1. Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (182 meters high) rose from the sea in a series of volcanic eruptions beginning over 100,000 years ago.
The site resembles an old fortress on a coastal cliff and was originally a volcanic island but was later connected as sand and gravel accumulated in between.
The sunrise seen from the peak is considered one of the most fascinating scenic views in Jeju.
Age 24-64: 2,000 won / Age 7-23: 1,000 won / 65 and over, 6 and under: Free
1. From Jeju-si
Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal -> Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (1 hour 30 min ride/ 20 min interval)
2. From Seogwipo
Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal -> Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (1 hour 30 min ride/ 20 min interval)
2. Manjanggul Cave
Manjanggul Cave is the longest lava tube in the world. It is 5 meters wide, between 5 to 10 meters high and is over 13 km long.
The lava tube, which formed about 2.5 million years ago, has been well preserved, revealing a splendid interior that is out of this world. Only one kilometer of its total length is open to tourists.
Adults – 2,000 won / Youth – 1,000 won / Children – 1,000 won
Free – Senior citizens, disabled visitors
Jeju Bus Terminal, take the Donghoe Line Intercity Bus to get off at the parking lot near Manjanggul Cave Entrance. (Takes approximately 30 minutes.) At the parking lot, take a town bus bound for Manjanggul or a taxi.
Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal, take the Donghoe Line Intercity Bus to get off at the parking lot near Manjanggul Cave Entrance. (First Bus: 5:50 a.m. / Last Bus: 8:00 p.m. / 20 Min. Intervals / Takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.)
Tommy Ooi’s Traveling Tips
After reaching Manjanggul bus station, take a taxi from main road to Manjanggul Cave as it is NOT WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE from main road, unless you are up to a 45 minutes walk challenge.
Read My Blog Post : Manjanggul Cave
3. Cheonjiyeon Falls
Cheonjiyeon Falls create a splendid view of water falling from a steep cliff with a sound that drowns out all others.
Cheonjiyeon, meaning “God’s pond,” derives its name from the legend that the seven fairies serving the King of Heaven came down to the pond on stairs of cloud and bathed in its clean waters.
The waterfall is 22m high, 12m wide and 20m in depth. The clear and deep water of Cheonjiyeon Falls is renowned as a habitat for Mutae eels. Also, the annual Seven Fairies Festival is held every May.
Adult ( Above 24 Years Old ): 2,000 won / Youth ( 15 – 24 ): 1,000 won / Child ( 7-14 ): 1,000 won
From Seogwipo – Take a taxi as it is more convenient.
Read My Blog Post : Cheonjiyeon Falls
4. Hallasan Mountain
Situated in the heart of Jeju Island, Mount Hallasan (1,950 meters) is the highest mountain in Korea and a dormant basalt volcano.
About 360 parasitic cones, or oreum in the Jeju dialect, are found on the volcano’s flanks, creating a remarkable landscape. On top of the mountain is a crater lake called Baengnokdam, which is 3 kilometers in circumference and 500 meters in diameter.
The landscape is beautiful throughout the year and a diverse and rare ecosystem can be found at different altitudes. As such, Mount Hallasan is a Natural Conservation Area.
Adults: 1,600 won / Youths: 600 won / Children: 300 won
From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus bound for Seongpanak (first bus 6:00 / last bus 21:30 / 10 min interval / 35 min ride / 1,700 won). Get off at the entrance Seongpanak.
5. Teddy Bear Museum
If you love Teddy Bears, then this is a MUST VISIT place. The Teddy Bear Museum lives up to its name, boasting quite an impressive variety that have been loved for more than a hundred years the world over.
There are two galleries that boast teddy bears from various countries. You can also enjoy yourself at the museum shop, café, restaurant or the outdoor park where you can view the spectacular Jungmun Sea.
Adult : 7,000 won / Youth : 6,000 won / Child, Senior & Disabled visitors : 5,000 won
Bus – Take Airport Limousine Bus & stop at Jungmun Tourist Resort Complex
Read My Blog Post : Teddy Bear Museum
6. Yeomiji Botanic Garden
Yeomiji Botanical Garden at Jungmun Tourist Complex is the largest botanical garden in Asia, the magnificent glass Yeomiji Conservatory has collected and displayed 1,200 species of subtropical and tropical plants.
Yeomiji is a Chinese word consisting of three letters with “yeo” meaning “such,” “mi” “beauty” and “ji” “land,” which combines to mean a “garden paradise”.
In Yeomiji Garden, there are several greenhouses with different theme – flower garden, an aquatic plant garden, cactus and succulents garden, jungle garden & tropical fruits garden.
Adult – KRW7,000
Bus – Take Airport Limousine Bus & stop at Jungmun Tourist Resort Complex
Read My Blog Post : Yeomiji Botanical Garden
7. Jeongbang Falls
Jeongbang Falls (정방폭포) is only water fall in Asia that falls directly into the ocean.
On the wall of the water fall, there is an inscription written “Seobulgwacha”, referring to Seobul passing by this place. Seobul was a servant of the Chinese Emperor Jin (BC 259~210) who was ordered by the Emperor to find the substance that would make him immortal.
Seogwipo is also said to have gotten its name to mean Seobul headed back west.
Adults 2,000 won / Children 1,000 won
From Seogwipo – Take a Taxi as it is much more convenient.
Read My Blog Post : Jeongbang Falls
8. Yakcheonsa Temple
Yakcheonsa, which means ‘temple where medicinal water flows,’ was built in 1981 by Buddhist monk Hae-in. He founded the temple after visiting the small cottage that was originally found on the site.
Visitors to Yakcheonsa will have plenty to explore. The main temple has multiple floors and balconies that overlook a beautiful three-meter-tall Buddha, contained in a large prayer hall. The main temple is filled with murals of Buddhist legends.
Bus – Take Airport Limousine Bus & stop at Yakcheonsa Bus Station
Read My Blog Post : Yakcheonsa Temple
9. Jusangjeolli Cliffs
Jusangjeolli Cliffs refer to the set of blackish, rock pillars of rectangular or hexagonal shapes on the east coast of Jungmun Tourist Resort. As if carved by stonemasons, the pillars are evidence of nature’s awesome power.
Most commonly expressed as vertical columnar jointing, the formations are created via sudden cooling of lava that shrinks in mass. The sight of waves crashing against the columns is both serene and beautiful.
On days with rough weather, waves can rise as high as 20 meters.
Adult 2,000 won / Youth and Child 1,000 won
Bus – Take Airport Limousine Bus & stop at International Convention Center. Keep walking to the right direction(5 min walk).
10. Cheonjeyeon Falls
Cheonjeyeon Falls (천제연폭포), named ‘The pond of God’, consists of 3 parts. Around the falls, a variety of plant life thrives, such as the rare ‘solipnan’ reeds. To the east, there is a cave where cold water pours from the ceiling to create a waterfall.
Adults 2,500 won / Youths 1,370 won / Children 1,370 won
Bus – Take Airport Limousine Bus & stop at Jungmun Tourist Resort Complex
Read My Blog Post : Cheonjeyeon Falls
11. Yongduam Rock
Situated to the north of Jeju City, Yongduam was created by strong winds and waves over thousands of years. However, there are plenty of other stories of how it came to be.
One legend has it that a dragon stealing precious jade from Mt. Halla was shot down by an arrow from the mountain deity. When he fell down on Yongduam, his body immediately sank into the ocean and his head rapidly froze looking at the sky.
