Jeju’s Herb Dongsan farm is a sensual delight to visit. Located just outside of Pyoseon in the southeast of Jeju, it is a great place to be naturally rejuvenated. The herb gardens are home to around 180 different varieties of herbs and a stroll through them is a magical feast for the senses. Herb Dongsan offers a great day out to enjoy nature and explore the cleverly laid out gardens.
A maze garden near the entrance greets visitors with a mixture of herbs and flowers. From here gardens branch out in every direction each with different themes. Most plants are labelled though usually with their Korean and scientific names. There are many different varieties of gardens to enjoy and many surprises tucked along the little pathways so make sure to explore all the gardens.
Manjanggul Cave is one of the finest lava tunnels in the world, and is a designated natural monument. A lava tunnel is formed when the lava that was deep in the ground spouts from the peak and flows to the surface. Manjanggul Cave has a variety of interesting structures inside including 70cm lava stalagmites and the lava tube tunnels.
Only 1km of the 13,422m Manjanggul Cave is open to tourists. The inside of the tunnel sustains a temperature of 11~21℃, creating a comfortable atmosphere. There are rare animals such as bats living in the tunnel, which makes this tunnel valuable for researchers as well. The stone pillars and stalactites are widely spread and the tunnels shows off the cave’s topographical features. “Stone Turtle” is especially eye-catching because it is shaped like Jeju-do Island.
Special products Market
Jeju special product markets promote small local producers and market and their items. It displays and sells a lot of agricultural items, seafood, processed food, crafts, and cosmetic items from many of local producers. These items are based upon ingredients and materials produced in Jeju. Through direct dealings with producers, the market offers quality items at inexpensive prices
Seopjikoji is located at the end of the eastern shore of Jeju Island. “Seopji” is the old name for the area, and “Koji” is Jeju dialect meaning a sudden bump on land. On Koji hill which is wide and flat, there stands a stone Bongsudae called “Hyeopjayeondae” with a 4m height and 9m length and width that has retained its original form.
Seopjikoji was the filming site of “Gingko Bed,” “The Uprising,” “One Thousand and One Nights” and other Korean TV dramas. Nearby attractions include Jeju Folk Village and Udo Island as well.
Woman Diver Show
- Seongsan sunrise peak is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site and you can also witness a haenyeo performance with the picturesque scenery. Haenyeo put on a full performance, from pre-diving ritual to their catch. You can enjoy fresh seafood there too!
- Performance time : 13:30 – 14:30, 15:00 – 16:00(Everyday)
Seongsan Sunrise Peak
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. Located on the eastern end of Jejudo Island, there is a huge crater at the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. The crater is about 600m in diameter and 90m high. With the 99 sharp rocks surrounding the crater, it looks like a gigantic crown. While the southeast and north sides are cliffs, the northwest side is a verdant grassy hill that is connected to the Seongsan Village. The ridge provides an ideal spot for walks and for horse riding as well.
The sunrise from the crater is magnificent. Also the Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak surrounded by bright yellow colored rapeseed flowers in the spring is truly a sight to behold.
Woljeongri Beach is known for its scenery, tranquil white sand and beautiful emerald ocean. Near the beach, a stretch of cozy and beautiful cafes aligned the streets. In addition, a drive along the beach will be great to appreciate the exotic landscapes of Jeju-do island.
Duty Free Shop
The Shilla Duty Free Shop in Jeju is characterized by leisurely and gorgeous atmosphere, providing a comfortable space of rest for shoppers. Located on the first floor are various international luxury brands and the second floor houses stores selling cosmetics, bags, sunglasses, clothing, electronics and Korean souvenirs. Customers can easily browse a great range of brand shops, and it is the only place in Jeju Island that has Louis Vuitton, Hermes, and Tiffany boutiques.
Jeju Jungmun Resort newly presents the digital theme park “PLAY K-POP” where new media technology and K-pop music meet. Hologram concerts truly give the excitement of actual live concert or better than being in one. PLAY K-POP also provides “Live 360,’ a 360 degrees rotating real 3D animation video. It is so real that you might feel as if the 3D images went through your body. The center also proudly introduces itself as an interactive entertainment space featuring special exhibitions, food & beverage outlets and MD shops that await visitors’ interactions.
The cultural playground “Alive Museum” introduced the very first optical illusion art into Korea and
has transformed a museum, which could be enjoyed only by seeing,
into something which could be enjoyed not only by seeing but also by listening and touching.
As the world’s largest optical art illusion theme park, Alive Museum Jeju Island Jungmun Branch aims for a museum that changes every day, that changes every time you visit and a museum fun to visit.
The museum consists of 5 themes – Optical illusion art, Media art, Object art, Sculpture art and Provence art – and turns imagination into reality. You can actually participate by seeing, listening and touching, and while sharing your unique experiences through SNS, you can satisfy your senses at the fun, experience-based museum.
The Jeju Island Jungmun branch is located at the entrance of the world-famous Jeju tourism resort and boasts approximately 10,000 square meters of comfortable and spacious indoor exhibition space and also a beautiful outdoor garden. With a spacious parking area and easy access to this content-rich attractions of the Jeju Island, the museum established itself as a required course in Jeju trip and receives lots of love and attention.
Aewol Coastal Road
A western region tour starts by driving the Aewol-Hagwi Coastal Road drive, known as the most famous of all coastal roads. This road will lead you to Gwakchi, Hyeopjae and Geumneumg Beaches, which are among the best in Jeju. The country villages alongside the coastal road make for perfect scenery and photo opportunities. Well-cultivated botanical gardens and bonsai gardens are also concentrated in the western region. In particular, the Spirited Garden is famous for its variety of bonsai Bangrimwon Garden has wildflowers from around the world and Hallim Park are all located here.
Jusangjeollidae, Natural Monument No. 443, is an impressive rock pillar formed by basaltic lava. The hexagonal rock formation stacks up like giant stairs, so geometrically carved that they look hand-made. Many have compared Jusangjeollidae to the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.
Located in Jungmun, it is best to go by car because public transportation would require a lot of walking.
The O’sulloc Museum, located on Jeju-do Island near Seogwangdawon, teaches visitors about Korea’s traditional tea culture. The “o” in “o’sulloc”, means to appreciate and enjoy, and it also stands for the ‘origin of sulloc’, ‘only sulloc’, and ‘of sulloc tea’.
The museum first opened in September 2001 and is widely known in Korea. The entire building takes the shape of a green tea cup. It seeks to harmonize the cultures of the West and East, and past traditions with the modern world.
At the O’sulloc Museum, not only can visitors enjoy unique o’sulloc teas, but they can relax next to the lotus pond in the indoor garden. The second floor of the building has an observatory, so visitors can enjoy the views of the nearby green tea fields and the surrounding landscape.
Exhibition Hall Information
Tea Cup Gallery, Tea Cups of the World, Brand Story, Space for Roasted Tea