TOP 8 Best Things To See in Jeju Island
Here are the TOP 8 attractions you must see in Jeju island!
About JEJU ISLAND:
🛫 Just fly an hour and a half, you can get to Jeju island from Seoul city!
🌞 Jeju has a humid subtropical climate. Four distinct seasons are experienced on Jeju; winters are cool and dry while summers are hot, humid, and sometimes rainy.
🌅 Jeju Island, designated as Jeju Special Autonomous Province, lies southwest of the Korean Peninsula and is the largest tourist destination in Korea. The whole island was designated as a special tourist zone, and wherever tourists go, they can look upon beautiful scenery.
🌄 Jeju Island earned the UNESCO triple crown, being designated as a World Natural Heritage, Global Geopark, and Biosphere Reserve as well as one of the Seven Wonders of Nature.
NO.1 Mt. Hallasan
Hallasan Mountain stands proudly at the center of Jeju Island and is perhaps the island’s most memorable landmarks. Also called Yeongjusan Mountain, meaning “mountain high enough to pull the galaxy”.
Situated on the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula, Hallasan is 1,950 meters in height and is the highest mountain in South Korea. Formed from volcanic activity, the mountain is a dormant volcano made mostly of basalt. Home to the magnificent Baekrokdam (lake-filled crater), the mountainside is covered with alpine flora and lush trees.
Hallasan Mountain is relatively easy to hike. With hiking courses less than 10 kilometers in length, it is possible to go to the peak and back in one day. However, the constantly changing weather brings a lot of wind, so visitors must be well prepared before hiking.
NO.2 Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone (UNESCO World Heritage)
Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone rose 180 meters above sea level due to a magma flow under the sea over 5,000 years ago. It was originally a separate island, but a build-up of sand and soil has connected it to the main island. A large crater, formed by the hot lava mixing with cold ocean water, is located at the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone. The crater is about 600 meters in diameter and 90 meters deep. It has been featured in films, and was originally used for agriculture, but has now been given over to a field of silver grass.
From the summit, visitors can see Udo Island, as well as take in the magnificent sunrise. The tuff cone area was designated as a natural reserve on July 19, 2000.
NO.3 Daepo Jusangjeoli Cliff
Jusangjeolli is stone pillars piled up along the coast and is a designated cultural monument of Jeju Island. Jusangjeolli Cliff was formed when the lava from Hallasan Mountain erupted into the sea of Jungmun. They are rock pillars shaped like cubes or hexagons of various sizes and almost seem as if stonemasons had carved them out. The administration of the district named them ‘Jisatgae Rocks’ from their old name ‘Jisatgae’. The 20m cliff makes it a popular spot for high tide and sea angling.
The waves of the high tide crashing into the side of the cliff provide a breathtaking view of the ocean surrounding the pillars.
Seopjikoji gets its name from its shape, jutting out to sea, with ‘koji’ being the Jeju dialect for a cape. Located just south of Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone, the cape is a popular tourist attraction.
The tuff cone along with a beautiful vista of the ocean and fields of canola flowers can easily be seen from the peak of Seopjikoji. On top of the hill stands a beacon fire station, reaching 4 meters in height with a diameter of 9 meters, built using volcanic rocks. Behind the beacon fire station is Bulgeunoreum Volcanic Cone, vibrant with red soil. The white lighthouse atop the cone stands out in contrast.
Seopjikoji has been used as a filming site for many Korean movies and dramas.
(photo credit: KTO)
NO.5 Cheonjiyeonpokpo Falls (UNESCO Global Geopark)
The water of Cheonjiyeonpokpo Falls, meaning “sky connected with land,” appears to fall from the heavens, giving the falls its name.
On the way to the Falls, you will walk through the beautiful road and can see the wonderful ponds with fresh air.
NO.6 Jeju Folk Village
Jeju Folk Village is the island’s main tourist attraction where visitors can explore the Jeju’s traditional past. With over 100 houses and facilities that were once actual residences, this attraction displays scenes of Jeju’s village from the 1890s. The villages have been reconstructed following long-term research and analysis from Jeju history experts.
(photo credit: KTO)
NO.7 Osulloc – Seogwang Tea Garden
Seogwang Tea Garden is known as the most well managed and largest tea plantation in Korea. Here, the tea leaves receive just the right amount of sun for it to be made into the highest quality product.
The greenfield is spread out across the slopes of Seogwangseo-ri, attracting many visitors to the site.
The fields didn’t use to be this green though; the ground was rocky and the soil composition wasn’t fertile enough for plants to survive. Seogwang Tea Garden’s transformation from a barren land to a lush green plantation became a good example of successful agriculture in the mountain areas.
Osulloc Tea Museum is located just next to the Tea Garden. At there, you can taste various foods made with green tea!
(photo credit: KTO)
NO.8 Jeju Haenyeo Museum
Jeju Haenyeo Museum introduces to the world the unique activities and culture of Jeju’s haenyeo. Haenyeo refers to female divers who dive into the ocean water to gather various shellfish and seaweed without any diving equipment. The Jeju Haenyeo Museum exhibits various photos of haenyeo female divers and their activities, to provide an accurate picture of their lives. The Jeju Haenyeo Museum also has an observatory from where visitors can see an excellent view of the Hado-ri area, which has a garden with various sculptures and a resting area.
The first-floor lobby has a souvenir shop where visitors can purchase a variety of souvenirs related to haenyeo female divers.
(photo credit: KTO)
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