‘Healing’ might be the trendiest word that came into fashion in Korea ever since the year 2012.  While some may have discomfort with the word ‘healing’ as the best it can give is the temporary consolations, yet every now and then people try to find their inner peace with the help of ‘healing’ and Jeju Jeolmul Recreational Forest would be one of the best places to visit for the purpose. Situated near the Halla Mountain, the forests teem with radiance and cedars and Japanese pines are densely planted along the trails. Consisted of 100 hectares of natural forest and 200 hectares of artificial forest, Jeolmul Forest can refresh the mind and the body of the travelers searching for a best place for an easy walking or a light climbing.

How to Get to Jeolmul Recreation Forest
Jeolmul Recreation Forest Trail Map. Image Courtesy of Jeju Jeolmul Natural Recreation Forest.
Entrance seen from the inside of the forest entry
The trail begins from here
Noticeboard showing the time, entrance fee and accommodation fee.
Buses do not come to this location often, therefore you have to check the time for arrival and departure. Taking a bus to here is a bit frustrating, as you have to transfer once and the buses do not operate often.
Trees and rocks along the walk
Tourists walking along the trails
Refreshing walk inside the trail
Benefits of phytoncide, explained
UN SG Ban ki-moon visited the forest in 2009
Forest dense with japanese cedar
Try stepping on the pebbles for your healthy feet
more trees
Japanese cedar, explained
Forest dense with the trees
Not a wishing well, but a wishing pond
Pond that gives you some time to ponder
Trail to the mountain

While numerous forests can be found in the island of Jeju, Jeolmul Recreational Forest is unique in its size and already quite famous for its beauty and serene yet cheering atmosphere. The photos in this post shows can only show a bit of this picturesque forests. Hop on a bus and come visit the forest! Wish all your agonies would be washed off while roaming around.

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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