O'sulloc produces tea harvested in Jeju. The museum was opened in 2001. Admission is free.
It has an outdoor observation deck (allowing visitors to see the surrounding tea farms), a tea cup gallery, tea culture room, shop for you to buy tea and its related products, as well as a place to sit down and enjoy tea with some snacks.
This museum is located in the Jungmun Tourism Complex in Seogwipo - and it was within walking distance from our hotel.
Not a large museum, consisting of around 3-4 levels. The teddy bears are posed in different scenes from famous artwork or historical happenings. Some of the vintage and old teddy bears were also on display.
The souvenir shop sells - what else - teddy bears and related memorabilia.
Admission was KRW 8,000 per adult.
Jusangjeolli Cliff (aka Daepodong Columnar-Jointed Lava Formation) is located in the Jungmun Tourism Complex, and it was one of the 'must-see's of our Jeju trip.
Said to be created between 250,000 and 140,000 years ago, the cliff and the naturally-formed hexagonal-shaped columns can be seen vey clearly from the observation deck. The columns resulted from contraction when hot lava gets cooled when upon contact with the sea water. The pillars formed will be either pentagonal or hexagonal in shape. This is very similar to the 'Giant's Causeway' in Northern Ireland.
A path also runs through this park (Olle route 8). This is one of our favourite places to see in Jeju - the wonders of nature!
Admission costs KRW 2,000 per adult.
This is a rock formation which emerges 20 metres from the sea level. This area was also the film location for the famous TV series - Daejangguem (aka Jewel in the Palace). There is an observation deck and also some small souvenir shops nearby.
We didn't plan to see this initially, but since it was en-route on our way back to the hotel, we figured why not?
Admission is free!
The area is designated as a preserve forest. To see this fall after entering the park entrance, we passed through a beautiful path along the waterway and saw lots of beautiful trees and plants, not forgetting the sight of ducks swimming in the water!
Admission costs KRW 2,000 per adult.
Jeju has 3 main waterfalls - Jeongbang, Cheonjiyeon and Cheonjeyeon. We saw the first 2 and skipped the last as our cab driver told us that Cheonjeyeon did not look as good as the other 2 (probably the water flow is low or something?) during this season.
Jeongbang is known as the only waterfall that flows directly into the ocean in Asia. It's possible to see the falls up close.
Admission costs KRW 2,000 per adult.
After lunch, we went to Seopjikoji (since it was just a few minutes' drive from Phoenix Island Resort, where we had our lunch at the MINT). This was the film location for 'All In'. There's a nice little church here, as well as a lighthouse. Pretty landscape for photos.
Admission was KRW 1,000 per adult.
Seongsan Ichulbong (aka Sunrise Peak) is a volcanic crater, and is also one of the most well-known places to see in Jeju. Located on the east coast of the island, it takes about an hour (riding in a car) from Seogwipo. Admission is KRW 4,000 per adult.
Climbing to the top of the crater would take approximately 45 minutes. We took a break at one of the rest-stops and saw a full-arc rainbow (just before the rain started)!
There are also other things to see and do at this site: We spotted a banner for the haenyeo women divers' show - not sure if the show would continue in winter though. We could also see Udo Island in the distance.
After your climb, there are some cafes around the site for you to enjoy a cuppa and some snacks.
Jeju cherry blossom festival is the best and it was held last year 4-08-2011 thru 4-10-2011, and the dates vary from the first or second weekend in April.
here is a link to Jeju festival
Jeju-do has one of the richest cherry blossoms every year, and is also famous as its sprawling district. The cherry blossoms in Jeju-do are the type of cherry blossoms with the largest flowers, adding to the pleasure of walking along a pathway surrounded by cherry blossoms with their family, friends, and loved ones.
The cherry blossoms attract many visitors in the spring season seeking to indulge in the beauty of the blossoms. Jeju city has also planted Jeju-do’s spring canola flowers (a.k.a. Brassica napus) around Jeju Sports Complex to add to the enjoyment of its visitors.
Event Programs: Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival offers various hands-on activities to provide a richer feeling of spring for its visitors. On the opening day of the festival, a free outdoor concert is scheduled with famous Korean singers performing on an outdoor stage in front of the Sports Complex Plaza. Also, various snack bars offering traditional Jeju food will have booths set up around the concert area.
The Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival also provides various jazz concerts, Jeju folk concerts, folk music instrumental concerts, and much more, offering fun music and dance.
Furthermore, a Spring Flower Exhibition offers visitors a chance to see some of Jeju-do’s wild spring flowers, and more. On the last day of the festival, a Cherry Blossom Walk-a-thon is scheduled to bring the visitors and Jeju-do citizens closer together.
