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Siheung Lotus Theme Park (Gwangokji) and Incheon Sorae Wetland Ecological Park - Siheung, Gyeonggi-do, Korea


Siheung Lotus Theme Park (Gwangokji) and Incheon Sorae Wetland Ecological Park

Siheung, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

When the sun rises and the sun is full, the petals are opened. When the sun tilts, the petals fold. The flowers of the sun blooming and blooming along the sun are now in full bloom at Gwanokji Temple and Lotus Theme Park. Sorae Wetland Ecological Park is a spectacular view of the red tidal vegetation with sunlight. The vast marsh trail through which the wind passes is romantic in itself.

Kang Hee-min, a Korean who bloomed lotuses

In the 9th year of Joseon Dynasty (1463), Kang Hee-myung, a deputy director of the Korean Central Court, brings lotus seeds from Nanjing Hall. Arriving in Joseon, Kang Hee-min planted seeds in a pond in Siheung, Gyeonggi-do. And the kite blossoms.
Kang Hee-min was in office in Sejong 29 (1447), paying at the door and star hour. Among those who passed along with him at the time was Seongsammun (emergency paid to literature). He was well known as a prominent connoisseur, including participating in compilations such as GyeongGuk Daejeon, Dongmunseon, Dongguk Yeoji Seungram, and the rites of National Jockey, but he was also an agronomist who wrote a farm book such as Geumyang Miscellaneous. Therefore, lotus blossomed with interest and affection for farming.
Gwanok-ji was so known as a lotus pond, but in fact, there was a lotus in Joseon before that. The Annals of the Joseon Dynasty The Taejong Annals show that in 1411, Taejong served the king and drank alcohol at the Gwangyeonru in Changdeokgung Palace.

A lotus blooms in a small pond of Gwanokji, giving off its fragrant aroma. The lotus of Gwanokji is white with the tip of pale pink. Along with the beautiful shape of the lotus flower, you will also feel the heart of a man who planted seeds more than 500 years ago. Gwanokji is the 8th ruins of Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do.

Lotus flower blooming in the canyon
Water lily

The lotus theme park is next to the fence of Gwanokji Temple. If you go to the 3.2ha lotus theme park, you can see dozens of different kinds of lotuses, including lotuses and water lilies. Walk along the path between the broad leaves and large white flowers that are commonly seen. The fragrance of the soft and soft lotus blooms.

Lotus Theme Park
Doombung, which has been confined in water, lives with crucian carp, frog, loach, and thunder. Passing Doombang further into the crowd, there are quite a lot of people. This is where tropical water lilies bloom. Tropical water lilies have small leaves and small flowers, but their colors and shapes are intense. Enough to captivate people.
There is a thatched roof shelter in the lotus field.
Tropical water lilies such as Ostara, Marian Stron, Star Ofsham, Pink Neofades, Miami Rose, Sunshine, and Albert Greenberg are gathered in one place. Similar but different types of cameras point at each other.
In the pond where the plants grow next to the tropical water lilies, more people gather to watch something and sometimes see it. People don't know how to see the blue plants. There is a horsefowl. The horseshoe chicken is a bird of the squirrel. Body black but belly gray, beak red, and beak yellow. A summer migratory bird that breeds in reservoirs, stream tributaries, and lush wetlands.
People watch as young horses and chickens, which are just born, walk or swim along their mothers. People speak in two words in a scene where a mother with a head in the water catches a prey and puts it in the mouth of the babies who are running. "Look at that. There, there!" The words are touched with admiration. The horsewater chicken family roams all over the pond and takes the visitor's popularity. I don't know how to go there.
Tropical water lily
The sun's light tilts like an awl. The lotus flower opens when the sun rises and the sun's energy spreads, opening the petals when the sun tilts. So it is called the flower of the sun. The wide open petals send the scent far and wide. Looking back at the setting sun, the trails follow the trails between the fields, and the scent of the lotus flowers has not disappeared.
Horseshoe family
To get to Siheung Lotus Theme Park, take City Bus No. 63 in front of Sosa Station Exit 1 on Subway Line 1 and get off at Seongwon and Dong-A Apartments. From there it is about 900m to the lotus theme park.
The sunset lotus theme park
Noodles, the red tidal flats

If you have visited Gwanokji Temple and Lotus Theme Park, you should see Incheon Sorae Wetland Ecological Park, about 8 ~ 9km away. You will feel the vitality and romance of the tidal flats while walking along the windy wetlands. Sorae Wetland Ecological Park is about 1.5 km from Sunaepo Soraepo Station.

Sorae Tidal Flat
Sorae Wetland Ecological Park was originally a Sorae Salt Farm. Sorae Salt Farm was produced in the mid 1930s and began producing salt. This salt was transported to Soonpo-gu by Incheon Expressway by narrow-line train or ship. These salts were then used as munitions for gunpowder. Sorae Salt Farm was closed in 1996 and was reborn as Sorae Wetland Ecological Park in 2009.
Great place to take pictures
On the way to the ecological park you can see tidal flats and tidal flats. Various plants and animals live there. Tidal-flats are alive.
The reason why the tidal flats are all red is because of salt plants such as seven noodles. Among the salt plants growing in the salty ground, reddish color is the seventh and the red seaweed, and Sorae mud flats are particularly rich. Salt plants are the primary producers of coastal wetlands that feed animals and cleanse contaminants.
Salt viewing from the Observation Deck of Sorae Wetland Ecological Park
On the tidal flats, live crabs, mudfish, thunders, and mudworms are also living well. There are also seagulls, ducks, snipes, and spoonbills that feed on them. At Sorae Wetland Ecological Park Exhibition, learn about Sorae's salt and tidal flats.
Salt warehouse
Plants growing in wetland parks are blowing in the wind. As you move along the trail, the windmill stands somewhere. The windy wetland park is quite romantic. Walk through the scenery of a wetland park with windmills.
The mudflat is all red turkey
You can also experience the tidal flats by entering the tidal flats where salt plants and living things live. The faces of the children experiencing the tidal flats are alive.
Travel info

Lotus Theme Park (Gwanokji)
Address: 139, Gwangokji-ro, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do
Inquiries: Siheung-si Biotechnology Agricultural Center 031-310-6221

Sorae Wetland Ecological Park
Address: 77 Sorae-ro 154beon-gil, Namdong-gu, Incheon
Contact: 032-435-7076

1. Nearby restaurants

Eel Story : Grilled Eel / 11 Wolgotjungang-ro 46beon-gil, Namdong-gu, Incheon / 032-446-3326

Six captain : Yukgaejang / 10 Sorae Stationnam-ro, Nonhyeon-dong, Namdong-gu, Incheon / 032-442-4600
Belly : Grilled clam (steamed) / 79-70, Jangdo-ro, Namdong-gu, Incheon / 032-446-3923

2. Accommodation

Sora Motel : 22, Sorae Station-ro 30beon-gil, Namdong-gu, Incheon / 032-432-6900

Avichon Motel : 53, Jangdo-ro, Namdong-gu, Incheon / 032-446-3621

Three Mile Motel : 18, Sorae Station-ro 30beon-gil, Namdong-gu, Incheon / 032-429-6636

※ The above information was written in July 2014. It may change afterwards, so please check before you travel.
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