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!
In keeping with the likes of Jeju Island’s large nature gardens like Hallim Park, Hueree Natural Park and Ilchul Land, among many others, Herb Dongsan (also known as Herb Garden) in Pyoseon-myeon is a tasteful, compact place to appreciate nature.
On right now is a nightly “media façade”. Visitors can stroll through the trees and hedges which have been draped in colorful lighting. (They estimate they used some 3 million LED lights!)
The three-story building to the right of the main entrance also serves as a screen on which a 6-minute projection show is displayed at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. The park closes at 10 p.m.
Did you know? Herb Dongsan’s 16 acres are set up with 14 different areas to explore. In addition to the outdoor gardens, there are indoor greenhouse areas and rest areas that in the warmer months are perfect to just sit and contemplate life and nature. It also has a spa facility and café with a small assortment of rice and noodle dishes in addition to its so-called “Herb Big Burger” which we tried last year.
Overall, the evening was an interesting experience. I thought the cold weather might put a damper on things. But as it turned out, the park was full of visitors and they seemed to really enjoy themselves exploring and photographing the gardens.
I didn’t catch many – if any – complaints about the cold, even from the young kids who were bundled up and (as you might expect) mesmerized by the show.
How to get there: Click here for a map and bus information on our new site VisitJeju.net.
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