Another legend has it that a white horse, who dreamed of being a dragon and ascending to the sky, came to be caught by a soldier and froze into the rock.
From Jeju Airport
Bus – take any airport bus except No. 200,300 and get off at Yongdam 2-dong Office. Walk 15 min.
Taxi – Approx 15 min (about 4,000 won).
12. Jeju Folk Village Museum
With a total of 117 houses and facilities, Jeju Folk Village Museum has restored the scenes of the village to that of the 1890’s. Among them are Mountain Village, Hill-Country Village, Fishing Village and Shamanism Village.
On land of more than 40 acres it has been reconstructed following long-term research and analysis of experts. Some of the extensive range of folk items on display are 1,627 woodenware, 1,046 bamboo ware, 1,699 earthenware, 1,544 porcelain ware, 765 wax candles, 921 ironware and 579 other items.
The Jeju Folk Village Museum is the island’s main tourist attraction where customs of the old days can be explored.
Adult : 7,000 won / Youth : 4,500 won / Child : 3,500 won
13. Seonimgyo Bridge
Seonimgyo Bridge is an arch bridge on Jeju Island over Cheonjeyeon Waterfall that has seven nymphs carved on both sides.
The bridge is also called Chilseonyeogyo (칠선녀교) or Seven Nymphs Bridge.
The nymphs symbolize the Korean legend of the descent of seven beautiful nymphs from heaven at night. Seonimgyo Bridge is the first arch bridge or Ojakgyo (오작교) design in the region.
Adult – 2,500 won
Bus – Take Airport Limousine Bus & stop at Jungmun Tourist Resort Complex
Read My Blog Post : Seonimgyo Bridge
14. Jungmun Beach
Jungmun Beach (중문해수욕장) has a sandy shore so fine that it is called Jinmosal. The white sand beach is 560m long and the water has an average depth of 1.2m.
Different shades of black, red, and grey are beautifully mixed into the white sand of the beach. This helps to accentuate Jeju-do Island’s black Hyeonmuam stones. To the right side of the beach is a natural sea cave called Haesikgul Cave.
Bus – Take Airport Limousine Bus & stop at Jungmun Tourist Resort Complex. Then take a taxi to Jungmun Beach ( 5 mins ride ).
Read My Blog Post : Jungmun Beach
Jeju Loveland (제주러브랜드) (also known as Love Land) is an outdoor sculpture park which opened in 2004 on Jeju Island in South Korea.
The park is focused on a theme of sex, running sex education films, and featuring 140 sculptures representing humans in various sexual positions.
It also has other elements such as large phallus statues, stone labia, and hands-on exhibits such as a “masturbation-cycle.” The park’s website describes the location as, “a place where love oriented art and eroticism meet.”
9am to midnight
Adult – 7,000 won
Taxi – Take a taxi from Jeju City
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Great job Mr. Ooi! Searched like mad on the internet until I stumbled on your tips on Jeju. Just what I needed for my upcoming trip to Seoul/Jeju on 27/5/2011. Thanks for your painstaking work. Love the makan places mentioned in your Penang page.
Hi Wan Yau,
Fantastic to hear you are flying to Jeju soon. I miss the place very much.
Thank you for your compliments. Compliments are the source of energy for me to continue updating my travel blog guide.
In Jeju, you can also book a taxi 8 hours for KRW100,000. It is worth it when u travel to Seongsan Ilchulbong & Manjanggul Cave or u are traveling more than 2 people.
Hope it helps
May i know which taxi driver did you hire for your trip in Jeju? Care to share taxi driver’s name & contact? Is he friendly & helpful? Can he speak english or chinese? My family & i are from Singapore. We will visit Jeju in April & have our own itinerary, only need taxi driver for 2 days (1 day for east area & 1 day for west area)
Hi, when we were there we did not rent a taxi as we took bus.. However we do recommend taxi as it is not easy by bus
I will go jeju with friend on middle of November. we only have 1 and half day overthere.. can u suggest suggest should we use bus tour or walk ownself? Thanks.
Hi Yvonne, seems like you have insufficient days there, is better to take bus tour or rent a taxi to maximize your time
The bus tour I found only can go either east or west for whole day. So, I and my friend will choose go east site. We still left half day at jeju, can u suggest can i use halfday to walk somewhere west site? And we’re require to find hotel near Jeju City.
Hi Yvonne, maybe Seowigpo there would have some attractions close together like the falls or teddy bear musuem there will have few attractions close by
Hi Tommy, Great info. We are coming off of the Celebrity Millennium and only have 8 hours in Jeju Island. What sights would you say are don’t miss? Thanks so much for your reply!
As Wan Yau, I am very appreciative for taking the time to lay this out. I’m going to visit my best friend in Korea this coming July and he has never been to Jeju-do so we’ve been trying to plan out what to do.
Two questions for you:
1. Will you be posting the Jeju Island hotel review?
2. Is it preferable to stay at Jeju-si or at Seogwipo?
3. We will only be about two full days on the island….I know that you made a ranking of the best places on the island but, if you only had two days on the island, where would you go, and what places would you spend most time at?
Thanks once again!
You’re a life saver!
Hi Wan Yau,
I will try my best to post hotel reviews but will take some time.
I would suggest you to stay 1 day each in Jeju-si & Seowigpo as staying in each city give you more convenient to travel around. Jeju is very big hence traveling round island consume time.
1st Day Seogwipo : Yakcheonsa Temple, Cheonjiyeon Falls, Jusangjeolli Cliffs, Jeongbang Falls, Teddy Bear Museum, Yeomiji Botanic Garden, Cheonjeyeon Falls, Seonimgyo Bridge
2nd Day Jeju-si ( I recommend you to hired a taxi if you can afford as it will save lots of transportation hassle ) : Jeju Folk Village Museum, Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, Manjanggul Cave & Loveland
As u will stay in Jeju-si on the 2nd day, you wont have to worry of rushing to airport. If there is time to spare on 3rd day maybe you can visit Yongduam Rock which is near airport.
First off, thanks for this. I really found this post helpful! I scoured the internet but couldn’t find much information about taxis and was hoping you could help me…
I’m going to Jeju the 2nd to last week of July with 2 of my friends and we’re trying to figure out what’s the best way to get around Jeju. We’re staying for 3 days, 2 nights, and although there are a lot of tour packages available, we weren’t exactly pleased with all the stops it included. We were thinking about hiring a tour guide, but then decided hiring a taxi would help us save some money. (Although we aren’t 100% fluent in Korean we can converse in it pretty well.) I was wondering if we could just hire the taxi right at Incheon airport or is there a way to reserve beforehand?
Also, since it is our first time going to Jeju and don’t know much about the place, do you strongly recommend hiring a tour taxi or do you think we’ll be okay without one?
Also, i really like the idea of staying first in Seogwipo and then in Jeju-si. I’m trying to figure out the best time to fly back to the mainland and was curious if you recommend touring around the 3rd day. Check out is at 11am and lugging around our stuff for another day seems tiring…. Do you think we should hire a taxi for the third day as well?
Thanks for any advice! i really appreciate it!
First of all, do not worry your Korean, when i was traveling around Korea, I only know 5 basic phrases. Generally Koreans are very friendly & very helpful.
Jeju island is big, hence i would advise my friends to stay first night in Seogwipo & 2nd night in Jeju City so you do not have to rush to airport on the 3rd day. Additionally, each city there are places of interest so exploring each city by staying there would be beneficial.
