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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.



Recommended Sites

  • Udo Maritime Park
    Address :
    Udo-myeon, Bukjeju-gun, Jeju-do
    Description :
    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.
    Directions :
    1) Inter city bus
    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 min.
    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 Seongsanpo.
    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

    Information :
    - Udo 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 Park
    Address : Hae-an-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
    Description :
    Mt.Hallasan 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 mountain.
    Directions :
    Follow the Seongpanak path on the east of Mt.Hallasan and you can reach the peak.
    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.

    Information :
    - Mt.Hallasan 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
      (Nov.-Feb.) 06:00-09:00
      (Mar.-Apr., Sep.-Oct.) 05:30∼09:30
      (May-Aug.) 05:00-10:00
    - Seongpanak Path : Seongpanak → Dongneung Peak (9.6km, 4hr. and 30 min.)

     

  • Cheonjeyeon Waterfall
    Address : 3381-1, Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo, Jeju-do
    Description :
    Cheonjeyeon Waterfall, 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.
    Directions :
    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, 45 min.)
    From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take an Intercity Bus for Seobusanupdoro, get off at Jungmun Tourist Complex (travel time, 40 min.)

    Information :
    - Inquiries : Seogwipo Cheonjeyeon Waterfall Administraton Office, Tel: 064-738-1529 (Kor)
    - Homepage : http://www.cheju.go.kr/ (Kor/Eng/Jap/Chn)
      http://www.seogwipo.jeju.kr/ (Kor/Eng/Jap/Chi)
    - Hours : Mar.-Oct. (07:30-19:00), Nov.-Feb. (08:00-18:00) / No holidays
    - 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

     

  • Sanbanggulsa Grotto
    Address : Andeokmyeon Sagyeri, Namjeju-gun, Jeju-do
    Description :
    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.
    Directions :
    Jeju-si->Sanbanggulsa Grotto
    At Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take the Mt. Sanbangsan bound bus. Get off at Mt. Sanbangsan bus stop. Total travel time: approximately 55 minutes.

    Information :
    - Namjeju-gun 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.
     

  • Seongsan Ilchulbaong Peak
    Address : 114 Seongsan-ri, Seongsan-eup, Namjeju-gun, Jeju-do
    Description :
    Seongsan 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.
    Directions :
    Take a Direct Bus to Seongsan Ilchulbaong Peak from Jeju-si.
    Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal -> Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak(takes about an hour)
    Take a Direct Bus to Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak from Seogwipo
    Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal -> Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (takes about an hour)

    Information :
    - Inquiries: Namjeju-gun Tourism Administration Office, Tel : 064-783-0959 (Kor)
    - Homepage: http://www.hijeju.or.kr (Kor/Eng/Jap/Chn)
    - Hours:
      (Mar.-Oct.) 04:00-17:00 /
      (Nov.-Feb.) 08:00-17:00
    - 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 Jusangjeolli Cliff
    Address :
    Ilwon 2579 Daepo-dong, Seoguipo-si, Jeju
    Description :
    The 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.
    Directions :
    - 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.

    Information :
    - Admission Fee : Free

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