Jeju Nanta Theatre – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Jeju Nanta Theatre

Jeju opened an exclusive theatre for Nanta, a non-verbal performance, which has now become a representative cultural tourist item in Korea, on April 2008. The Jeju Theatre for Nanta, located at Art Theater of Jeju Media Center, has a total of 336 seats inclusive of 128 of VIP seats and 208 of S-class seats. Visitors may enjoy the exciting rhythm of Nanta, which is marking its 11th year in Jeju Island, a natural tourist attraction in Korea. The non-verbal performance has become one of the most popular events among local/international visitors to Jeju as the place has relatively fewer leisure activities to do at night.

How To Go There:

From Jeju International Airport, take bus 200 or 300.
Get off at Jeju Culture & Art Center. (문예회관; Munye Hoegwan)
Walk 300m towards Sinsan Park.

OR
Take a taxi from Jeju International Airport to Jeju Media Center. (10-15min)

Jeju Mini Land – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Jeju Mini Land

Taking over 5 years to complete, Jeju Mini Mini Land is a spacious park featuring miniature versions of famous attractions from around the world. Over 116 architectural wonders and UNESCO World Heritage sites from 50 different countries are represented in the park. To name a few, the park offers miniature Bulguksa Temple, the Statue of Liberty, the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and so on. The original works are reproduced at 1/15 or 1/30 of their original size. As the first miniature park in Korea, it has become one of the most popular attractions on Jeju Island.

Some great attractions are located nearby the park, such as Manjanggul Cave, Bijarim Forest, Jeju Stone Museum, Sangumburi Crater, Myeongdoam Tourist Ranch, Brazil Folk Performance Hall, Jeolmul Natural Recreation Forest, and the Seongeup Folk Village.

How To Go There:

* From Jeju International Airport, Jungmun, Seogwipo
Take a bus towards Namjoro from the Jeju cross-country Bus Terminal and get off at Mini Land.
(travel time 35 – 50min)

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

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Ripley’s “Believe It or Not!” Museum (originally created by Robert Ripley) is the largest museum franchise business in the world, with 31 locations worldwide. The new branch on Jeju Island (near the entrance of Jungmun Resort, Seogwipo-si) is the 32nd location and 11th country for the chain. The Jeju branch of the museum consists of 12 galleries, an outdoor park, souvenir shop, and a coffee house.
The museum will feature as many as 700 astounding, one-of-a-kind items collected by explorer Robert Ripley (1893∼1949), during his travels of over 35 years to 198 different countries. Visitors to the museum will be awed by a large selection of hard-to-believe pieces including part of the Berlin Wall from 1989, meteorites from Mars, and a life-size model of man that’s part Unicorn. All the items on display come complete with anecdotes and historical explanations, which present an amusing alternative to traditional museums.

How To Go There:

* Take Bus #600 (Airport Limousine) and get off at Jungmun Resort (departs every 15 min / travel time: about 50 min)

 

Maze Land – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Maze Land

Maze Land is a themed park boasting the world’s longest stone maze, measuring roughly 5.3km in total length. The maze is made mainly using stone and wood found on Jeju and is created to reflect the Jeju principle of “three somethings” (Samda), which describes the things abundant on Jeju Island: rocks, wind, and women. Not just a fun activity for you and your friends, the maze is also good for your health, as the stone emits high levels of far-infrared radiation and the wood (T. occidentalis) a large volume of phytoncides. The park, with its variety of trees several decades old, is the perfect place for what Koreans term “forest bathing,” in which people surround themselves with nature (particularly trees) to soak in their natural benefits.

In addition to the mazes of plants and stone, visitors are encouraged to check out the maze museum detailing the history of mazes starting from their origin in the 14th century. During the museum tour, visitors may also participate in hands-on activities such as puzzles and games.

How To Go There:

From the Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take the Donghae Intercity Bus.
Get off at Pyeongdae-ri or Sehwa-ri.
Take the shuttle bus and get off at Bijarim Forest.

Donghae bus: Runs every 20min
Shuttle bus: Runs every hour / Travel time: 15min

Dokkaebi Road – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Dokkaebi Road

The Jeju Mysterious Road, also known as Dokkaebi Road, lies on a hill at the foot of a mountain, and connects two major highways on Jejudo Island. It has earned its name, as objects and liquid appear to roll and flow up the hill instead of down, when, in fact, such image of gravity defiance is an optical illusion rendered by the seemingly high surroundings.

How To Go There:

Take a taxi from Jeju International Airport to the Mysterious Road (신비의 도로; Sinbieui Doro).

Zipline Jeju – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Zipline Jeju

Zipline Jeju is located within Cave Café Daheeyeon, a green tea theme park on the outskirts of the Geomun Oreum volcanic site, a UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage site. Zipline Jeju has four different courses of approximately 1 kilometer in length, and offers the experience of flying by zooming down on a wire cable. Ziplining is an innovative leisure sport that can be enjoyed year-round with family and friends. It offers a thrilling ride experience in the sky, which is a good way to escape the stress of daily life. At Cave Café Daheeyeon, visitors can relax while touring the beautiful green tea fields, and feel invigorated by the active zipline experience.

