Korea is very similar to Japan, but there are still few places to visit, which will give you, unique authentic experience for Korea, Jeju is one of them.We have been in Jeju for a week and felt that natural beauty is scattered everywhere in the city.I did work as a digital nomad in the city and somehow got 3~4 days for traveling around weekends. Seogwipo was the area, where we were staying, and was very convenient to roam around city.There is regular limousine bus service for Seogwipo from airport (#600 Airport <->Seogwipo). Here are few attractions we had a short look with nomadic trail.
Manjanggul Cave (만장굴 [유네스코 세계자연유산])
Manjanggul lava cave is located a bit outside of city but easy to acess by bus.It’s my personal recommendation that you should visit while in Jeju. It’s one of the best creation of volcano eruption but only 1 Km of the cave is open for tourist.
Gimnyeong Maze Park (김녕미로공원)
Its around 300~400 Meter away from Lava Cave. So you can cover it by walk.Park contains a maze that has seven images incorporated in it.The maze is in the shape of the Jeju, and those images can be clearly seen from viewpoints in park.
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (성산일출봉)
Peak is famous for magnificent view of sunrise as well as sunset.There is a big crater at the top of of the Peak, filled with water in rainy season.I have just noticed one point that, they don’t allow to enter in the park on bad weather so check weather before plan to visit this attraction.There is ‘Women Diver Performance’, ‘Boating’ and ‘horse riding’ nearby the attraction apart from hiking.
Jeongbang And Cheonjeyeon waterfall(정방폭포 & 천지연폭포)
If you are living in seogwipo area , don’t forget to visit these waterfall , it’s just 200~600 meter distance by walk on the way of Chilsimni Food Street. These attraction are on the Jeju Olle Trail parallel to sea shore.I loved eating street food (Dumpling , Chicken wings, fried items etc.) in Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market and Chilsimni street, which are famous food streets in Jeju.
Daepo Jusangjeolli Cliff (주상절리(대포동지삿개)
Jusangjeolli are stone pillars piled up along the coast and is a designated cultural monument of Jeju Island. Jusangjeolli Cliff was formed when the lava from Hallasan Mountain erupted into the sea of Jungmun. This place can be visited along with Teddy Bear Museum and Ripley’s Believe It or Not!.
Jeju Love Land (제주러브랜드)
It’s a sculpture theme park based on sex and sensuality.The park as a whole looks like a piece of land art. I think 1 Hour ~ 3 Hours is enough to visit this place, where art and eroticism amalgamate in cool, fun and humorous styles.
Hallasan National Park (한라산국립공원)
This is called pride of Jeju and I think island’s must visiting destination. It has many tracking trails with maximum 10 Kms hiking distance.
Last but not the least, if you are interested in beach then there are two famous beaches, which we have been around were Black sand beach and Hamdeok Beach.
- Note down bus number for travelling around city
- Taxi is really cheap in the city so you can even book taxi to move here and there or rent a car on daily basis.
- Do not forget to eat Jeju pork, raw fish and orange(Fresh bottled orange juice).
- Do not hesitate to take help from information center as there are really good employee to help people in multiple languages.