Boseong (보성) is a small county in South Jeolla Province (Jeollanamdo – 전라남도) where you can immerse yourself in the tranquility and subtle charm that this hidden gem offers. As you step out of your vehicle, a gentle breeze carries the delicate scent of green tea, setting the tone for your visit. Take in the leaf-shaped signage, the fragrant wind, and the lush green surroundings that welcome you to this idyllic location.
Here is a travel guide on what to do in and around Boseong, which is considered one of Korea’s many green tea field meccas.
What You Can Read In This Article:
- Where to Stay in Boseong
- What to do in Boseong
- What to Eat in Boseong
Where to Stay in Boseong
The Boseong Tea Resort
Your accommodation at ‘The Boseong Tea Resort’ provides easy access to the day’s adventures. While some rooms may offer more amenities than others, your central location ensures you’re never far from the action.
What to do in Boseong
Explore the Korean Green Tea Museum
After savoring a delectable meal, venture to the Korean Green Tea Museum. This informative destination offers five floors of insights into the nature, processing, and history of green tea, both in Korea and internationally. Engage with interactive displays, view historic artifacts, and take in the breathtaking surroundings of the tea fields. Don’t forget to visit the museum shop, where you can find a wide array of teas, beverages, souvenirs, and even green tea bag samplers.
Across the street, you’ll come across ‘봇재,’ a unique complex featuring a museum, artifact exhibition, and a charming cafe. Satisfy your sweet tooth with matcha ice-cream, and make a note to return for breakfast. The rustic ambiance and picturesque photo zones will make your visit truly memorable.
Take Once-In-A-Lifetime Photos at the Boseong Green Tea Plantation
Make your way to the Boseong Green Tea Plantation, a famous attraction known for its endless photo opportunities. Fields of vibrant green tea stretch as far as the eye can see, complemented by seasonal biomes like bamboo forests, azalea groves, and cherry blossom streets. Take in the panoramic view from the observation deck, and savor the charm of Boseong from any angle.
Have A Beachside picnic at one of the nearby beaches
Spend your evening with a relaxing picnic on the beach, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture. Locals often set up tents and bonfires, creating a festive atmosphere. As the sun sets, small fireworks light up the night, providing a magical ending to your day.
Visit Nammireuksa Temple In Gangjin
On your way in or out of Boseong, make a quick side trip to Gangjin, where you can explore the Nammireuksa Temple (남미륵사). Admire the colossal Amitabha Buddha, one of the largest seated Buddhas in Asia, representing infinite light and life. The temple’s peaceful mountain forest location offers a meditative experience before returning to the bustling city.
what to eat in boseong
Eat Green tea naengmyeon and tteokgalbi at ‘Boseong Nokcha Tteokgalbi Restaurant’
Head to the ‘Boseong Nokcha Tteokgalbi’ restaurant, where a unique culinary experience awaits. Delight in a combination of beef and pork tteokgalbi, complemented by green tea naengmyeon. The restaurant’s family-friendly atmosphere and a plethora of side dishes make it a top choice for lunch.
Have Matcha Desserts at ‘초록잎이펼치는세상‘
A stop at ‘초록잎이펼치는세상’ offers a delightful selection of matcha treats. Enjoy matcha frozen yogurt and lattes while taking in the rustic surroundings and the picturesque views.
Unfortunately, this cafe doesn’t have an official English name. So, if you’re trying to navigate where to go, it would be better to copy and paste the Korean name into your GPS or show the name to your taxi driver.
Visit Cafe CW Hanok
Just a little way outside of Boseong, you can make your way to ‘Cafe CW Hanok,’ a beautiful traditional hanok house known for its matcha cupcakes and traditional tea sets. Sample the unique flavors of 우전녹차 (Ujeon Green Tea) and 세작녹차 (Sejak Green Tea), accompanied by green tea white chocolate fudge. The cafe’s serene atmosphere and secret cave cafe add to its allure.
Boseong, with its subtle charm and vibrant green treasures, is a testament to the beauty of undiscovered gems. This goes for its surrounding areas, too. Make sure to add it to your bucket list of places to travel in Korea.
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