Jeju-do Things to Do

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  • Lighthouse at Seopjikoji
    Lighthouse at Seopjikoji
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  • Seongsan Ichulbong (Sunrise Peak)
    Seongsan Ichulbong (Sunrise Peak)
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Jeju-do Things to Do

  • Ilchulbong Peak

    Jeju (city) Things to Do

    Seongsan Ilchulbong is an extinct volcanic crater that one could climb and come down from within an hour. There is a concrete pathway and stairway to the top with 2 rest stops along the way. Once you reach the crater rim you are rewarded with a magnificent and majestic view of the eastern coast, which is why the place has been designated a World...

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  • O'sulloc Tea Museum

    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.

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  • Teddy Bear Museum

    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...

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  • Jusangjeolli Cliff - the wonders of...

    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...

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  • Oedolgae ('Daejangguem' film location)

    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...

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  • Cheonjiyeon Falls

    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.

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  • Jeongbang Falls

    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...

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  • Seopjikoji ('All In' film location)

    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.

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  • Seongsan Ichulbong

    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...

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  • Cherry blossoms in Korea too

    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 festivalhttp://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_2_1.jsp?cid=700677Jeju-do has one of the richest cherry blossoms every year, and is also famous as its sprawling...

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  • O’sulloc Tea Museum

    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...

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  • Teddy bear museum

    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.Operating Hours09:00 -...

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  • CHEONJEYEON FALLS

    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...

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  • cuddly teddy bears!

    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...

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  • Cheonjeyeon...Yeomiji's neighbour

    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...

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  • Jeju Traditional Folk Village

    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...

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  • Yakchun Buddhist Temple & Sanctum-Jeju

    Yakcheonsa Temple's main building (Daejeokgwangjeon) is classic Buddhist construction. It is over 90 feet high and inside the main building there is the main Buddha over 15 feet in height and there are plans to construct and arrange an additional 1,080,000 small Buddhas. 80,000 miniature Buddhas adorned the entire second floor of this 90 foot high...

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  • Manjang-gul Lava Caves

    It's claiming itself to be the longest lava cave in the world, and as I can't recall visiting too many lava caves, I'd say the title fits. It's a fairly long walk through damp, dark, disorienting conditions to the final point where some rocks have fallen to create what they call the "lava pillar". Your shoes will most likely get wet, as will your...

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  • Jeju Folk Village

    This outdoor museum typically demonstrates the history of lifestyles that no longer exist around Jeju Island. There are quite a lot of buildings and it's fairly spread out, so you can spend a few hours walking around if you really want to get a close look at everything. Otherwise it's more worth your time to look closely at a few buildings and then...

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  • Cheonjiyeon Waterfall

    These waterfalls along with the surrounding park and walkways leading up to it provide a decent place to stroll around at night. Even though it's not free. There are a number of bridges and benches along the way, as well as various plant life to add to the mood. Supposedly a certain type of nocturnal eel is found in the pools around the falls,...

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  • Hiking up Sunrise Peak

    This spectacular, extinct volcano offers the best views of the island. The crater is also quite a sight. The hike to the top is moderatly strenuous, but well worth it. You can take a boat ride around it, as well. This should be on every visitor's itinerary.

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  • The Boat Ride Around Sunrise Peak

    From Jeju-si, one can take a boat ride around Sunrise Peak. It's an even more imposing spectacle than it is from the land. This extinct volcano rises straight up from the sea.

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  • Yongmori and Mt Sanbang

    Yongmori is a picturesque stretch of the southwest coast of Jeju-do. Here are some of the most beautiful coastal rock formations that I've ever seen. It's a favorite tourist destination. Be careful, as the rocky terrain here is very rugged and full of holes and cracks.

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  • Chungbang Waterfall

    This is one of the most majestic waterfalls in Korea, or anywhere. Look closely in the second photo, and you can see a rainbow.

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  • Chunjeyun Waterfall

    Chunjeyun Waterfall is also on the south coast of Jeju-do. It's located inside a long, deep canyon that has been cut through the volcanic rock over the course of millions of years. It's a pretty good hike to get to it, but very enjoyable. Have a look at the ornate bridge on the way, which also affords the visitor an excellent view of the falls and...

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  • U-do ( Islet )

    U-do ( Cow Island ) got it's name because it's shape resembles a cow lying down. The 8 scenic views of Cow Island iclude " Day, Night, Sky, Earth, Front, Back, East and West "It's also renowned as the location of movies such as " Love in October " and " Mermaid Princess " ( see more picture at travelogue page )

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  • Seongsan Ilchulbong ( Sunrise Peak )

    182m, Seongsan Ilchulbong ( Sunrise Peak ), located at the northeastern tip of Jeju Island. It is a Volcanic crater surrounded by 99 sharp rocks. Upon seeing the sunrise, visitors make their wishes for the blessful year. ( see more picture at travelogues )

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  • Jusangjeollidae ( Basalt Cliffs )

    Situated on the Jungmun coastline, the picturesque cliffs of Jeju are the envy of many nations, These sheer, black basalt rocks run the full gamut of imagination. It is no wonder that this seashore has been proudly designated as National Nature Reserve No 443. ( see more picture at travelogues )

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  • Ssamseonghyeol

    Samseonghyeol has been said to be the birth place of legendary founders of Tamna; Goh Eulla, Yang Eulla, and Buh Eulla. There remain three holes known as the spots these three founders came out. At the site of about 21,000 square meters of luxuriant forest.Adult : 2500wonMiddle and High School Students : 1700~1000won

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  • Cheonjiyeon Waterfalls

    The waterfall falls from a precipice with thundering sounds, creating white water pillars. It has the name Cheonjiyon, meaning ?the heaven and the earth meet and create a pond?. At 22 m in height and 12 min width, the waterfall tumbles down to the pond to produce awe-inspiring scenery. The valley near the waterfall is home to Elaeocarpus...