Transportation wise, take airport limousine bus to places that are close to each other such as Jungmun Tourist Resort (Teddy Bear Museum, Yeomiji Garden), Yakcheonsha Temple while hire a taxi for 8 hours ( cost about KRW100,000 ) for Jeju Folk Village, Seongsan Ilchulbong, Manjanggul Cave & Loveland.
My recommendation : 1st day visit places of interest in Seogwipo. 2nd day early morning around 8am rent a cab to bring you to the long distance attractions and after 8 hours, the cab will sent you back to your hotel in Jeju City for check in. From there u can take alternative transport.
If you manage time well, you should be able to cover most attraction within the 2 days, enough for you to relax, enjoy a Korean breakfast before heading to airport. The only EXCEPTION is if you plan to hike Mount Hallasan. That itself will take you 1 whole day. So you will need 4 days 3 nights to complete.
Hope it helps.
Wow. Thanks for such a quick response. Really appreciate it, Tommy.
So do you think we can take the limo bus around the first day and hire a taxi for only the 2nd day? Where do you get on the limo buses? Are they accessible throughout the island or do you take them directly from the airport?
I’m considering hiring a tour taxi but found out it’s 200,000/day since it’s vacation season. If I wanted to hire a regular taxi for the day, how would I do that? Are they available tor rent outside the airport? Or will the guesthouse that I’m staying at probably be able to help me out.
As for Hallasan, we’re thinking about just stopping by- not climbing it.
And we’re thinking about skipping the Teddy Bear museum, the temple, the Jeju Folk Village, and Loveland. Do you have any other recommended places that we could visit instead?
Thanks so much for your help! Appreciate it! I am going to buy my flight tickets today!
Airport Limousine Bus in Jeju caters to Tourists routes as they stop at several tourist destinations. Just take the bus route map from information counter when u reach Jeju Airport.
The taxi for hire is regular taxi, i think your guesthouse should be able to help you with this. Cos it is quite common practice in Jeju.
You can visit the my website for Jeju attraction to choose. Jeju has 3 magnificent waterfall. However it is a pity to miss out Teddy Bear Museum & Yakcheonsha Temple.
Remember to try famous Jeju dish : Fresh abalone sashimi at Jungbang Falls ( old aunties selling by the sea ), Abalone Porridge & Black Pig BBQ ( if you are non muslim )
Hope it helps.
Thanks for your advice. Your website is very helpful! =)
Can’t wait to try out the fresh sashimi!
I’m also going to Jeju for 2days with my friend on the 2nd last week of July. I’ve got some questions to ask:
Does the jeju intercity bus have numbers?
How do I recognise the bus?
How do I know if I have reached the place? cos i don’t know korean.
I’m intending to visit Teddy bear museum, Jeongbang falls, Seongsan Ilchulbong, Manjanggul cave, Miniature theme park, probably chocolate castle..hmm.. is it advisable to go to the chocolate castle?
Do you think I am able to cover all the above places in 2days by bus and taxi?
Is the taxi available anywhere on the island? Cos I’m afraid that there is no taxi passing by for us to return back.
Thanks for the informative website you provided.
There are many tourist information center, they speak english. Do take bus routes from Tourist Information Center in Airport. The bus route is in English for your convenience. I dont speak Korean at all, but no problem at all for me to self travel to Jeju, Busan & Seoul.
Yeah Jeju Intercity Bus have number for you to identify. You can roughly tell the bus driver where you are going and follow the bus route. The bus driver will remind you the station. Chocolate castle doesnt seems appealing as it looks more like a shop selling chocolates rather than exhibition. It is just few steps away from Teddy Bear Museum.
You should be able to cover Jeju Island if you are staying 3 days 2 nights there with the exception of hiking Mount Hallasan which that itself will take full day.
Taxi is abundant on Jeju Island, so you dont have to worry. I do recommend you to hired 1 day taxi ( 8 hours to be exact ) at about KRW100,000. This is convenient for you to visit far places like Seongsan & Manjanggul Cave. Please read other comment where i have elaborate.
Another advise is to stay 1st night in Seowigpo & 2nd night in Jeju City.
Thanks for the reply, it really helps alot.
I’ve got some more questions..
how and where can I hire the 1 day taxi?
Is it at Jeju airport? Do I need to book in advance? or I can just arrive and hire the taxi there and then?
Is the taxi driver able to speak english?
hmm…I think its alright if they can’t speak in english, i’ll jot down the places i would like to visit in korean for them to see, do u think its feasible?
Sorry for bombarding u with so many questions, as the info i find on the net is quite limited.. hope u don’t mind. i just want to clarify my doubts, as its my first time going free and easy in a country where there is language barrier..haha
Thank you so much for info!!
I’m going to korea with my hubby on this September, quite headache to do all the research after see your blog here, is really helps, so details and with all picture attached !
But still have some question to ask:-
I’ll reach Jeju island on Tuesday, and flight back to Seoul on Friday morning (4 days 3 night) ..since like i have plenty time at Jeju….
So, as per your earlier suggestion:-
1st Day Seogwipo : Yakcheonsa Temple, Cheonjiyeon Falls, Jusangjeolli Cliffs, Jeongbang Falls, Teddy Bear Museum, Yeomiji Botanic Garden, Cheonjeyeon Falls, Seonimgyo Bridge
2nd Day Jeju-si : Jeju Folk Village Museum, Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, Manjanggul Cave & Loveland
Do you think what else interesting place that i can go to visit in jeju?
Thank you, hope to hear from you soon….
Normally a first time visitor it is normal to encounter this mistake. Jeju island is big island, from Jeju City to Seongsan would take u 45 minutes to 1 hour.
So what i would suggest is to enjoy your time there at each attractions, so you dont have to rush around..
Or Alternatively, u should try to climb Mount Hallasan which that would take you 1 whole day & not many people could do it as shortage of time in Jeju
thanks for the short list and tips and suggestions, its really helpful!
but i wonder if hiring a car is a good plan, because we will be travelling in a group of five and we decide to hire a car. what is your advice?
Hiring car is a good choice especially for Seongsan & Manjanggul Cave which is located far from cities.
However you guys might need to hire 2 cars instead, I’m not sure whether taxi will allow 5 people in a cab..
We a group of 6 adults will be travelling to Jeju in mid July 2011 for a 2D/3N short trip before heading to Seoul. Our ultimate challenge will be the hiring of a MPV/ Van (with driver) that can accommodate the entire group preferably right from the airport at 8.30am and begin to tour the island for day 1 and the next day 2 in order not to waste time.
Do you have any contact of such chartered transportation service with a driver (english speaking) that we can engage before our departure to Jeju? Of course we know that those taxi for hire in the airport will be the answer but we are looking for alternative which can help to save cost.
Your advice is appreciated.
This post is awesome. I’ve been searching everywhere for must see attractions in Jeju and stumbled upon your site! I’m thinking of spending 2 weeks in Jeju around November 2011. Partly wwoofing and partly touring, as I have not explored Jeju when I visited Korea before. Thank you for your effort. Keep it up!
I’m sure you will have enjoyable & relaxing time in Jeju with so many days to spend! Hopefully you are adventurous enough to hike Mount Hallasan.
