Ultimate Travel Guide To Hallim Park Jeju Island South Korea

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Located about 33km west of Jeju city, Hallim Park is one of the most popular places to visit on Jeju Island, South Korea. The park has a great combination of nature and culture and is usually included on a trip to explore Western Jeju island

Hallim park South Korea

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
  • Maps
  • Things to see in Hallim park
  • What to pack
  • Festivals

 

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.

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By tour

If you’re not a fan of waiting and taking public buses, taking a tour is a much 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 as 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 South Korea

 

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 knowledgable. She explained many interesting facts about each attraction.

Hallim park South Korea photo

She also ensured that our group was adequately briefed on how to get to the exact location and waited for us at the various locations along the way, so we do not get lost and miss the departing bus on time.

Besides Hallim park, we also visited Hyupjae Beach, Hallim Park, 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

Hallim park South Korea map

 

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 the discovery of 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.

Hallim park Hyeopjaegul Cave

Hallim park South Korea garden

Hallim park Ssangyonggul Cave

 

Jeju Stone & Bonsai Garden

Leaving Ssangyonggul Cave, I visited Stone and Bonsai garden. The garden was large, offering a collection of 300-year-old pines, quince trees, crape myrtles, and maple trees.

Hallim park South Korea Stone and Bonsai

It was perfect to visit this garden around 11 am to hide from the sun and heat!

bonsai garden

Wandering around the garden, I found many exciting stone sculptures. Each of them had different shapes and styles, mingling with the trees here.

stone garden

 

Jae-Am Folk village

My next stop was Jea-am Folk village.

The folk village is an interesting feature of Jeju island. It preserves the traditional lifestyle and culture of Jeju Island during the 19th century. 

In the village, you can see roof houses, stone walls, and sculptures of people and animals. 

Don’t forget to see the tallest statue of Stone Grandfather called Dolharubang and experience Jeju’s unique cuisine in Dolharubang restaurant when you visit here! 

Hallim park South Korea folk village

Hallim park Dolharubang
Dolharubang – the tallest statue of Stone Grandfather

 

Bird garden

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. 

Ostriches in Hallim park bird garden
Ostriches

 

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

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