[Jeju Fesitval] Jeju Olle Walking Festival

Jeju Olle Walking Festival was held October 31st to November 3rd. The festival, which began last year continued on route 10 (31st), route 11 (1st), route 12 (2nd), route 13 (3rd), total of four courses (Hwasun Beach ~ Juh-ji Town Hall, total of 63.9 km) were held this year. The opening ceremony had many local residents and foreigners, especially Chinese tourists, who participated for this event.

 The average for an adult to walk the Olle course is about 15 km, which takes approximately 4-5 hours. It’s not an easy course to walk, however it could relieve stress by taking some time to relax and enjoy nature on the Jeju Olle road. This is probably why Olle course has continued up to the present day and the reason why Jeju Olle Walking Festival was a great success!

 The cost to participate for Olle Walking Festival was 10,000 won per person and the participators received a souvenir.

 

▲ Olle Walking Festival Course 

 Jeju Olle courses connect the entire Jeju Island. Currently there are courses from 1-20 + 5 courses, total of 25 courses. Four courses were walked for this Olle Walking Festival. Olle roads are opened throughout the year, and were created for all to walk.  

 

▲ Where the opening ceremony took place

 The view at the Hwasun Beach is spectacular! 

 

▲ Banner for Olle Walking Festival

▲ Stage for the opening ceremony 

 

▲ Information desk for foreigners

 

▲ Information desk for Chinese tourists 

Thanks to many Chinese tourists, they brightened up the Walking Festival. 

 

▲ Information desk for Japanese tourists  

 

▲ Information desk for Americans

▲ Opening Ceremony 

  

 

▲ Jeju Olle representative Mrs. Suh Myeong Suk

 

▲ Warming up

 

 

 Participants are stretching and waiting to begin their walk. 

 

▲ Ganse-Mascot for Olle Walking Festival

 In Jeju, Ganse means laziness and symbolize ponies in Jeju. This symbol was created to tell people to walk slowly and enjoy Jeju’s nature. It was very popular during the festival. 

 

▲  Ribbon-cutting ceremony

 

▲  Ocarina performance

During the Olle Walking Festival participants get to enjoy small concerts or events as they walk each Olle trail.

 

On November 3rd, Olle Walking Festival ended with a great success. For those who visit, make sure to experience the different Olle trails in Jeju!

 Jeju Olle Hompage: http://www.jejuolle.org 

 (Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)

 Jeju Walking Festival: http://www.ollewalking.co.kr

(Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)

        Phone: +82-64-762-2190

 

            JTO Homepage: http://www.jejutour.go.kr/ http://www.ijto.or.kr/ 

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