Hope to see more of your travel pic when you are back
Thanks for all the useful info. I will be going to Jeju in Sep 2011 for 3 d 2 n. Would need your help with some of my queries. As i will most probably be staying at Yeha Guesthouse(3 mins from Jeju bus terminal)will be still be convenient to take airport limousine bus to Yakcheonsa Temple, Cheonjiyeon Falls, Jusangjeolli Cliffs, Jeongbang Falls, Teddy Bear Museum, Yeomiji Botanic Garden, Cheonjeyeon Falls, Seonimgyo Bridge?
In addition during Autumn, is there any beach in Jeju that permits us to swim?
Once again thanks for you help.
If Yeha Guesthouse is near T.H.E Hotel or Airport then the airport limousine is within reach.
If not all you need to do is to reach either place that is catered by airport limousine & continue your journey from there. I’m sure Yeha Guesthouse will give you much accurate advise
Hope it helps.
I’m so glad i saw your post, thank you so much! (:My friend and I will be staying in jeju for 5 days, and its our first time there, so we will be following your recommendations (: But we will spread them out i guess? Or add more attractions, i dont know. Do you have any better idea? (: One day will be spent at Mt Hallasan~
Right now i am very clueless about how to travel around Jeju with low budget, hope you would be able to help me out. (:
From your suggestion, 1st Day Seogwipo : Yakcheonsa Temple, Cheonjiyeon Falls, Jusangjeolli Cliffs, Jeongbang Falls, Teddy Bear Museum, Yeomiji Botanic Garden, Cheonjeyeon Falls, Seonimgyo Bridgemay I know how do i travel from one place to another? Are they like within cycling distance or accessible by public transport? We will be staying at Hiking Inn by the way, in Seogwipo.
5 Days is awesome, you can slowly enjoy your time in Jeju Island instead of rushing around !!
Most attractions can be accessible with Airport Limousine Route & Public Bus.
If there is 4 of you, i would suggest you to rent a taxi for 1 day to reach Seongsan & Manjanggul ( which is quite far from both cities )..
I will be going to Jeju next year, probably in April. I love everything of korea, the language, the people, the drama series, the whether, the country and the food as well. This will be my second visit to korea. Hopefully this will happend.
Thanks for sharing all the info here and I shall keep in touch with you if I need any info.
Sadly, there is only 2 of us, so i don’t think we’ll be hiring a taxi. ):
Hmm but we are taking a ferry from Wando, therefore we won’t be at the airport to take the limousine. We could get on the limousine at many places? Or is there any english guide for the public buses?
Thank you so much for your time Tommy. (:
Airport limousine stops at several tourist attractions. Therefore not necessary to start from airport.
Another way to reach Jeju Island is via low cost airline. It is cheaper & faster to reach Jeju compared to ferry.
chanced upon this website while doing my research for jeju. Technically i only have less than 2 full days in Jeju, staying for only a night and flying off the next night to seoul.
How should I fit the essentials in such a short time?
Also, where would be the best to base myself at. Jungmun resorts seem a little far. Thanks!
2 days is very short for Jeju Island with 3 days at least.
Then you will need to priorities the attractions. You can stay in either Jeju City or Seowigpo.
You should visit the farthest place first Seongsan & Manjanggul than to Jungmun Resorts & to Seogwipo.
Jeju Island is very big. Therefore you will be rushing everywhere
I’m planning to visit Korea next year.
How do I book plane tickets from Seoul to Jeju? I will be taking Airasia so will arrive at Incheon Airport.
Your advice please.
I would recommend you to book Low Cost Airline to Jeju. Price Reasonable & convenient to reach Jeju from Gimpo Airport ( Seoul )
There are 2 low cost Eastar Jet & Jeju Air. For Jeju Air you need the help of Korean friends to book. Eastar Jet u can just book online
Thank you so much for your post. It really helps. Most of my places to visit in Jeju included in your list. Do you have any suggestion for the best place to stay in Jeju especially for budget backpacker like me 🙂
Fantastic review and photos! Thank you so much for your generous sharing with us.
I will be going to jeju on this september spending 3 days 2 nights but my flight reached on the first day at 12pm and leaving on 3rd day at 12pm as well.
I will be staying at Yeha guesthouse. and i am going with group of 7. so we decide to rent car for 2 days tour at jeju.
If would be best if you can give some comments to my jeju trip plan as below;
Day 1( Noon): after lunch 2pm – Manjanggul Lava-tube- Kimyoung Maze-Jeju Folk Village Museum
-Seongsan Ilchubong Peak- Jeju women divers group- dinner- loveland
Day 2: Mysterious road (Dokkaebi Road)- Teddy bear museum -O’ssuloec tea museum-Lunch-Seongwipo Submarine- Jungmun resort complex-Seaes resort-Jusangjeolli Cliff-Cheonjeyeon Falls- dinner (jeju si)- e mart
Day 3: Check out- Any places to buy souvenirs around jeju si??- Yongdeum rock- airport
I am looking forward to hear from you soon. thank you
Your itinerary should be fine if you rent a car. One tips is to take a photo at all sides of the car. In case it was scratch before & was unnoticed. This will prevent lots of hassle when returning the car.
Also Jeju Island is big so take good care on your timing. Souvenirs can be found in Seowigpo. And around attraction sites
I am so glad found your blog ! i will visit jeju end of september and still clueless what to do there, luckily the guesthouse that i book is 2 nights at seogwipo and 1 night at jeju si, its easier for me to go airport. I am so happy at least i book the guesthouse right. Haha….
After read your blog, now i am very sure what to do at Jeju. Thank you very much !
Thanks a lots for your prompt reply and kind advice. 🙂
have a nice day
Jeju air website has english version now . It is so easy.
Love your blog / travel journal. Your information is clear and detailed and very informative. The photos are great and just make me want to pack my bags and go. I just wanted ta say well done and thanks 4 posting .
me and hubby is planning to rent a car and drive around jeju by ourselves.
we are planning to stay there for 4 days 3 night.
In your opinion, is it a feasible plan since both of us dont speak korean at all and cant read/speak chinese?
do you have any information an where and how much to rent a car there?
hopefully u can give us input on these matter
I would suggest to rent a taxi instead. You wont worry bout routes & language barrier & cost is about the same of renting a car.
Koreans are very friendly & kind, we do not encounter any language barrier during our travel to Korea although we dont speak Korean.
Just start with Ann Young Ha Se Yo ^^
Me and my wife are joining a travel agency tour to Seoul from 9th Oct to 13th Oct. However, we have extended the trip to 15th Oct for traveling in Jeju Island.
Referred to the travel agency itinerary, the last activity in Seoul will be end by 9pm @ 12th Oct, and the I need to go back home by flight on 11am @ 15th Oct.
My original plan:
– Take night flight from Seoul to Jeju on 12th Oct
– Take morning flight from Jeju to Seoul on 15th Oct and direct transit to international airport for 11am flight
– Then, I will have 2 full days travel in Jeju Island for travel
Appreciate your advise for: –
Should I arrange the flight from Seoul to Jeju on 12th Oct night or 13th Oct morning?
inview of my flight at 11am @ 15th Oct, would it any timing issue for me to transit from domestic airport to international airport?
Good job u r doing here.
Our familiy of 5 will spend 3 days 2 nites at the island. Would it be advisable for us to hire a car to travel around for the entire trips or take bus may be during the 1st or 2nd day? If we hire a car, would it be cheaper if we do it when we in town or at the airport?
