Jeju is the one and only place where tropical and polar plants co-exist. There are also many old-growth forests that still remain intact. That is why forests in Jeju are marvelous and beautiful. If you want to recover from fatigue and tiredness away from your busy life, walk along the pathways of Jeju forests and feel the clean air as the trees and flowers breathe out.
Let’s take a closer look at Jeju’s Geo-trails. You can also find more information on what to do and see while here by consulting VisitJeju.net.
Theme 2: Jeju Trails (Geo-trails, Olle-gil Trails, Forest Paths)
Saryeoni Forest Trail
The trail is a luxurious forest path that starts from Bijarim-ro of Bonggae-dong in Jeju-si to Saryeoni Oreum in Hannam-ri, Namwon-eup in Seogwipo-si. It is a known as one of the 31 hidden unexplored regions of Jeju which have remained intact until recently and cherishes the immemorial mysterious beauty. The place was designated by UNESCO in 2002 as a biosphere reserve. The courses with Japanese cedars and cypress trees standing tall toward the sky provide various types of shade as well as a refreshing breeze. There are also various historical, artistic, and ecological resources including the cedar forest, cypress forest, and 4·3 Camp. The
15 km long course is comparatively gradual and flat making the course a perfect place for travelers to appreciate the healing scent that fills the air and the joyfulness of slow life.
137-1, Gyorae-ri, Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
Last admission: summer 4 pm / winter 3 pm
Tip. Course Information The trail is closed for years for its own protection as the trail is often visited by tracking lovers. Therefore, it is recommended to visit the site when it is temporarily open and by making a reservation in advance. The course is open from 8 am to 5 pm during the period when the course is open. The course from Mulchat Oreum is only open to tourists who have entered the trail before 1 pm. Furthermore, the course from Walden Samgeori to Warm-Temperate and Subtropical Forest Research Center is closed from 2 pm.
Tip. Reservations for Jeju Science Research Forest (Saryeoni Oreum) Tour Forest Guide Program Hours: 15 May – 31 Oct. (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays) 9 am, 10 am, 11 am / 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm Forest Guide is available at 10 am / 2 pm (Reservations are accepted from minimum of 7 days to a maximum of two months prior to the desired date) +82-64-730-7272 www.forest.go.kr
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