Bijarim Forest in the Island of Jeju has more than 2800 nutmeg trees, which awe the visitors with unique trees that seem to appear endlessly along the whole trail. As a largest nutmeg woods in the whole world, Bijarim Forest certainly is a favorite destination for the Korean tourists. Despite its charm, Bijarim Forest has so far been unsuccessful to gather large number of foreign tourists, all because of bad public transportation and lack of proper PR. Even I had to use a car-sharing service(SOCAR) for 5 hours to visit Bijarim Forest with my BFF Kim(a.k.a. Fan.G.-listen to his first debut song here) instead of taking a bus which runs only few times a day.

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Nutmeg Tree at the entrance of the Bijarim Forest. Entrance for the Bijarim Forest is currently going under renovation
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Path to the Bijarim Forest
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Bijarim(비자림-榧子林) written in Traditional Chinese Letters.
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Good ol’ friend Kim (a.k.a.Fan.G.) He continues to appear in the photos
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Huge tree that gives shade to the people
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Dol-harubang monument could be seen several times
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Fan.G. went inside and I soon followed
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Two roads diverged in a nutmeg wood…
After taking a walk for 20 minutes, we encountered a signpost which told us to choose between two paths. We took the longer one, since we really favored the woods and wanted to enjoy it for a bit more.
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The signpost saying ‘the roads will be covered with ‘scoria’ rocks from here’
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Anyone can sit on a rock and take some rest
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Tell us about ‘Bija(榧子)’
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Trees… along the trail
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Trees, trees and more trees
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Entrance to the narrow path
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Small map of the forest showing where to go
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Forest, abound with trees
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Biggest tree in the woods
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Islams could be seen at the woods
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See how big it is
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Path heading to Yeonrimok(연리목-連理木)-(known as ‘a tree of love’, since the two trees are intertwined with each other while growing)
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Beautiful scenery, everywhere
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These two are never far apart
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Now it was time to go out

Fan.G. and I were both fully satisfied with the beauty of Bijarim Forest itself by the time we left the woods. What made the woods so special, even for the residents of the Jeju Island? Come and feel it yourself!

Written by Allaboutjeju

AllaboutJeju.com aims to provide information for the people traveling to Jeju Island of Korea, especially backpackers. Traveling this beautiful island without a car or a tour guide can be challenging for any foreigners, but your trip filled with unique local experiences will be priceless. With the help of AllaboutJeju.com, make your very personal journey even more special.

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