Parks and museums

Botanic Garden "Yeomiji". A big indoor botanic garden with halls of cactuses, tropical fruits, flowers, water lilies, and much more. Yeomiji is home to a total of 2000 species of rare plants and 1700 species of flowers and trees. There are also open gardens in Japanese, Italian, French and Korean styles. The Garden is 1,120m2 and is described as one of the best botanical gardens in Asia.




Hallim Park is a 27.000m2 botanical garden including 2 caves. The park's total area is divided into 16 gardens, including a tropical garden, garden of Washington Palms and a garden of foliage plants. At the end of the 100m long Hyopje Cave is another cave called "The Double Dragon". This cave is named after the twin tunnels that appear to have been dug by dragons.
Jeju is also home to 2 interesting parks called Mini World and Miniature Theme Park. Here you can get up close to small scaled replicas of some of the most famous architectures from more than 30countries. Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tahj Mahal and many Korean sites are part of this interesting display. The 2 parks are in different parts of Jeju Island.
The Teddy Bear Museum has a collection of Teddy bears of various countries, times and themes. The Teddy Bear Museum is the only one in Korea and is the biggest in the world. It's a hit with children and has facilities such as a coffee-shop and souvenir shop. The Museum's building is made in the form of a glass cone with 2 floors of expositions.
Green tea museum. The museum is located among the plantations of green tea and is built in the shape of a green tea cup. Here you can see tea collecting methods and take pictures in the middle of tea plantations. The O'Sulloc tea museum teaches you about Korean tea culture through a miniature of a green tea production line and many other interesting activities. There is a souvenir shop and of course a green tea-house with green tea and green tea ice cream. A very beautiful modern building, the museum is surrounded with summer-houses, stone towers and soft green grass lawns.

Sculpture park. This park located near Mt.Sanbang is a relaxing walking area where you can discover over 160 different sculptures in a peaceful atmosphere. The sculpture park also has an observation tower.

Bonsai Trees Garden. The garden was created through the work of one dedicated farmer who worked for 30 years, Here there is 2,000 bonsai (miniature trees) and 100 rare tree species growing in the garden.
Manjang Cave. With a total length of 13.422 m, it is the longest lava cave in the world however 1 km of the cave is open for visitors. Manjang Cave is Natural Monument No. 98 and is an amazing natural wonder not to be missed.
Wood and stone park "Mokseokwon". This park contains rich collections of figures, made of stones, roots and tree trunks. The history of a man named "Gabdol" is tailored into an entertaining and heartening story from the use of small stone sculptures . There is also a museum with small ceramics. The artist is also the museum owner.
Park of orchids growing on lava stones. Huge collection of orchids rooted on lava stones only seen on Jeju Island. In nature these orchids grow around Mt Halla, their roots are longer than stems, as the roots get nutrition and moisture from the stones and from air. In the park you can find a tangerine and palm trees garden and a small inn.

There are several folk villages on Jeju. SEONGEUB FOLK VILLAGE is the place to witness old style living that is so real local people are still living here today. Traditional houses made of stone with thatched roofs, barnyards and sometimes even the local pig can be seen. You also have the opportunity to sample and buy some of the local products such as traditional medicine, honey and even horse bone powder. Songeub was designated as National Folk Material No. 188. Another 2 big folk villages - in Phyoson and in Chungmun are more like museums.
Stone Statues Park-Studio. Here a famous local artist makes and exhibits his workings of statues from volcanic stone. For inspiration he uses Jeju's local cultural aspects such as "Harubang" stone statues, village life, women divers and Jeju legends. This is very special art!
Entertainments


Pacific Land Show. Dolphins and sea lions perform excellent shows in a pool with a transparent wall facing spectators. The show is indoors. The same building has a small aquarium and souvenir shop. The show will delight both kids and adults.


Elephants Show. Trained elephants perform different tricks and even play football. At the end of the show several volunteers among the spectators lay down on the carpets and elephants accurately step over them. You can also ride an elephant and buy a photo made while riding the elephant. The show goes on outdoors and the spectator area is under a heated awning , so you won't get cold in winter. The show is especially interesting for children.
Water park. Operates only in summer time. Several water entertainments with waterslide, pool, "bungee jumping". Mostly interesting for children.
Submarine tour. At a depth of 30metres and a course of around 2.8km long Submarine tour is a great way to see below the surface of Jeju's splendid seas. Here you can see the world of soft corals and colorful fish all amid a fantastic underwater landscape near Munsom Islet. You may even be lucky enough to see Haenyo hard at work.
"Volcano Fountain" Show. This show symbolically introduces the volcano formation on Jeju Island. A spectacular show with colorful rays, fountains, fire and holograms. The show takes place daily inside the Lotte Hotel at 20:30. Interesting for both kids and for adults.
 
 
 
 
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