Tourist Destinations and Attractions in Jeju, South Korea

Jusangjeolli Cliffs

Stretching along the southern coast of Jeju Island, there is an interesting spectacle not only for tourists, but also geologist. The place is Jusangjeolli Cliffs. The cliff is thought to have formed between 250,000 to 140,000 years ago, when Mount Hallasan is still active as a volcano. The view in this cliff offers a rare sight that be seen from several points around the place.

Rocks in cliffs formed the pillar-shaped rock pile. By the locals, these rocks are called Jisatgae. These rocks towering 20 meters tall, and the cliff is stretched 2 kilometers far, along the Daepo beach near Jungmun resort.

Near the cliff, built a park that allows tourists to walk about 2km long to view this cliffs from different angles. Small roads that are along this park is for tourists, where the cliff may be the perfect resting place before walking to this cliff. Most of the park is fairly quiet and well-maintained, filled with flowers, tall grass and palm trees.

If you would like to visit this place you can take a limousine bus 600, from the airport and get off at the International Convention Center.

Cheonjiyeon Waterfall

Cheonjiyeon waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Jeju Island. Cheonjiyeon means 'connecting the sky and land'. This waterfall has 22 meters height and 12 meters wide.

You will see when the water flows down, then split into several smaller currents, which then fall on the rock cliffs that appear on the cliffs wall, which make it look like the water flows more slowly. After that the water falls into an artificial pond at the bottom.

This area is tropical forest with a total of more than 447 species, 1 subspecies, 32 variable species, 5 varieties and 2 crop species. All covered in 324 types of 123 familia. So your eyes will see the beauty of the different types of plants that may have never seen before. At night, the waterfall was decorated with colorful lights. Make this place very exotic and beautiful.

If you would like to visit this place, you can use bus 516 towards to Seoguipo. Get off at the last stop and then take a taxi to Cheonjiyeon waterfall.

Mount Hallasan

Mount Hallasan (Mount Hala) standing upright in the middle of Jeju Island, and became one of the leading landmarks in the island. The mountain is also known as Mount Yeongjusan, which means "high mountain that enough to reach the sky". This mountain has a 1950 meters height, and became the highest mountain in South Korea. Sloping hill formed by molten lava as a result of the volcanic activity of this mountain.

Mount Hallasan very popular among researchers. This mountain is a habitat of various flora and fauna, and also become a sanctuary for several species of plants and animals that are almost extinct. More than 1800 species of plants and 4000 species of animals have been identified and lived here.  According the fact, this place is designated as a national park since 1970 and now this place is protected by government.

To reach this place, from Jeju intercity bus terminal, take bus 1100 (Jeju, Yeongsil, Jungmun) and get off at the entrance route Eorimmok. The scheduled departure at 08.00, 09.00, 10.00, 12:20, 13:40, and 15:00.

Manjanggul Lava Cave

Manjanggul lava cave located at the northern coast of Jeju Island. This cave extends along 13.442 m, which is only 1 km (1000 m) that open for public. As already described by its name, this cave is a lava tunnel that is very very amazing as a result of magma activity in this area at the past.

Here you see a lot of stalactites that have sprung up. Because of its beauty, the Manjanggul Lava Cave was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (Natural Monument number 98). Don’t worry about the dark, because the cave is equipped with lights to keep your steps leading to the cave.

Seongsan Ilchulbong

Seongsan Ilchulbong known as 'Sunrise Peak'. As the name implies, is the perfect place to watch the sunrise. Beautiful and stunning scenery is the main attraction here. Seongsan Ilchulbong originally is a volcano crater with a shape like a cone, which emerged from the sea surface.

This place is formed by the hydrovulkanic eruption, where volcanic eruptions are very powerful, which is spewing magma into the sky. The eruption occurred at sea, more than 100,000 years ago.

The place is located on the eastern coast of Jeju Island. This crater has a 182 meters height, shaped like a cup which is different from the other craters, because it is formed from sea cliffs.

To reach this location, from Jeju intercity bus terminal take a bus directly (Dongilju bus to Seongsan) and get off at bus stops Seongsalliipgu (about 2 hours drive). If you are from Seogwipo intercity bus terminal, take a bus directly (Dongilju towards Seongsan) and get off at bus stops Seongsalliipgu (about 2 hours 30 minutes). At Seongsalliipgu bus stops, you will see the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong. You have to walk about 1 kilometers.

Gimnyeong Maze Park

Gimnyeong Maze Park is located in Donggimnyeong-ri. The place was designed by the famous company Adrian Fisher Maze Minotaur Designs, and funded by an American professor at Cheju National University, Frederic H. Dustin.

Gimnyeong Maze Park consists of a labyrinth which has seven images were combined. The maze is shaped like the island of Jeju, and the picture can be seen clearly from above, which includes: a snake, which is the object of worship until mid-70s; Jeju native horses, were brought there by the Mongols in 1276; ship Sparrowhawk, which shipwrecked on the island in 1653 and got Hendrick Hamel and his companions to the kingdom of Joseon, and the relic dolmen bronze. All images that are well-known symbols in Korea, and a landmark on the island of Jeju.

Usually takes about 20 to 30 minutes to find your way out. If you are not sure, you can use the map to help you find your way out. And if you still don’t find it, you can ask for help.

Jeongbang Waterfall

Jeongbang waterfall is one of the three most famous waterfalls in Jeju. This waterfall has 23 meters height and is located very close to the sea. This waterfall comes from Donghon-chun river.

This waterfall is known as the only waterfall in Asia that directly fall into the sea, although some people deny it because it is actually falling in a small bay located right on the waterfront before the water flows into the sea. Although there are differences of opinion about it, Jeongbang waterfall still has a beautiful view. By visiting this waterfall, you will get two views of the same time, a vast sea and beautiful waterfalls, with the pounding water that gives a fresh atmosphere to you.

If you would like to visit this place, from Jeju Airport, take a limousine bus and get off in front of Paradise Hotel. You only have to walk for about 5 minutes.

Yongduam Rock

This place is a beach which is filled with beautiful reef.  Yongduam Rock (Dragon Head Reef) is one of the unique nature that you can enjoy in Jeju island. The place is located in northern Jeju. Yongduam formed from volcanic eruptions that occurred more than two million years ago.

Yongduam has a many legend. One legend tells that there was a dragon who steals a valuable green jade of Mount Halla. The dragon then arrows down by god to protect the mountain. When he fell, Its slammed on Yongduam. The body was immediately drowned in the ocean and the head immediately freezes when the dragon was staring at the sky. Therefore this place is called Yongduam (yong = dragon, du = head, am = reef).

To get to this place, from Jeju International Airport, take a bus to Si Jungang Ro, and get off at Yongdam Rotary. After that, you have to walk for about 5-10 minutes.

Yeomiji Botanical Park

Since it was built in October 1989, this park has attracted more than 1.4 million tourists every year, and this became the most popular tourist attractions on Jeju Island. This park consists of open and enclosed garden park. Open garden is divided into four distinct parts, with various specific and patterned garden with over 2,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants. Various events held with a particular theme at this place every year.

And not far from this place (about 500m), you can go to beautiful Cheonjeyeong waterfall, it is very beautiful place to visit.

If you would like to visit this place, from Jeju Airport, take a limousine bus 600 to Jungmun and Seogwipo, and get off at the Yeomiji Botanical Gardens.

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