Damyang Juknokwon
Damyang Juknokwon
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kekenu
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg782 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
Trip from Seoul to Gwangju, 2h30
Korail pass 220000kw for max 5 days

from Gwangju to Juknokwon (Bamboo Forest) 30' by taxi for 33000kw. way back by bus 1h40 first bus 311, change ad bus station Gwangju for Ktx train station via city bus 02, cost ~7000kw
Entrance bamboo forest 3000kw, walked the all tour in 1h30 in slow speed. it gets ups and down look video on YouTube: dgt tv1 Seoul 2023 Juknokwon (Bamboo Forest)
Written September 21, 2023
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Travelove58
15,599 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
Our visit to Korea this time is different. Instead of usual Seoul & Busan ( & outskirts), we rented a car & visited places that were not easily accessible before, like Damyang, Jeonju, etc.
This is a nice bamboo forest but like any forested parks or gardens, it's big - so expect lots of walking. And climbing. Worth a visit though.
Written December 7, 2022
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MingGe
Singapore, Singapore165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
Best to visit it in the morning, when the groups of tourists have not arrived. A nice quiet place to stroll, and furniture made of bamboo. Super popular with local and foreign tourists. Also the restaurants outside the Junokwon are almost fully booked by the tourists in groups, so it's best to leave for lunch at 11.30am, to find the restaurant with spaces for walk-ins. I managed to find 1 such resturant after reject by 2 previous ones with full bookings. The bamboo rice smells nice, with red bean n some other beans. I ordered the most basic Bamboo Rice set, only 10,000won. The number of side dishes are just awsome! For 3000won more, u can have 1 more meat dish. But really the side dishes are more than enough.
How to go: Take Bus 311 from Gwangju, outside Gwangju U-Square. Took 50min to reach Junokwon directly. Fare is 2900won. Or you can buy a direct bus ticket to Damyang Terminal (30min), then change to bus 311.
Written November 15, 2017
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kjmagnuson
Los Angeles, CA668 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
Damyang's well-known bamboo garden is a pleasant place for pictures, and an enjoyable walk. It can get busy, but the garden area is large enough to accomodate plenty of visitors. It is difficult to clarify what this attraction really is. Is it a garden or a forest? Well it fits both descriptions, the area is often well-landscaped and chairs or pavilions can be found throughout the grounds. On the other hand there are areas where it really is just large areas of land surrounded by bamboo.

The paths spread in multiple directions within the grounds. Visitors can see all there is too offer in 1-2 hours. There are not many areas in Korea where bamboo grows, but South Jeolla's climate is the most ideal on the Korean peninsula.
Written December 8, 2012
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flyhigh_jiyoung
89 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017
Actually, it's quite nice to visit. Good to walk around. But I visited in December so some of shops are closed and there is no event or activities since it's low season.

I recommend to avoid winter.
Written December 14, 2017
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KelleBow
Las Vegas, NV35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
Go in the morning when it is not busy--my group arrived at the opening time, and were told it is typically so full we would not have been able to easily stroll through the park. The bamboo is lovely--I recommend trying the bamboo teas in the coffee shop. There is also a mini-info area about bamboo the level below the coffee shop where the bathrooms are. When quiet and alone, the forest feels a bit like entering a different world. My only complaint would be the frequent graffiti etched in the lower levels of the bamboo--but this is more a criticism of the individuals who would scratch into nature, and not those who maintain the park.
Written September 27, 2017
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Lesley HL
Stafford, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
We went in January, in the snow and it was absolutely beautiful. The pathways are well maintained, plenty of places to sit and enjoy the peace. Unfortunately the Hanok (traditional houses) were all closed but I would love the opportunity to stay in one. Entry fee is very reasonable and it takes a couple of hours to stroll round in comfort. Very pleasant tea rooms and friendly staff. If you are in the area, dont think twice....go!
Written February 13, 2017
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Fabius M
Luzon, Philippines177 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
We went recently to Gwangju south in Korea and spend also few hours in this lovely bamboo forest. It is easy to find if you can prepare your navigation system. Parking is challenge if you are coming late. The early bird catches the best places. And be prepared that especially on the weekends like everywhere else in Korea the area will be crowded. Anyway we spend 3 hours in the forest and we liked it very much. It was a very sunny day but the forest spend us enough shadow to enjoy. Many walking paths are available and the highest point gives you a nice view over the area. Probably it is not a convenient place to push and move wheel chair and stroller. After the forest we visited some souvenirs shops (we like bamboo but not so much bamboo souvenirs) and eat our lunch at local restaurant near the river. Expect waiting time. Food was good. It is a must visit place if you are in Gwangju.
Written June 18, 2017
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Ryan M
San Diego, CA38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
This place is awesome! I stayed at one of their houses for a night, lovely buildings with all the above standard amenities. The Forest was very nice, great scenery, apparently the forest is naturally forming, with a great layout of walking paths and spots to stop and enjoy along the way! The surrounding area is also pretty great for food and touring around....I do hear it gets busy sometimes, so I suggest calling ahead and asking them yourself.
Written March 22, 2017
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kjurek
Orlando, FL476 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
Really nice stop to make for only 3.000 won! Bus 311 from the U-Square Bus Terminal (aka the Gwangcheon Terminal) in Gwangju charges 2.200 won one way and takes 45 minutes to bring you just in front of the entrance to the Bamboo Forest, and inside there are plenty of photo opportunities and mini attractions such as the small art museum full of digital artwork, chairs and hammocks made out of bamboo, a waterfall surrounded by posing panda statues, and a little cafe that sells bamboo leaf tea, which was pretty good even though I don't normally like tea. And to top it off, we even found a friendly cat wanting to be petted by all the people passing by it as we were leaving! You can take bus 311 from the entrance back to U-Square afterward. Good experience and definitely recommended for the low price.
Written December 30, 2015
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