I’m so glad to find your blog before my travelling. My friend and i will be going to Jeju on 4-6 Oct. We were thinking to book taxi with english speaking driver but the fee is quite expensive..around KRW150,000..where can we find/book taxi at KRW100,000 as mentioned by you?
I know u r in d midst of writing halal food in jeju but can you share with me since my travelling date is round the corner.
Thank yo so much for your help!!
I visited Jeju last week and had an awesome experience. We are 2 but we still booked an English speaking Guide and that man was and Ex commando in chief and was just fantastic… He guided us really well and took care of us. His Name is KIM Naam Jun 010 4616 6650..
Thanks for the detailed information about Jeju island. This has been extremely helpful for our plans. My friends and I (group of 4) will be in Jeju from 3 – 6 Nov and we’ll be following your recommended itinerary.
Day 1 – check in late afternoon. Nothing planned for now so it’d be great if you could provide some recommendations.
Day 2 – Hallasan Mountain.
Day 3 – (Seogwipo). Yakcheonsa Temple, Cheonjiyeon Falls, Jusangjeolli Cliffs, Jeongbang Falls, Teddy Bear Museum, Yeomiji Botanic Garden, Seonimgyo Bridge
Day 4. Jeju Folk Village Museum, Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, Manjanggul Cave & Loveland. Check out and travel to Busan.
I wanted to check if you have any recommendation for hotels in Jeju. Also, it’d be great if you could let us know if we’re running too tight in terms of timing.
Thanks so much for your help and look forward to hearing from you soon!
You have a good plan. Preferable you visit some places on first day.
As last day is always in the rush, there will be higher probability u will not visit all on last day.
Hope it helps. Enjoy Jeju
I am planning my first trip to Korea and Jeju will be the first in mind. I am google-ing information on Jeju and came upon your website. The information & photos posted here are amazing! They are helpful.
My plan is to depart from Penang, stay there for 5D4N. Do you know which airlines fly to Jeju?
There is no direct flight to Korea from Penang, however you can always take AirAsia or Korean Air from KL.
From Seoul you can take JejuAir or Easterjet to Jeju Island. Both are low cost airline & offer great discount if you book 1 month plus ahead
Just wondering if you would have any contacts for rental of the taxis for a full day?
There are 3 of us, and we want to visit both the Teddy Bear Museum and the Seongsan Ilchubong Peak in 1 day, so I think the best option is definitely for us to rent a taxi.
Look forward to hearing from you soon!
Sorry i dont have the contact, but you can always ask the taxi driver, it’s kinda common in Jeju Island
Do you mind sharing which are the 2 hotels you stayed in Jeju? I am going mid of next month and hoping to book the hotels any time now.
I stayed in T.H.E Vegas & Casino hotel in Jeju City while staying in New Kyungnam Hotel in Seowigpo.
Hope it helps
Can you quickly update the post on Dining in Jeju Island if you dont mind. So I can bring that along with me next month!
We are travelling to Jeju in Dec for 5 days and we are hoping to move ard Jeju on our own. We would greatly appreciate if you could help us by answering some of our questions.
1) is Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal and Jeju Bus Terminal the same?
2) Is it easy taking buses ard jeju To visit all the tourist sights?
3) How would we know when to alight at the right stop or take the right buses?
4) We would be staying in the city. Would you know if the Jeju bus terminal is vly far away?
5) How do we get to the Seogwipo from Jeju City?
Thank you in advance.
It is possible to rent a car and drive around jeju island?
Yes it is possible ^^
is the cab fare expensive over there in jeju?
Hi, it is reasonable if there is more than 2 people
Looking forward to your Halal Food Jeju Island
I am visiting Korea with my husand. First leg of our trip is Busan then Jeju. Can you recommend
where I can get a Bus that goes straight to Jeju coming from Busan..
There is only 2 ways to reach Jeju from Busan – Air Plane or Ferry.
I dont think there is a bus service nor a bridge connecting to jeju island
hello is it possible to email me the reply?
i need to know how to book flights from Gimpo to Jeju (budget), and any recommendations of accomodation in Jeju?
Do you have any restaurants etc to recommend if i were to try Jeju’s local specialties such as the Black Pork or sth.
Is Cheonjiyeon Fall and JeongBang Waterfall near to each other? Do you know approximately how long it will take for me to tour the miniature theme park?
Lastly, what time does The Ma Park closes? I’d really love to try horseback riding, but i notice that most attractions in Jeju closes early, meaning I will have nothing to do at night?
Really appreciate your reply as I will be heading over to Seoul (my third trip, but this time on my own) this April and wanted to check out Jeju Island.
Thanks so much,
You can book with Jeju Air or Eastarjet. Take not Jeju Air might require Korean Credit Card so you might need friends help. If you book early the price is very affordable.
Jeju specialty food are Black Pork, Abalone Porridge and Fresh Seafood. You should be able to find decent restaurant selling at reasonable price if you are staying in town.
The 3 waterfalls are quite close. We took a taxi to these 3 waterfalls. I’m not sure what time The Ma Park closes but this is their contact The Ma Park +82-64-795-8080.
At night we enjoy walking around town of Jeju-si & Seowigpo. There are things to see & experience at night.. You wont be bored
thanks so much for your reply! really appreciated it lots 😀
No prob at all. Glad I’m able to help. Recommend your friend this page when travel.
Take care & have a nice trip
Would need your recommendation for(With kitchennet) hotel and motel in Jeju?
Is there (Hotel) central area where it is near to all attractions?. I heard that some hotels is out of range and takes abt an hour walking distance just to take a bus. Pls advise. Many thanks.
I would suggest to stay in 2 cities Seogwipo & Jeju-si to cover the attractions in both area. Public transport is widely available if you stay in this 2 city..
hey hows it going ? i am looking to spend four days in Jeju and have been going crazy on a hotel to pick since i wanna see and do as much as possible with out being bored at night. I came across this and thought it might be a good way to get some info for traveling to Jeju. Anyway you can help, if so it would be a life saver, wanna be near a beach and be able to take a cab or bus to some local places to see some cool stuff with out breaking the bank since we are coming from Japan.
Hye..thank you for your information with regards Jeju Island..It’s actually fascinating and my group and I will be flying over Jeju Island this Jun..Hope to see what is shown here in this very useful websites…big thanks to you..
We will be going to Jeju Island sometimes in January 2013. Hows the weather there during this time? Would like to know places we should see and also place to stay. Is there any halal food on the island?
Dear Bella, it is winter time, make sure you bring winter clothings. I have yet compile halal food perhaps you can share with me if there is.
looks like almost everything inbjungmun tourist resort complex.
how to go there from jeju grand hotel?
Hello, I am choosing for a place to stay in in Jeju. There are two of us traveling so basically I want to be practical particularly of the transpo. Would you advise us to stay in Seogwipo in the south or in the Eastern part near the cave?
By the way, we will arriving at noon of Sunday next week then will leave in the morning of Tuesday. Thus we have whole afternoon of Sunday and whole day of Monday to tour Jeju. We are still finalizing our itineraries though. Thank you…
Stay in Seogwigpo and Jeju City and take a cab to Seongsan
A very nice write up. I can only make a day trip to Jeju. Can you suggest what are the must visit place to cater only for 1 day trip. I have a total of 7 pax traveling with me. Thanks a lot.
It is really nice to have you writing your opinions and recommendations about Jeju. I’m planning to go Jeju this December. However, I have no idea which areas to stay or which hotel is good to stay to. Any recommendations for 2 person?
