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Major Attractions

The Biggest Withe Lotus Habitat in Asia

Heosan Baekryun Ji is a 100,000 pyeong sized reservoir built during the dark times of Japanese colonization and it served to provide irrigation to adjacent agricultural lands at the time. After a villager living nearby first planted 12 white lotus flowers, he dreamed a dream where twelve white cranes sat along the reservoir. So, he took great care of them and the reservoir became a huge wild habitat for splendid white lotus flowers.

Most of the lotuses found in Korea are Red Lotus. The Lotuss are quite rare. This makes the Baekryun Ji the largest habitat for The Lotuss in East Asia . It is also known among professional botanists as one of the few remaining group habitats for thorn lotuses. There are more than 30 varieties of lotuses and more than 50 species of other aquatic plants in the habitat and facilities that help visitors learn about the aquatic ecosystem of the habitat. The White Lotus Festival is held around July and August every year.

Withe Lotus Habitat

frog

Lotus

White Lotus, the gentleman of all the flowers.

Since the lotus blooms with clear, bright flowers among the muddy waters, it has long since been a traditional symbol of Buddhism representing enlightenment, the state of nirvana, and the concept of Buddhist eternal life. The Lotus is called "the gentleman of all the flowers. Also, it represents richness and fecundity as it has numerous seeds in its seed bag. That is why the white is lotus is drawn or embroidered on clothes very often.
The Lotus, originating from India and Egypt, blooms with white flowers between July and September, and do not bloom at once, but rather bloom and fall continuously during a three month cycle.

Withe Lotus Habitat

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bridge

Swimming Pool

There is a swimming pool near the habitat where family can have fun, appreciating the beauty of The Lotus

Admission

  • Opening Season : Early July ~ Mid August(no holiday)
  • Operating Hours : 09:00 ~ 18:00(Admission is allowed until 17:00)
Individual/resident(Korean won) Group(Korean won) note
Adult 6,000/5,000 5,000 19 years old and older ~ 64 years old and younger
Adolescent/children 5,000/4,000 4,000 7 years and older ~ 18 years and younger
Senior Citizen/Toddler 4,000/3,000 3,000 65 years and olderToddler 3 years and older ~ 6 years old and younger
Swimming Pool

Address

339-2, Baengnyeon-ro, Illo-eup, Muan-gun, Jeollanam-do

339-2, Baengnyeon-ro, Illo-eup, Muan-gun, Jeollanam-do