How To Go There:

[Bus]
1) From Jeju International Airport, take Bus 38 to Hamdeok Beach. (1 hour intervals)
2) From Jeju International Airport, take Bus 100 to Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal.
From Jeju Terminal, take a bus bound for Ilju Road (Eastern) and get off at Hamdeok.

From Hamdeok Beach, take a local bus (bound for Seonheul-ri) or a taxi to Daheeyeon.
(Local bus schedule: 1 hour – 1hr,30min intervals)

[Taxi]
It takes 40-50min by taxi from Jeju International Airport to Daheeyeon.

Camellia Hill – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Camellia Hill

Camellia Hill is a camellia arboretum that was created on a plot of land in Sangchang-ri, Andeok-myeon, Jeju-do that spans 172,000 square meters. The arboretum is home to 6,000 camellia trees of 500 different species including species that are known to produce the world’s largest and earliest blossoms. In addition to camellia trees, the arboretum also boasts palm trees, wildflowers, and other plants as well as a sprawling grass plaza and an ecological pond. Auxiliary facilities include a gallery exhibiting camellia-themed handicrafts and a multipurpose seminar room. Camellia Hill also offers a variety of lodging facilities ranging from thatched cottages and wooden cottages to steel houses and a condominium-type resort.

How To Go There:

[Bus]
From Jeju International Airport, take bus 780 to sangchangri.
-Get off and cross the road.
-Transfer to 940 circular line and get off at camellia garden bus stop.
From Jeju International Airport, take bus 702 to Changcheon primary school.
-Get off and cross the road.
-Transfer to 940 circular line and get off at camellia garden bus stop.

[Taxi]
40min by taxi from Jeju International Airport to Camellia Hill.

Eco Land Theme Park – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Eco Land Theme Park

Eco Land Theme Park is built in the 1km² Gotjawal primeval forest. Visitors can explore around in a train that looks like 1800s’ steam powered Baldwin train. The five Baldwin train look-alike operated in the park were specially ordered and manually manufactured in UK. In the large Gotjawal forest with railway trails, visitors can see a variety of plants, animals, and insects living in the mysterious Gotjawal forests, while touring around by the special train. It also has a lake for visitors to experience the ecosystem of the forest, take a walk, and enjoy picnic. Besides, there are many things to enjoy including Eco Bridge, Hovercraft, Eco Windmill, Picnic Garden, Kid’s Town, Eco Road, Bare Foot on Scoria, Floating Café, and topiary art works. .

How To Go There:

From Jeju International Airport, take bus 100 or a taxi to Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal.
From Jeju Bus Terminal, take a bus bound for Namjoro (남조로).
Get off at Jeju Stone Park Bus Stop (제주돌문화공원).

[Taxi]
From Jeju Airport, take a taxi to Eco Land Theme Park (approx. 50min).

Roe Deer Observation Center – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Roe Deer Observation Center

Roe Deer Observation Center, opened in August 2007, offers a place where you may observe and watch over 200 roe deer romping around the field. Also, the park has a theatre in which you may learn about the life of a roe deer. Moreover, a wide variety of programs are offered to the visitors including eco-life experience program and feeding roe deer. City Tour Bus program is also available for those who wish to take a tour around the park on a bus.

How To Go There:

[Bus]
From Jeju International Airport, take Bus 300 or 38 to Dongmun Rotary (동문로터리).
– Transfer to Bus 1 and get off at Jeolmul Recreation Forest (절물자연휴양림).
– Roe Deer Observation Center is about 500m away from the bus stop.

Yakcheonsa Temple Stay – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Yakcheonsa Temple Stay

Yakcheonsa Temple, located in Daepo-dong, Seogwipo-si in Jeju Island, has a temple stay program offering an opportunity to look back on your life and experience traditional Buddhist culture. Upon joining the program, you may learn temple etiquette, take Yebul (Buddhist service), Chamseon (Zen meditation), Haengseong (walking meditation) and may also experience the life of a Buddhist practitioner.

How To Go There:

Jeju International Airport (Limousine bus) From the bus stop right in front of the airport, take Airport Limousine Bus 600. Get off at Yakcheonsa Temple(약천사).
* Bus schedule: 20min intervals

Yeomiji Botanical Garden – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Yeomiji Botanical Garden

Located within Jungmun Resort, Yeomiji Botanical Garden (여미지식물원) is the best botanical garden in Asia with a unique southern atmosphere. The indoor garden contains approximately 2,000 rare tropical and subtropical plants throughout the Flower Garden, Water Lily Garden, Jungle Garden, Subtropical Fruits Garden, Cactus and Succulent Garden, and Observation Platform. The outdoor garden offers Jeju Native Garden, as well as Korean, Japanese, Italian and French folk gardens. The tour train accommodating 60 persons travels between Indoor and Outdoor Garden. The Jungmun Tourist Complex, Cheonjeyeon Falls, as well as a clear view of Mt. Hallasan, and the nearby coast and Marado Island can all be observed from the thirty-eight meter high observation platform.

How To Go There:

From Jeju International Airport, go to Jeju International Airport Bus Stop 1.
Take Bus 600 to Yeomiji Botanical Garden (여미지입구) bus stop.
Go straight 50m and then turn left.
The ticket office is 150 m ahead on the left.

