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
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.
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