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Jeongnamjin Cypress Forest Woodland

Jeongnamjin Cypress Forest Woodland
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Trees emit phytoncide to protect themselves from harmful insects and germs. The exhalations of trees is our inhalations, helping to relieve stress, strengthen bowel and cardiopulmonary functions and provide antibacterial effects. Jangheong Woodland Woodland was created 60 years ago. The 120ha-wide land has grown about 470,000 cypress trees, which became a dense forest to comfort many people. As soon as you enter the Woodland, the quality of air is apparently different. Phytoncide, permeated into your body, purifies your head and lightens your body. A number of people visit here seeking refreshment.

They participate in healing programs, put their hearts to woodwork practice and enjoy performances in the forest. More than that, they fully take advantage of the forest in different ways, for example, by taking hot cypress enzyme baths or salt baths, or by staying one night in a wood or red clay accommodation in the forest.

The forest healing programs provided by Cypress Forest Woodland are carefully and thoughtfully made. Programs are prepared for different subjects, including pregnant women, those who are suffering from an atopic disease, seniors, workers, and teenagers, with different demands. Most programs are conducted to empty the mind and treat the body with nature experiences, yoga in the forest, breathing and meditation, barefoot walking, and sunbaths. Experience programs are operated in many places in the Woodland and normally finish in the “forest of meditation.” Those who are not participating in experience programs can visit the forest of meditation, where is good to enjoy a wind bath..

Wellness practiced in the cypress forest

Cypress Salt House, a Korean dry sauna located at the highest point of facilities in the Woodland, is where you can experience salt detox. A cave was created with clean, natural salt with abundant minerals. In addition to the salt cave, there are many rooms that boost metabolism and help eliminate waste including a salt detox room, salt massage room, cypress lower-body bathing room, and red clay room. Bathing in cypress enzymes sawdust is one of the most popular experience programs. This is bathing with heat generated by enzymes after lying down in the cypress bath and covering the body with sawdust with cultivated microorganisms. You can feel the energy of life as it is if you lie on the base of microorganisms, meaning the heat generated by living organisms. It can be little itchy, but it is a rocess where healthful enzymes penetrate into the skin through open pores. Being covered in sweat after 15 minutes of bathing refreshes you as if you have become a new person. You can also hear cheerful cracking sounds from the carpentry experience center. As we can have a healthy body when we have a happy mind, this is an extension of healing as well.

You can make a number of cypress wood handicrafts including animal models such as elephants and owls and wood stools by age or level of difficulty. Many beautiful walkways are created through the forest. One trail has a mat on it, while another walkway has cypress sawdust for bare feet. The most beautiful one is Mallae Trail. (Mallae is dialect word that refers to to the main floor (“Daecheong maru” in Korean) between Korean houses.) The 3.8km-long path, connected with wood decks, reaches the peak of Ukbulsan. When you stand on the deck in the air, cypress leaves are packed under your feet. When trees sway with the wind, the world stops for a moment. Silence and tranquility come as if you are floating alone on a green sea. That alone is enough for a wounded heart to be healed.

Cypress forest concert

Healing concerts are held in the outside decks, Saturday of the second and fourth week of each month from May to October. Concerts in genres in harmony with nature, such as ensembles of Daegeum and Haegeum, traditional dance, and classical music, are planned to be held. Please refer to the website for more information.


  • +82-61-864-0063
  • 08:00~16:00
  • Reservations required (Forest Healing program)
  • Admission Fee Adults KRW 3,000, Children KRW 1,000
    Forest Healing program KRW 5,000
    Cypress Salt Room Adults KRW 8,000
    Children KRW 5,000

The above information is valid as of March 2019


Experience true healing while you walk through the cypress forest filled with phytoncides, and enjoy a star-studded night sky. Also, don’t forget to taste Jangheung samhap (combination of three ingredients), a dish made with fresh ingredients grown from the land and sea of Jangheung.

[Day 1]Incheon International Airport 430 km, 6 hr and 20 min by airport railroad + subway + bus 25 Must-Go Wellness Spots Jangheong Woodland 5 km, 20 min by taxi Jeongnamjin Astronomical Science Museum 6.6 km, 23 min by taxi

[Day 2] Jeongnamjin Jangheung Saturday Market 5.9 km, 11 min by bus Jangheung Tea Plantation 700 m, 10 min by foot Cypress Forest Equestrian Facility

Healing Forest like Mother’s Warm Embrace
Jangheong Woodland

Jangheong Woodland is the largest healing forest in Jangheung. Established over 60 years ago on Eokbulsan Mountain, the forest is packed with some 470,000 cypress trees. Cypress trees emit phytoncides, which have antibacterial effects and help strengthen the cardiopulmonary function. The refreshing scent will also help you relieve stress and revitalize your lungs. The best way to enjoy Jangheong Woodland is by taking a slow stroll through the forest. Many walkways were established through the vast 120-ha cypress woods. The highlight of the Woodland is the Forest of Meditation. Located in the middle of the Mallegil Trail leading to the summit of Eokbulsan Mountain, the forest is equipped with resting areas such as benches and underground tunnels, ensuring visitors can comfortably enjoy their walk. There are also hammocks available where people can have a sweet nap. Cypress Salt House is a place where you can experience detox therapy that uses natural salt processed through high heat and high pressure. Various types of saunas are available including the Salt Cave, the Salt Massage, and the Salt Detox rooms. Another one-of-a-kind experience is the cypress sawdust enzyme bath, which uses a fermented mix of rice brans and microorganisms. Next to the ticket office is a Jeonnam Woodcraft Center where children love to make wooden handicrafts.   180, Udeuraendeu-gil, Jangheung-eup, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do / +82-61-864-0063 / 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. / Woodland: Adults: KRW 3,000; teenagers: KRW 2,000; children: KRW 1,000 / Cypress Salt House: Adults: KRW 8,000; teenagers: KRW 6,000; children: 5,000 / www.jhwoodland.co.kr

