is a meaningful place where Gyeonggi-do shares its intentions to make the Han River, the main artery of Korea,
clear and beautiful.
This place of waters and flowers was named
Semiwon. Semiwon means: ¡°Look into the
water to cleanse your heart and look into the flowers to beautify your heart.¡± To imply this meaning with every step by the Han River, each path is laid with
washboards. Hoping that its visitors can
beautify their hearts while looking at the water lilies and lotuses, poems and
pictures are exhibited to share the impression they gave to the Korean
is a place that proved it possible to convert the environment into a property
and culture. The World of Lotus Hall
exhibits beautiful lotus flowers throughout the year and the Environmental Training Center
experiments aquatic plants¡¯ natural capacity of purification. Also, there is Han River Purification Altar
where people pray for the wellness of Korea
and the cleanliness of the Han River. The Culture Center is
where new species of water lilies and lotuses are introduced to make the Han River clearer and more
beautiful. There are small galleries
that exhibit various artworks of cultural heritages related to nature and water. Also, poetry lanterns are installed to
combine nature with literature and art.
This is a place where environment and culture truly converge.