I will be going to Jeju 27th Dec to 30th Dec, ardound 3 Days 3 Nights. Do you have any place to recommend to go during winter time?
Need your help big time. Thank you.
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Falls number 3 and 10, are they the same place?
Dear Lie, both of them are quite close, 5 to 10 minutes taxi ride between them
Hi there, great article!! We are visiting Jeju from UK in a few months time so will visit all these locations. we are staying in seogwipu and them jeju-Si
We have no Korean language whatsoever and was thinking of hiring a car (£50 per day) to your jeju. Is it worth it ? From your experience, is it ok driving there?
I would suggest you to rent a taxi for 8 hours with driver instead. The cost is almost the same minus all the hassle.
Hi, I am spending 2 nights in Jeju. Took your advice and booked first night in Seogwipo, 2nd night in Jeju. But now I’m wondering…how is the first day itinerary like? Should I go straight to the hotel in Seogwipo and leave my luggage there, then go out and explore Seogwipo? I arrive in the morning and I can’t carry my luggage around the whole day….
Should I rent a taxi for both days? Or is only one day needed? And if so, which day?
Thanks so much for your help….
You can leave your bag and start exploring Seogwigpo attractions, Jungmun Tourist Resorts area attractions, Yakcheonsa Temple & rent a cab the next day for Seongsan Ilchubong, Manjanggul Cave & Jeju city attractions..
I’ll be visiting Jeju Island from 17-20 October (that’s next month!) and I’m currently planning my itinerary in Jeju and Seoul. I will be staying at Goodstay Nulson Parktel which is near Jeju Airport.
I read somewhere that the sunset view at Sara Oreum is quite amazing. It’s just a 30-minute hike up and that’s fine. But what I need help for is what would be the best time to reach the peak so I can get a glimpse of the sunset view? I can plan a day trip to Samyang and stay there for its tourist attractions before ending with a sunset view.
I read on your post here about Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak for its sunrise view as well. What would be the best time to arrive so that I can get a glimpse? Would I get any transportation there so early in the morning?
Hear you soon. Thanks so much!
Dear Ashley, you will need to stay overnight near Seongsan to catch sunrise, i doubt there is transport there at that time
I and my friends, total 8 person, will go to Jeju on 15-17 Nov 2012 (with budget travelling).
I have some questions for you:
1). Do you have a recommended travel for city tour or where can we rent a car for 8 person..?
2). Do you have a recommended guest house for 8 person (for women)..?
3). Could you help us to make an itinerary during 1.5 days in Jeju..? We will arrive in the evening 15.11.12 and back to Seoul in the morning 17.11.12..?
We thank you so much for your help. Hearing you soon…!
You can rent cars at the airport. But my advise is rent a car with a driver, you have too little time in Jeju so u need to make out most of it.
Itinerary wise u can go to the falls, seongsan ilchubong, manjanggul caves & yakcheonsa temple. The rest depending u got extra time available.
Hello tommy, thank you for the very informative article. Juju definitely seems to be very beautiful.
I’m planning on going there on the 22nd of December this year. I was wondering, is it worth it to go there during winter? What is there to do during winter?
Hope to hear from you soon,
Dear Shaz, you can visit the attractions during winter, just make sure you bring suitable clothing to keep yourself warm
Hai Tommy, I’m planning to go to Jeju in April, but cant manage to book jejuair flight ticket. Is it only applicable for Korean? Is there any other way to book Jeju Air Ticket by foreigner?, since it’s offering good price now:).
Thanks for the help 🙂
For Jeju Air, you will require a Korean friend to help you book as they need Korean Credit Card or you can try Eastar Jet
Hey, I was wondering since I am going to be going to see my family in Japan in April – June (or May) how can I get to Jeju island for an affordable price? Are there cheap hotels/motels that I can stay in for a very cheap price?
Also, is there a way to get from Jeju Island to Insadong? I’ve heard so much about insadong and I really want to go there too! I’m really interested in Buddhism since my family is Buddhist (but I am more animistic) and I heard that a lot of people in Korea are Christians? 🙁 Is Buddhism still prevalent in Korea? Like are there lots of Buddhists there still?
Please email me at the email address I posted above!
Yes Buddhist is still wide spread in South Korea only thing is Christians are more active in their religion. Temples are abundant.
Insadong is in Seoul not Jeju Island. There are guesthouses in Jeju island such as Yeha Guesthouse
We have 5 adults and 1 child travelling on 11 Jan. Can we fit into a cab? Do they have MPV cab?
Is it better to join Yeha tour or book a cab with guide?
i only have 1 and half days in Jeju. Now, i am confusing about the best guest house to stay to save my time. Better to stay at Yeha Guest House which is in Jeju-si or in Seogwipo? Here is the list of places that i wish to visit:
– Seongeup Folk Village
– Gimnyeong Maze Park
– Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak)
– the night view of the Cheonjiyeon waterfall
– Cheonjeyeon Waterfalls & Saeyeon Bridge
– Jusangjeolli Cliff.
Need your recommendation. I will rent a car & driver for sure.
Love your blog. Me and my hubby will be going to Korea in mid March this year. We going to be in Jeju for 3D2N and then cover Seoul for 7D6N.
Want to check and get your advise on few things below:
1. You suggest,1st day stay Seogwipo, 2nd day stay at Jeju-si, I want to ask will that be very troublesome and wasting of time to check in and check out?
2. These are the places that I want to visit during the 3 days in Jeju (Jusangjeolli Cliffs, Cheonjeyeon Falls, Jeongbang Falls, Trick Art Museum, Seongsan Ilchulbong, Folk Village Museum). Can you help me to arrange the itinerary, which one to visit first and which one to vist last in terms of distance. This could help me in saving the travelling time.
3. I would like to stay Kasan Tobang Hanok, do you think it is advisable to stay in a traditional place given that March still consider a cold weather?
4. Like others, I also very worry on transportation problems bec of language barrier, will it better to get local public transport like buses? Will it time consuming? What if the driver can’t speak English and we have missed the station?
5. If we book a taxi to cover 2 days sight seeing, can you advise the contact that you mention KRW100,000 for a day (8 hrs)?
Looking forward to hear from you soon.
Hi, I have a stopover in Jeju Island for 8 hours. Is it possible to go to the Manjang Cave, Kimnyoung Maze Park and Cheonjiyeon Falls during that time?
Hi Felicity, you should arrange a taxi and time each destination properly as it is a big island
Great writeup of the attractions. Will be going to Jeju with a small group if friends from 1st to 9th July 2013. Will certainly explore the ‘must see’ recommendations. Thanks.
Hi Tommy – was looking thru your wonderful site. I plan for a 5 day trip to explore the island with my wife. What will be your recommendations please?
Tq v much for giving us a very clear picture ofJeju Island. We plan to go to Busan on 7Oct n proceed to Jeju Island on 9Oct n return to Busan on 10 Oct 2013. Can it possible for us to tour around? Book our own flight n hotel or is there any travel agency organise 2 D 1 nite tour? If 3d 2 nite will b ok too. 5 of us in a group n our return flight fr Busan to KL, Malaysia is on 13 Oct evening. Do u know any ground tour fr Busan to Jeju island. Do recommend us. Tq v much.
This end of August, I will go to Jeju island. Can you give some suggestion to my day?
