Hantaek Botanical Garden

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Hantaek Botanical Garden

Hantaek Botanical Garden is a beautiful site to be with nature. It is a famous botanical themed garden consisting of thousands of plants.

It is a treasure of one person or group of people and the cultural heritage of life that everyone must conserve, protect, and cultivate and hand it to the next generation.

When economic development was the central movement of South Korea in the 1970s, small plants and such seemingly useless creatures became less important.

Local plants were seen as non-profitable resources. Hantaek Botanical Garden started to take an interest and conserve these small plants over 30 years ago.

Now, the botanical garden became a world-class conservation site with over 10 thousand species of plants and over 30 theme gardens.

Hantaek is further developed in 2001 as a non-profits foundation with a mission to promote its toils that resulted in these productive resources of plants to be shared with everyone who loves plants.

Hantaek Botanical Garden is now not only conserving, protecting, and exhibiting plants. It is now becoming a center for learning as it continues doing research and educates people using its resources.

baobab-treesBaobab trees are one of the largest trees that live for over a thousand years

Features and Descriptions

Hantaek Botanical Garden is located in Yongin City in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

Address: 153, Oksan-ri, Baekam-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do / Mountain 24-1

Size and Area
It has a total area of about 200,000 pyeong
About 70,000 pyeong around the mountain 24-1
Seowon: Around 130,000 pyeong around 153

Plant ownership status
Total possessed plants: 9,700 species and 10 million copies
Native plants: 2,400 species (1,700 herbaceous plants, 700 woody plants)
Exotic plants: 7,300 species

Hantaek has cultivation and research facilities. It has eight cultivation greenhouses and a research center.

It has accommodation for one employee, a manager, and warehouses.

Hantaek has three glasshouses and 36 themed gardens that exhibit and make them available to its visitors.

For its guests' convenience and relaxing space, Hantaek offers its outdoor performance hall, shelter or rest area, a restaurant, cafe, souvenir shop, among other useful facilities.

baobab-treeA Baobab Tree at Hantaek

Entrance & Admission Guide

Check out this useful section to help you guide when you plan to explore this beautiful botanical garden...

Admission Details
Hantaek Botanical Garden is open all year round to all guests.

Business Hours: 9 AM up until the late afternoon
Changes in admission and closing times could vary depending on the season.

Usually, places like this one are accessible for longer hours during the Spring, Summer, and Fall, but shorter during the Winter (December to February).

Admission Fees
Fees vary according to age and number of visitors. Discounts apply accordingly.

Adult: 7,000 Won
Youth: 5,000 Won
Child: 4,000 Won

Group/Yongin Citizens: 6,000 Won
Senior Citizen, Disabled Persons, etc.: 5,000 Won

Check the website for more details: http://www.hantaek.co.kr/p_home

Reminders and Notices

  • No entry outside the viewing area.
  • No smoking in the entire botanical garden area.
  • No cooking in the botanical garden.

You cannot bring in plant tools, food, and fruit, tripod but only a camera, mat (but only for kindergarten and daycare groups), flammable materials, pets, play and exercise equipment, and sound equipment others.

However, you can bring in food with no soup, peeled fruits, water, or other non-alcoholic drinks.

Pets are not allowed except for guide dogs with that helps a guest with disabilities.

Getting to Hantaek Botanical Garden

You can get to this botanical garden area using both private and public transportation. For personal vehicles, here is the guide...

Go straight to Yangji IC of Yeongdong Expressway → 10km from National Road No. 17 toward Baekam and Jincheon.

Then turn right toward Geungok Intersection in Baekam-myeon direction, pass through Baekam-myeon 1km and turn left toward Jangpyeong-ri, National Road No. 325 10km Hantaek Botanical Garden.

Turn right at Iljuk IC on Jungbu Expressway → 2.1 kilometers to the direction of Anseong on National Highway 38.

Go straight 3km at Maesan Intersection, turn right at GS Caltex Gas Station 500m turn left at the right-day temporary (Gangsan Landscape). It is 2.5 kilometers from Hantaek Botanical Garden.

Taking Public Transportation
Here are the available transports you can take to the botanical garden.

1. Take a bus from Suwon (#10) that will bring you to Baekam Terminal/Yongin Terminal. Then transfer from the terminal taking bus number 10-4 that will take you to Hantaek Botanical Garden.

2. Get to the Nambu Terminal and take a bus to Baekam Terminal. From Baekam Terminal, take a bus with number 10-4 that will bring you close to Hantaek Botanical Garden

3.  Get to Nambu Terminal, Dongseoul Terminal, and take a bus for Juksan Terminal. From Juksan, take a taxi to Hantaek Botanical Garden.

Since public transportation in Korea is efficient and reliable, you can get to the botanical garden efficiently if planned in advance.

Thanks for reading this page. Enjoy your travels.

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