[Update] Camellia Forest of Wimi Village in bloom

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!

(For more information, our new site VisitJeju.net has a page dedicated to Wimi Camellia Forest.)

About a month ago we visited the famous Camellia Forest (Monument 39, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province) in the southern village of Wimi, Namwon-eup, Seogwipo-si.

Now that January is here the trees have bloomed and are beginning to shed their petals, blanketing the ground in pink. It’s an amazing sight, as you can see.

Photos by Hyun Bong-jun

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If you’d like to read more about the history of the village and how it came to be a prized area for Camellias, or see more photos and video, click here.


How to get there: From Jeju City Intercity Bus Terminal, catch bus 730 and get off at Saecheon-dong bus stop in Wimi Village. The trip will take about one hour and fifteen minutes, and there’s a short walk from the bus stop to the Camellia Forest. From Seogwipo the 730 will get you there in about 45 minutes.


And if you have any photos of Wimi Village’s blossoms, we’d really like to see them. Please share them with us on any of our SNS channels below. Thank you!

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