[Jeju Museum] The Charming Wild Flower Garden of Banglimwon

Located in the Artists’ Village, in the western region of Jeju, is a museum that primarily collects wild flowers. The name of this museum is the combination of the founder’s surname, Bang, and her husband’s name. The museum displays thousands of foreign and endemic Korean flowers arranged with stones. 

In actuality, it is more of a wild flower garden than it is a museum.

The devotion poured in by the director is conspicuous with each piece. 

The Banglimwon sits on over 4 acres of land, filled with wild flowers from Korea as well as Europe, Africa, and the Americas. An interesting fact is that during construction of the museum, a small cave was uncovered, and required about 500 men to excavate. Because it is a cave, it’s very cool inside the cave

The Banglimwon has more to show than one might expect. There is a trail that winds through the entire garden.

 

 

▲ Banglimwon entrance

 

Path to the exhibition hall

 

The Banglimwon is comprised of an indoor and outdoor garden. It may take a while to tour for those who are interested in wild flowers or plants.

▲ Article published by a Chinese newspaper editorial about the director of Banglimwon

The arrangement of each piece is entertaining for children as well. Also, there is an abundance of arrangements that resemble frogs, prompting people to wonder if the director is a frog enthusiast.

 

▲ Cave of Banlimwon

 

Inside the cave

The cave is about 20m deep, which isn’t very deep. But there is a refreshing chill and a small message.

 

Ubiquitous frog figures

There are charming waterfalls that show how meticulously the museum was planned and built.

 

▲ Orchid Exhibit entrance

 

 

▲ Fern

 

 

 

 

 

▲ Banglimwon Rest Stop

 

 

At the end of the trail is a cozy café for visitors to enjoy a moment of respite.

Because the Artists’ Village is near the Banlimwon, people can take in a variety of sights without having to travel much.

 

Admission:  ₩ 7,000

Hours: 9 am – 6 pm (5pm winter hours)

Address: Jeoji-ri Artists’ Village, Hangyeong-myeon, Jeju, Jeju-do, South Korea

Phone: 82-64-773-0090

Jeju Tourism Organization: http://www.jejutour.go.kr/ http://www.ijto.or.kr/

 

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