Oedo Botania


Geojedo's busiest tourist attraction is a tiny island-sized botanical garden 4km off the coast. It’s popular with Korean travellers, but unless you absolutely adore manicured gardens, long waits (if ferries are cancelled or delayed) and pushy lines, consider avoiding the place.

By car from Geoje-si, follow the road signs to Jangsangpo and look for the sign pointing to Oedo terminal.

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