Visit the Garden of Morning Calm in winter and meet the moment where a romantic fantasy world becomes real.
Every winter, the Garden of Morning Calm shines bright with illuminations under the dark skies.
Located only about 2 hours away by car from Seoul, the Garden of Morning Calm and its light festival is a perfect day trip destination for visitors to Seoul.
Since this light festival only takes place from winter to early spring, do not miss out on this event during your stay in Korea.
Garden of Morning Calm Light Festival at a Glance
An ample amount of snowfalls in the area form a thick snow blanket and cover the whole garden in winter.
Surrounded by the snow-covered mountains and valleys, you’d feel as though you were in the middle of the Disney movie “Frozen” at the Garden of Morning Calm during the day.
After dusk settles, the illuminations decorated all over the garden begin to shimmer and glow, and the snowy world turns completely into a different world.
See more pictures below and admire the beauty of the garden at night.
Every step forward, you’ll see different colored trees and plants capturing your eye.
There are also artworks that are constructed especially for this festival such as the horse & carriage and illuminated arch tunnels.
*Decorations of the garden may vary every year.
Pose like a princess with glittering illuminations.
Walking in this romantic atmosphere will warm your heart up in the freezing cold weather.
When to visit the Garden of Morning Calm Light Festival
The Garden of Morning Calm is open every day all year round between 8.30 am and 7.00 pm. However, during the light festival period, its opening hours are extended.
Take note of the information below if you plan to visit the Garden of Morning Calm for its lighting festival.
|Festival Period||December 9, 2022 ~ March 19, 2023|
|Operating Hours||Sunday ~ Friday||Sundown ~ 9.00 pm|
|Saturday||Sundown ~ 11.00 pm|
*The garden opens at 8:30 am but the illuminations start from 5:00 pm.
With the garden’s extended opening hours, the Korean restaurant inside the garden is also expected to run until 8 pm. So you can grab some food in the evening, but please note that the restaurant’s operation hours are subject to change. Also, to match the lighting time of Garden of Morning Calm, our tours will begin at a later time, and not at the time specified on our product page.
How to Go to the Garden of Morning Calm from Seoul
Public Transportation from Seoul
Bus: Take an intercity bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal near Gangbyeon Station (Seoul Subway Line 2) → Arrive at Cheongpyeong Bus Terminal in Gapyeong → Take Gapyeong City Tour Bus or a local bus
Train: Take an ITX train from Yongsan Station or Cheongnyangni Station in Seoul → Arrive at Cheongpyeong Station in Gapyeong → Take Gapyeong City Tour Bus or a local bus
Subway: Take the Subway Gyeongchun Line from Seoul → Arrive at Cheongpyeong Station in Gapyeong → Take Gapyeong City Tour Bus or a local bus
Hassle-Free Day Tours from Seoul
If you want to visit the Garden of Morning Calm Light Festival without worrying about any hassles, simply book 1-day tours via Trazy! You can enjoy other famous winter attractions, such as Nami Island and Seoraksan National Park, along with the festival.
- Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm
- Nami Island & Petite France & Garden of Morning Calm
- Nami Island & Gangchon Rail Bike & Garden of Morning Calm
- 4 in 1 Tour: Nami Island + Petite France + Garden of Morning Calm + Gangchon Rail Bike
- Nami Island & Gapyeong Rail Bike & Garden of Morning Calm
- Seoraksan National Park & Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm
- Nami Island + Eobi Ice Valley + Garden of Morning Calm (Jan 26~Feb 28)
Best Ways to Enjoy the Light Festival with the Ski Resorts
If you want to enjoy the Garden of Morning Calm with a ski trip, check out the below ski tours:
- Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort & Garden of Morning Calm Light Festival 1 Day Tour
- Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort + Nami Island + Garden of Morning Calm 1 Day Tour
- Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort + Nami Island + Petite France + Garden of Morning Calm 1 Day Tour
Are you planning a winter holiday to Korea? To find out more winter tours and activities in Korea, visit Trazy.com, Korea’s #Travel Shop!
Gyeonggi Tourism Organization
Korea Tourism Organization
Garden of Morning Calm Official Website