Tour Destinations: Jeju Island
Jeju is an island shrouded in mystery, culture and tradition which is best experienced by the wonderful sites you can see along one of our many first class tours. These sites are set amongst some of the most beautiful surroundings in all of Korea whilst still keeping their traditional identity. You can experience first hand the natural beauty of Jeju such as lush subtropical forests, lava caves of all shapes, sizes and lengths, sandy beaches, spectacular craters and also be awed by the grand Halla Mountain poised silently in the middle of the Island.
Jongbang Waterfall is said to be the only waterfall in Asia that falls directly at the seaside. Jongbang is a spectacular waterfall and the powerful water creates a rainbow mist which delights the eyes. Jongbangs beauty is extended by the cultural significance of the Haenyo women who you can see diving for seafood and selling their fresh catch on the seaside. A long stairway with subtropical trees overhanging leads to the waterfall. A beautiful place very popular with foreigners and a place that surely must be visited.
Oedolge Park. The name of the area Oedolge means “lonely standing rock” – This 20metre rock pillar stands alone just off the seashore. Oedolge has many stories to tell and fairytales about the rock are an interesting way to discover how Oedolgae was formed. This rock is made more fascinating by the story behind it however it is definitely worth a visit. The park itself is very picturesque: small bays are lapped by emerald water in calm weather.
Yongmori Hyean – translated as “Dragon’s Head Seaside” – blown by the wind, these sandy rocks resemble the head of a dragon entering the water.
Hexagonal Seaside Rocks (Jusangjeoli) have been formed by the contraction phenomenon, which occurs when volcanic magma is exposed and cooled on earth. It is an unusual rock formation created by the erosion from the ocean, waves, and wind. It appears as if someone stacked a pile of hexagonal crystals on the seashore.
Botanical 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.
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.
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.
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 big folk village – in Phyoson is more like a museum.
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!
Jeju is also home to 2 interesting parks called MiniMini 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.
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.
Jeju Water World operates all year round, it is located near World Cup Stadium, most of the attractions are indoors. Several water entertainments with waterslide, pools, steam sauna.
Submarine tour. At a depth of 30-45 metres 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.
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