bijarim forest.

November 01, 2013

Bijarim Forest, Jeju Island, South Korea, Aug. 2013
Pentax K1000, Kodak Portra 800 Film

Bijarim (비자림) Forest was beautiful. Upon our entrance to the grounds, I worried that this would be a disappointing tourist trap. However, we were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of this well-preserved forest, which contains 2,800 nutmeg trees ranging between 500 and 800 years old, and other strange and beautiful tree species. Publications state that this is the largest nutmeg tree forest in the world. I was overcome by the smell of the nutmeg trees. In the center of the forest is the oldest tree, approximately 800 years old and called the Ancestor Tree (10-12). There were many tourists, but it was easy to let them pass and take our time wandering through the various paths. The Ancestor Tree was mighty and thick, and we admired it for some time. This forest is a magical place and certainly worthy of your time during your trip to Jeju!

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  1. If I ever make it to Jeju, this is on my Must-See list!

    Beautiful photos, Mal! I felt myself relaxing just looking at them. <3

  2. ok seriously, you have some of the most gorgeous travel photos!

  3. Thank you, ladies!! Jeju was so beautiful, and I'm glad I could come even a little close to capturing that beauty!


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