1. I booked “llchulbong Hotel” located @ 261-2 Seongsan-Ri, Seongsan-Eup, Seogwipo City. Do you think I can watch the sun rise there? What is the best time and place?
2. After walking around the Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, I plan to take taxi to go to Manjanggul Cave. However, do you know whether the Manjanggul cave has luggage storage service? Because I need to bring my luggage with me along the trip.
3. After Manjanggul Cave, I plan to take bus to go to Jeju City to explore it. Do you have any “MUST” visit suggestions in the city. By the way, any place is good to buy souvenirs?
Finally, can you suggest me how long to spend in different places.
p.s. I go with two elderly, age around 65.
really glad i found your page..
so im going to jeju next month and im wondering whether 2 days is enough?
plus, i want to rent a taxi for 8 hours, do they speak english?
do i have to pre book the taxi before i arrive there? or can i just ask the hotel to book for me once im there?
do they speak english?
and lastly, im a muslim, so im wondering whether there is a chance tht there is halal restaurant/ eatery there?
if not, could you suggest to me anywhere that i can go eat?
how long does it take to go through custom when we arrived in gimpo so we can book the next flight to jeju?
we dont want to have a too long gap and waste time waiting for our booked flight when we arrive.
Hi Jenny, in normal circumstances you should arrive Incheon instead of Gimpo. Incheon is 1 hour away from Gimpo. So do time well.
hi there, i’m planning to visit jeju on october 28 to november 2. How’s is the weather? will u recommend those times? thanks
One place I want to see while in Jeju is Gwaneumsa Temple. I really want to see the dozens of stone Buddhas. How would I go about reaching this temple and what might it cost. My research says taxi might be my best choice.
i m going to visit Jeju on 1st Dec, could you suggest places to visit during winter? This is my first time for a winter trip, is there anything i should know or be prepare ?
Is mid-April a good time to visit Jeju? Will it be warm enough to be outdoors all day?
Hi Vinita, april is quite cooling weather, just bring extra jacket.
I’m planning to visit Jeju on 19 to 22 March 2014 and i want to visit many attractions. So i want to hire taxi as my transportation in Jeju.
– What does it cost to rent a taxi every day?
– Can you help me to set ittienary for 3 days with a taxi? My destination is
* Manjanggul Cave, Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak , Soesokkak Estuary
* Jeongbang Waterfalls, Saeyeongyo Bridge, Cheonjiyeon Waterfalls
* Loveland, Mysterious Road, Trick Art Museum
* Teddy Bear Museum, Jusangjeolli Cliffs, Yongmeori Coast
* Halla Summit
– How long does it take to go to all of my destination every day?
– How the weather there? How many degrees Celsius temperature?
I am very grateful if you help me to answer all of my questions. Thank you.
You have been recommending to stay in Jeju-si & Seowigpo.
Is taxi the only way to both these two towns? Does taxi driver speaks English? Any recommendations of hotels for budget travellers. I will be in Jeju for 3D/2N and planned to travel free&easy.
Thanks in advance for your reply.
Hi Becca, you can take Airport Bus Route to connect between Jeju si & Seowigpo. There are few hostel available in Jeju
I will be visiting JeJu in June. I will be staying at the Hyatt Regency in JeJu for several days. What do you know about this hotel and can you help lay out travel plans to go site seeing as this hotel is remote. My husband is attending a conference which is why this hotel is booked. I want to keep busy each day, but will be traveling alone. What is the safest and cheapest way to get around. What will the weather be like?
Hi Lorraine, Hyatt Regency is located in one of the attractions hotspot with Teddy Bear Museum, Jungmun Beach, Yeomiji Botanical garden within vicinity. You can take Airport Bus Route to Yakcheonsa Temple or Seogwigpo City where 3 waterfalls are located. Typically Jeju Island is very safe. If you want non hassle you can rent private taxi to tour farer places
You are the brother from another mother— Im meeting friends and family (four of us) – two mothers who are in their 70’s
She and I are young folks
we are staying at Bayhill Villa at Seogwipo–tues we arrive mon night then tues we pick up the two at noon
Tues afternoon, wed all day and night at Jeju– what do you recommend brother?
What is the best time if want to hike Mount Hallasan?
visit halla early since u should come down before 2:00pm from the peak. earlier, the better.
Hi Tommy ~
I’m loving your site…so informative than any travel site…I admired your prompt response to almost every questions…
Hope to visit Jeju this fall~
Nice trip advisor, this page help me so much
btw i want to see famous Harubang on Jeju island, do u know how can i get there?
visit bukchon dol harubang park in jochun. ask me if u need more detailed info.
it’s a fabulous review! as a local living in jeju, i am really thankful that u wrote this for tourists!
This is so informative! thanks so much for this information!
You mention that you took cab to several places, may I know how much it cost for the cab? is it by meter?
Thanks so much for your kindly replied =)
Hi Catherine, is calculate by per 8 hours, will need to check the price when you there
would like to experience fall in korea.. which time best to go october or November?
will be travelling 5-6 days to see seoul/nami island and jeju, can our time cover the best tourist spots? can you suggest IT for best places to go?
Yes it will be very rush & i dont think you will make it to all 3, you can cover Seoul & nami island though.
Fall foliage is better in Nov.
I am so glad I found your blog. I am planning on exploring Jeju Island by myself in November for three days two nights. I pretty much have my itinerary planned, but my biggest concern is transportation since I do not read nor speak any Korean. How easy is it to attempt the bus system (I was not able to find any bus route map in English online), or do you think taxi is the best way to go for a girl traveling by herself? I think you mentioned airport limousine bus to and from the airport. Is that something that needs to be arranged in advance?
Any advise is greatly appreciated.
Hi Kitty, most attraction you can cover by airport limousine bus, is just like normal bus you hop in & out, you can get the stop itinerary when arrive at airport.
Can anyone recommend hotel for family around 7 pax.
We are looking budget hotel in seoul / busan / jeju
I juz brought ticket to Seoul for next year. 6 of us will be arrive Incheon Airport at 1530pm, for 10days. We would like to visit Seoul city and Jeju Island. Please advice which site we should visit first, and hope that at last shall not hurry going to airport as our flight will be in the early morning to KL.
Once we arrive Inc airport, shal we directly go to Jeju Island for few days and spend the rest at Seoul?
If yes, where shall we go after arrive inc airport? Shall we juz brought flight ticket to Jeju from Inc Airport?
Hi Jennifer, I would advise to go Jeju first and then Seoul. Also unless there is changes since my trip Seoul to Jeju flight should be from Gimpo Airport, do double check. Gimpo Airport is 1 hour away from Incheon
Thanks for the reply, Tommy.
I’m in the midst of planning for my korea/jeju trip (Dec). Its my first time traveling to Korea, Im very excited for it. I’ve few questions to ask if you dont mind. Is better to take the flight or ferry to jeju? Im a muslim. Just wondering if its convenient to find halal food there.. be it in Seoul and Jeju. and.. How many days at least to stay over at jeju in your best opinion, is 2-3 days sufficient? I heard about the train in jeju. Do you have any information on that, like where to board the train and how much it cost.
On another note, I’m writing to express my thanks to you for this post. Im loving it, definitely helps alot in my upcoming trip. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Tommy. What a great write up about yr travel experience Jeju. It is good for those in small numbers but for any group of 6 and above, it makes more economic sense to rent a van that you can use for the whole day. The hop on hop off bus doesnt come with a tour guide. So paying for a guide should add to your travel experience when you are given cultural or historical info on what you are looking at.
