If you desire to enjoy a day in the South Korean countryside, let's explore the Pocheon Art Valley and visit nearby attractions including Herb Island and the local apple orchards.
Pocheon Art Valley was a former granite quarry transformed into a culture and arts space. The transformation was the outcome of Korea's first environment restoration project led by the city of Pocheon. As of now, more than 1 million tourists visit this place every year. It's also a popular culture and art complex loved by local residents, with various programs including special exhibitions, as well as weekend and special performances. Nearby are active quarry sites for digging up unique granite found only within the area, referred to as Pocheonseok rocks.
- Address: 234, Art valley-ro, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 포천시 신북면 아트밸리로 234
- Operating Hours: 09:00-19:00 (last admission 18:00)
- Admission Fees:
Individuals - Adults 5,000 won / Teenagers 3,000 won / Children 1,500 won
Groups - Adults 3,000 won / Teenagers 2,000 won / Children 1,000 won (* Groups: 20 people or more)
Pocheon Herb Island, comprised of a botanical garden and exhibition hall, is the largest herbal botanical garden in Korea. The garden is green all year round with over 250 different varieties of herbs and plants. The Herb Garden Museum houses four indoor exhibition halls and one outdoor exhibition space. Herb Island serves as a healing space and eco-education facility for children.
- Address: 35, Cheongsin-ro 947beon-gil, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 포천시 신북면 청신로947번길 35 (신북면)
- Operating Hours
Saturdays & public holidays 10:00-23:00
* Hours may vary by facility
- Admission Fees
General admission: 9,000 won
Discount rate: 7,000 won
* Discount rate applies to the following: Children (ages 3-16), Senior citizens (ages 65 & over), Groups of 20 people or more
* Free admission for children ages 2 & under
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