Best Places To Visit On Jeju Island South Korea

Jeju island is famous for cliffs, trails, beaches, caves, national Parks, Forest, and waterfalls. There are many best places to visit on Jeju Island. Some of the famous places are Jusangjeolli Cliff, Bukchon Hanok Village, Islands, Udo Island, Seongsan Ilchulbong, Jeju Olle Trail, Hamdeok Beach, Manjanggul Caves, Hyeopjae Beach, Hallasan National Park, Hallim Park, Bijarim Forest, Bijarim Forest, Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, Seonim Bridge, Loveland Park, Jeongbang Waterfalls, and Jungmug Saekdal Beach. Every year thousand of people visit Jeju island to see these places.

In this article I have includes the information on these places.  

Best Places To Visit On Jeju island

Jeju Island  

Jeju island is the largest island in South Korea. The island has golden beaches, winding coastal trails, female divers, and blue water.  It is a volcanic island. It is a favorite place for newlywed honeymooners, and seafood lovers. The island contains the world heritage site Jeju Volcano Island and Lava Tubes. It describes the new 7 wonders of nature. The island has the tallest mountain in Korea, a beautiful coastline, and, trails. It is worth a place to Visit.

Jusangjeolli Cliff

Jusangjeolli cliff is a volcanic rock formation on the southern coast of Jeju Island. Jusangjeolli is stone pillars piled up along the sea and are designated as cultural monuments of Jeju island. Jusangjeolli was formed between 14 000 to 25 000 years back when lava from Hallasan Mountain erupted into the sea of Jungmun. The 20 meters cliff is a popular spot for high tide and sea angling. When the high tide waves crash on the cliff provides a breathing view.

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Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village in Seoul. The village is located on the top of the hills between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace, and Jongmyo Royal Palace. It describes the architecture, art, culture, and way of life of the dynasty. It is one of the main attractions in Seoul. The village has a lot of cultural centers and museums that show the culture of the Joseon Dynasty. The traditional village is composed of many alleys, and 900 traditional housed called hanok that can be dated 600 years old.

Udo Island

Udo Island is located on the eastern coast of Jeju Island, South Korea. It is volcanic and the largest island in Jeju city. Udo has several beaches with white and black sand. It is named “Udo” after its shape looks like a cow lying down. The length of the island is 1.1 km and breath is 1km. It is a small island having a unique history, and local heritage, and is classified as a national recreation area. There are two ports at Jeju and two ports at Udo that require 15 min to reach Udo Island via ferry. To look around Udo, you can rent a bicycle or scooter, or electric bike. Biking on a scooter or bicycle is a lovely experience. The submarine is located on Udo Island for the safety of the passenger.

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Seongsan Ilchulbong

Seongsan Ilchulbong is a tuff cone formed by hydrovolcanic eruption upon a shallow seabed. The tuff cone rose 180 meters above sea level due to magma flow under the sea about 5000 years ago. It is the highest peak on Jeju Island, and the sunrise is so nice. Therefore, it is called the “Sunrise Peak”.  Seongsan Ilchulbong is one of Jeju’s crown and jewel destinations. This place has long been considered one of the top scenic destinations in South Korea. According to the locals, there are 500 steps to reach the peak. This is a heritage site regarded as one of the new seven wonders. 

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Jeju Olle Trail

Jeju Olle Trail is a long-distance footpath on Jeju island. The length of the Jeju Olle trail routes is 422 km. In total there are 21 main routes plus 5 side routes. Those routes circumnavigate the complete Jeju island. The walking experience on this route is amazing. The names of the routes are 1-1, 1-7, 10-1, 14-1, and 18-1. Route number 18-1 is the best Jeju route to hike. The routes in Jeju reflect mainland Korean culture and a spectacular view of wide canola flowers field. The wide wooden path takes you to the hills, river, and beaches.

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Hamdeok Beach

Hamdeok Beach is a beach in Jeju city of South Korea. This beach has turquoise seashore and tropical vibes. It is located along the Jeju Olle Trail Route 19. It is also referred to as Hamdeok Seoubong Beach due to the volcanic cone being very near.  This beach can entertain 50000 people every day. Approximately the width of the beach is 500 meters but no virtual waves.  The beach has shallow, clean, emerald blue, volcanic stone, and white soft sandy shores. The top activities on Hamdeok Beach are snorkeling and scuba diving.  The beach is very suitable for swimming.  

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Manjanggul Caves

Manjanggul caves is lava tube located in Gimnyeongri Gujwaaeup, Jeju City. The tube is 23 meters wide, 30 meters high, and 8.928 km long. It is the largest lava tube in the world. The lava tube is formed hundreds of thousand years ago. The lava tube is South Korea’s greatest natural wonder.  The Manjanggul lava tube is open daily from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm but in winter it closes earlier at 5.00 pm. The entrance fee for a lava tube is 200 KRV.   Manjanggul cave is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites.

