We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bear Tree Park

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Nice Little Park/Botanical Gardens

This place really surprised me. It had a very calming atmosphere and a subtle beauty about it. I... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2015
K1 R
Seoul, South Korea
Beautiful grounds and buildings. Tons of Bears that interact with visitors!!

The grounds were absolutely beautiful. There is a welcome house that is a dream for anyone. There... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2015
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Read all 22 reviews
All photos (35)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“park”(6 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
8-5, Songseong-ri, Jeon-dong-myeon, Sejong, South Korea
+82 41-866-7766
Improve This Listing
Reviews (22)
Filter reviews
10 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews botanical gardens tropical plants park content wave
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Koreans do not have the best reputation with animals. The bears are kept in tiny, tiny cages. It made me cry.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank U6030BUelizabeths
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We went to this park through a tour with Kooridor Tours, Pyeontaek (near Camp Humphreys). Although the Manchurian Bears are considered the highlight of this park, we really enjoyed the botanical gardens. We visited during a record heat wave in South Korea and expected to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lovewarmwintertravel
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Though there is little to do in Sejong and Bear Tree Park has well kept grounds, the treatment they give to their animals there is simply atrocious. A large number of bears are kept in only a few cages (about 20 bears split among 3...More

Date of experience: April 2016
8  Thank tiffanyfalzon
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Bear Tree Park with 2 preschool children, but this attraction has something for everyone. The expansive gardens are in full show in July, and much better represent the traditional artistry of Korea than other botanical gardens we visited during our 3 weeks in...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Pam B
Reviewed 2 May 2016

One of the most horrible places I have ever visited. The treatment applied to the animals is appalling, the image of the spaces where they keep the bears will stay with me for a very long time, one of the saddest places I've ever seen....More

Date of experience: April 2016
6  Thank JohnHartson9
Reviewed 12 December 2015

This place really surprised me. It had a very calming atmosphere and a subtle beauty about it. I really enjoyed my walk through the park. I went here in early spring before everything was green, which was kind of a disappointment and I would like...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank K1 R
Reviewed 5 July 2015

The grounds were absolutely beautiful. There is a welcome house that is a dream for anyone. There are exhibits and flowers everywhere. As you walk to the Pet Zoo area there are cascading waterfalls, water exhibits and every flower you could imagine. The trees overlooking...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank NickandMichelle
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Gift shop & restaurant on site. Beautiful gardens. However all the bears are in concrete pits. There isn't anything natural about their habitat. You can pay for feed to feed the bears by throwing the food to them. They all act like they are starving...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Christina B
Reviewed 23 May 2014

82 acres of trees, flowers and animals. The gardens were spectacular! During our visit the roses were in full bloom and filled the air with the most lovely scent. I believe they must have every color rose. There were flowers and trees everywhere to enjoy...More

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank Bgpow
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Bear tree park is a fun way to spend a day outside with your family. The grounds are beautiful and very well kept however the bear enclosures could definitely use improvement. The food options are ok but slightly limited. All in all our family had...More

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank Lisa D
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Value Hotel Sejong City
24 reviews
11.55 km away
Ramada Encore Hotel
2 reviews
15.78 km away
City Hotel
1 review
15.80 km away
Metro Tourist Hotel
16 reviews
16.42 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,841 nearby restaurants
.67 km away
Mack Steak
.68 km away
Dog Ul Geon You
.69 km away
Cho Beef Leg Bone Firing Webfoot Octopus
.85 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 11 nearby attractions
The Independence Hall of Korea
109 reviews
12.38 km away
Gakwonsa Temple
42 reviews
18.21 km away
Oeam Folk Village
58 reviews
18.71 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Paula U
5 February 2018|
Response from U6030BUelizabeths | Reviewed this property |
Korea is grey and horrible the first week of March. This place is awful to animals...why would you want to support it?