Hadong Wild Tea Museum located in Jirisan Mountain in Hadong, Gyeongsangnam-do, was established to promote wild tea which is a special product cultivated in Hadong-gun. Wild Team Museum of Hadong-gun which is one of the oldest tea growing sites established in Korea, promotes the superior quality of green tea produced in Hadong and preserves Korea’s invaluable tea traditions. The museum is located close to the tea growing farms and the famous Ssanggyesa Temple and has ‘Tea Culture Exhibition Hall’ where visitors can learn and experience the history and culture of Hadong’s tea, ‘Tea Experience Hall’ where visitors get to experience traditional tea roasting methods and traditional Korean tea ceremony, ‘Pottery Workshop’ where visitors can experience Hadong’s traditional pottery and ‘Tea Market’ that offers a variety of quality tea grown in Hadong. Also, the ‘Tea Culture Square’ located nearby has steles called ‘Eochadongsan’ and ‘Dachon Jeong Sang-Gu Sibi’ (Stele Dedicated to Dr. Jeong Sang-gu) telling the tea history of Hadong. The Tea Culture Square serves as a resting area for visitors all year round and annually holds the Hadong Wild Tea Festival, a festival designated as one of the best cultural tour festivals in Korea by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Wild Tea Museum (Free), Tea Experience Hall (Tea Roasting: Fee / Tea Ceremony: Free)
09:00~18:00 from March to October, 09:00~17:00 from November to February
Every Monday, New Year’s Day, Lunar New Year’s Day, the day of Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)