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Hadong

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  • Culture (paddy field, coffee, tea ...)
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5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
Four and a half hours by bus from Seoul
When to go
During Springtime
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Hadong

Marielle Awad Seasoned Traveller
62 written opinions

The city of Hadong is one of the cities whose green tea is the most renowned throughout Korea.

My suggestion:
At the end of the month of May, don't miss the Wild Tea Festival of Hadong, where many activities are proposed to visitors.
My review

The region of Hadong is composed of a group of valleys separated by mountains. The main city of Hadong-eup is of no particular interest, apart from its bus terminal which enables you to reach other places in the surrounding area, such as the city of Hwagae. Ssanggye-sa Temple, a few kilometres from the city, built between two streams in the middle of the forest, is worth a visit for its very beautiful decoration.

The city, or rather the village of Agyang, is one of the best producers of Korean tea . It is grown at the foot of the mountain in the traditional way, without fertiliser or pesticide. These plantations are more rustic than the very orderly plantations at Boseong, but I found them just as beautiful. The surrounding landscapes, with the mountains, river and plantations, are superb.

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