Korea is very similar to Japan, but there are still few places to visit, which will give you, unique authentic experience. Certainly for Korea, Jeju Island is one of them. We have been in Jeju Island 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 the opportunity for travelling on weekends. Furthermore Seogwipo was the area, where we were staying and was very convenient to roam around the city.There is regular limousine bus service for Seogwipo from the airport (#600 Airport <->Seogwipo). In addition here are few attractions we had on day trip to Jeju island Korea with a short look at the nomadic trail.
First point of day trip Jeju island Manjanggul Cave (만장굴 [유네스코 세계자연유산])
Manjanggul lava cave is located a bit outside of the city but easy to access 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)
It’s around 300~400 Meter away from Lava Cave. So you can cover it by walk. Park contains a maze that has seven images incorporated into it. The maze is in the shape of the Jeju, and those images can be clearly seen from viewpoints in the park.
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (성산일출봉)
The peak is famous for the magnificent view of sunrise as well as sunset. There is a big crater at the top of the Peak, filled with water in rainy season. I have just noticed one point that they don’t allow to enter the park in the bad weather so check the weather before the 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 the walk on the way of Chilsimni Food Street. These attraction are on the Jeju Olle Trail parallel to the seashore. 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 is 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!.
Last point of day trip Jeju island is Love Land (제주러브랜드)
It’s a sculpture theme park based on sex and sensuality.The park as a whole look like a piece of land art. I think 1 Hour ~ 3 Hours is enough to visit this place. Its a place where art and eroticism amalgamate in cool, fun and humorous styles.
Complimentary 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.
For further information about Juju Island here is official tourism website JEJU TOURISM
Last but not the least, if you are interested in beach then there are two famous beaches. We have been around 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 the taxi. It’s easy to move here and there when renting 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 centre as there is really good employee to help people in multiple languages.