Hallim Park is a well-known tourist attraction in Jeju and holds monthly events of usually flower-related shows. Currently the park is inviting visitors to its the 17th Tulip Festival.
There are various species of tulips, such as Apeldoorn, Shirley, Kees Nelis, Barcelona, Pink Diamond and more. You can also taste bibimbap decorated with tulips.
The park’s founder, Song Bong Gyu, developed the site into a popular tourist attraction after purchasing it in 1971. Since then, Song has opened to the public such sites as: Hyeopjae Cave (Korean Natural Monument No. 236) and Ssangyong (Double Dragon) Cave in 1983, as well as the subtropical botanical garden in 1986, Jae Am folk village in 1987, the Stone Exhibition Hall and the Jeju Stone and Bonsai Garden (both in 1996).
Date: Through April 6
Location: Hallim Park, 2487 Hyeopjae-ri, Hallim-eup, Jeju City
Inquiries: 064-796-0001, www.hallimpark.co.kr
Opening hours: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Last admission is at 6 p.m.)
Entrance fee: Adults: 10,000 won, Seniors over 65: 9,000 won, Students: 7,000 won, Children: 6,000 won
Note: Photo contest (Participants are invited to take their picture with the flowers and upload the photo to the park’s Web site). Winners will receive gifts.