Jeju Folk Village Museum – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Jeju Folk Village Museum

With a total of 117 houses and facilities, Jeju Folk Village Museum has restored the scenes of the village to that of the 1890’s. Among them are Mountain Village, Hill-Country Village, Fishing Village and Shamanism Village. On land of more than 40 acres it has been reconstructed following long-term research and analysis of experts. Some of the extensive range of folk items on display are 1,627 woodenware, 1,046 bamboo ware, 1,699 earthenware, 1,544 porcelain ware, 765 wax candles, 921 ironware and 579 other items. The Jeju Folk Village Museum is the island’s main tourist attraction where customs of the old days can be explored.

Since March 2006, Daeganggeum Mini Theme Park located at the Jeju Folk Village, offers various things for visitors to see. Many of the scenes from episodes 27 to 32 of the historical drama, in which Jang-geum learns medicine as a maid were filmed at Jeju Folk Village. In order to fit the theme of Daeganggeum, the separate locations have joined together, and are now open to tourists. Visitors can appreciate the amazing scenic beauty of Jeju as well as experience the traditional culture of Jeju at this theme park.

How To Go There:

From Jeju International Airport, take bus 100 to Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal.
From Jeju Terminal, take a bus (bound for Bunyoung Road) to Jeju Folk Village Museum. (Travel time: 60min)

Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak

Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. Located on the eastern end of Jejudo Island, there is a huge crater at the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. The crater is about 600m in diameter and 90m high. With the 99 sharp rocks surrounding the crater, it looks like a gigantic crown. While the southeast and north sides are cliffs, the northwest side is a verdant grassy hill that is connected to the Seongsan Village. The ridge provides an ideal spot for walks and for horse riding as well.
The sunrise from the crater is magnificent. Also the Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak surrounded by bright yellow colored rapeseed flowers in the spring is truly a sight to behold.

How To Go There:

[Bus]
From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal,
Take a Direct Bus (Dongilju bus bound for Seongsan) and get off at Seongsalliipgu bus stop. (Travel time : 2 hrs)

At Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal,
Take a Direct Bus (Dongilju bus bound for Seongsan) and get off at Seongsalliipgu bus stop (Travel time: 2 hr 30 min)

At Seongsalliipgu bus stop, you will see Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. Walk to the peak (about 1km).

Udo Maritime Park – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Udo Maritime Park

Situated on the eastern end of Jeju Island, Udo Island was named because it resembles a lying cow. It boasts fertile soils, abundant schools of fish, and scenic sights; local heritage (female divers, stone walls, and stone tombs) as well as natural attractions abound on the island, making it a miniature of Jeju Island. The island is also full of amenities and tourism outlets: fishing, bike trails, sand massaging, tour submarines and cruises.

Seobin Baeksa (a coral beach designated as Natural Monument No. 438) has appeared regularly in films (including Il Mare) and TV commercials thanks to its breathtaking white sand and emerald blue sea. The sea around the beach showcases different colors depending on the water level. These make Seobin Baeksa one of the most popular tourist attractions along with Hallasan Mountain on Jeju Island. Residing in Udobong Peak (132.5m), the highest spot on the island, is a lighthouse surrounded by a spacious park. The peak offers outstanding overlooks of the island at a glance.

To protect the exquisite nature and promote maritime tourism, Bukjeju County designated two ports on the island (Udo Port and Haumokdong Port) and the sea surrounding it (25,863㎢) as Udo Maritime Park in January 2001. Visitors can appreciate maritime tourism at its best including a trip under the sea by submarine.

How To Go There:

[Bus]
From Jeju International Airport, take Bus 38 to Daeseom (대섬입구) bus stop.
Transfer to Bus bound for Dongilju (동일주) to Seongsan Harbor (성산항).
Follow the sign for the Seongsan Harbor (성산항) for 450m.
Take a ferry to Cheonjinhang Harbor (Udo Island).*
From the Cheonjinhang Harbor, go 130m forward and then turn left at the sign for the Udo Canola Flower Village (우도유채꽃마을) for 150m.

Yongduam Rock – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Yongduam Rock

Situated to the north of Jeju City, Yongduam was created by strong winds and waves over thousands of years. However, there are plenty of other stories of how it came to be. One legend has it that a dragon stealing precious jade from Mt. Halla was shot down by an arrow from the mountain deity. When he fell down on Yongduam, his body immediately sank into the ocean and his head rapidly froze looking at the sky. Another legend has it that a white horse, who dreamed of being a dragon and ascending to the sky, came to be caught by a soldier and froze into the rock.

From Yongduam, visitors can see Haeneo women divers working on catching seafood. Near the rock are various cafes, bars, and restaurants. The coastal road between Aewol-eup and Yongduam is a popular spot for couples. Cafes and seafood restaurants began to appear there five years ago and now form a pleasant café village.

Drinking a cup of coffee at the village café and driving along the scenic coastal lines, visitors can encounter Iho Beach where black rocks contrast with the emerald-blue ocean, Hagwi Coast, and Aewol Port. Aewol Port is also home to small seafood restaurants and fishing boats coming in and out, adding flavor to the coastal drive. Further from the port is one of the most popular beaches on Jeju Island, Hyeopjae Beach, showcasing the deep royal-blue sea year-round with splendid white sand.

How To Go There:

[Bus]
From Jeju International Airport,
Take bus bound for jeju-si Jungang-ro.
Get off at Yongdam Rotary.
Walk toward the beach for 5-10 minutes.