Festival Highlights: The rich spring season covered with lots of canola flowers and cherry blossoms make Jeju-do a popular location, attracting many visitors in the spring. Therefore, as it turns to spring, it’s difficult to reserve plane tickets especially on the weekends. Most of the tickets are sold out even as early as a month prior, so for visitors wishing to visit Jeju-do, they should reserve tickets way in advance.
For a more romantic visit to the Cherry Blossom Festival, visit the area around nightfall when the trees are lit. A snowfall of cherry blossoms and barbequed pork with a nice cold beer can offer an unforgettable experience
I hope these links help you as I would go to Jeju as it is a resort island full of natural beauty.
cheers tommy x and thanks for the tip
The o’sulloc Tea Museum is located on Jeju-do Island which shows the visitors about Korea’s tea culture. The “o” in “o’sulloc”, means to appreciate and enjoy the tea.
There is a tea cup gallery which visitors can appreciate a wide selection of tea cups from more than 100 countries and a tea gallery which presents over 60 different types of teas from countries such as from Korea, China, Japan etc...
Do drop by the second floor of the building which is an observatory where visitors can enjoy the views of the nearby green tea fields.
Don't forget to taste their green tea ice-cream too.
10:00 - 18:00
(Oct - Mar 10:00 - 17:00)
Definitely a MUST visit place in Jeju even if you are not a teddy bear's fan. The teddies are dressed up as famous people and also scenes from historical are seen here.
Look out for tedddies dressed up as Mona Lisa, Elvis_Presley, Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jordan, etc... and not forgetting the most expensive LV bear.
09:00 - 20:00 (High season July 18th to August 23rd 09:00 - 22:00
Admission / Participation Fees
* Adult 7,000 won / Group 5,000 won
* Youth 6,000 won / Group 4,000 won
* Child, senior and disabled visitors 5,000 won / Group 3,000 won
Open all year round.
Not to be confused with the Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, is a three-tier waterfall located on Jeju Island. Cheonjeyeon Waterfall, named 'The pond of God', according to Korean legend, nymphs would descend from the heavens at night and bathe in the waterfall's pond. One of Jeju's top tourist attractions, Cheonjeyeon Falls has not only a great 22-meter cascade but is also surrounded by a beautiful park. There is a cave in the east and from the ceiling cold water pours down creating the waterfall. The water from the first waterfall becomes the second and third waterfalls and flows into the sea. Don't miss the chance to take a leisurely walk underneath the tree shades. The pond formed by the falling water is home to carps, ducks, and a variety of other living creatures.
Since ancient times, it is thought that standing under the waterfall on special days can cure diseases. The waterfall is one of the three famous waterfalls of Jeju, the other two being Cheonjiyeon Waterfall and Jeongbang Waterfall.
Almost everyone likes teddy bears! So why not drop by at the biggest teddy bear museum in the world! You'll see famous personalities like Elvis, Superman, Snow White, Cinderella, the Beatles, Mona Lisa and the Louis Vuitton bear which is the most expensive bear in the world and has actually raised more money (USD 193,000) than any other bear has ever done at a charity auction. Kids and adults will surely enjoy!
Visit the Cheonjeyeon Falls right after your visit to the Yeomiji Botanical Gardens as it is right next door. Cheonjeyeon means "Pond of God" or "Pond of the Heaven's Emperor", is a series of three waterfalls. The first waterfall starts from a 22 meter high cliff and forms the Cheonjeyeon pond which is 21 meters deep. The water continues over the second and third waterfalls until it reaches the ocean. Around the falls are rare plants such as the sulipnan reeds. Legend has it that nymphs would descend from heaven and bathe in the waters of pond. Cheonjeyeon is one of the three famous waterfalls in Jeju Island, the others are Cheonjiyeon Falls and Jeongbang Falls.
adults: 2,700 won(group 2,150won)
seniors, teen-agers, children: 1,470won (group 910 won)
This is one of several island traditional folk villages and is primarily an outdoor museum which showcases dozens of buildings and other historical Korea items.
The Village shows what Jeju & Korea life was like a several hundred years ago. Farm implements, tools, a Confucian school, herbal apothecary shop, a weaving studio, and livery are all on sight as well as the requisite gift shop, mini-restaurant and snack shops throughout the park. The primary areas include:
a mountain village, fishing village, botanical garden, market place, an old government building (where the torture devices were).
Note that some of the exhibits are replicas but some of the cottages are authentic and moved intact to their present location. I did not see a guidebook as I entered the park and the signage primarily displays Korean descritpions but a few English words also. Even the plant life is marked with description.
Entrance fee is 6,000 won (about USD $7.00) and children 2,500 won and is open only during daylight hours.
The hotel is centrally located and is just a block from the main pedestrian street where restos and...more
416-6 Haedo-Dong,Nam-Gu, Nam-Gu, Pohang, Korea, Re
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2812-4 Saekdal-dong, Jeju City, 697-130, South Korea
Good for: Families