Today there are over 5.8 million tea trees and 3 million different trees around, and Boseong all in all is answerable for 40% of Korea’s tea creation. While there are some other exclusive manors in the province, the Daehan one is the greatest. Its cultivating techniques are likewise completely natural. greentealibrary
a family glancing small in the huge columns of green tea plants
A Walking Guide to the Boseong Green Tea Fields
Heading off to the Top
I prescribe doing the small climb up to the head of the mountain. At the point when you initially enter, you’ll experience the ticket office and along the Cedar Road (삽나무길) to the Main Square (광장). There are a little teahouse and gift shop (대한나업) to one side and the frozen yogurt shop and cafeteria (대한다원쉼터) to one side.
I’d go as far as possible right towards the Cherry Blossom Trail (벚꽃길) and continue following the finishes paperwork for the Ocean Observatory (바다전망대). After you pass by the region where they shot a ton of plugs, motion pictures, and shows, there’s somewhat of a fork to go to the Central Observatory (중앙전망대) to one side and the way to one side. Keep to one side. I believe there’s an indication to get you out.
Prop up past the Juniper Forest (향나무숲) and you’ll get to the Green Tea Farm Observatory (차밭전망대), which is a pretty break to appreciate the perspectives! You actually won’t exactly observe the ocean yet however. From here the way up to the Ocean Observatory (바다전망대) gets somewhat rough, and tolerably steep, yet on the off chance that I could pull my bum up it in a skirt, you’ll be fine.
The view out to the ocean is delightful, particularly on the off chance that you get a decent, crisp morning!
perspective on boseong from the head of the fields watching out to the ocean
When you’ve recovered, you can go down an alternate path towards the Sun Tree Trail (편백나무 산책로). You’ll fundamentally go straight behind the observatory rather than withdraw where you originated from. This’ll take you to a little cascade territory (폭포). The symbol on the guide makes the cascade look far more noteworthy than it is, only an admonition. It’s adorable, dislike the ones in Jeju.
Around the falls region, you’ll either have the option to keep going down or towards the middle way in the tea fields. I’d take the middle way back towards the Central Observatory(중앙전망대). At that point take the Central Stairway (중앙계단) withdraw to the Square (광장).
The entire outing takes possibly 1/2 – 2 hours relying upon how quick or gradually you move. I was some place in the center the multiple times, and we halted to take a lot of photographs!
What to Eat
Treat yourself to some green tea frozen yogurt once you’ve made it down (or previously)! It’s truly my #1 thing ever. On the off chance that you need it less expensive, at that point really stand by until you get out to the parking garage. There’s a scaled down shop we saw and the frozen yogurt was just 2,000KRW there versus the 3,500 KRW at the cafeteria. Truly, you don’t get a decent tea field foundation…
green tea frozen yogurt at boseong
In any case, you know, in case you’re on Ice Cream #2 or need that extra 1,500 KRW for something different, at that point stand by until the parking area.
With respect to standard food, I accomplished something else the two visits. The first occasion when, we had lunch before we climbed up through the fields. It was a little region directly close to the ticket office. We requested green tea jeon and green tea noodle soup, and it was delightful.
green tea pajeon and green tea guksu close daehan manor
Since we drove on this subsequent excursion, we chose to fly into the real town of Boseong and check whether there were any better alternatives from the primary vacationer zone. We discovered one café open, and it was so justified, despite any trouble! It’s privilege by Boseong Elementary School, and it’s called 숙복식다.
We got two servings of 녹차ㄱ떡갈비, which was some sort of meat cooked in green tea among us. With all the banchan, it was all that anyone could need. The banchan alone included seared yam, pajeon, and a tofu soup with kimchi stock (not kimchi jjigae however) just as the standard side dishes! Also, it was totally supportive of just 28,000 KRW (~$28 USD).
green tea injected meat and side dishes (banchan) in the town of boseong
What to Buy
We additionally flew into the blessing shop (대한나업) before we left. I’m so amped up for how adorable a portion of the gift contributions are! At the point when I initially went in 2015, I just got some green tea treats on the grounds that the remainder of the keepsakes were simply photographs or kitschy Korean things you can get all over the place.
This latest outing, however, we discovered beautiful delineations on magnets, postcards, and even a few scratch pad and sacks! I’m a magnet and postcard junkie, so I purchased a lot of those.
