forest Museum, 119, Salimbakmulgwan-gil, Geumnam-myeon,Sejong City 02Jocheon Lotus Flower Park
Jocheon Lotus Flower Park
Jocheon Lotus Flower Park

Jocheon Lotus Flower Park is a place where seven types of lotus flowers fully bloom at the riverside between Gyeonggu Line railway and the point where Jocheoncheon Stream and Mihocheon Stream meet each other, flowing through Jochiwon-eup and Osong-eup, Sejong City. The riverside at the lower part of Jocheoncheon Stream, Beonam, Jochiwon-eup, Sejong City, is very popular with the citizens and tourists as an ecological park for rest and stroll. As the best place for children’s natural and ecological learning, it has been developed as an ecological exploration road by planting seven kinds of lotus flowers on the deserted land, which was used as farming land.

With the size of 25,000㎡ in total, Jocheon Lotus Flower Park has a marsh where water plants such as white lotus, red lotus, water lily, iris and bulrush can be raised well and a lotus flower pond where visitors can see a variety of beautiful lotus flowers in the summer. Especially, visitors can observe the condition of the marshland from the exploration deck where visitors get to see the lotus flowers closely and enjoy ecological exploration and appreciate the beautiful scenery of lotus flowers, iris and bulrush in harmony.

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As a park utilizing outdoor space, Jocheon Lotus Flower Park has no limitations for entry. It provides various public amenities such as night lightings, exercise machines, bicycle road and toilets.

Name and address for navigation Jocheon Lotus Flower Park, 226, Beonam, Jochiwon-eup, Sejong City
Gobok Nature Park
Gobok Nature Park

One can relive the excitement by just running along the 5km riverside road stretch of the Gobok Reservoir.The Gobok Nature Park is a popular place for fishermen. The reservoir, which was intended to supply agricultural water to a total of 1,949㎢, has attractions such as outdoor sculpture park, outdoor pool, Yeongi Battle Monument Park with stage and grass plaza, Minrakjeong Pavilion and water deck for strolling over the water.

Made by building an embankment at the gorge from Obongsan Mountain (263m), a popular mountain in Yeonseo-myeon, Sejong City, Gobok Reservoir has developed mountainous areas and beautiful scenery. Additionally, the reservoir is a habitat for traditional fish such as carp and catfish and great crested grebes and spot-billed ducks. When you have a seat on the rest area, the peaceful scenery with water birds will make your mind calm.

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Gobok Reservoir Bank and Yeongi Battle Monument Park provide parking lots and amenities for visitors. There are no parking fees or admission fees.

Name and address for navigation Gobok Nature Park, 206, Yongam, Yeonseo-myeon, Sejong City
Bear Tree Park
Bear Tree Park

Bear Tree Park is a park where bears and plants coexist in harmony as the name indicates. As the habitat of 150 Asiatic black bears and 400,000 plants existing in harmony at the site of 330,000 square meters, the park has not only an Asiatic black bear hill but also a hill with 100 beautiful spotted deer to make visitors feel like they are in a zoo.

Created under a total of 19 theme gardens, Bear Tree Park consists of gardens with a unique Korean beauty and European style gardens, such as the Five-color Pond, Welcome House indoor garden and Bear Tree Garden. Apart from this, visitors can see the animals’ faces more closely at the pet zoo, the Asiatic black bear hill and the beautiful spotted deer hill. Moreover, as the Asiatic black bears have been raised separately for generations, and include baby bears, young bears and old bears, visitors can enjoy more by making friends with bears of different age.

Especially, seven theme gardens indicating the Bear Tree Park as arboretum are so attractive, and include Tropical Arboretum, Water Lily Hall, Iris Hall, Potted Plant Hall, Secret Garden, Juniper Hill and Songpa Hall. While hundreds of tropical plants are grown at the Tropical Arboretum, including bougainvillea, staghorn fern and Agave americana, lotus flowers in vivid colors bloom at the Water Lily Hall. Additionally, 40 different types of lilies bloom in white, pink, violet and purple colors every April at the Iris Hall to make a magnificent scene.

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Information - The opening hours, admission fee, contact customer center at Bear Tree Park.
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The opening hours from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm for April-October and from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm for November-March.
admission fee adults from the age of 19 and over are charged 10,000 won during weekdays and children from the age of three and over are charged 6,000 won. 6,000 won is charged for adult group admission fee, and 13,000 won is charged for adult visitors only during weekends and national holidays.
contact customer center at Bear Tree Park 041-866-7766

The opening hours are from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm for April-October and from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm for November-March. Visitors can enter the park two hours before closing.

For other inquiry, please contact customer center at Bear Tree Park (Tel. 044-866-7766)

Name and address for navigation Bear Tree Park, 217, Singsong-ro, Jeondong-myeon, Sejong City