Jeju Tourism Organization | Mt. Hallasan Winter Event 2014-2015 | Guide and Information

An important note on Jeju’s updated bus system and this blog post

From August 2017, Jeju Island implemented a new city and intercity bus system. It increased the number of buses in service, while simplifying the routes, fees and numbering system.

Consequently, the contents of this previously published blog post may have changed. We therefore would kindly request that you consult this page for new bus maps in English on VisitJeju.net,  and this page on our blog for a chart of the old and new bus route numbers.

If you read Korean, then the province’s official bus system website is a useful and up-to-date resource. We hope you’ll enjoy your travels on Jeju Island!

 

Hey everyone, this is Jim from Jeju Tourism. Last week our winter event started at the Eorimok Plaza on Mt. Hallasan.

I was there on the first official opening day to find out more about how to get there and what to do. So here’s my practical step-by-step guide.

How to get to the Mt. Hallsan Winter Event

By Shuttle Bus

The free shuttle buses are on Saturdays and Sundays only.This is the schedule from Jeju City and Seogwipo’s Jungmun Resort:

Jeju City Hall * Tapdong Tourist Information Booth * Jeju City Bus Terminal Tourist Information Booth * Eorimok

09:00 – 9:30 – 10:00 – 10:30
11:00 – 11:30 – 12:00 – 12:30
13:00 – 13:30 – 14:00 – 14:30

Eorimok * Jeju City Bus Terminal Tourist Information Booth * Tapdong Tourist Information Booth * Jeju City Hall

11:00 – 11:30 – 12:00 – 12:30
13:00 – 13:30 – 14:00 – 14:30
15:00 – 15:30 – 16:00 – 16:30

Jungmun KTO Tourist Information Booth * Eorimok

09:30 – 10:30
11:30 – 12:30
13:30 – 14:30

Eorimok * Jungmun KTO Tourist Information Booth

10:50 – 11:50
11:50 – 12:50
14:50 – 15:50

* Important Recommendation: If you’re in Jeju City please take the bus from the Bus Terminal. If you get on at City Hall or Tapdong you have to wait a long time. So please take the bus from the terminal for the best convenience. *

* Shuttle Bus Advice: After you finish at Eorimok you can take another shuttle bus to Seogwipo’s Jungmun Resort for free. There are many restaurants, cafes, and other famous Jeju tourist attractions there. For example the Teddy Bear Museum, the Alive Museum, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not. *

* You will be given a free Jeju Island guidebook and map (English) on the shuttle bus. *

(Above photos show bus stop location for Jeju City Bus Terminal)

By Regular City Bus

If you’re going during the week then you need to take the regular city bus.

Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal – Eorimok

Take Bus 1100 (Jeju, Yeongsil, Jungmun), and get off at the entrance of Eorimok Trail.

Bus schedule: 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:20, 13:40, 15:00

(April-October: two additional buses are operated at 6:30 and 16:00)

Travel time: 35min

(schedule courtesy of VisitKorea web site)

However, you need to walk 20 minutes up the entrance road to the Eorimok Plaza. You also need to walk back after you are finished. So please keep this in mind. The buses only travel once an hour, so you could wait a long time at the bus stop in the cold.

By Car

You need to take the 1110 Road from Jeju City or Seogwipo. Please check the weather conditions before going. There might be a lot of snow and vehicle restrictions. You may need tire chains. Ask your accommodation to check this for you in the morning. If you have an English GPS system in the car use 064-713-9950. This telephone number is for the visitors center at the Eorimok Plaza.

 

Things to do at the Mt. Hallsan Winter Event

Meet the Stone Grandfathers and other Characters

Snap a photo with these friendly faces of Jeju Island.

 

Snow Sleigh Experience

Something for the children and young-at-heart adults.

 

Winter Scene and Diorama Photo Zone

There’s an outdoor area to wander between and take photos with the various scenes.

 

Ski Experience

This is a chance to try on ski boots and skis. I must note this is a small experience aimed at getting visitors into skis on snow. There is no ski run or resort here on Jeju Island and some travelers might not need this.

 

Eoseungsaengak Trail

This is a great 30-35 minute hike. On a clear day you can get superb views of Jeju City, Mt. Hallasan and all over the area. You shouldn’t need spikes on your shoes for this either. Just be careful and go slowly. A top recommendation at the winter event. The trail starts directly behind the visitors center.

 

Eorimok Visitors Center

Warm up inside the modern building and discover the history of Mt. Hallasan. There’s a small photography exhibition running in the first floor lobby area with great images of the mountain. Plus there are good clean toilet facilities that hikers don’t generally use.

 

Build a Snowman

The Eorimok Plaza sees regular snowfall almost every day in the winter. So build a snowman with your travel partner, friends, and family in the open square.

 

Things to eat and drink at the Mt. Hallsan Winter Event

Simple Korean snacks foods are available. There is also a small store that sells chocolate and things like that. There are no restaurants or cafes. Please prepare enough drinks and food to keep you happy during your visit. Wait until you get back to Jeju City or Seogwipo for a bigger meal.

 

Send me a question!

So there we go. I hope that helps introduce everyone to the Mt. Hallasan Winter Event in a practical manner. If you have any questions please send a message to our official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/jejutourismorganization

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