How to visit the Boseong Green Tea Field

We read online around a few people doinag Boseong as a roadtrip from Seoul, yet this appears to be insane. You’ll go through an hour or two at the tea fields, and around ten hours going there and back. We did it as a multi day, two night trip and visited Gwangju, Jangheung, and Boseong. greentealibrary

To start with, we took a transport to Gwangju. This was simple. We bought tickets from the convenient, English-talking, unfamiliar Mastercard tolerating machines in the Seoul Express Bus Terminal. Tickets were about $18 USD each. We got them daily ahead of time, yet we truly needn’t have done as such; when you load up the transport there is a screen that shows which seats have been held and which haven’t, and the Koreans loading up the transport were certainly purchasing their tickets just before loading up. Transports to Gwangju leave a few times 60 minutes, in spite of the fact that the least expensive economy transport just leaves about once 60 minutes. (The different transports are just a couple of dollars more costly, however). The transport ride is around 3 hours and 20 minutes (longer, in hefty rush hour gridlock), and there is a rest stop partially through. Remember that there is no restroom on board the transport.

We remained for the time being in Gwangju. There isn’t soooo such a great amount to do there, contrasted with Seoul, however it’s fascinating to see another, less traveler arranged city. There were barely any Westerners there, beside expats. We ate at a beautiful veggie lover buffet and went through the night meandering Gwangju’s little common territory.

The Gwangju bus stop is likewise huge and simple to-utilize. We chose to visit another town before Boseong, however it is additionally conceivable to get a transport legitimately from Gwangju to Boseong. This expenses about $10 USD and takes about 90 minutes, and tickets can be bought from the amicable English-talking, worldwide charge card tolerating machines in Gwangju’s transport terminal. Excessively simple! This would be an extraordinary method to make a roadtrip of Boseong from Gwangju. You could remain for the time being in Boseong in the event that you needed, yet it’s not the most engaging town, and there’s no place to remain in the tea fields themselves, tragically.

Airbnb in Jangheung

Better to remain at this adorable Airbnb in Jangheung!

Rather, we stowed our rucksacks with most of our gear in the storage spaces at the transport terminal and headed by transport to the town of Jangheung. We knew nothing about this spot, and had just chosen to go so we could remain at an extremely beguiling little field Airbnb we had found there. Our little guesthouse ended up being incredible, and we making the most of our evening and night and Jangheung. There is a chain bistro, Droptop, with lovely perspectives on the stream and mountains. We walked around the stream, and discovered an extraordinary eatery with an agreeable proprietor and astounding bibimbap.

Bibimbap in Jangheung

Best bibimbap! Yummmm

The main thing we were apprehensive about was getting a transport from Jangheung to Boseong. Our Airbnb have had prompted taking a taxi for $40-$60 USD, which we were set up to do in the event that we were unable to get a transport. Yet, we showed up at the transport terminal, worked out how to peruse the Korean on the tagging machine all around ok to buy our tickets (about $5 USD each), and our transport quickly maneuvered into the station! (Transports to Boseong from Jangheung transport terminal leave from entryway 3. Be watching out for the Korean name of Boseong showed on transports as they pull in: 보성). We were there inside the hour!

Getting to Boseong from Busan

This is significantly simpler than getting to Boseong from Seoul! There is an immediate transport among Busan and the Boseong transport terminal. In any case, we would at present suggest visiting Gwangju, Jangheung, or different towns in the region. It’s a far excursion to simply observe a solitary tea ranch!

Baggage stockpiling at Boseong Bus Terminal

Sadly, there is no place to store your baggage at the Boseong Bus Station or at the tea estate itself. Best to show up in Boseong without hefty things, as you won’t have any desire to drag it all over the slope at Daehan Dawan Plantation!

Getting to the green tea fields

The Boseong transport terminal was by a long shot the littlest we had at this point experienced. There was, nonetheless, a helpful posted timetable showing the transports that went to the green tea fields (see underneath), and the drivers comprehended “green tea.” (They recognize what you’re there for, as a vacationer, in any case.) You can pay for this transport with a similar T-cash card that you use in Seoul, Gwangju, and wherever else in Korea. You can likewise clearly get a taxi for about $10 USD, yet we needed to do it just on open travel, if conceivable.

Boseong green tea ranch transport plan/schedule starting at July 2019

Boseong Green Tea Farm transport plan starting at July 2019. You can likewise observe the occasions for close by Yulpo Beach.

The transport drops you off almost a goliath parking garage. Experience the parking area, and follow the signs with the bolts (see beneath). In the long run, you’ll go to the ticket window, and for simply several USD, you’re in!

Follow this sign to get to the Boseong Green Tea Farm.

Follow this sign to get to the Boseong Green Tea Farm.

What’s in store at the green tea fields

We visited in late July, and it was hot. The green tea fields are based on a tall slope, and fundamentally you move moving around. They’re lovely, and it’s very justified, despite all the trouble, yet ensure you have a great deal of water with you! The experience is far and away superior on the grounds that there truly aren’t a lot of vacationers, and significantly less that go moving around the entire circle. By and large, it takes one to two hours to circle up, around, and back.

Boseong Green Tea Farm

Tea on tea on tea for a significant distance!

At the point when you return to the base, there are zillions of green tea items available to be purchased. We got frosted green tea (exceptionally required). Likewise exceptionally mainstream was the green tea frozen yogurt. You can get your bites and tea to go, yet there is additionally a decent cookout territory to sit and rest while as yet respecting the tea field. It’s a flawless method to appreciate the best of Korean green tea!

A while later, directly outside of the passageway entryway, we went to an eatery at which we split a green tea bibimbap. It was alright, not extraordinary. However, ideal to sit in a cool room and rest up a piece!

Returning to Gwangju (and Seoul)

To leave the green tea field, we needed to go under an underpass from our unique bus station to the bus station on the opposite side. Indeed, we searched for transports with the Korean words for Boseong (보성) to discover ones that finished at the Boseong transport terminal. From that point, we utilized the (English-talking) machine to repurchase our passes to Gwangju. (The last transport from Boseong to Gwangju is at about 8:30 PM). We went through the night in Gwangju and made a beeline for Seoul toward the beginning of the day.

Generally, we’re truly happy we did this small outing! It was an extraordinary method to see Korea outside of the major enormous urban communities, and the tea fields themselves were wonderful!

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