Jeju-do is the premier
tourist destination in Korea because of the stunning natural scenery
and superior tourist amenities. Scenic beaches, waterfalls, cliffs and
caves lie in harmony, and the mild weather makes Jeju-do an even more
ideal tourist destination. Mt. Hallasan in Jeju-do has flora and fauna
of both temperate and tropical varieties, coexisting on the mountain.
The Jungmun Tourist Complex is a comprehensive tourist resort and
provides top-quality accommodations and tourist facilities.
Udo Maritime Park
Udo-myeon, Bukjeju-gun, Jeju-do
Udo Island is
an island at the east end of Jeju Island. It is called Udo because
its shape resembles that of a cow that is lying down or sticking out
its head. The circumference of Udo Island is 17km and there are
about 700 houses and 1800 residents who live on farming and fishing.
Udo Island is the biggest island among the many islands that
surround Jejudo Island – its land is furtile, it has abundant
fishing farms, and is a great place to visit. Udo Island can also
give you the impression that you are seeing a miniaturized Jeju
island when you see Jeju women divers, stone streets, stone tombs
and very similar traditional culture and natural environments. If
you go up to the top of island to Udobong Peak. you can see the
entire Jejudo island including Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (a famous
spot for sunrises). In northern Jejudo, in order to protect the
natural environment and promote tourism, two of the harbor areas and
the seashore area have been designated as Udo Maritime Park. You can
enjoy fishing all over the island, and you can visit the whole
island in 2-3 hours on a bicycle.
1) Inter city
From Jeju Bus Terminal, take a intercity bus to Seongsan
Direct bus : Runs every 20 min, Travel time about 1 hour.
Indirect bus : Runs every 25 min, Travel time about 1 hour and 25
From Seogwipo Terminal, take a direct bus to Seongsan : Runs every
20 min, Travel time 1 hour.
2) Ferry departs toward Udo Island every hour to Udo doseonjang in
Takes 15 min. The ship can carry your car as well.
Winter Season (Oct.-Mar.): Departs Seongsan 08:30-17:00 / Departs
Udo Island 08:00-16:30
Summer Season (Apr.-Sep.): Departs Seongsan 08:00-18:30 / Departs
Udo Island 07:30-18:00
Cheonjinhang Port Ticket Booth Tel: 064-783-0448(Kor)
- Ferry fare:
Adults (13 and over) : 2000 won,
Children (12 and under) : 700 won.
Mt. Hallasan National
Address : Hae-an-dong,
stands tall in the middle of Jejudo Island. It is also called
Mt.Yeongjusan, meaning a mountain high enough to pull the galaxy.
Mt.Hallasan is widely acknowledged by scholars for its research
values. Designated as a National Park in 1970, there are 368
parasitic mountains called "Ohreum(peaks)" around Mt. Hallasan. From
its warm climate to the cold climate areas, Mt.Hallasan is famous
for its vertical ecosystem of plants. 1,800 kinds of plants and
4,000 species of animals(3,300 species of insects) inhabit here, and
due to the well-developed climbing course, you can carefully observe
the surroundings. Mt.Hallasan is a short climbing course. Less than
10km in length, it is possible to reach the peak and come back down
in one day. But the weather conditions often change and there is a
lot of wind, so you must be well prepared before going up the
Seongpanak path on the east of Mt.Hallasan and you can reach the
There are buses going from Seogwipo and Jeju-si, every 15 minutes.
It takes 35 minutes from Jeju-si to Seongpanakpath. It takes 40
minutes from Seogwipo-si to Seungpanakpath.
National Park Control Office tel : 064-742-3084 (Kor/Eng/Jap)
- Homepage : http://www.provin.jeju.kr (Kor/Eng/Jap/Chn)
- Admission Fee :
Adults(age 20 and over) : 1,300 won,
Teenagers(Age 14-19) : 600 won,
Children(age 13 and under) : 300 won
- Seongpanak Entrance Hours
(Mar.-Apr., Sep.-Oct.) 05:30∼09:30
- Seongpanak Path : Seongpanak → Dongneung Peak (9.6km, 4hr. and 30
Address : 3381-1,
Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo, Jeju-do
named 'The pond of God', consists of 3 parts. Around the falls,
there are rare plants such as ‘solipnan’ reeds. There is a cave in
the east and from the ceiling cold water pours down creating the
waterfall. The water from the first waterfall becomes the second and
third waterfalls and flows into the sea. In Cheonjeyeon Valley,
there is the “Seonimgyo Bridge”( Arch bridge that has 7 nymphs
carved on the side) and the octagonal “Cheonjeru tower”. The
Seonimgyo is also called “Chilseonyeogyo”(meaning seven nymphs) and
it connects Cheonjeyeon with the Jungmum Tourist Complex. On the
surface of the Cheonjeru Tower, there is a painting that tells
Cheonjeyeon’s legend of the nymph and mountain god. Every even-year
in May, the Chilseonyeo Festival is held here.
