Hallim Park is one of the leading tourist spots in beautiful Jeju Island because of the subtropical plants that grow in its more 100-square kilometer area. Located about 33 kilometers from Jeju City, the island’s capital, the park features a variety of gardens including Jeju Stone and Bonsai Garden, Water Garden, Palm Tree Garden, Tropical Botanical Garden, Subtropical Botanical Garden, Foliage Plant Garden, Washingtonia Palm Garden, and Kiwi Fruit Garden, among many others. Other attractions inside Hallim Park are the Hyeopjaegul and Ssangyonggul Caves, a folk village, children’s amusement park, the spectacular Palm Tree Road between the Bird Garden and Subtropical Botanical Garden, and outdoor resort facilities for adults and children.
The Hyeopjaegul and Ssangyonggul lava caves are connected with Socheongul and Hwanggeumgul lava caves, and together they make up the 4th longest cave in Korea at 2,980 meters long. Inside are a variety of moss plants, interesting stalactites such as the “Shark Tooth”, shining golden-colored lava formations called “Golden Underground Palace”, and another 240-meter long cave called “Coffin”. Hyeopjaegul Cave is 99 meters long and six meters [Read more…]