Juknokwon (죽녹원 in Damyang is a bamboo forest cultivated by the town of Damyang in Korea. So just where is Damyang? Thats a good question. Its located about 4 hours south of Seoul in Jeollanam-do, near Gwangju. To get there, one can either drive (but who has a car?), take a bus, or take a train. Seonginsan Mountain behind Damyang Hyanggyo (Confucian school) was transformed into Juknokwon Bamboo Garden featuring a beautiful artificial waterfall, pavilion, walking paths and an eco-exhibition center, a popular destination for visitors. It takes about 1 hour to tour around the entire garden. Crossing Hyanggyo Bridge from Juknokwon, a forest for preventing floods can be seen. Lights are turned on in the evenings in the bamboo forest for night walk.