Ultimate Travel Guide To Hallim Park Jeju Island South Korea
Located about 33km west of Jeju city, Hallim Park is one of the most popular places to visit Jeju Island, South Korea. The park has a great combination of nature and culture and is usually included in exploring Western Jeju island.
This article offers a complete travel guide to Hallim park, including:
- How to get to Hallim park
- Entrance fee
- Opening hours
- Hallim park tour review
- Things to see in Hallim park
- What to pack
How to get to Hallim park
Hallim Park is located about 33km west of the city of Jeju. The address is 300, Hallim-ro, Hallim-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea.
From Jeju airport
From Jeju International airport, you can take the 102 express bus to Hallim transfer station. Next, you take a 202 blue bus to Hallim Park Stop. The journey takes about 90 minutes in total.
If you rent a car, you can take the road Ilju-Doro, continue toward Hallim. Then, continue toward Hyeopjae at Hyeopjae-sa-geo-ri and arrive at Hallim Park. The trip takes about 50 minutes.
If you’re not a fan of waiting and taking public buses, taking a tour is a convenient way to explore Jeju.
You can join the Jeju Western Island tour that includes a trip to Hallim park and other attractions.
Hallim park entrance fee
The entrance tickets to Hallim park is listed below
- 3 – 12 years old: 7000 Won
- 12 – 18 years old: 8000 Won
- 19+ years old: 12,000 Won
- Senior 65+ years old: 10,000 Won
You can rent a stroller (1000 Won) and locker (1000 Won) when visiting this park. If you need wheelchairs, you can ask the staff for free.
*Locker: width (34cm), height (77cm) and depth (57cm)
Hallim Park opening hours
Hallim park opens daily, and the opening hours of Hallim park change throughout the year. Usually, it takes about 1 to 2 hours to explore the park.
- From March to August: 8 am to 5:30 pm
- September to October: 8 am to 5 pm
- November to February: 9 am to 4:30 pm
Hallim park tour review
I took the Western Jeju Exploration tour to visit Hallim Park, and it was a memorable experience.
The pickup at drop-off was on time. The bus came and picked me up in front of my guesthouse at about 8:30 am, and I got back at around 6 pm.
My tour guide was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. She explained many interesting facts about each attraction.
She also ensured that our group was adequately briefed on how to get to the exact location. She also waited for us at the various sites to avoid getting lost and missing the bus.
Besides Hallim park, we also visited Hyupjae Beach, O’sulloc Green Tea Field, and Cheonjeyeon Waterfall. Taking a Sanbang Cruise was a great experience too.
Hallim park map
Below is the map of Hallim park.
Things to see in Hallim park Jeju island
Our tour guide gave us a short review of the park and the cave, then let us explore the park on our own.
Hallim park caves
My first stop was a visit to Hyeopjaegul Cave and Ssangyonggul Cave, known as the only two-entrance caves in the world.
Hyeopjaegul and Ssangnyonggul caves were formed by an eruption of Mount Halla many years ago. Many people believe that the caves were below sea level at the time of formation based on discovering fossilized seashells and abalone shells.
Only a 500-meter length of Hyeopjaegul and Ssangnyonggul caves are currently open to the public.
The temperature inside of the caves is 12~18 degrees Celsius all year round, so it’s quite chilly in the summer and warm in the winter.
Jeju Stone & Bonsai Garden
Leaving Ssangyonggul Cave, I visited the Stone and Bonsai garden. The garden was large, offering a collection of 300-year-old pines, quince trees, crape myrtles, and maple trees.
It was perfect for visiting this garden around 11 am to hide from the sun and heat!
Wandering around the garden, I found many exciting stone sculptures. Each of them had different shapes and styles, mingling with the trees here.
Jae-Am Folk village
My next stop was Jea-am Folk village.
The folk village is an interesting feature of Jeju island. It preserves Jeju Island’s traditional lifestyle and culture during the 19th century.
You can see roof houses, stone walls, and sculptures of people and animals in the village.
Don’t forget to see the tallest statue of Stone Grandfather called Dolharubang and try Jeju’s unique cuisine in Dolharubang restaurant when you visit here!
The bird garden was my last stop in Hallim park. It was interesting to see the elegant peacocks walking around the garden. Ostriches, the biggest bird in the world, could also be found here.
What to pack for Hallim park
Hallim Park is huge and has different areas, so it takes about 2 hours to 3 hours to explore.
For your convenience, wear comfortable shoes (trainers) and bring a hat/ umbrella if you visit the park in the summer. Don’t forget to bring some snacks and water as well.
Hallim park festivals
Hallim park celebrates different festivals every month. You can enjoy the beautiful view and the delicate fragrance of blooming flowers here.
- January – Daffodil and Narcissus Festival
- February – Plum Flower Festival
- March – Cherry Blossom Festival
- April – Tulip Festival
- May – Bougainvillea and Wild Flower Festival
- June – Hydrangea Festival
- July~August – Lotus Festival
- September – Lily Festival
- October – Cosmos and Pink Muhly Festival
- November – Chrysanthemum Festival