[Jeju Nature] Hallim Park – Jeju’s greatest tropical paradise

Today I am posting about Hallim Park which is on the western-side of Jeju Island.

The palm trees found in the park were first planted in 1971. From that time, in an abandoned sandy field, they have been taken care of and have grown to create this amazing paradise.

Hallim Park has 9 themed areas in total along with a flower festival that takes place every month.

From July to September there is also a lotus flower festival.

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In the pond garden it is possible to see tropical water lilies as well as the big Santa Cruz water lilies boasting their beauty.

In April the rapeseed flowers come out with the cherry blossom. I’ve been to the park at this time and the scenes are so beautiful.

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In October there is a pumpkin festival too. You’ll find 40 types of pumpkin including the giant pumpkin, gourd, and goblin bat. Feel fully the autumnal atmosphere.

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December sees the red, white, and baby camellia flowers arrive in bloom.

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The nine themed areas at Hallim Park are the Palm Tree Avenue, Wild Grass and Flower Section, Hyeopjae and Ssangyong Cave, Jeju Stone and Bonsai Garden, Jae-am Folk Village, Bird Garden, Jae-am Stone Exhibit Hall, Water Garden, and Subtropical Botanic Garden.

From now on I’m going to introduce a few more of the themed areas in detail.

First is the Palm Tree Avenue, which along with the cactus, gives off a feeling of a southern located country. These trees are the park’s signature attraction.

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Next is the Hyeopjae and Ssangyong Cave which was formed when the lava of Hallasan flowed. On the wall the lime water drips and the color turns golden, making this a very unique place in the world. Check the stalagmites and stalagmites which grow. Korea has recognized the cave as Korean National Monument 236.

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Also consider visiting the Jae-am Folk Village which has had traditional Jeju houses from the mountain region moved into its grounds. Here they were restored and are now protected. You can also view tools used by Jeju people in old times.

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Finally I’ll explain a little more about the Subtropical Botanical Garden. There are 2,000 kinds of beautiful and rare plants. There are 16 themed gardens within this area. Plants from the mountains and fields are on display.

Also view the 200 types of herbs along with the cactus garden, and tropical plants garden in the greenhouse.

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With such a variety of themes I’m sure there is something for everyone at Hallim Park.

Information

Address: Jeju-do, Jeju-si, Hallim-eup, Hallim-ro, 300

High Season Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Low Season Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Telephone: 064-796-0001

Web Site (English): http://www.hallimpark.co.kr/engli/

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