Soswaewon Garden Tours

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.

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.
Location
Address: 123 Jigok-ri, Nam-myeon, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
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