[Webzine 1] Healing in Nature

The ravishing
Holy ground of Camellia flowers

 

Even during the wintertime, the sea is as blue as ever. The trees bearing lush green remain unchanged. Where else besides Jeju, would you encounter such a warm scenery during the winter? The biggest advantage of a Jeju trip is that you can be healed by and appreciate nature, in a calm and composed state that is difficult to achieve when you’re weighed down by your daily routine. When would you enjoy this if not now? Allow yourself to escape from the ash-colored city and its dark and somber winter, and take some time to completely heal in Jeju’s mysterious nature.


It would be a disappointment if you fail to mention southern Jeju as a holy
ground of camellia flowers.
Risking its life for the most beautiful flower on earth to bloom in the middle
of winter Camellia seduces us in a dreamy way.

  1. A dreamy resting area of camellia flowers,
    Sunrise Land

Due to its name, Sunrise Land can easily mislead you into
thinking you may be able to catch a gorgeous sunrise. On the
contrary, this is a comprehensive resting area that is unrelated
to the sunrise. On a wide strip of land of approximately
50,000pyong, visitors can roam around its subtropical trail,
camellia hill, ponds and small waterfalls, cactus house, and
other facilities. The camellia hill is a part of the Sunrise Land
that you can only see during January and February. No matter
what path you choose to take, the camellia flowers will give
off a dreamy atmosphere, leaving your heart full of sympathy
and nostalgia. Camellia means “I love you more than anyone”
in the floral language and is the perfect accompaniment for
romantic souls propose to their lover at the beginning of a
new year. A much warmer year will unfold itself than any
previous years. Meanwhile, the art center provides pottery
experience, dyeing experience, and seven treasures industrial
arts, all in which visitors can create a small work of art and
create unique memories.

+82-64-784-2080
4150-30, Jungsangandong-ro Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
08:30~1 Hour before sunset
Adult 9,000KRW/ Adolescent 6,000KRW/ Child 5,000KRW
http://www.ilchulland.com


Introduced as the largest camellia arboretum in Asia.
The ravishing red camellia melts the frozen heart even in the cold winter,
And that dormant passion comes back to life.

2. Enchanting Healing Forest,
Camellia Hill

The largest camellia arboretum in Asia, Camellia Hill was
built on a 198,347㎡ plot of land in Sangchang-ri, Andeokmyeon
with 30 years of passion and love, and shows off
Jeju’s nature. Around 250 species of Jeju’s wild plants are
on display along with the camellia flower and completes
a beautiful and unique landscape. Enjoy the dense forest
formed by 6,000 camellia trees of 500 different species,
and observe the colorful and diverse camellia flowers such
as those that bloom the earliest, and those that have a
nice scent. Feel your heart melt and your dormant passion
come back to life as you gaze upon the red camellia flower
blooming in the cold winter.

+82-64-792-0088
166, Byungak-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Winter Season(Dec~Feb) 08:30 – 17:00 In Between
Seasons(Mar~May/Sept~Nov) 08:30 – 17:30 Summer
Season(Jun~Aug) 08:30 – 18:00 ※Viewing time ends within one
hour after admission closes.
General 7,000KRW/ Adolescent(13~18years) 5,000KRW/
Child(3~12years) 4,000KRW
http://www.camelliahill.co.kr


The entire town is home to the community of camellia trees.
The presence of blooming camellia flowers can be found on everya lley corner,
including the town entrance.
Allow yourself to be completely immersed in the deep scent of amcellia flowers.

3. The air is filled with the scent of camellia
flowers in their full glory,
Sinheung-ri Camellia Town

Wimiri is one of Jeju’s well-known camellia
tree habitats, as well as the habitat situated
in Sinheung-ri, Namwon-eup, Seogwiposi,
registered as Jeju Local Monument
No.27. For those who visit this place during
the winter time, an exclamation in awe of
the deep scent of fully bloomed camellia
flowers on every town corner is a common
occurrence. The 300 year old camellia tree
habitat also showcases blume trees, camphor
trees, mandarin tree, bamboo groves, and 3
old hackberry trees designated as nurse trees.
Many tourists that visit at this time of the
year take interest in the sales of various local
products made from small-scale camellia oil
production as well as a variety of hands-on
experiences.