First Astronomical Museum in Jeollanam-Do
Jeongnamjin Astronomical Science Museum

Halfway up Eokbulsan Mountain is the first astronomical science museum in Jeollanam-do. The main observation room is equipped with a 600-mm Ritchey–Chrétien telescope and a 150-mm Apochromatic refractor telescope, while the auxiliary observation room has six reflective, refractive, and refracting telescopes ranging from 103 mm to 400 mm. Here, you can observe the stars at night and the sun during the day.   180-608, Pyeonghwausan-gil, Jangheung-eup, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do / +82-61-860-0651 / Day: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Night: 7:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m. (varies by season; closed on Mondays) / Adults: KRW 3,000; teenagers: KRW 2,000; children: KRW 1,000 / stars.jangheung.go.kr

Traditional Market Known for Its Jangheung Samhap
Jeongnamjin Jangheung Saturday Market

The market is located on Tamjingang riverside along the 500-m stretch between Jangheungdaegyo Bridge and Yeyanggyo Bridge. Formerly known as the Jangheung Fifth-day Market, which opened on days that end with 2 and 7, it has been transformed into a Saturday market. The market is best known for Jangheung samhap, a dish made from the combination of locally grown beef, pen shells, and shiitake mushrooms. Many restaurants here own their own butcher’s shop, so visitors can enjoy quality Korean beef at reasonable prices.   15, Toyosijang 3-gil, Jangheung-eup, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do / +82-61-864-7002 / www.jangheung.go.kr/jnjmarket

Jangheung’s Premium Tea Chungtaejeon
Jangheung Tea Plantation

At Jangheung Tea Plantation, you can try compressing and then having a taste of Chungtaejeon tea, one of Jangheung’s nine specialty products. Chungtaejeon is a traditional fermented tea that originated in Jangheung and dates back to the Three Kingdoms period. The tea was named Chungtaejeon for its blue moss-like hue. This tea won the Grand Prize and the Gold Prize at the World Green Tea Contest in 2014 and 2015, respectively.   21, Gisan-gil, Anyang-myeon, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do / +82-61-863-8758 / 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. / www.장흥다예원.kr

Healing Horse-Riding Experience
Jangheung Cypress Forest Equestrian Facility

At Jangheung Cypress Forest Equestrian Facility, riders first feed their horses because horseback riding requires intimacy between the rider and the horse. The riding experience takes about 20 minutes. It may feel too short, but it is definitely enough to shed some sweat. Most beginners take a slow riding course.   298, Udeuraendeu-gil, Anyang-myeon, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do / +82-10-9704-7788 / 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. / Horse-riding experience: KRW 20,000; Horse-feeding experience: KRW 5,000

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Relaxing Night in Cypress Forest

Jangheong Woodland has different types of accommodations such as hanok, earthen house, stone house, and wooden pension. The accommodation sizes also vary, ranging from a room for 4 people to a room for up to 25. All rooms are equipped with kitchenware, a refrigerator, air-conditioner, and TV. The prices range from KRW 80,000 to 250,000 based on the peak season. Reservations can be made through the website.

Website: www.jhwoodland.co.kr



bag icon Recommended Wellness Tours

Explore the Mountains and Sea of Jangheung
· Jangheong Woodland > 26 km > Jeongnamjin Observatory > 9.3 km > Seonhak-dong Yuchae Village

· Jeongnamjin Observatory 242-58 Jeongnamjinhaean-ro, Gwansan-eup, Jangheung-gun / +82-61-867-0399 · Seonhak-dong Yuchae Village 1212, Gahakhoejin-ro, Hoejin-myeon, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do

Recommended Restaurants

· Tojeong Hwangson Dukkeobi Gukbap : Jangheung Samhap (beef, pen shells, and shiitake mushrooms) / 15, Toyosijang 3-gil, Jangheung-eup, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do / +82-61-863-7818

· Samdae Gomtang : bone soup / 16-2, Toyosijang 3-gil, Jangheung-eup, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do / +82-61-863-3113

· Singsing Hoetjip : raw fish in cold broth / 25-1, Donggyo 3-gil, Jangheung-eup, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do / +82-61-863-8555


Recommended Accommodations

· Crown Hotel : 11, Donggyo-ro, Jangheung-eup, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do / +82-61-863-0778 / crownhotel.co.kr

· Andante Spa Resort : 270, Sumunyonggok-ro, Anyang-myeon, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do / +82-61-862-2100–3 / www.andanteresort.com

· Yuchi Recreational Forest : 154, Hyuyangnim-gil, Yuchi-myeon, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do / +82-61-86350 / www.yuchi.or.kr