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Address: Cheongeo-dong, Namwon, Jeollabuk-do 590-080, South Korea

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One of the best gardens in Korea

Gwanghallu is a place for traditional party in a beautiful garden. To appreciate the place to its full potential, you have to know about the Choseon dynasty's gardens which can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2014
Sookyoung1101
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Daejeon, South Korea
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Daejeon, South Korea
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Gwanghallu is a place for traditional party in a beautiful garden. To appreciate the place to its full potential, you have to know about the Choseon dynasty's gardens which can be classified into three different categories: Royal gardens; public (built by local goverments) gardens and private gardens (built by rich aristocrats) Good examples of each would be the garden of... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I really enjoyed Gwanghallu. The layout of the area is relaxing and enjoyable. A few buildings on the grounds, but the pond was great (loads of big fish looking for a snack) and I thoroughly enjoyed the ancient and awesome trees spread throughout. Plenty of picture opportunities. Cheap entrance fee, 2,500 I think. Unfortunately we couldn't go in the evening...the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

We visited Gwanghallu in the early evening as the light was beginning to fade and it was simply idyllic. The pavillions and ponds and the gardens that they are surrounded by were really beautiful and a great place to daydream of days gone by in Korea. I think this spot is particularly good for couples, as the beautiful scenery has... More 

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Jeonju, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Gwanghallu is a short walk from the bus station and is a pleasant park with a pavillion bridge, and pond. There are several good restaurant to eat in around the park. The park is famous because of the Chunhyang who was a woman in the Joseon dynasty who refused the advances of a local magistrate. You can dress up in... More 

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