+82-10-8841-1187
Camellia Town Visitor’s Center, 22-1, 531beon-gil,
Hansin-ro, Namwon-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
http://www.jejudongbaektown.comBetween


With little change in temperature throughout
the year, Northern and southern plants come
together at Camellia Hill’s wetland.
The harmony between the dark green forest path
and camellia is very charming.

4. The harmony of the
green forest and camellia,
Seonheul-ri Camellia Hill

Called Seonheul Gotjawal Camellia Hill,
this place is known as the lung of Jeju,
and is located in the Gotjawal forest
which retains its dark green color all year
round. Approximately 10,000 twentysomething
year old camellia trees form the
forest, as they spear upwards into the sky
flaunting their attractive red color. Their
appearance contrasts with the color of the
sky, which makes it all the more beautiful.
We recommend walking along the camellia
blossoms that magnificently embroider the
last stretch of the winter season, past the
Wimi Port and continuing on Soesokkak’s
olle path.

+82-64-784-9445
77, Dongbaek-ro, Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
09:00~18:00
http://www.ramsar.co.kr


The sea looks forward to the one you can meet in Jeju.
It captures the traveler’s heart with its lovely color, and is in beautiful harmony
With the island of Biyangdo spotted at a distance.

5. Come meet the winter emerald sea,
Hyeopjae Beach

The emerald sea of the winter season is as beautiful as the
sea can get. The shallow waters between Hyeopjae Beach
and its neighboring island 2km north of the beach, Biyangdo,
are about 7m deep and present the sea with emerald colored
waters all year round. You can visit the emerald tinted beach
that only exists in Southeast Asian vacation spots, at Jeju
which is much closer to home. Towards the end of the white
sandy beach, a trickle of emerald light surges back and forth
and dispenses with time as you sit on the beach unaware
of the life behind you. Mr. Koh Pilhun(Megashocking), a
cartoonist who runs a nearby guesthouse calls this beach
“Saengjiok”(hell that has come alive), as an abbreviation for
the meaning, “the emerald sea that wipes out your thoughts”.
Biyangdo plays an important role in making Hyeopjae Beach
look so beautiful. The island looks so close, as if it could be
grasped by the hand as you stand on the beach. In reality,
one must take a boat to Biyangdo from Hallim Port.

+82-64-728-3394
Hyeopjae gil, Hallim-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
09:00~Until Sunset(If it is open at night, until 22:00


Worthy of being called the symbol of Jeju.
The mighty morning sun that adds a golden tint to the menacing February Jeju sea
One look at this view allows you to become spiritual and the ahret overflows
with healing

6. Korea’s greatest sunrise hot spot,
Seongsan Ilchulbong

The Ilchulbong, which shows off its majestic figure on the
seaside looks like an ornate crown from afar, and sometimes
an impenetrable old castle. It was designated as the natural
monument No. 420 in 2000, and was also designated as the
World Natural Heritage and World Geological Park alongside
Halla-san. The tour begins from the Ilchulbong ticket office,
then past the Virgin Rock, Lamp Rock, Chogwanbawi, and
Gombawi. After passing the rocks in order, you will find
yourself standing at the Ilchulbong’s observation deck, where
your heart will move at the bird’s-eye view of Halla-san, and
the numerous oreums(hills) in eastern Jeju. At its peak is an
enormous crater with a diameter of 600m and a floor surface
height of 90m. When you go to greet the golden sunrise from
Gwangchigi Beach, the greatest sunrise hot spot near Seongsan
Ilchulbong, your heart will be purified once again, and healing
will resume.

+82-64-710-7923
284-12, Ilchul-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
09:00~18:00
Adult 2,000KRW/ Adolescent ․ Military ․ Child 1,000KRW


Whenever you visit, you will be able to see the green tea trees.
With cake and other desserts flavored with the thick bitter taset of green tea
And a cup of green tea, the restless traveler’s heart will be tenderly embraced.

