Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Jeju Guide: Hallim Park 한림공원

Hallim Park (한림공원) is a fairly popular park in Jejudo. Located in the town of Hallim on the west side of the island, and across the from Hyopjae beach (post to come soon about that). It's a little expencive and rather contrived, but could be worth a bit of your time if you're in the area.

When you'll enter you'll walk down a street of palm trees. It feels a bit like Florida, actually.

Next were some caves formed by lava flows. It's unsual to see lava flow caves which have stalactites, but because of the presence of sand containing shells and things, stalactites are able to form. I wish I could tell you more, but I don't remember what the signs said now...

They were kind of cool, but not overly impressive...

From here were some other random exhibits. A bonzai garden, a tiny folk village, botanical gardens and some exotic birds.

Hallim park is worth it if you're in the area, but don't go out of your way to see it. Admission was 8,000 won/ person and we probably only spent an hour and a half here. The beach across the street on the other hand is fantastic, so you might find yourself in the area anyway!

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