Designated as a natural monument, Bijarim Forest is a group of about 2,800 nutmeg trees between 500 and 800 years old. They are 7-14m in x_height and 50-110cm in diameter. This is the largest nutmeg tree forest in the world. In the middle of the forest is an 800-year-old tree, called ‘Ancestor tree of the Bija trees.' The tree is the oldest tree in Jeju-do with a x_height of 25 meters and girth of 6 meters.
The trees emit a lot of phytoncide, which is said to strengthen the immune system and natural healing ability of the human body. Nutmeg tree blossoms and the oil are said to have been used as insecticides in the past. There are also rare orchids and plants growing in the forest. A walkway through the forest has been installed for visitors to enjoy a stroll through the wonderful forest.
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Parking facilities : Available (110 parking spaces)
Day off : N/A (Open all year round)
Hours : 09:00-18:00 (Last admission 1 hour before closing)
Individuals - Adults 3,000 won / Teenagers & Children 1,500 won
Groups - Adults 1,500 won / Teenagers & Children 1,000 won
Facilities for the Handicapped
Designated parking space and restrooms, free wheelchair rental
Bijasup-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do