South Korea is marked with beautiful travel destinations that attract tourists from around the world. Among one of the serene must-visits is the ‘Boseong Green Tea Fields’, also known as ‘Daehan Dawon.’
What are the Green Tea Fields?
As the name suggests, these are fields set in the Boseong district, where wild tea is cultivated. It is a beautiful landscape of tea fields on hills. It is also termed as one of the biggest producers (almost 40%) of green tea products in South Korea. The fields are home to approximately 5.8 million tea trees, and 3 million trees of other species such as cedar, bamboo, juniper, and maple. Combined in twisting paths and tracks, and laid fields, they make a breathtaking view to witness.
How Green Tea Plants were first cultivated?
The cultivation of green tea plants goes back to the 1930s. The Japanese planted the green tea plants, first. This was because Boseong district hills hold favorable conditions for the plantation of green tea plants. The Korean War was responsible for destroying a lot of these fields, and they were replanted in 1957. That replantation led to the picturesque fields on Boseong district hills today.
How to get to Boseong Green Tea Fields?
There are several ways to get to Boseong first, and Boseong Green Tea Fields eventually. You can reach them through different cities in South Korea. You can take a bus or a train from major cities to reach the Boseong Terminal or the Boseong Station, respectively.
The Route to Boseong
- From Seoul Bus Terminal, the bus would take around 5 hours to reach to the Boseong Terminal, and the train would take around 5.5 hours to reach Boseong from the Yongsan Station in Seoul.
- From Busan Bus Terminal, the bus would take around 4 hours to reach to the Boseong Bus Terminal, and the train would take around 3.5 hours to reach Boseong Station from Busan Station.
The Route to Boseong Green Tea Fields
- From Boseong Bus Terminal, you can reach Boseong Green Tea Fields Bus Stop through a bus or a 10-15 minutes taxi ride.
- From Boseong Station, you can reach Boseong Green Tea Fields Bus Stop through a taxi that would take 10 minutes, or a bus ride that would take 30-40 minutes.
You can tour Boseong Green Tea Fields alone or with a group of travel-loving friends. Random tourists groups also visit Boseong Green Tea Fields at different times of the year, and you can join them.
Things to do at Boesong Green Tea Fields
Whether you decide to visit Boesong Green Tea Fields alone or with a group of people, you can indulge in a number of activities.
Since these fields are located on a range of hills, it is are a really good spot for you to have that hiking trip. You can also enjoy quiet, serene walks in the tree-laden tracks around the fields while gazing at the beautiful view.
The lush green scenery and the heavenly sunset view makes this place the perfect spot for clicking pictures for Instagram, or a travel album. Make sure to get loads and loads of pictures and, of course, memories.
You should try eating many green tea delicacies at the Boseong teahouse, or the cafeteria. You can munch on the tourist-favorite green tea ice cream or can also eat other local food such as green tea noodles, jeon, or meat.
The gift shop at Boseong Green Tea Fields offers a range of souvenirs to take back with you. You can just buy green tea delicacies to devour later, or you can purchase notebooks or postcards with beautiful Korean illustrations.
Visiting the Tea Museum of Korea
If you are a person who loves to visits museums and galleries, this might be the perfect place for you. The Tea Museum of Korea, gives an insight into the ancient Korean tea-culture. The Museum celebrates the history of Boseong Green Tea and allows visitors to see different green tea tools and processes.
Green Tea Festival
This festival is held every May, for 5 days. Many tourists are unaware of this festival, but you can visit Boseong during the festival, and enjoy the number of additional activities. You can indulge in tea picking, tea roasting, tea making, and bond with the locals while doing so. You can also participate in green tea sampling, attend green tea sales and exhibitions, and make it a memorable experience.
If you are a green tea lover, visiting Boseong Green Tea Fields should be a travel to-do for you.
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