Visit Gyorae, surrounded by three famous parks. Come see the natural landscapes by yourself on a bus 730. The names of the attractions I visited are the Gyorae Eco-Forest, Jeju Stone Park and Eco-land. Although this post doesn’t contain in-depth review of these places, but it still is a short, informative review for the tourists who want to see the natural landscapes well-kept by the locals.

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Ecoland signboard near the 3-way intersection
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Road heading to the Gyorae Eco-Forest.
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Campsite could be found near Gyorae Eco-Forest
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Huge campsite with only two camp tents
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Path to the Gyorae Eco-Forest. ‘Jeju Stone Park’ is 15minutes’ walk from here.
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Path to the to the Gyorae Eco-Forest Ticket office
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Ticket office. You could leave your baggage for a while at the ticket office.
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Toilets made out of basalt
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Got-jawal Ecology Exp Museum. Was closed when I visited.
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Traditional lodging places near the forest.
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A forked path
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Map of the Gyorae Forest.
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Path to the Forest Observation Trail.
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Narrow path ahead. Overweight people shouldn’t go this trail as there is a narrow fence which could be passed only by the slim people.
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Forest-1
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Forest-2
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Bracken of Jeju
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Path to the Oreum Trail
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Forest-2
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Path to the outdoor performance hall

With the entrance fee of $1, EcoForest will be economical way of traveling. The whole trip will take around 2.5hr for the longer trail, and 1hr for the shorter trail. Ecoland nearby Ecoforest is just 15 minutes’ walk from the Ecoforest, but mostly visited by the families and couples who are planning to spend the whole afternoon there. Entrance fee costs $12/person. The trains go round the whole forest with 10-minute interval, so the whole trip around the Ec

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Ecoland Signboard at the small entrance near bus stop
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Parking lots filled with rent-a-cars
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Main Entrance of the Ecoland
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Train arriving at the main entrance. Comes every 10-minute.
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Horses near the main entrance

With another 10-minute walk, Stone park of Jeju can be reached. With the entrance fee of $5, anyone can explore the huge parks filled with stone monuments and sculptures, including famous Dol-harubang. This will also take the whole afternoon to go around.

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Signboard made of basalt
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Path to the ticket office
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Ba-Nong Oreum seen from the park
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Stone monuments outside the park
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Close-up photos of the stone monuments.
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Pay $5, and anybody could ride the City Tour Bus for a full day. The bus operates only 4 times a day, so one should keep the bus schedule in mind.

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Since all the attractions took more than 2 hours to explore, I reviewed them shortly. But visiting a sightseeing place without thorough review might sometimes be better for the tourists, as you can expect and imagine much more before you actually visit the sites. Above-mentioned three places are the most-visited famous parks for the tourists, so you will not be disappointed. Be sure to visit the attractions with companions as the journey would take quite a long time and could even be boring for a solo-traveler!

Written by Allaboutjeju

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