[Taxi]
It takes 10min by taxi from Jeju International Airport
to Yongduam Rock.

Eongtto Falls – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Eongtto Falls

Eongtto Waterfalls is hidden within a forest and appears only after a heavy rainfall. The falls is 50 meters high and is surrounded by uniquely formed rocks and stones. It creates a spectacular view after at least 100 mm of rain. In the vicinity of the falls, there is a spacious temperate forest and evergreen scenery creates that contributes to the area’s scenic beauty year-round.

To reach the waterfall, visitors pass through Wolsan Village in Gangjeong-dong, Seogwipo-si, and follow an upward path for 500m, following Akgeuncheon Stream or walking along the mandarin field for 800m to the northwest at the front road of Gang Chang-hak Park.

Eongtto Falls is one of the 70 scenic views of Jeju-do Island.

How To Go There:

From Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal, cross the street toward a park.
Take Bus 1 at in front of Seogwipo-si Jungang Library Bus Stop and get off at Wolsan-dong Bus Stop. (5 bus stops) From the bus stop, visitors should take a walk for about 912m.

Also, olle trailers can meet the falls on route 7-1 between an entrance of Wolsan-dong and the top of Goguensan Mountain.

Bultapsa Temple – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Bultapsa Temple

Bultapsa Temple is a branch of Gwaneumsa Temple, the headquarters of the 23rd district of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. It was built in 1914 by Monk Anbongryeogwan at the site of Wondangsa, a temple during the Goryeo Dynasty. After undergoing expansion in 1934, a prayer hall spanning four kans (a Korean unit of measurement referring to the square space created by 4 wooden posts in a traditional building; roughly 6 to 8 feet from post to post) was built. Most of the temple was destroyed during the Jeju Uprising on April 3, 1948. It was rebuilt in 1953.

Today, the temple has Daeungjeon Hall, Yosachae monk quarters, Jonggak Bell Tower, and Cheonwangmun Gate. The five-story stone pagoda is Jeju’s only stone pagoda from the Goryeo Dynasty. It was designated Treasure No. 1187 in November 1993.

How To Go There:

From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take Bus 100 (Halla University. Samyang) at Intercity Bus Terminal Bus Stop.
Get off at Samyang Jongjeom Bus Stop (28 bus stops).
From the bus stop, walk toward Daeu APT and take a right at Wondang-ro 15 gil.
Take Wondang-ro 16-gil for 360m and the temple will be on the left.

Sanbangsan Mountain Tansan Hot Springs – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Sanbangsan Mountain Tansan Hot Springs

Sanbangsan Mountain Hot Springs is a rare carbon hot spring, and the first public hot spring in Jeju, situated in the center of three islands (Marado, Gapodo, and Hyeongjedo) and five mountains (Hallasan, Sanbangsan, Gunsan, Songaksan, and Dansan). In May 2004, it was designated a site for protection as a hot springs source (Jeju Notice No. 2004-12). Gumyeongsu, a hot springs public bath, opened on the site, spanning 11,111 square meters, housed in a 3,300-square-meter building with an estimated 1,000-person capacity. Sanggoji is the on-site restaurant, and means “rainbow” in the local dialect. Carbon hot springs are known to have health benefits for the heart, as carbonic acid gas is absorbed in the skin, stimulating capillary vessels and expanding blood vessels. This enhances blood circulation, lowering blood pressure and reducing the burden on the heart.

How To Go There:

From Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to the Western Coast Line bound for Seogwi, Daejeong, Gosan. Get off at Deoksu Elementary School Bus Stop (24 bus stops).
From the bus stop, the venue is a 7-minute walk to the left of the stop.

Or, take Bus 37 or 500 at Jeju International Airport and get off at Deoksu-ri Bus Stop.
Walk for 678 m to reach the venue.

Jeju Samdasoo – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Jeju Samdasoo

Samdasoo is volcanic bedrock water produced and bottled by the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Development Corporation. Jeju-do Island records the highest level of rainfall in Korea and 46% of the total rainfall permeates underground to form the vast groundwater resources. Samdasoo factory is located in Gyorae Village, where the precipitation is so high that it is impossible to farm on this part of island. The village is also the only site on Jeju-do Island with authorization to draw mineral water. The factory tour program begins with the screening of an 8 minute-long promotional video. At the Jeju Water Promotional Hall, visitors can learn more about the nation’s leading water brand, such as the history and birth of Jeju water, the geologic characteristics of the island, and the formation of volcanic bedrock water.

Jeju Samdasoo water

How To Go There:

[Bus]
1. From Jeju International Airport, take an intercity bus heading toward Namjo-ro. Get off at Jeju Speical Self-Governing Province Development Corporation.
2. From Jeju International Airport, take Bus 100 and get off at Tamna Welfare Center Bus Stop (8 bus stops). Transfer to an Intercity Bus (Bus No. 730) bound for Namjo-ro (Jeju, Hannam-ri, Sinseogwi) and get off at Jeju Samdasu Bus Stop (20 bus stops).

The Shilla Duty Free Shop – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

The Shilla Duty Free Shop

The Shilla Duty Free Shop in Jeju is characterized by leisurely and gorgeous atmosphere, providing a comfortable space of rest for shoppers. Located on the first floor are various international luxury brands and the second floor houses stores selling cosmetics, bags, sunglasses, clothing, electronics and Korean souvenirs. Customers can easily browse a great range of brand shops, and it is the only place in Jeju Island that has Louis Vuitton, Hermes, and Tiffany boutiques.