From Jeju Airport,
take Airport Limosine Bus that goes to Jungmun and Seogwipo and get
off at Jungmun Tourist Complex. Departs every 15 min. (travel time,
From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take an Intercity Bus for
Seobusanupdoro, get off at Jungmun Tourist Complex (travel time, 40
- Inquiries : Seogwipo
Cheonjeyeon Waterfall Administraton Office, Tel: 064-738-1529 (Kor)
- Homepage : http://www.cheju.go.kr/ (Kor/Eng/Jap/Chn)
- Hours : Mar.-Oct. (07:30-19:00), Nov.-Feb. (08:00-18:00) / No
- Admission Fee:
Adults ( age 20 and older) : 2,700 won
Youth/Children ( age 19 and under) : 1,470 won
Elderly (age 65 and older) : Free
Andeokmyeon Sagyeri, Namjeju-gun, Jeju-do
It is said
that the peak of Mt.Hallasan where Baekrokho Lake now exists was
taken off and thrown away, which then became Mt. Sanbangsan. The
myth describes how unlike other mountains on Jejudo Island, this
mountain does not have a crater. The 5m-high rock cave at the cliff
on the southwest side of the mountain was originally called
Sanbanggul Cave, but it is called a temple now because it possesses
a Buddhist statue. This is where monk Hye-Il (964-1053) had lived
during the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) Inside the cave, you can see
Marado Island and the Dragon Head Coast. You can also see small
ponds being made by the water drops that fall from the ceiling all
through the year. The plant zone on a cliff of Mt. Sanbangsan is
also designated as a natural monument. It is the only place on
Jejudo Island where island boxwoods grow. On the Dragon Head Coast
is the Hamel Memorial Monument.
At Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take the Mt. Sanbangsan bound bus.
Get off at Mt. Sanbangsan bus stop. Total travel time: approximately
Tourism Control Office, Tel: 064-794-2940 (Kor) -Admission Fee :
Adults(age 20- 64) : 2,200 won/1,700 won (Individual/Group)
Teenagers, Children(age 19 and under) : 1,100 won/880 won *Groups:
30 people or more *Elderly: free admission Sanbanggul Cave and
Dragon Head Coast is included with one admission ticket because they
are in the same tourism district.
Address : 114
Seongsan-ri, Seongsan-eup, Namjeju-gun, Jeju-do
Ilchulbaong Peak is a land mass that was created about 100,000 years
ago. It rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption. It is
located on the eastern end of Jejudo Island and at the top is a huge
crater. The crater is about 600 m in diameter and 90 m high. The
area has 99 sharp rocks that peak around the edge of the crater,
making it look like a gigantic crown. The southeast and north sides
are cliffs, and only west side has grass growing on its ridgeline
and is connected to the Seongsan Village below. The ridge is good
for walks and also for horse riding as well. The most famous
activity at Seongsan Ilchulbaong Peak is watching the sunrise from
the crater. Also, the rape flowers nearby blossom in bright yellow
colors in the spring, and Seongsan Ilchulbaong Peak when covered
with these brilliant flowers in bloom is a sight that must be seen.
Take a Direct
Bus to Seongsan Ilchulbaong Peak from Jeju-si.
Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal -> Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak(takes about
Take a Direct Bus to Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak from Seogwipo
Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal -> Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (takes
about an hour)
Namjeju-gun Tourism Administration Office, Tel : 064-783-0959 (Kor)
- Homepage: http://www.hijeju.or.kr (Kor/Eng/Jap/Chn)
(Mar.-Oct.) 04:00-17:00 /
- Admission Fee: Adults( 20 and over) - 2,000 won
Teenagers(19 and under) and children - 1,000 won
Elderly (65 and over) - Free
Jungmun Daepo Coast
Ilwon 2579 Daepo-dong, Seoguipo-si, Jeju
Jusangjeolli are stone pillars piled up along the coast and is a
designated cultural monument of Jejudo Island. The Jusangjeolli was
formed when the lava from Mt.Hallasan flew to the sea of Jungmun.
They are rock pillars shaped like cubes or hexagons of various
sizes. The administration of the district named them 'Jisatgae
Rocks' from their old name 'Jisatgae'. It is also famous for its 20m
cliff with the high tides and sea angling. If you follow the farm
road 600m to the southwest from Depo-dong, at the end of the pine
tree forest is a cliff. By this cliff is the Jisatgae Coast with the
stone pillars. The pillar-shaped cubic or hexagonal rocks stand like
artifacts, as if a stonemason had shaved and trimmed them. This
beautiful site is like a painting of mother nature. When the tides
are high, they jump as if lava were spouting, up to 10 meters high.
- At Seogwipo
Bus Terminal, take the Jungmun bound bus (20 minute ride). Get off
at Jungmun. 15 minute walk.
- At Daepo-dong Bus-stop (last bus stop), Seogwipo-si, walk along
the road to the east side, or at the entrance of Jungmun Folk
Museum, walk along the farm road to the west. 7-8 minute walk.
Fee : Free