First opened in June 2004, Yanggu Eco-Botanical Garden was built on a total area of 189,141 ㎡. Nearly 3.1 billion Korean won (approximately 3 million USD) was spent on the construction and it was built to be developed into a South and North Korean ecosystem restoration center. Located in the northernmost region of South Korea, it houses more than 400 rare plants including plants that are Korean native species and protected by Korean Ministry of Environment.
The garden is divided into six parts by their features including a botanical garden, natural forest, and facilities zone. In the botanical garden, rare plants such as northern native plants and alpine plants that are naturally grown in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) and Yanggu area are displayed in one place.
There are also walking trails, a medicinal plants exhibition hall, plant nursery, and greenhouse. To add a natural and lively touch to the garden, a mountain stream zone and wetlands zone were prepared to provide people with the chance to enjoy the pleasant sound of running water.
Experience Guide : Forest Experience Center
Contact and Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-33-480-2529
Opening day : June 19, 2004
Parking facilities : Available
Day off : Mondays (closed the following day if Monday is a public holiday)
Hours : 09:00-18:00
* Subject to change during winter
Individuals - Adults 3,000 won / Teeagers 2,000 won / Children 1,000 won
Groups - Adults 2,000 won / Teenagers 1,5000 won / Children 700 won
Reservation Info. for Natives
Advance reservation required for group tours
169, Sumgol-ro 310beon-gil, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do