How To Go There:

[Bus]
From the Jeju International Airport, take Bus 37 or 38.
Get off at Grace Hotel (그레이스호텔) bus stop.
Facing the hotel, head right (west) and turn left at the first four-way intersection. After 7 blocks(400m), the shopping center will be on the right.

Sammaebong Peak – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Sammaebong Peak

Sammaebong Peak is a park for residents, and a popular destination for tourists.

Oedolgae Rock (외돌개) is located near the park, toward the southern sea. On the top of the peak, Namseongjeong Pavilion offers an expansive view inclusive of Beomseom Island, Munseom Island, Saeseom Island and Seopseom Island, in addition to Marado Island and Gapado Island to the west. Baengnokdam Lake seems nearly within reach to visitors looking out from the peak.

Legend has it that if you stretch your hands toward the sky at night, Canopus (second-brightest star) is almost within reach. The place is regarded as one of everlasting youth, as Canopus is associated with lifespan.

Visitors can exercise and enjoy at walk at the park during the day and in the evenings.

How To Go There:

From Seogwipo Shinsigaji Intercity Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus bound for Seogwi, Goseong, Jeju, and get off at Sammaebong Peak Bus Stop (3 bus stops).

Jeju Love Land – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Jeju Love Land

Jeju Love Land is a theme sculpture park based on sensuality and eroticism. Twenty artists, mainly graduates of top art school Hongik University, helped open it in November 2004. It was the first such museum in Korea at that time. The spacious park (39,667m²) is home to over 140 sculptures (40 within the gallery and 100 outside). The park as a whole looks like a piece of land art.

Jeju Love Land is open every day. It usually takes 30-40 minutes to look around the park. Jeju Love Land houses a glass-dome restaurant, an outdoor café, an art shop, and various works which visitors can touch. Jeju Love Land is an attractive place where art and eroticism meet in cool, fun, humorous styles.

How To Go There:

* 10min from the Jeju International Airport
* Take the bus bound for Chuksanjinheungwon >> Get off at Dokkabi Road

Gapado Island – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

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Gapado Island is 5.5 km away from Moseulpo Port, south of Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do.

Dutchman Hendrik Hamel stumbled upon the shores of Jeju-do and later introduced the island to the West. The island has a monument for Hamel, set up to honor his contributions to Jeju. Gapa Green Barley Festival is held every year in May, and a ferry also runs from Moseulpo Port to Gapado Island, and operates two times a day.

How To Go There:

From Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus bound for Seogwi, Sagye, Jeju and get off at Hamo-ri Bus Stop (29 bus stops).
Walk along the coast for 9 minutes to reach Moseulpo Port.
Take a ferry to Gapado Island at the port.
(2 times a day: 08:30, 14:00)

Jeju Glass Castle – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

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Visitors to ‘Jeju Glass Castle’ will be entranced by its magical atmosphere. ‘Jeju Glass Castle’ is a glass art theme park featuring an exhibition hall, garden and models all made entirely out of glass. There are six themed model parks, in which over two hundred and fifty models are exhibited. These include the world’s very first all-glass labyrinth, the world’s largest glass ball and largest glass diamond, a glass stonewall, a mirror lake, and a glass bridge. There are also glass art masterpieces by internationally famous artists from Italy, the Czech Republic, Japan, and more.

Visitors to ‘Jeju Glass Castle’ can even experience making glass artwork. In the main hall of the Glass Castle they can try making glass ornaments, glass balloons, and glass bottles.

How To Go There:

Estimated travel time from Jeju Airport to the Jeju Glass Castle is 30 minutes by taxi.

 

Jeju Stone Park – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Jeju Stone Park

Located in Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju Stone Park was inspired by Jeju’s history of myth, stone and spirit. The main theme consists of the legend about Seolmundae Halmang (Grandmother Seolmundae) who created Jeju Island and the stones of Obaek Janggun (the Five Hundreds Generals). The park provides a historical and cultural space where collected stones express Jeju’s foundation and culture.

Take a bus bound for Namjo-ro from Jeju International Airport or Seogwipo-si to reach the park (about 40 min). Other nearby attractions include the Jeju April 3rd Peace Park, Jeju Mini Land, and Jeju Jeolmul Recreational Forest.

How To Go There:

From Jeju International Airport, take bus 100 or a taxi to Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal.
From Jeju Bus Terminal, take a bus bound for Namjo-ro.
Get off at Jeju Stone Park.

Jeju Teseum – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Jeju Teseum

Teseum Safari is a teddy bear museum located in the Aewol-eup region of Jeju Island. It is one of the first museums in the world to exhibit all sorts of teddy bears and stitched dolls including ones shaped like wildlife animals, marine animals, flowers, birds, and more. The museum is spread over two large floors and features teddy bears arranged in adorable poses. Highlights of the museum include teddy bears shaped liked tigers, elephants, sharks, dolphins and even teddy bears based on characters from Greek mythology. Visitors can take photos with the teddy bears and famous tourist attractions such as ‘Psyche World’ are located nearby.

How To Go There:

From Jeju airport, take a taxi Teseum Safari. The journey should take approximately 20 minutes and should cost between 15,000 won and 20,000 won.

