The National Institute of Ecology Botanic Garden

national-institute-of-ecologyOutside view of Ecorium building at the National Institute of Ecology

National Institute of Ecology

The National Institue of Ecology is another excellent place to see all kinds of plants and even animal species. NIE, for short, has a high standard and quality for ecological research, exhibition, and educational resources.

You can observe and experience the world's five significant climates, including the ecosystem of the Korean peninsula, tropical, desert, Mediterranean, temperate, and polar regions.

The National Institute of Ecology will contribute to conserving the environment and raising awareness for proper environmental consciousness by leading ecology research.

Due to climate change and other anthropogenic impacts, biodiversity and the number of living organisms has dramatically decreased in a short period.

NIE was established and started operating its research, preservation, and conservation activities in 2018.

NIE is raising the national competitiveness, providing various experiences and learning spaces for the ecosystem.

Conservation of Ecological System

The National Insitute of Ecology was established to research and survey ecosystems and carry out its projects by employing technology development to achieve their vision.

Ecological Research Hub
Performs a hub function of ecological research that can study and respond to ecosystem changes due to climate change in an integrated and professional manner.

The research hub tries to perform comprehensive research restoring the ecosystem.

Education and Exhibition Hall
This Hall includes domestic and overseas educational and exhibition facilities linked to research activities.

The Hall has excellent facilities for exhibiting and teaching forests and wetlands on the Korean Peninsula. Also, it includes ecosystems of various climatic zones such as tropical, desert, Mediterranean, temperate, and polar regions.

As the anthropogenic activity increased, our wildlife has started disappearing from nature, presumably due to on-going habitat loss and environmental pollution.

Each precious plant and animal species will have an essential role in the community and our nature's ecosystem.

national-institute-of-ecologyA human-made cascade at National Institute of Ecology Park

Accessible Facilities

Besides the exciting exhibitions and activities of NIE, you can also enjoy its varied facilities that cater to its visitors' needs who are willing to learn and enjoy its resources.

Restaurant
NIE offers its food service to its guests when visiting the place. It is an Ecorium, which has a food hall located on the second floor of its building.

The Ecorium is open from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM only.

The Cafe
On the first floor of the NIE building, you can also find the Cafe Geurang. This Cafe is located on the first floor of the Ecorium building.

Cafe Arim is also located on the first floor at the Visitor Center. The cafes serve from 10 AM to 4:30 PM only for your information.

On the first floor of the Ecorium, you can find refreshing or cold drinks at Smoothie King. The King serves from 10 AM to 4:30 PM only.

Convenience Stores
This Convenience Store is called Hadaram Convenience Store, which is located in the Hadaram Playground area.

Another convenience store called Ecorium Convenience Store is accessible and located in the restaurant on the second floor of the Ecorium building.  It serves from 9:30 AM to 5 PM only.

In case you need special medical care or an emergency kit, you can visit its Infirmary center, which is located on the first floor of the Ecorium building. It is open from 10 AM to 6 PM only.

Feeding Room
It is located on the first floor of the Ecorium and the first floor of the Visitor Center. Both are accessible from 10 AM to 6 PM only.

Hadaram Gift Shop
The gift shop is on the first floor of Ecorium. It is accessible from 10 AM to 6 PM should you wish to purchase souvenirs or other products you need.

Getting to the National Institute of Ecology

Please, you may use the following information should you decide to visit the place.

Address: 1210 Geumgang-ro, Maseo-myeon, Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, Republic of Korea
Telephone : +82-41-950-5300

Public Transportation
Janghang Line
After getting off at Janghang station, go to the ticket office (within 5 minutes on foot) Reserve Train Ticket Reserve Eco package.

Intercity Bus
Take a bus to Seocheon Intercity Bus Terminal. From there, take a local bus (#72) or a taxi.

Janghang Public Bus Station
From this bus station, take a local bus #71 or take a taxi to NIE. The bus station is located at 78, Jangseo-ro, Janghang-eup, Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, +82-41-956-0362.

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