Are you a nature lover and also a tea enthusiast? Then the Boseong Green Tea Fields should be #1 on your list of places to visit in South Korea. Even if you’re not a fan of green tea, Boseong should be pretty high up on that list just for the jaw dropping natural beauty!
Visiting the Boseong Green Tea Field is hands-down one of my favorite memories I’ve ever had in South Korea. It’s such a picturesque and magical place to visit. Here’s everything you need to know about visiting this place.
The Boseong Green Tea Fields are an amazing destination in South Korea. The lush green tea fields are vast enough to roam and perfect for a weekend getaway with friends and family.
WHY VISIT BOSEONG
Boseong is considered the birthplace of the commercial tea industry in the country. It is called as DongguyeojI-Seungnam (meaning ” tea house ” in the Joseon Dynasty). Boseong Green Tea is a special product produced only in Boseong county, and it is well-known for great quality.
Tea produced in Boseong County is still active in growing tea plants, accounting for 40 percent of the nation’s tea production and Boseong County marks as the largest tea-producing area in Korea.
WHAT EVENTS CONDUCTS IN BOSEONG
Boseong Green Tea Festival held in Boseong county. At the festival, some of the most popular festival events are the hands-on experience programs such as picking tea leaves, making tea, and sampling green tea snacks. Other events such as the Boseong Tea Plantation Light Festival , tea exhibition & sale, and a number of celebratory performances are also scheduled to be held during the festival period.
WHERE IS BOSEONG GREEN TEA FIELD
Boseong Green Tea Field is near the southern coast of South Korea.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT BOSEONG GREEN TEA FIELDS
Boseong is actually a beautiful place to visit year-round. Still, most people visit either in spring (between late March and late April) to see the first new leaves on tea bushes, or in summer (from May to August) when the tea bushes are in their prime.
But even if you visit in late autumn or winter, you’ll see quite a scenery, as the hillsides are always beautiful – even when they are covered in pure white snow.
HOW TO GET TO BOSEONG
Getting to Boseong is relatively uncomplicated. The best way to get to Boseong is by express bus. Boseong also has a train station but no access to any KTX (bullet train) lines.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO VISIT THE BOSEONG GREEN TEA FIELD
For adults, the cost to visit is 4,000 won (or about $4). For seniors over 65 years old, military, or groups of 20 or more, the cost to visit is just 3,000 won (or about $3).
DAEHAN DAWON GREEN TEA FIELDS
Daehan Dawon Green Tea Fields are the green tea fields that have been open to visitors since 1957. From here, you can cross the 5,000,000m2 green tea field and enjoy the amazing scenery of the green tea field surrounded by the beautiful Seda forest.
Daehan Dawon Tea Plantation produces high-quality green tea and is a popular tourist attraction year-round thanks to the vast rows of tea trees that line the hillside like a deep green carpet. Despite being a small peak at just 350 meters above sea level, the observation deck offers views of the sea on clear days.
Daehan Dawon Tea Plantation has been featured as a filming site in dramas such as “Summer Scent (2002),” “Legend of the Blue Sea (2017),” and “The Rebel (2017).”
Now is the time to stop, stare and awe the breathtaking views of the green tea fields right below. The best part? You can get better results here. Take the main route to the field and stop at the observation deck for stunning views. Keep walking through the narrow rows of green tea plants or make more sense.
There are many different routes to explore around for different perspectives on this PICTURESQUE attraction. Climb to the top for a glance at the green tea plantations overlooking the sea. It’s all worth doing!
ADDRESS: (ENGLISH)763-67, NOKCHA-RO, BOSEONG-GUN, JEOLLANAM-DO,
ADMISSION FEES: ADULTS – INDIVIDUAL 4,000 WON / GROUP 3,000 WON
HOMEPAGE: DHDAWON.COM (KOREAN ONLY)
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After strolling through the green tea plantation, head back down to the foot of the fields and stop by one of the cafes for a real taste of the experience. You can try a cup of Boseong’s very own green tea or a cup or cone of green tea ice cream as a refreshing treat, especially if visiting in the heat of the summer. Lastly don’t forget to stop by the gift shop to grab some green tea souvenirs for yourself or for dear ones before you head out.
There is really so much to see and do in South Korea. The Boseong Green Tea Field has been one of my favorite memories in the country and is a must-see for anyone visiting or living on the peninsula. Let me know how you liked your experience in the comments below