Korea National Arboretum

Korea National Arboretum ((in Korean):국립수목원) is an arboretum located in Jikdong-ri, Soheul eup, Pocheon city of Gyeonggi Province of South Korea. Before 1999, the arboretum was called Arboretum Gwangneung.

The planting of large forests started during the reign of Sejo of Joseon. He and Queen Jeonghui designated the area for a tomb. The area was devastated during the Korean war.[1]

The arboretum includes the white-bellied woodpecker and 900 plant species. The South Korean government registered the forest as natural monument 11, acknowledging its importance.


  1. ^ Yoo Yeon Tae, Travel around near Seoul, p.131 2005-5-20 Nexus BOOKS, Seoul

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Coordinates: 37°46′13.9″N 127°9′39.73″E / 37.770528°N 127.1610361°E / 37.770528; 127.1610361