Jeju-do Off The Beaten Path

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Jeju-do Off The Beaten Path

  • Sam Da Soo

    Instead of buying the international known brand of mineral water, try Jeju's very own mineral water, Sam Da Soo.It cost only about 300won in supermarket but might be double or triple the price at convenience store.

  • Beautiful Hagwi~Aewol Shoreline

    The view from anywhere in or around the beach is Breathtaking. Hikers can encounter lush pine tree forests. The frequent rest stops with benches are lovely places to take a break and savor the view. There are also romantic and stylish pension houses along the shoreline to allure tired tourists. There are one of most beautiful drive shoreline of...


    Dolharubang ‘stone grandfather ‘ can be seen everywhere. They are black lava statues of a kindly old man. In the old days they were considered guardian deities, but now they are objects for the tourist cameras. Replicas are sold in souvenirs shop and are available in various sizes, ranging from one inch to bigger than life size.

  • Route 12

    Route 12 is the road that literally rings around the island. Riding, or driving, along it, you can see the coast of Jeju in all its glory. Keep an eye out on the road signs and make sure you follow the ones that say Coast Road, Coastal Road, or Shore Road, as these will give you breathtaking views of the sea and various harbors. A real treat! You...

  • Find your own Jeju..

    There are a few bike rental shops in Jeju-si-- Mr.Lee's is good. You can get directions from the airport tourist info. For only $25 a day you can explore the island wherever you please. They're the best roads for driving I've seen anywhere in Korea! Quick highways or tons of tiny twisty backroads through the farmland waiting. It's my favorite thing...

  • Dogs at Dragon head rock

    There are many dogs loitering around the area but not too sure if they are stray dogs or owned by the nearby shops.They are so friendly & cute .. i mean the dogs.

  • Stalls around Dragon Head Rock

    There are many vans selling the famous jeju oranges and they are really very tasty due to the nice climate in jeju island.You may want to bargain a bit although it might not be successful but worth a try!

  • Gimnyeong~Haengwon Shoreline

    The water is crystal clear and shallow. The windmill farm in the distance evokes a somewhat exotic atmosphere. This area makes a great stop along the beatiful drive. Nearby attractions ( Gimnyeong Beach/ Manjanggul Cave/ Gimnyeong Maze Park/ Red Pond Herb Farm )

  • Udo

    Udo, or Cow Island, is so-named because it is said to resemble the shape of a cow lying down. It is just 17km in circumference and has a population of 1,750, most of whom are farmers, fishermen or divers. it reminded me a bit of a Scottish island. It is treeless and windswept and certainly doesn't have a sub-tropical feel about it. There are three...

  • Climbing Hallasan

    At 1,950m, Hallasan, or Halla Mountain, is the highest peak in South Korea. There are four routes to the top.

  • Mysterious Road

    Mysterious Road is a stretch of road north of Jeju City, where an optical illusion gives you the very strong impression, when you put your car in neutral and take off the handbrake, that you are rolling uphill. You get the same effect with water or a ball.

  • Horsing around in Cheju

    Drive around and discover grazing horses in cheju. When you look at time, it's not too difficult to think of time when they use to roam free over there. The only horses that you'll find on the island now are studs bred for sale in other countries.Driving Tip: Taken on Route 12, from Sinsan-ri to Seongsan Inchulbong (Sunrise Peak) .

  • Discover the beauty of Cheju on your own

    If you can, try renting a car and drive thru' these beautiful but remote places in Cheju. I was taken in awe with this beautiful spot I found, not far from Seongsan Illchulbong. Tall standing eulalia reeds on both sides of the road waved gracefully in breeze...I doubt that you'll be able to do this if you're doing a tour as the bus will be full of...

  • Cute Korean dogs

    Contrary to what I heard, most of the dogs I saw in Korea were kept as pets, not dinner. The roasted doggies I saw were in Hanoi. Arrgh. Anyway, this cutie came up to me in Jeju-si and pranced around me to play...

  • Roaming Deer in Cheju

    Jeju has a healthy population of wandering wildlife so don't be surprised if a deer wanders into your driving path. Drive slowly in any case to avoid hitting them...

  • Go for a nice hiking trip

    If you spend lik 4 or 5 days on Jeju you most likely have time to spend one day in the "mountain". Allright, it's more a hill, than a mountain, but it's still a nice hiking trail. There are 5 hiking trails going up to Hallasan. We took the Yongshil Trail which gives you a nice view over the east side of the island. Unfortunatelly the trail was...

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