7. Tea fields covered in green for all seasons,
The O’sulloc Tea Museum

 

With a warmer and wetter climate than the mainland,
Jeju provides a fine environment for the growth of
sensitive and fastidious trees. In 1970, Amorepacific
cultivated the land filled with gravel and coarse soil, built
a tea garden, and established the O’sulloc Tea Museum.
The tea tree is an evergreen, which maintains a green
hue all year round. If you are imagining green sprouting
tea leaves and a scenery filled with a green scent, the
breezy spring season is the best. During the season in
which the tea leaves experience a growth spurt, The
O’sulloc Tea Museum holds a festival and operates a
variety of experience programs. The tea tour consists
of sipping green tea while listening to stories about tea,
in a space surrounded by tea fields and Gotjawal, which
is interesting. On a sunny day, we recommend that
you go for a walk to the tea fields and plod around the
narrow paths in between rows of trees. This travel site
leaves an impression of the cozy green scenery in your
mind, which remains long after you have left.

+82-64-794-5312
15, Sinhwayeoksa-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
09:00~18:00 Free Admission
http://www.osulloc.com
Places nearby to visit Green Tea Maze Park, Seongeup Green
Tea Village, Dahiyeon, Jeju Tea Garden


Standing firm in the face of a piercing wind,
Capturing its breath again, the reeds color the mountain ridge silver.
As you walk through the reeds, the oreum is gone before you know it
and warmness rushes in.

8. Dusk waves,
Ddarabi Oreum

Out of the 368 oreums that you can meet in Jeju, Ddarabi Oreum, also called
‘the queen of oreums’, takes on the shape of a resting dragon. The peak, at a
height of 342m, has three craters which form a natural hillcrest. The waves of
silver grass that grows along the crater has an incredible life force, and is the
personification of Ddarabi Oreum. As if a pure-white thatch has touched down, it
dances to the dusk along the crater. If you turn your head, Halla-san and Oreum-gun
can be seen as a picture found on a wall. Listening to the silver grass shaking in the
strong winds wipes away the exhaustion of daily life, and allows you to be completely
absorbed in Jeju’s nature.

Gasi-ri, Pyeoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
30 minutes to the peak


Seosokkak, a pond named after its shape of a resting cow,
Allow yourself to run on top of its magical green scenery.

9. The Grand Canyon of Jeju,
Seosokkak

 

A must-see recommended by those who have
visited Jeju, Seosokkak is a deep puddle and a ravine
that was formed by the water flowing underground
from Halla-san and spouting into the ocean. The
magnificent view of its magical blue waters that
makes you hold your breath, and the splendid
boulders that come together embraces you warmly.
Seosokkak’s leisure activities are popular with crowds
of people lining up for hours before eventually giving
up. Seosokkak in late-winter has a quiet and leisurely
atmosphere, which is why you must visit Seosokkak
during your trip in February. We highly recommend
the transparent kayak, and the water bike that
gives you a greater sense of fun as you glide across
the water than a ferryboat can. After racing across
Seosokkak’s water, which is known to stay warm even
during the winter, and enjoying the view, you will find
drops of sweat forming on your forehead.

+82-64-732-1562
170, Hyodon-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Water Bike 1 Person 15,000KRW


Piercing through the cold winter wind, the very first place tha tthe
messenger of spring appears,
Hallim Park is a place where two seasons coexist
And embodies almost everything related to February’s Jeju.

10. The very first place where the messenger of spring appears,
Hallim Park

The Apricot Flower Festival is held at this time of the year, at
Hyeopjae-ri Hallim Park, which is the representative natural life
activity park in Seogwipo-si. After overcoming the fierce winter
winds, Hallim Park is the very first to announce the arrival of
spring on the Korean peninsula. You cannot resist turning your
eyes to the shyly blossoming flowers scattered throughout the
open field in an area of approximately 100,000pyeong. And in
spite of yourself, your hand may reach for the flowers while you
become lost in the fragrance. However, the sign reads, “Please
only look, and do not touch” in a prim Jeju dialect, so try to
control your senses. The place is like an assorted gift set, as it
allows you to enjoy Jeju’s spectacle.

+82-64-796-0001
300, Hallim-ro, Hallim-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Mar~Sept 08:30~19:00 Summer Peak Season (Jul 15~Aug 20)
08:30~09:30 (Admission is only permitted 1hour and 30minutes prior
to closing, and this may change according to the time of the sunset)
General Individual 10,000KRW/ Senior 9,000KRW/ Adolescent
7,000KRW/ Child 6,000KRW Group General 8,000KRW/ Senior
7,000KRW/ Adolescent 5,000KRW/ Child 4,000KRW
http://www.hallimpark.co.kr


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