Take a break from the rush of Seoul city and experience the quiet but majestic Jeju island. With its incredible green landscapes and ocean waters, you’ll find yourself wanting to come back again and again. Here are 5 things you should try out!
The moment you step into Jeju, you’ll notice a different pace and culture from Seoul. Get a glimpse into the traditional side of Korea when you visit the Seoungeup Folk Village. Stroll through the village and see Confucian shrines, ancient government offices, and fortress ruins.
Seongsan Ichulbong Peak
The Seongsan Icheulbong Peak rose from the ocean after a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. Locals from the Seongeup Folk Village liken the gigantic crater to a crown, with 99 jagged rocks decorating the rim. This unique geological landform is an UNESCO World Heritage site, with cliffs overlooking the ocean and a grassy bridge connecting to the village.
Most people take long walks or ride horses here. Visit during spring, when the yellow canolas are in full bloom.
Jeju’s temperate climate make it a popular beach destination for those in East Asia. And because of the Kuroshio Current, the island is home abundant and exotic marine life. Don’t settle behind the glass of an aquarium. See the ocean wonders up close and go scuba diving!
If you’d rather stay dry, you can still explore new ocean depths when you board the Seogwipo Subwarine, the very first of its kind in Asia. Travel deep into a 40 meter sea-bed where visitors see colorful fish, rare coral reefs, and surreal shipwrecks.
Pedal along an old abandoned rail track and breathe in the fresh sea breeze. Jeju island is known for its spectacular natural attractions and a rail bike is one of the best ways to enjoy them. You’ll get a unique view of Yongnuni Oreum and Seongsan Ilchulbong. This experience is great for traveling with your family.