First impressions of Jeju Island promise a tropical paradise much like the rest in this part of the world, but spend a little time getting to know this volcanic island province in the Korea Strait and you’ll quickly discover its very particular charms.
Many visitors opt to stay in the famous Jungmun Beach resort, but there’s much more to the island than five-star luxury. Get out into the countryside to see picturesque villages, breathtaking scenery and amazing rock formations. Visit some of the museums and try the local cuisine. Explore by public transport or hire a car and plan your own itinerary.
The Jeju skyline is dominated by the towering Mount Halla, the highest mountain in South Korea, presiding majestically over the national park at the centre of the island. Hike to the top for unrivalled views across the whole island and the surrounding ocean. Spend time exploring the Olle Walking Paths, a waymarked network of specially planned routes that guide you through some of the island’s most beautiful locations. Head to Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak at sunrise for a gentler ascent with a photogenic reward at the end.
The volcanic origins of Jeju can be appreciated at close quarters in Manjanggul Cave, site of the largest lava column in the world and home to a huge colony of native bats, while the sweet smells of the nutmeg trees in Bijarim Forest showcase its agricultural heritage. Learn about the ancient legend of the Seven Nymphs at Cheojiyeon Falls, or walk along the beach at Seopjikoji to admire the dramatic rock formations sculpted by time and tide.
Jeju has its own share of interesting museums and visitor attractions, such as the quirky Teddy Bear Museum, which features cuddly bears in a variety of poses, from space astronauts to Elvis. One of the most popular places to spend a few hours is the Trick Art Museum, an interactive 3D gallery where you take the starring role in a variety of artworks and activities, from surfing with dolphins to shaking hands with Adam in the Sistine Chapel.
Most visitors arrive by air or boat to Jeju City, which is a good base for exploring the rest of the island, with plenty of accommodation and dining options to suit all tastes and budgets.
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The views from the top of “Sunrise Peak” are some of the most breathtaking on the island – so don’t forget your camera!
From cherished childhood mementos to priceless collectables, you’re sure to fall in love with the furry inhabitants of this delightful museum.
Explore Jeju Island to discover South Korea’s tropical beauty and traditional culture with your friendly expert guide. Visit natural highlights like the Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, Manjanggul Lava Tube, and Sunrise Peak, and see Korean culture first-hand at a folk village.
Explore Jejudo, or Jeju Island, to get a sense of the culture and natural attractions. On this island home to extinct volcanoes, admire waterfalls, thatched-roof houses, gardens, and a huge cavern.
Enjoy an evening watching NANTA, a wildly popular show that's known in the US as Cookin'. This Korean-style theater performance uses rhythmic percussion instead of dialogue to tell this hilarious comedy about 4 chefs.
Introduce yourself to South Korea’s largest island, Jeju, on this guided coach tour. Enjoy horse riding, visit the Seongeup Folk Village, see a female diver show, and take in the gorgeous coastline of the island on this full-day trip.
Visit Jeju-Island! The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jeju Island which is located at the southern shores of South Korea. We offer you a full-day bus tour with professional tour guides that are skilled. You will have 40~60 minutes of free time at each destination.
Submerge more than 131 feet (40 m) underwater aboard the state-of-the-art Seogwipo Submarine. Discover diverse marine life and spectacular coral reefs, and keep a lookout for the shipwreck. Upon arrival, be greeted by the friendly crew members as you make your way to the wharf.