Jeju Horse Park – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

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The Jeju Horse Park offers a venue to understand Jeju’s horse culture in an easy and fun way. The park has kept intact a 600-year nomadic cultural history of nomadic cultures at the site of the Gasi-ri village which used to house Gammajang, the place for raising the best horse during Joseon Dynasty. The park includes the Jeju Horse Museum, Ttarabi horseback riding place, Maeum Cafe, Mongol Ger Guesthouse, camping site, art shop, and an experience place to focus on the Project for a New Cultural Space Creation through the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

The Jeju Horse Museum was the first national museum created by a village and its main theme covers the history and culture of the village is also regarded as a new kind of community business model.

How To Go There:

[Bus]
1. From Jeju International Airport, take Bus 100 and get off at Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal (approx. 15-20 min).
2. From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take the bus bound for Beonyeong-ro and get off at Gasi Sageori or Gasi-ri Nonghyup Bus Stop (approx. 1 hr).

– Direct route to Gari-si: 06:28 / 11:28 / 15:28 / 18:28 (4 times a day)
– No buses after 18:28 from Pyoseon to Garsi-ri so take a taxi instead.

* Transfer a to a bus bound for Gasi-ri from the opposite side of the bus stop and get off at Gasi-ri Nonghyup Bus Stop (approx. 15 min).
* Take a 5-min taxi ride to Jung Seok Aviation Pavilion (정석항공관).

 

Gimnyeong Maze Park – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Gimnyeong Maze Park

Gimnyeong Maze Park (김녕미로공원) is located between the two major tourist destinations of Manjanggul Cave and Gimnyeongsagul Cave. It was designed by the world famous company Adrian Fisher Minotaur Maze Designs and funded by the life-time savings of an American Professor at Cheju National University, Frederic H. Dustin, whose love for Jeju has kept him on the island for 27 years. This unique maze park contains foliages from all over Asia and has been personally maintained by Dr Dunstan since 1987.

Gimnyeong Maze Park contains a maze that has seven images incorporated in it. The maze is in the shape of the Jeju Island, and its images that can be clearly seen from above include the following: a serpent, which was an object of worship on the island until the mid-70s; native horses of Jeju Island, which were brought there by Mongolians as far back as 1276; the ship, the Sparrowhawk, that was shipwrecked on the island in 1653 bringing Hendrick Hamel and his company of Dutch sailors to the Joseon Kingdom; and dolmens that are relics from the Bronze Age. All of these images are famous symbols or landmarks of Jeju Island.

There are three skywalks called ‘gureum dari’ and an observatory, which are popular photo sites for tourists. They offer panoramic views of the entire maze. There are four ways to get through the maze from the entrance. If you use a map, it will take only 5 minutes, but without a map it’s a bit more difficult and can take up to 20 minutes. Some visitors have been known to spend up to 50 minutes lost in the maze before giving up and calling for help!

How To Go There:

From Jeju International Airport take bus No. 100 and get off at the Intercity Bus Terminal (제주시외버스터미널). Then take a bus for Manjanggul Cave (만장굴행) and get off at the parking lot by the cave entrance (만장굴 입구). The trip will normally take 50 minutes.

From Jeju International Airport take bus No. 38 and get off at hamdeok-ri (함덕리). Take a bus for the East Coast (Dongilju 동일주) or catch the Eup-myeon Circulation Bus (읍면순환 버스) and get off at the parking lot in front of the Manjanggul Cave (만장굴입구). Walk along the old road leading to the cave for 15minutes.

Jeju Aerospace Museum – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Jeju Aerospace Museum

A new leap in aerospace and aircraft history has been made on Jeju Island with the grand opening of the Jeju Aerospace Museum on April 24, 2014.

The Jeju Aerospace Museum (JAM) is an aviation and space-themed state-of-the-art museum that provides both education and entertainment through its exhibitions and experience programs.

Inside, visitors can find items that are representative of the world’s history in aerospace technology and space science. One can also trace the footsteps of the Korean Air Force from the retired planes displayed in the hall. Astronomy-related stories from the ancient times to the early days of space exploration are also showcased.

Through the exhibition, visitors can travel back 13.7 billion years to learn more about the creation of the universe and discover interesting facts about our solar system, the galaxy and massive black holes. The museum also presents diverse hands-on activities such as touching actual meteorites, sitting in the cockpit of real aircrafts, and future space exploration through a cutting-edge multimedia experience.

As Asia’s largest aerospace museum, JAM aims to promote the country’s efforts for innovation in the technology of flight. It is an ideal place for visitors of all ages to comprehend the evolution and impact of aviation, space exploration, and new breakthroughs in astronomy.

How To Go There:

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1) From Jeju-si, take 755 and get off at O’sulloc Bus Stop.

2) From Seogwipo-si and Jungmun Resort, take Bus 780 or 961 and get off at Donggwangyuk-geori (street) Bus Stop.
Transfer to Bus 755 and get off at O’sulloc Bus Stop.

3) From Hallim, take Bus 967 and get off at O’sulloc Bus Stop.

From O’sulloc Bus Stop, it is a 20 minute walk.

