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Boseong – Green Tea Capital of Korea

 

Boseong is well known for its green tea plantations. It is known as the green tea capital of Korea as well as one of the top producers of green tea in the world. Green tea is known to be hard to grow, with the plant required very specific weather conditions such as humidity and rainfall during the growing season. Tea plant often can only be grown within a certain range of altitudes, which is why most green tea plantations are found on the sides of hills and mountains. Boseong, with its hilly terrain and proximity to the southern sea has the perfect condition for green tea to grow.

 

Visitors from all over Korea come to Boseong for its green tea plantations. Here at the green tea field, you get to try and purchase all kinds of green tea products such as green tea ice cream, coffee, biscuits and of course the tea leaves itself. Getting to Boseong is also not a problem as it has its own railway station as well as a bus terminal that connects Boseong to most of the regional cities as well as the capital, Seoul.

 

We took a bus from Haenam to Boseong, which took about one and a half hours. From Boseong bus terminal to the green tea plantation, another bus journey is required. You can purchase the bus ticket to the green tea plantation from the bus terminal.

 

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(Boarding the bus from Haenam to Boseong.)

 

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(Arrival at Boseong Bus Terminal.)

 

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(A small and unassuming bus terminal.)

 

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(Bought our ticket to the green tea plantation at the bus terminal, and waiting for the next bus out.)

 

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(Along the way, we passed by the Boseong Railway Station.)

 

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(In the bus together with three other Korean ladies.)

 

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(We got off at the Daehan Dawon stop, and started our walk into the entrance of the plantation.)

 

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(Together with a few other tourists who arrived by car.)

 

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(This is the entrance to the green tea plantation. You can purchase your ticket from the adjacent ticketing booth.)

 

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(Carrying a heavy bag? Don’t worry as you can leave them here at the entrance.)

 

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(Turn left for the bamboo forest, straight ahead for the green tea plantation.)

 

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(A green tea produce and souvenir shop.)

 

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(Various kinds of green teas available.)

 

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(Green tea latte anyone?)

 

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(At only 3 for 10,000KRW, they are a lot cheaper compared to buying from elsewhere.)

 

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(We started to head towards the observatory deck atop the hill, which is about 200m away.)

 

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(Passing by some workers at work.)

 

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(Spring flowers in full bloom.)

 

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(On the climb up the hill towards the observation deck.)

 

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(A couple taking pictures in the middle of the plantation.)

 

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(The south sea is just behind the mountain.)

 

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(What we saw while climbing up the mountain towards the observation deck.)

 

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(The view from the observation deck. See the sea in the background?)

 

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(On the way down, we pass by a sign saying that this place was the site of a particular SK Telecom commercial.)

 

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(More shops and cafes on the way out.)

 

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(Waiting for ths bus back to Boseong Railway Station.)

 

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(Less than 20 minutes later, arrival at the Boseong Railway Station where we took the train back to Seoul.)

 

Address: 763-43, Nokcha-ro, Boseong-eup, Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do

Opening Hours: 0600 ~ 1900 (Mar – Aug), 0600 ~ 1800 (Sep – Apr)

Website: www.boseong.go.kr

Admission Fee: 4,000KRW (Adult), 3,000KRW (Children aged 7 – 18)

Contact Number: +82-61-852-4540 (Daehan Dawon)

Email: NA

 

In summer, the tea plantations at Boseong shines a lovely green and visitors from all over the country flock over to get a taste of what the green tea capital of Korea has to offer. Transportation to Boseong is also convenient, with buses and trains serving the city. The next time you want to find somewhere cooling in summer but want to go to somewhere other than the beaches, perhaps you could give the green tea plantations at Boseong a consideration! For more information on other interesting cities of Korea to check out, do visit www.voucherkorea.com for more information!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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