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Hyeopjae Beach

Hyeopjae Beach is a top tourist attraction on Jeju Island. It is located 32 km west of downtown Jeju. The beach is very near to Hallim Park.  The beach has clear, clean, blue water, and white sand mixed with broken shells. The water of the beach strikes with black lava rock.  It is a black volcano beach with a long and beautiful coastline that offers a mesmerizing view of the low tide on Biyangdo Island. The beach is considered Jeju’s largest bathing beach.   There are many restaurants, hotels, and cafés that offer delicious dishes using freshly caught seafood like Jeonbok, and Sora.

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Hallasan National Park

Hallasan National park is located on Jeju Island in the province of Jeju-do, South Korea. Hallasan is a shield volcano and the highest point in South Korea. The park was established in 1970 as the 9th national park. The park encompasses an area of 59.12 square miles. It has a panoramic view of the countryside of Jeju. The height of the national park is 1947 meters. The iconic scene of the film “Crash Landing On You” was picturized in the beautiful Hallasan Park. There is four Hallasan trail on and around the mountain but only two of them takes to the volcano’s crater lip.

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Hallim Park

Halim Park is an expansive landscaped garden with caves and a zoo in Jeju.  It is one of the most popular places located at a distance of 33 km to the west of Jeju city, and Mt. Hallasan along the beach Hallim-eup. The entrance fee to Hallim Park is 12000 won. The park has a variety of plants, birds, caves, and reptiles. The time of Hallim park is from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm. It offers a variety of beautiful walks and stunning displays. The park was established on barren land in Hyeopjaeri Halliemeup.

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Bijarim Forest

Bijarim Forest is a natural monument having 2800 nutmeg yew trees. The trees in the forest are about 500 to 800 years old. The height of the tree measures between 7 to 14 meters in length.  The Bijarim Forest is located in the Gujwa area and is one of the most visited destinations. It is the first forest park on Jeju Island.   The timing of Bijarim Forest is 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

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Yeongsil Hiking Trail

Yeongsil hiking trail is a tourist information center in Jeju-do, South Korea. Yeongsil trail is the best, shorter, and easy trail that takes to Hallasan.  The trail is well maintained and the view along the trail is very amazing. The first step of the Yeongsil trail takes through the forest and the ascent is gradual over wooden steps. The elevation is 2000 feet. The length of the Yeongsil trail is 3.7 km. Hiking in the mountains of Korea is pleasant and popular. There are 5 hiking trails to Hallasan. There are a number of rest stops along the trail.

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Cheonjiyeon Waterfall

The Cheonjiyeon Waterfall is one of the natural wonders of Jeju Island. It is the site of ancient legend in Jeju Island, South Korea. In the Korean language, Cheonjiyeon means sky connected with land. The height of the fall is 22 meters, the width is 12 meters, and the depth is 20 meters. The white water falls from the rock cliff and makes a thundering sound. It is at the end of the park and is illuminated at night. The “Hidden Face” a formation of rock may be visible with the night light. 

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Seonim Bridge

Seonim Bridge Is an arch bridge in Jeju Island, South Korea. It has seven nymphs carved on both sides. The bridge crosses from east to west over the stream between the second and third tier of Cheonjiyeon waterfall. It is a pedestrian bridge made from steel in 1984.

Loveland Park

Loveland Park in Jeju is an outdoor sculpture park in South Korea established in 2004. The park offers the theme of sex. There is a short film on sex education. In total there are 140 sculptures related to humans in various sexual positions.  This park on Jeju Island is a top tourist attraction. It can be enjoyed at night when the imagination can run wild.

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Jeongbang Waterfall

Jeongbang Waterfall is a tourist attraction in South Korea. It is located at Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea. The height of the waterfall is 23 meters. It is close to the ocean. The best time to visit the Jeongbang waterfalls is from April to June and September to October. Jeongbang waterfalls are the only waterfall in Asia where water falls directly into the ocean. It is a string of three small waterfalls. There is a 1.5 km loop trail for hiking. When there is heavy rain the dedicated cascade becomes a thundering force. It is a breathtaking cascade.

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Jungmug Saekdal Beach

Jungmug Saekdal Beach is a beach located in Seogwipo-si, Jeju Island, South Korea. The length of the beach is 560 meters, the width is 50 meters, and the depth is 1.5 meters. Its sand has varieties of colors like white, black, red, and grey. It has an arc-like shape and a slope of 5 degrees. It is one of the most famous beaches on Jeju island. The beach is surrounded by cliffs. The panorama is very beautiful. It is located at Jungmug Resort.

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I hope this information will be useful to you for planning a trip to Jeju Island.

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