Dokkebi Park – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Dokkebi Park

Dokkebi Park (도깨비 공원) is a fun place, filled with huge dokkebi (Korean goblins) characters made from steel and all kinds of materials. As well as big statues, there are many smaller dokkebi themed items found throughout the park that have been placed by creative dokkebi artists. Some of these are made from broken household items, such as shovels, stoves, and brooms, as well as old pine trees or basalt rocks. Dokkebi Park has some 2,300 items that resemble dokkebi, which have been made personally by professional designers over the last seven years. You can also let your imagination run wild and make your own dokkebi at Dokkebi Park.

Performances and events with a dokkebi theme also take at the park. Visitors will enjoy the dancing and singing dokkebis, along with other fun-filled events and activity programs. At night the park becomes an exciting wonderland, with light displays creating stars and other fun effects. Catchy music creates a festive mood in this Korean goblin fantasy world.

Activity programs include making dokkebi themed masks and candles (In general, these programs are available year-round, but may be subject to change based on circumstances.)

How To Go There:

From Jeju International Airport take bus No. 100 and get off at the Intercity Bus Terminal (제주시외버스터미널). Take bus 97 for Beonyeong-ro (번영로) and get off at Pyoseon (표선). The park is a 2-3 minute walk on the other side of the road from the bus stop.

Seogwang Tea Garden – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Seogwang Tea Garden

Seogwang Tea Garden, located in Seogwipo-si, Jeju, 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. Occupying an area 528,928m², the green field 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.

The garden was also where Kim Jeong-hui (pen name Chusa), one of the most celebrated practitioners of calligraphy in the Joseon Dynasty, spent his life of exile growing tea plants.

How To Go There:

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From the Jeju International Airport, take bus 755 (bound for Jeju Global English City) at Gate 2 and get off at O’sulloc Bus Stop.
Travel time: approx. 50min
First bus: 6:07am / last bus: 7:47pm / bus interval: 50 to 60 minutes (runs 12 times a day).

Joanne Bear Museum – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Joanne Bear Museum

Joanne Bear Museum located in Jungmun Resort Complex in Seogwipo-si, on Jeju-do Island is a gallery exhibition hall for Joanne Oh, a world-famous teddy bear artist. The museum, which boasts the motto “nature and environmentalism”, showcases teddy bears that are made of all-natural materials. The eco-friendly pieces mimic the natural beauty of Jeju Island and give visitors a feeling of comfort and refreshment.

Joanne Bear Museum features a variety of teddy bears, polar bears, and ‘joon bears’ that were created based on the character of Bae Yong-joon, a famous Hallyu star. Due to the ‘joon bear’s world-wide acclaim, the museum is frequently visited by many Japanese tourists.

At the museum, visitors can watch Joanne Oh’s teddy bear making process in person. The museum offers other conveniences as well: a café on the second floor and a backyard garden. Visitors are even permitted to go to the rooftop to enjoy the view. A variety of cultural events are also offered to double your fun. Those who wish to have a ‘joon bear’ of their own may purchase a mini joon at the museum’s souvenir shop.

Joanne Oh, as a teddy bear artist, has given much thought on her role in saving polar bears from endangerment. As a result, she has designed a family of polar bear teddies and launched a campaign called STPB (Save the Polar Bear). She continues to seek to expand her efforts to preserve nature and help the environment.

How To Go There:

* Take a limousine bus 600 (departs every 15 min) to Jungmun Resort (get off at Shilla Hotel, Lotte Hotel or Jeju International Convention Center), and take a taxi to the museum.

* A shuttle bus is available from the Jeju ICC for tour groups of 5 or more. Please make reservations at least three days in advance.

* For visitors staying near the Jeju ICC, start at the ICC cross-roads and walk for about 1.3km towards Daepo Port. Take the upward sloping road that is located on your left between Eorang sushi restaurant and Naples Inn. Walk up the road for about 300m. You will see the Joanne Bear Museum on your right.

Hello Kitty Island – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Hello Kitty Island

Hello Kitty Island is a special exhibition hall, themed around Hello Kitty, beloved by many people all over the world. Visitors can enjoy the many various exhibits, comprised of a gift shop, Kitty History Hall, Art Education Hall, Music Education Hall, Art Gallery, World Gallery Hall, Trip around the World Gallery Hall, Constellation Education Hall, Planned Gallery, Hello Kitty Café, 3D Theater, Outdoor Modeling Gallery, and more. At Hello Kitty Café, hot coffee is served along with sweet deserts.

How To Go There:

From Jeju International Airport, take Bus 500 and get off at Halla Hospital bus stop.
(8 bus stops away, about 17 mins)
Transfer to Bus 780 and get off at Teddy Valley Golf & Resort bus stop.
(8 bus stops away, about 1 hr and 3 mins)
Walk 174 ahead to reach the venue.

Chocolate Museum – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Chocolate-Museum

The Chocolate Museum in Seogwipo, Jeju is the second largest chocolate museum in the world (the largest being the Cologne Chocolate Museum in Germany). Built using volcanic scoria unique to Jeju, the museum looks like an ancient castle and seems to complement the surrounding natural environment. The front yard measures 5,000 meters squared and is surrounded by a low-lying fence made of rough stones, giving even passerbyers a great view of the museum’s front garden .

