Damyang Soswaewon Garden Walking Tour in Traditional Korean Costume with Lunch, K-Tour TOP 10 (Sat)

From US$33.00US$17.00

Love Korean Historical Dramas?


Now is your chance to dress up as a Korean noble scholar from the 1550s. Dress up and learn about Korean noble’s scholar culture and wander around the Soswaewon Garden in Damyang. 


Eat like a Korean noble scholar! Enjoy between Cheosa meal or Geosa meal for lunch both made with fresh ingredients and wild herbs. 

Short Information

Every Saturday
3 Hours
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Tour type
Tour & Costume Rental
Minimum pax
min 2
Booking due
4 days
Meeting location
Soswaewon Garden Parking Lot
- Professional tour guide
- Entry fee to Soswaewon Garden
- Traditional costumes
- Lunch


Travel back in time and enjoy

  • 1550s Joseon Dynasty Korean noble scholar costume rental experience!
  • Dress up and follow the footsteps of the noble scholars from the past and relax at the Gwangpunggak Pavillion.
  • Recreate scenes from your favorite Korean Historical Dramas at the Soswaewon Garden. 
  • Enjoy a homemade Korean traditional lunch made with ingredients harvested from Mt. Mudeungsan.  

About Soswaewon Garden


A private garden during the Joseon period now open to the public where you get to enjoy the traditional beauty that is well preserved. The Soswaewon Garden was built by Yang San-Bo from 1503 to 1557. Even after 500 years, the garden still retains its beautiful appearance. Built during the Joseon Dynasty, this was a place built for scholars to leave one’s busy life to live a secluded life.


As the garden is a place built for scholars to spend the rest of their lives there, the garden is surrounded by greeneries where you get to enjoy the sound of water, birds, winds, and leaves. It is a garden where you get to relax and meditate giving you a sense of calm, peace, and balance.


How to get to Soswaewon Garden


  • Bus = Seoul Bus Terminal → Gwangju Bus Terminal → Take Bus No. 2-1 or 2-4 and get off at Soswaewon Bus Stop.
  • Check the Bus Schedule & Tickers → Express Bus


Price What is included

Adult (Cheosa Meal)


Child (Cheosa Meal)



  • Professional tour guide
  • Entry fee to Soswaewon Garden
  • Traditional costumes
  • Lunch (Cheosa or Geosa Meal) 


Adult (Geosa Meal)


Child (Geosa Meal)


What is not Included


1) Soswaewon Garden: 3 hours (tot 3hrs 30min)

9:30 am

Meet at Soswaewon Garden and change into a Korean noble scholar costume

10:00 am

Walk-in Soswaewon Garden

  • Guided Tour (2 Hours) 
    Soswaewon Product 1
11:30 am

Change of clothes

Soswaewon Product 2

11:50 am

Lunch Time

  • Cheosa Meal (Meat and Fresh Wild Herbs)
  • Geosa Meal (Meat, Seafood and Fresh Wild Herbs)

Soswaewon Product 3

13:00 pm End of tour
  • You can select the time you would like to visit.
  • The time schedule is only an example.
  • Times may vary depending on traffic and local conditions.
  • Please note that the schedule may change and delayed due to heavy traffic during the festival and especially on holidays.
  • Pick-up and Drop-off is not included.

Want to travel around Damyang more? 

Check out our KTX Train Tour to Boseong Green Tea Field and Damyang Bamboo Forest! 


Recommended spots in Damyang by KoreaTravelEasy:

  • Juknokwon (Bamboo Forest)
  • Metasequoia-lined Road
  • Damyang Gwanbangjerim Forest
  • Meta Provence
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Pickup/Meeting Location

Meeting Location 

1) Soswaewon Garden Entrance

The guide will meet you at the Soswaewon Garden Parking Lot 

Address: KR 전라남도 담양군 가사문학면 지곡리 343-4

                 EN Damyang, Jeollanam-do 343-4 Jigok-ri, Nam-myeon

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  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes ahead of the tour. 
  • The tour will not wait for those who are late or do not show up. 
  • The itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances on the tour date. 
  • Participants under 15 should be accompanied by a parent or an adult guardian. 
  • This tour is free for infants under 3 years old (36 months). *Please inform us if you will be bringing an infant during the trip. 
  • Please inform us if you will be bringing a baby stroller or wheelchair. 
  • Costume rental only includes the costume, for accessories additional payment may be required on-site.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund: 3 days before tour date
  • 50% refund: 2 days before tour date
  • No refund: 1 day before tour date

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Damyang Soswaewon Garden Walking Tour in Traditional Korean Costume with Lunch, K-Tour TOP 10 (Sat)

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  1. Nu*** A***     

    One unique thing about this garden is that the place is being run by the direct descendants of the scholar.
    If you are looking for a healing experience surrounded by nature, this is the place!
    Parking is free and it’s a great place to relax your soul.
    The staffs are very friendly as well!

    • KoreaTravelEasy    

      Thank you for your review it means a lot for us. Hope you can travel with us more in future!

  2. Li*** M***   Brazil 

    The Garden is really beautiful with trees, stream and korean history in harmony.
    The place is smaller than I imagine, but its totally worth it. Wearing the traditional clothes and listening to the guide (that was dressed as a Korean scholar!) explaining the place made me feel like I was in a historic drama.
    We could also eat traditional food for lunch and it was delicious.
    I recommend this tour.

    • KoreaTravelEasy    

      Thank you so much for the amazing review~ Hope you learned more about Korean history and enjoyed the special tour.

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