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How is it driving in Jeju?
Hi Ryan, we hvnt drive in Jeju before, road condition is good and is similar to Langkawi just much bigger
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I’m planning a trip to Korea in December. Anything interesting in Jeju to visit since it’s winter.
Hi Tommy,can I check with you is it possible to rent a car from jeju island to ski resort and than back to seoul. And than last day we return the car to Incheon airport.
Hi May, first you will need to check whether there is a ferry that transport public car to Jeju. If there is it shouldnt be a problem
Also when you return car at different place, normally the rental is much higher as they calculate in the transfer of vehicle back to original point
we will be going to jeju island this december . we are a couple and will be staying for a week, we have booked our hotel any idea how much expense would be for seeing those places .also would be nice to know how much Korean money we carry to be safe for 6 days
Hi Ramesh, it differs from person to person, but USD150 per day should be sufficient averagely
Thanks Tommy for the prompt reply 😉
Hi Rameh, you are welcome. Have fun!
We are a couple and we would be visiting jeju this month end. We would be staying there for 5 days.we do have an extra spare day but travelling that day would be too much, We would like to visit al the places mentioned any suggestions how we can plan it
Hi Ramesh, you can try hiring a driver for far places and nearer attractions to take a bus. Also can split your stay 2 days in Seowigpo and 2 days in Jeju City
Thanks Tommy all set to be there this Monday , will click picture and upload
Hi Ramesh, wish you a pleasant trip!
This is wonderful, a very reliable information and source to go to. Anyway, i have a few questions. As you know Jeju is quite a big place to go to. I would like to know:
1. Will a 2D1N trip to Jeju Island be enough?
2. Recently one of the most popular KPOP Idol, G-Dragon, opened up a cafe around Jeju, it’s located at Aewol-eup. Will it be far away from the Teddy Bear Museum?
3. Lastly, i’m planning to go to other places as well. Will it be cheap to go around taking taxis or will you recommend to take bus for travelling around Jeju?
Hi Eeqa, Jeju is like langkawi only much bigger so if you are going in group do consider to rent car or hire taxi for 8 hours. It gives you better flexibility to travel around. 2D1N is too short, min 3D2N is required
Thanks for the reply Tommy, but it’s only me & my mom travelling in Jeju. Isit better to take taxis or bus? Unfortunately i don’t have a driving license though. Hiring taxi is a good idea, but do you know where should we hire a taxi?
Hi Eeqa, East side attraction rent a taxi driver, west side attraction you can take public bus. So you can separate to 2 days for each side sightseeing. Most taxi allows you to hire for 8 hours
Hi. Im going to visit jeju this august for 3 days. For 23,24 im going to stay at kkodak guesthouse in seongwipo and on 25 we will take filght to seoul. Is it possible on 23rd we cover jeju folk village, seongsal illchubong mangjanggul cave , jungmun beach then check in at seongwipo? Do you have any suggestion? ? Tq
Hi, rent a driver or self drive. Then you might be able to cover them
Thanks for your wonderful blog and the valuable information. If you ever happen to travel to Madagascar, let me know 🙂
Dear Vololona, sure hopefully 2017 is our year to be in Madagascar
I am intending to travel west of jeju for one day, and travelling to east of jeju on the next day. l’ll be leaving to seoul on the third day. Should I book accommodation at jeju-si for 3 days 2 night or should I book an accomodation for one night at west then another accomodation at east?
Hi Jacqueline, maybe one is south & one in north..
I will go travel with my wife to Seoul, Korea on coming early November 2016 and plan to fly to jeju from Seoul. Can u suggest how many days should we spend there (Jeju Island)? Thanks.
Hi Davian, 3 nights should be nice. If you are planning for hiking then 4 nights. Have fun
Hello, may I ask that if I would like to take the 600 bus – the Airport Limousine from Jeju airport to International Convention Center and then go to Jungmun Tourist Resort Complex again from international convention center by that bus so how much is the bus fare that I need to pay?
i hope you are doing well, here i would like to inform you that next month I have plan to travel in Jeju for 4 days. Please help me to make a travelling plan for me to visit the places in jeju
Hi Sijawal,all the attractions are stated.. Thanks
Have You Update that Fees?
I would like to know whether it’s more suitable to visit Jeju or Seoul during winter?
My family of four intend to visit Korea in the beginning of March. We’re planning to stay 4 days at Seoul & 2 days at Jeju. Can you suggest an itinerary for us?
Hi Karen, Seoul should be more suitable in winter
Dear Tommy Ooi
I am from New Delhi-India. I have so many person want to go holiday in Jeju island. but this Jeju island is on-arrival for Indian and Nepali nationality. but without invitation letter cannot give entry. if i send 3-4 person for 4 days in jeju. can you send me travel itinerary with price and invitation letter.
Hi Jibi, unfortunately we are not based in Korea
Hello Tommy…I’m Dana from Romania, please tell me about something, it’s necessary visa for Jeju Island????because I’ve read other site about a man which don’t allowed to go in Jeju with his girlfriend because the embassy denied his visa…I know that we can stay in Korea 90 days like tourist, isn’t necessary visa….for Jeju is another laws?Thank you Tommy.
Hi Jeju follow Korea visa requirement, if ur country requires visa then u need apply visa. If no then no need visa
Would like to know is it very cold during end of March ? Then, if I rent a car in Jeju island, can I drive with Malaysia driving license?
Hi Anson, it is still cool period around 10 degree celcius, i think u need international driving license
Hi Elfie, I am Judy from Singapore regarding the above-mentioned. May I know where is Jungbang Falls, do u have gps code to drive there. Kindly help, tks.
We in a group of 4 going to visit Jeju on from 20 Oct to 23 Oct. Our flight will be land at Incheon round 3.30pm on 20 Oct and subsequently we are going to take local flight to Jeju. Do you think we will able to make it for Jeju flight around 7pm? Local flight need to take from Gimpo airport as we are aware. What would be your advice on this part. Or should we stay one night nearby Gimpo and travel to jeju early morning of 21 Oct? We plan to leave Jeju on 23 Oct at 6pm flight.
If we are taking 6pm flight to Gimpo, how many hours before departure need to be at airport?
The location we plan to visit as below. We need your advice to plan the daily trip on the sequence of places to go around and recommendation of place to stay for each night. We plan to self-drive and will move around our stay at different places. Do recommend us some guest house for stay.
1) Manjanggul cave
2) Seongsan IIchulbong Peak (Sunrise Peak)
3) Seopjikoji Cape
4) Jeju Folk Village
5) Jeongbang Waterfall
6) Cheonyijeon Waterfall
7) Jungmun Daepo Jusangjeolli Cliff
8) Jungmun Saekdal Beach
9) Teddy Bear Museum
10) O’Sulloc Tea House Museum
11) Jeju Glass Castle
12) Jeju Stone Park
13) Jeju Love Land
Now I in Qingdao how to going
Hi Tommy, some great advice on places to go. I went recently and can recommend the following places and restaurants: https://boundforbusan.com/2018/05/jeju-island-things-to-do-%EC%A0%9C%EC%A3%BC%EB%8F%84.html
Sir I like going to Jeju Island because it is better bring these kids like Teddy Bear Museum and Loveland because my children who are 15 13 11 9 7 and 5 are excited for a trips but my husband is excited to see a Loveland for people of all ages