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Jirisan Moon Bear Eco Tourism

Jirisan Moon Bear Eco Tourism

  • Jirisan Moon Bear Eco Tourism http://www.bear.or.kr
  • Location : 402-31 Hwaeomsa-ro, Masan myeon, Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do
  • Telephone Inquiries : National Park Species Restoration Center +82-61-783-9120
  • Public Transportation : gun bus from GPBT to Hwaeomsa Temple - Off at Hwaeomsa Temple Support Facilities Zone Parking Lot - 5min on foot until Species Restoration Center
  • Driving Instructions : NH19 toward Hadong Gurye Town NH18 at Naengcheon-li Intersection (Gurye-gun Special Agricultural Products Sale Center Gurye Town) toward Hwaeomsa Temple - Species Restoration Center

Jirisan Moon Bear Eco Tourism

Jirisan hopes to restore its wild bear population. An eco tourism site for moon bears has been created within the natural habitat of the bear to study the ecological characteristics of the moon bear, as well as promote the importance of ecosystem preservation and restoration to visitors. Parents visiting with children should not miss this opportunity to educate their children on the importance of a healthy ecosystem. On the way to the site, visitors can see the wood caves where moon bears hibernate for the winter as well as the nature adaptation training site for captive bears being returned to the wild.

Exciting Programs

Meet Our Friend, the Moon Bear

  1. ① Program : Meet Our Friend, the Moon Bear
  2. ② Operated from : All year (5 times/day - 10AM, 11AM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM), except during hiberation
    * Minimum no. persons for groups outside normal program hours (reservations on-site or by telephone) - At least 30
  3. ③ Method of operation : Reservations made before hand; group guided by Eco Tourism Center guide
    * Additional participants may join group if space allows (Max. 30 persons per group)
  4. ④ How to make reservations : http://jiri.knps.or.kr Internet Reservations (See Quick Menu, top right corner of main page)
  5. ⑤ On-site Reservations : National Park Species Restoration Center ☎ +82-61-783-9120
  6. ⑥ Introduction and time : Program introduction, walk (Entrance to Species Restoration Center) - 5min
  7. ⑦ Main program : Eco Tourism Site Observation Deck - 15min
  8. ⑧ Q&A : Eco Tourism Site Observation Deck – 10min