Sorts of Boseong Green Tea
With respect to the tea, certainly treat yourself to some to bring home. I think my first outing, I got green tea latte bundles, yet this excursion I got a major sack of tea leaves. They give you a decent English handout now, so here are the sorts of green tea as needs be:
Woojeon Tea (우전찬) – produced using the main, youthful tea leaves gathered before April twentieth
Sejak (세작) or Jakseol (작설) – most well known tea, produced using leaves gathered toward the beginning of May
Jungjak (중작) – produced using leaves culled in May
Daejak (대작) or Ipha (입하) – produced using leaves culled in late May
Yeop Cha (엽차) – produced using leaves picked in June and July – this was the tea I got in free leaf structure
Instructions to Visit Boseong
Korean Name: 보성녹차밭 대한다원
Address: 전라남도 보성군 보성읍 녹차로 763-67
English Address: 763-67, Nokcha-ro Boseong-eup, Boseong-weapon, Jeollanam-do
Cost: 4,000 KRW (~$4)
Open: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (summer), 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (winter)
Best Time to Visit Boseong
Boseong will be very lovely throughout the entire year, even with some day off! In any case, however I haven’t been in July, I envision with all the development, the majority of the fields will be pretty exposed (and it’ll likewise be sticky). Everything was completely green in late September, however a few sections were culled in late May.
There are additionally two celebration periods in Boseong:
The typical Boseong Green Tea Festival (보성다향대축제), which goes around late May.
The Boseong Tea Plantation Light Festival (보성차밭 빛축제), which runs from mid-December to mid-January
The most effective method to Get to Boseong
Seoul to Boseong
Get the transport from Seoul Express Bus Terminal. The transport will take around 5 hours relying upon traffic. I looked on Kobus, thus far I see just a 3:10 takeoff during the week and 8:10 and 3:10 flights during the end of the week.
Take the moderate train from Yongsan Station (영산역) to Boseong Station (보성역). There’s just a single I saw, and it leaves at 8:55 a.m. furthermore, shows up at 2:35 p.m.
For additional on Seoul, look at this snappy guide
Busan to Boseong
Get the transport from Busan Sasang (부산 사상) to Boseong Bus Terminal. It’ll be almost 4 hours with a lot of stops in the middle. At the point when I looked on Bustago, the occasions all during that time were:
Take the S-Train from Busan Station (부산역) to Boseong Station. I might have sworn there were additional time choices, however connecting a lot of various dates on Korail, and I just observed a possibility for 8:25-11:51.
For additional on Busan, check here
Gwangju to Boseong
In the event that you didn’t see from those long drive times, this is the reason I remember Boseong as a major aspect of the Gwangju week for my Korean agenda direct.
By transport, you can leave from Gwangju Bus Terminal, and it’ll be 1 hr 30 minutes. The transports start at 6:30 a.m. also, run each 30-50 minutes until 5:30 p.m. At that point they’re each hour until 8:45 p.m. At the point when I lived in Namwon, we took a transport to Gwangju and afterward from Gwangju to Boseong. Check Bustago for explicit occasions.
In the event that you need to take a train, I discovered 3 moderate trains from Gwangju-Songjeong Station (광주송정역) to Boseong Station (보성역) at 6:15 a.m., 10:34 a.m., and 7:18 p.m.
From Boseong Terminal
So when I went the first run through, there was a transport that went to Yulpo Beach consistently and you simply got off at the green tea fields stop (대한다원). It would appear that there’s an immediate transport from the terminal, and you can check the occasions here.
You can likewise snatch a taxi and head there. Maggie and I took a taxi since we had recently missed the transport by around 5 minutes. It was a 10 brief taxi ride that cost us around 10,000 won (under $10).
** Side note, in case you’re in Seoul or Gwangju, and you need to pee, go there or stand by until the manor’s washrooms. It might have gotten a major update since 2015, yet I recall the restrooms being excessively gross at the terminal.
From Boseong Station
Taking a gander at my guide, it would seem that the tea fields are around a short ways from Boseong Station and a little under 10,000 KRW by taxi. On the off chance that you take a transport, it shows Bus 70 or Bus 72 to the Tea Fields (대한다원), around 30-40 minutes.
Where to Stay in Boseong
On the off chance that you live in Korea and need to make it a decent end of the week, there are many alternatives close to the tea fields! Look at Yongwook Lee’s Traditional House, this hanok house, or this homestead remain. For additional spots, check here
Visits that Go to the Boseong Green Tea Fields
While it’s anything but difficult to visit without anyone else in the event that you’d like to go with a visit, here are a couple of various choices:
Boseong Green Tea Festival Tour from Busan (1D) – This visit will take you from Busan to Boseong during the large celebration time frame. Check here for subtleties
Boseong Festival (1D) – This visit is pretty direct. It’ll take you from Seoul to Boseong and back inside a day. Generally speaking, you’ll have around 4 hours in the fields. The main issue is I’m almost certain it just runs every so often, generally in May. Check here for dates.