Bijarim Forest
Bijarim Forest
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,367 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Bijarim Forest is one of the most visited attractions in Gujwa area. The forest area is quite small and walkable in about a half hour. The fauna there isn’t anything out of the ordinary but the walk was pleasant especially in the hot weather when all of the path is in shaded areas. I’m not sure why the forest gets so many visitors, especially with the 3000 won charge (which is probably necessary to control the number of visitors) as an area like this can be found in some public parks that are free. Since there is really only one path, it’s impossible to avoid other tourists making it impossible to have a peaceful time.
Written July 4, 2021
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belindaSingapore
singapore9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Jeju has amazing nature all around so this park is good only if you have time to spare. Locals go there for their morning walks. We went there cos hubby wanted some shots of Jeju bird species. He caught some interesting ones. The cafe at park entrance serves good coffee & bulgogi sandwich.
Written October 28, 2022
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Kerikeh
Bakersfield, CA33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
I found much of Jeju island to be very commercialized and crowded with loud tour groups. This is a great place to enjoy the natural beaty of Jeju with smaller groups of people. There is a small entrance fee. The first half mile is along a wide crushed rock road. It is lined with young "nutmeg" trees. The trees are in the yew family. They are Torreya nucifera and are native to Japan. I visited in October when the small edible nuts ripen. The nuts are encased in a thin husk that has a wonderful aroma. You will see people collecting them under the large trees. Eventually the road ends and then you follow a loop trail that is about 2 feet wide it is covered with a hemp rope mat that felt lovely to walk on with bare feet. The crowds end at the beginning of the narrow trail so you can walk through this section in peace and really marvel at the enchanting colors and smells of the forest and hear the songs of the many birds. There were signs to watch for snakes but I saw none. The yews are huge. Make sure to investigate the tree bark it is fabric like and soft. Also many of the other plants have English name labels which is nice. The trail is flat and should take a leisurely couple of hours or less if you rush. I noticed a lot of people sitting on benches in the first section enjoying picnic lunches.
Written October 16, 2014
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SailorMilkyway
Busan, South Korea108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
This forest is peaceful, gorgeous, and sit you shouldn't skip. You can get here by car (if you brought one) taxi, or by taking several buses.
You can take a map with you but you shouldn't get lost its all marked and one loooooong path. This takes a whole day if you plan to make it to the end. We didn't because we came in the afternoon and didn't want to be in the dark trying to find our way back. It is humid so dress light in summer, and bring water.
Don't forget to bring a camera as there are beautiful natural rock formations and plant life, as well as bridges to pose on and if you are lucky you'll see Jeju deer frolicking around. We were super lucky and saw 4!
There are little "rest stops" along the way but they are like camping ground logs to sit on and Korean squatter outhouses. The only problem I had was the bathrooms....I just couldn't bring myself to go because one they were smelly, two they were dark, three filled with various spiders and I was too terrified to go. If you are brave enough bring tissue paper you wipe with and to toss into the trash. (Tip many bathrooms in Korea don't have toilet paper in the stall. You have to grab it by the sinks before you head in. Many Koreans carry tissues in their purses or bags in case a bathroom is out of tissue. Be wise. Carry tissue. It can save you from an embarrassing episode)
We want to go again so we can at least get to the prehistoric volcanic rock formation that we hear have lush plant life all around it!
Written February 6, 2016
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Esther C
Seoul, South Korea175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
We visited this place on a slightly gloomy day. This and the amazon green colours of the flora made it look like a mystic forest, something out of an animation. They say, walking among these nutmeg trees has healing properties, and eventhough I was sceptical at first, soon I could feel my nerves calming down. It felt like someone poured some sleeping powder on us. Oh and the smell! I've never felt such pungent yet clean fragrance in a forest before, it's truly unique. All those pretty colours and the distinctive smell of nutmeg and cinnamon trees makes this pathway a mesmerizing experience. The route takes at least 40 minutes-1 hour. There are some charming restaurants and coffee places before the entrance, and a huge parking lot. The whole are is beautiful.
Written November 5, 2015
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HuwCaerdydd
Cardiff, UK23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
Perfect for couples to take a romantic walk through the woods. Be sure to take the shortcut if you just want to get to the end of it quickly and see the oldest tree around, or if you're a romantic be sure to take the long route and walk hand in hand with your beloved. Enjoyed the refreshing walk and highly recommended.
Written February 8, 2015
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Kamet2
Seoul, South Korea20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
We went there right after rain, which is a recommended time to visit since there are more fresh air pumping out from all those trees. The view reminded me of Totoro, the mysterious forest atmosphere!! I would definately visit again.
Written September 1, 2014
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Ercole_Sh
Munich, Germany209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Family
If you want to enjoy around two hours walking without difficulties in the middle of an amazing and dense forest I highly recommend you to visit Bijarim.
Considering the time needed for these trees (nutmeg yew, family of the Taxus) to grow and the fact that normally you can only find it as bushes into other species's forest this place is a unique jewel with many of the trees aging more that 500 or indeed 800 years. Beautiful and relaxing experience that I will keep forever in my memories as a lover of trees that I am.
Written October 5, 2012
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Chris H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
This is a gorgeous forest walk. Came with my kids and elderly parents. Mostly wheelchair accessible, but some rough and rocky patches that were better navigated by my mother getting out and walking a bit.
Written September 23, 2023
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Angie
Seoul, South Korea145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The way to Bija Forest is very peaceful and beautiful. I think it is better to go during lunch time because it is less people. It takes 40 mins to walk and super easy. I saw many families with all different ages. It doesn't matter how fit you are, and I think anyone can walk on the trail. (I even saw several girls with high heels) There are several good photo spots as well.

Walking on the forest was refreshing and relaxing. I hiked Mountain Halla a day before and it helped me to recover from 9 hours of walk.
Written November 10, 2019
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