Plan Your Visit to The Garden of Morning Calm Korea

The Garden of Morning Calm is an absolutely beautiful garden to visit in Gapyeong, near Nami Island, nestled in the valley amongst the mountains east from Seoul. 

In each season there is something different to see – cherry blossoms in spring and autumn foliage colours.  During winter they put on an amazing illumination show which is well worth seeing.

The gardens are extensive with 27 different themed garden areas to explore.  Allow at least 2-3 hours to meander through the gardens and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

The beautiful entrance to the Garden of Morning Calm
The beautiful entrance to the Garden of Morning Calm

How to Get to The Garden of Morning Calm

The driving distance from Nami Island to the Garden of Morning Calm is 25km / 15 mi / 36 minutes, or you can catch the Gapyeong City Tour Bus via other attractions. 

You can also travel from Seoul to Cheongpyeong Station by ITX train and then catch the Gapyeong City Tour Bus or taxi to The Garden of Morning Calm, a distance of 13km / 8 mi or 18 minutes.

Also check out our detailed article on how to get to Gapyeong from Seoul which includes how to get around the Gapyeong area.

Nami Island Day Tours Which Include The Garden of Morning Calm

Many Nami Island day tour options include The Garden of Morning Calm. In winter most tour options are set up to visit The Garden of Morning Calm as the final stop to enable you to visit the winter illuminations in the evening.

Check out the day tour options below to decide which tour will suit you best, and ensure you book early to get your preferred tour option.

The Garden of Morning Calm Winter Illuminations
The Garden of Morning Calm Winter Illuminations

What to See in The Garden of Morning Calm

When we visited we only had limited time available so we started by crossing the suspension bridge, and then headed toward Nymph Valley. 

The Pool of Nymphs

We then explored the lovely chapel in the Moonlight Garden, before heading for the Korean Garden, with amazing views over the Sunken Garden along the way. 

Views in The Garden of Morning Calm
The lovely chapel in the Moonlight Garden
Views of The Sunken Garden in The Garden of Morning Calm
Views of The Sunken Garden in The Garden of Morning Calm
Beautiful Pond Views in The Garden of Morning Calm
Beautiful Pond Views in The Garden of Morning Calm

After exploring the teahouse and Pond Garden we walked through the Sunken Garden and visited the amazing Millenium Juniper.

The Millennium Juniper in the Garden of Morning Calm
The Millennium Juniper in the Garden of Morning Calm

We really enjoyed our walk through the Garden of Morning Calm and could easily have stayed there for another couple of hours to further explore at leisure.

Pink Muhly Grass in bloom in The Garden of Morning Calm
Pink Muhly Grass in bloom in Autumn/Fall in The Garden of Morning Calm

Check out our detailed Nami Island Articles below to Plan Your Visit


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