At the entrance to the museum, a whimsical statue of a cacao god greets visitors. The museum has three floors and houses a gallery, a theater, a café, a workshop, and a chocolate store. The most popular exhibits are the gallery with various exhibits on chocolate and the workshop showing the chocolate-making process. The chocolate produced at the museum is available for both sampling and purchase. In addition, the ‘Collection Square’ features a wide array of chocolate cases and other items that Mr. Han Ye-seok, the museum director, has collected from around the world.

In the ‘Chateâu Chocolat: Real Chocolate Place’ chocolate shop at the Chocolate Museum, visitors can get a taste of hand-made chocolates. The Chateâu Chocolat is a retail chocolate chain with franchises in Gyeongbokgung, Apgujeong, Itaewon, and Changdeokgung in Seoul, and Yangyang and Somdari in Gangwon-do.
The Chocolate Museum’s general operating hours are from 10am to 6pm, but in the winter the museum closes early at 5pm, and in summer stays open until 7pm.

How To Go There:

From Jeju International Airport, walk about 195 meters to the bus stop and take Bus No. 300 >> Get off at Weolseongmaeul Village 1 >> Transfer to Pyeonghwarobeon >> Get off at Boseong-ri >> Walk 30 meters
– A 70-minute ride
– Bus No. 300 operating hours >> 6:15~21:23 (bus every 20 to 50 minutes)
– Pyeonghwarobeon operating hours >> 6:00~21:25 (bus every 30 minutes to 2 hours)
Dahomaeul Village (Jeju International Airport, 200 meters walk) >> Take Bus No. 887 >> Get off at Musucheon >> Transfer to Pyeonghwarobeon >> Get off at Boseong-ri >> Walk 30 meters
– A 70-minute ride
– Bus No. 887 operating hours >> 7:11~21:29 (bus every 40 minutes to 1 hour)
– Pyeonghwarobeon operating hours >> 6:00~21:25 (bus every 30 minutes to 2 hours)

 

Trick Art Museum – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Trick Art Museum

The Trick Art Museum is the first museum in Korea to show optical illusion art, and is located in Seogwipo City nearby the Seongeup Folk Village. Exhibitions on walls and floors are rendered in three dimensions. Exhibitions consist of seven themed sections: Parody Zone (showing famous paintings and sculptures), Animal Zone, Jurassic Zone, Aquarium Zone, Egypt Zone, Magic Zone, and Illusion Zone.

Trick art renders two dimensional paintings in three dimensions by creating illusion. Each work looks differently when seen from different angles or spots. Its magic magnifies when seen from camera lenses. Visitors can take pictures with various fun poses blending nicely with exhibitions. Cameras as well as video equipment are permitted in the museum.

How To Go There:

* Take the airplane from Gimpo airport (Seoul subway line 5) to jeju. From Jeju Airport, take bus No.100 to jeju intercity bus Terminal (it takes 10-15 mins by taxi)

1. From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take an Intercity Bus bound for Dongbugwangong Road and get off at Seongeup 1(il)-ri (first bus 6:10 / last bus 21:30 / 20 min interval / 1 hour ride).
2. From Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal, take an Intercity Bus that runs on Il-ju Road to the east and get off at Seongeup 1(il)-ri (first bus 6:30 / last bus 20:30 / 20 min interval / 50 min ride).

Jeju World Natural Heritage Center – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Jeju World Natural Heritage Center

Jeju World Natural Heritage Center was established to promote the value of UNESCO World Natural Heritage. It is comprised of various facilities including a 4D video room, lava tunnel experience, origins of Jeju-do, and many other activities that visitors can learn and experience first-hand. Jeju World Natural Heritage Center is located in the Geomunoreum Lava Tube System, which was designated as UNESCO World Heritage in 2007, one of 20 ecological tourism spots by Ministry of Environment of Korea in 2009, as well as a Korean-style ecological tourism model.

How To Go There:

From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take Bus 720 or 710 and get get off at entrance to Geomunoreum Bus Stop.
Jeju World Natural Heritage Center will be located within 10-minute walk.

Play K-Pop – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

PLAY K-POP

Jeju Jungmun Resort newly present the digital theme park “PLAY K-pop” where the new media tech and K-pop music meet. Live Concert and Hologram concert are truly giving the excitment as if the audiences are in the actual live concert or better than being in one. Play K-pop also provides ‘Live 360’ that has 360 degrees rotating real 3D animation video, which is so real that you might feel as if the 3D images went through your body. Also, it proudly introduced itself as interactive entertainment space; featuring special exhibitions, food & beverage outlets and MD shops that await visitors to come and interact.

How To Go There:

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From Jeju International Airport, take Airport Bus No. 600 and get off at the Korea Tourism Organisation, Jeju Branch.

Jeju Waterworld – Best Place To Visit In Jeju Island

Jeju Waterworld

Jeju’s largest water leisure park ‘Jeju Waterworld‘ is a great place for family members to get together for activities such as swimming,  relieving physical and mental fatigue at the jjimjil-bang or sauna,working out at the fitness center or even a high-class indoor golf practice range for leisure purposes.

How To Go There:

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From Jeju International Airport, take an airport shuttle bus No.600 bounds for Seogwipo direction.
After passing 20 to 24 stops, get off at Jeju Worldcup Stadium Bus Stop.
Upon getting off, walk for about 6 minutes straight to reach the gymnasium building.
(Total travel time: Approx. 1 hour and 40 minutes)