|Hallasan National Park [UNESCO World Heritage] (한라산국립공원 [유네스코 세계자연유산])|
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|Hallasan (Halla Mountain) rises up proudly from the center of Jeju Island and is perhaps one of the island’s most memorable landmarks. Also called Mt. Yeongjusan, meaning ‘mountain high enough to pull the galaxy,’ Mt. Hallasan is widely acknowledged by scholars for its research value. Designated as a National Park in 1970, there are 368 parasitic mountains called ‘Oreums’ (peaks) around Halla Mountain.
Mt. Hallasan is famous for its vertical ecosystem of plants that results from the varying temperatures along the mountainside. Over 1,800 kinds of plants and 4,000 species of animals (3,300 species of insects) have been identified; to explore the mountain's treasures, simply follow one of the well-developed mountain hiking trails.
Hallasan Mountain is relatively easy to hike. With hiking courses less than 10km in length, it is possible to go to the peak and back in one day. However, the weather is very changeable and there is a lot of wind, so make sure that you are well prepared before you start climbing up the mountain.
※ Hallasan National Park Hiking Time Info.
|Open all year round|
|N/A (Entrance prohibited during the bad weather)|
|- Seongpanak course:
Seongpanak → Dongneung Peak
9.6km / 4 hrs 30 mins each way
- Eorimok course:
Eorimok → Nambyeok Bungijeom
6.8km / 3 hrs each way
- Eoseungsaengak course:
Eorimok → Eoseungsangak Peak
1.3km / 30 mins each way
- Yeongsil course:
Yeongsil - Nambyeok Bungijeom
5.8km / 2 hrs 30 mins each way
- Gwaneumsa course:
Gwaneumsa Temple - Dongneung Peak
8.7km / 5 hrs each way
Cars 1,800 won / Buses 3,000 won (11-15 passenger buses) 3,700 won (16 and more passenger buses) / Two-wheeled vehicles 500 won / Compact cars 1,000 won
|Campsite (Gwaneumsa Temple area), hiking trails, mountain shelthers, visitor center (entrance of Eorimok Trail), restrooms|
|Facility Utilization Fees|
Small (for 3 people and less): 3,000 won
Medium (for 4-9 people): 4,500 won
Large (for 10 people and more): 6,000 won
Adults 600won / Youth 400 won/ Children 300 won
|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|Restrooms and parking spaces|
|Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal – Eorimok
Take Bus 1100 (Jeju, Yeongsil, Jungmun), and get off at the entrance of Eorimok Trail.
Bus schedule: 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:20, 13:40, 15:00
(April-October: two additional buses are operated at 6:30 and 16:00)
Travel time: 35min
Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal - Seongpanak
Take Road Bus 5.16 (Jeju, Seongpanak, Seogui), and get off at Seongpanak.
Bus schedule: 06:00-21:30, 10-15min intervals
Travel time: 30min