– Jeju Tourism’s resident Korean travel diarist was out on his island travels again and sent this story –
We’re off to the Gyorae Natural Recreation Forest for this Jeju adventure. You can find out what the gotjawal and oreums are really like.
This area has unique natural topography with trees that grows here, there, and everywhere in an unkempt, primeval manner.
The warm temperate and temperate climate region vegetation zones comes together, so it’s a good place to observe the island’s ecology.
Plus there are facilities for camping and a chance to stay in a traditional thatched roof house built with volcanic basalt.
From the entrance feel the fresh air as your body and mind heals.
The weather has been kind on Jeju recently, so the photos came out well.
Lots of trees grow on top of each other making the air clean.
There must be a reason why so many come here each year. Actually the gotjawal forest is something visitors cannot see on the mainland.
Got means forest in Jeju dialect. Jawal means trees and vines randomly growing.
The walking trail was really good with the smell of the soil being special.
There is also a small experience center in which a visitor can learn about the gotjawal in detail.
Anyway the admission price is 1,000 WON for adults and 600 WON for youngsters.