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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Jeju - Hyeopjae Beach

From Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal, we took the West Bound express bus and it took us about 90 minutes to reach Hallim Park bus stop.

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Having our first bottle of Banana milk

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Walking down the food street from our hotel

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Our hotel is inside Arang Joeul Food Street

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First group photo for the day

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While waiting for our bus at Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal

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The bus timing for the bus to Hyeopjae Beach from Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal

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On our way to Hallim Park

Initially, the website said the Hyeopjae Beach would be open only from 28th June 2013, so we wanted to see if we could just take a look at the beach. Hyeopjae Beach is only 5-minute walk from the bus stop. You should check the timing for your next bus to minimise the time wasted on waiting for the bus.

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The bus stop where we alighted at

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The sign towards Hyeopjae Beach and away from Hallim Park

The beautiful white color of the sand comes from the large amounts of crushed seashells that have been mixed in with the sand. The long seashore stretches for 9 km and has cobalt colored seawater and evergreen forests scattered around the vicinity, making the scenery very beautiful. Just off the beach is Biyangdo Island. The white sandy beach is about 20 meters long, and the water is 1.2 meters deep with no sudden drops. In the evergreen groves, there are plenty of convenient facilities and camp grounds for visitors to use.

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Beautiful Hyeopjae beach

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Mermaid statue in the middle of the beach

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Uneven pavement towards the end of the Hyeopjae Beach

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Beware of sea cockroaches in between the cracks

It has a beautiful background for a nice scenery photo and the breeze was cooling. We didn't explore the whole beach. The trees are unique and nothing seen in Singapore. You could spent 1-3 hours at the beach!

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With our colorful clothes, we blend in well with the background.

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Drew out the character 협재 (Hyeopjae) on the sand using a wooden plank card

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After the beach, we headed to the nearby convenience store for a short snack time because there weren’t many restaurants around the area. Try having kimbap (korean dried seaweed rice rolls) and a bottle of coffee to go along with it.

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I really love the different flavours of kimbap! It's cheap and delicious!

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This brand is pretty tasty and there's usually a 2+1 offer in GS-25

Our initial plan was to visit Hallim Park instead of Hyeopjae Beach, but we didn’t have enough time.

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Hallim Park, which is just beside the bus stop

Address: 2497-1 Hyeopjae-ri, Hallim-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Operating Hours: -
Admission Fees: -
Directions: From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take the bus that runs on Il-ju Road to the west and get off at Hallim Park (travel time 45mins).
From Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal, take the West Bound express bus and get off at Hallim Park (travel time 90mins).


Other interesting places in Jeju

View my Jeju itinerary here.
Teddy Bear Museum
Alive Museum (similar to Trick Eye Museum)
Lotte Hotel Jeju - volcano fountain show
Jeju Mini Land
Seongsan Ilchubong (Sunrise Peak)
Manjanggul Cave
Jeju World Cup Stadium
Oedolgae Rock
Cheonjiyeon Falls
Seogwipo Olle Market