Saturday, November 19, 2016

Stunning 400 Year-old Ginkgo Biloba Tree Guarding Dodong-seowon Confucian Academy In Daegu, South Korea

Autumn Ginkgo Biloba Tree
Dodong-seowon Confucian Academy

When autumn foliage comes in South Korea,
the leaves of ginkgo trees at Dodong-seowon turn beautiful bright yellow. 

Dodong-seowon(Confucian academy) designated as Treasure No.350, is considered as one of the top 5 seowon in South Korea. It enshrines the master Hanhwondang Kim Goeng-pil, the best of 5-Big-Wise men in Joseon Dynasty. 

Dodong Seowon is well known for its beautiful scenery in Daegu, with an old ginkgo tree. The huge ginkgo tree guarding the front of the seowon gate is over 400 years old.

The view of ginkgo trees and fallen ginkgo leaves on the road is just magnificent! It creates a spectacular sight of a golden carpet as the leaves fall off. 

Stand below the yellow ginkgo tree and the dazzling yellow leaves will drop around you like snow. This is the moment you should take a picture! πŸ˜ƒ

When you travel to Korea in autumn, come to Dodong-seowon where the 400-year-old ginkgo tree welcomes. The ginkgo tree's leaves start falling around mid-November.  

■ Getting to Dodong-seowon by public transport 
Take 'Dalseong4'(달성4) bus at Hyunpung Bus Terminal and get off at the last stop(Dodong-seowon).
■ Address 726, Gujiseo-ro, Guji-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
■ Inquiry : Travel Hotline +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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