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  • Seongsan Sunrise Festival

    Though this is one of the major celebrations in Jeju, it's little known outside of the international comunity. A pity really, but celebrating the last day of the calendar year(31DEC, every year ) over here in Seongsan Illchubong, is really a fantastic experience.Can you imagine, drinking, eating and dancing to the beat of a tribal drum the whole...

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  • ICC Jeju

    The International Convenction Center (ICC) Jeju is truly a masterpiece of Architecture. It looked that nice to us, that we drove there, just to see the building a bit closer. And if you go there, be sure, not to miss the Park and the Coast. Another nice spot on Jeju.

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  • wachting waterfall

    It is one of the main tourist attractions on Jeju-do. It is 22 meters high and 12 meters wide. Though water always falls in one particular area, depending on the amount of recent rain, the water may spread out. At the bottom of the waterfall is an artificial pond that is 20 meters deep. Large volcanic rocks form landbridges that allow tourists to...

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  • Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak)

    The crater of Sunrise Peak consists of 99 rock peaks along its rim that look as if they are escorting the crater and forming a castle. For that reason, the basin was considered to be holy, and itwas named "Seongsan" which literally means holy mountain. The view of the sunrise here is truly remarkable.

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  • MT HALLA

    Hallasan is a shield volcano on Jeju Island of South Korea, is an island of fantasy. In the middle of the island rises a high mountain, Mt. Halla. Hallasan is the highest mountain of South Korea. The area around the mountain is a designated national park, the Hallasan National Park. Hallasan is commonly considered to be one of the three main...

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  • JEJU FOLK VILLAGE

    The Jeju Folk Village presents a vivid and lively exhibition for the island's cultural assets. All the building were constructed in consultation with experts and historians to create the original atmosphere. Some cottages are two to three hundred years old and were relocated to this village in its original form without any alternations. Three...

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  • CHEONJIYEON FALLS

    A waterfall on Jeju Island, South Korea. Literally, the name Cheonjiyeon means sky (Ch'eon) connected with land (ji). It is one of the main tourist attractions on Jeju-do. It is 22 meters high and 12 meters wide. Though water always falls in one particular area, depending on the amount of recent rain, the water may spread out. Large volcanic rocks...

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  • JEONGBANG FALLS

    One of the 3 most famous waterfalls on Jeju Island, most tourist literature describes it as the only waterfall in Asia to fall directly into the ocean. This is not true as other countries also have waterfalls that do this. In fact, the water from Jeongbang actually falls into a small, sheltered cove, and not directly into the ocean. Waterfall is...

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  • YONGDUAM: dragon heard rock

    It stands ten meters high and resembles the head of a dragon. As you walk down the stairway, you will find vendors selling sea squirts and sea cucumbers freshly picked from the sea. At the western end of Jeju City, where the Hanch'on stream runs into the ocean, is a large rock formation shaped like a dragon's head. (Depending on the viewing angle,...

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  • SEOPJIKOJI

    Seopjikoji is located at the end of the eastern shore of Jeju-do Island. Green fields without a single tree spreads beyond the cliff and a rock called “seondol” is protruded. Also there are stonewalls along the road to block the wind on the way to the lighthouse at the end of Seopjikoji. Within the stonewalls, you may find the most brilliant...

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  • SEONGSAN ILCHULBONG

    Near the eastern town of Songsan-ri, a volcanic crater with vertical cliffs rises up from the shore. As the easternmost tip of Jeju Island, this area is the first to greet each day's new sun, thus earning the name of "Sunrise Peak." A hefty climb brings visitors to the top of the peak. Visitors are prevented from entering the crater by barbed wire,...

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  • SANBANGGULSA GROTTO

    Is a natural grotto located halfway up the steep slopes of Mt. Sanbangsan on the southwestern coast. One of the most famous sight on the island, the view from the grotto over the coastal fields and offshore waters is spectacular. The 5m-high rock cave at the cliff on the southwest side of the mountain was originally called Sanbanggul Cave, but it...

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  • Sangumburi crater

    Sangumburi is a crater with a circumference of over 2 km, designated as Natural Monument. It is located on the southeast side of Jeju-si, and is a flat crater, about 650 meters wide, 100 meters deep, and 2,070 meters in circumference. If you look at the crater from above up, it looks like a man-made circular stadium. There is a variety of...

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  • Manjang Cave

    Manjanggul (Manjang Cave) is a lava tube that was formed about 200,000 years ago.It has the largest lava column in the world (about 7m) complete with a preserved lava flow lines (we can see it from the cave walls but it's not shown well in this pic coz it's very dark inside).But the thing that amazed me was the temperature difference between the...

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  • Jeongbang waterfall

    Jeongbang pokpo waterfall is said to be the only water fall in Asia that falls directly into the ocean (err... or maybe not so directly). On the wall of the water fall, there is an inscription written “Seobulgwacha”, referring to Seobul passing by this place. Seobul was a servant of the Chinese Emperor Jin (BC 259~210) who was ordered by the...

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