Cheongsu Gotjawal Forest is the island’s largest firefly habitat. It is a unique geographical feature of Jeju. Gotjawal, in the Jeju language, is a compound word meaning “forest” and “intertwining of rocks, trees, and bushes.”
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2019 Cheongsu Village Gotjawal Firefly Festival From June 1 to July 14, a first-come, first-served chance to celebrate these marvellous creatures in their natural habitat will be possible. There are three courses (2.6km, 3km, or 1.5km). Tickets are 10,000 won for adults, 5,000 for middle schoolers and below. You can reserve your tickets from 4 p.m. and purchase them from 5 p.m. Entrance to the firefly area begins at 8 p.m. Information, in Korean, at www.cheongsuri.kr. You can ask the Jeju Tourist Information Center for more info and help with reservations here: www.visitjeju.net/u/2XX
Since these insects are very sensitive to the weather conditions, it’s best to confirm the weather prior to coming out. Also, please wear dark clothing, speak softly, and avoid using a camera flash or flashlights.
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