10 Best Water Sports & Activities to Try in Jeju Island This Summer

Known for vivid emerald waters and white sandy beaches, your summer trip to Korea’s most popular holiday destination, Jeju Island, wouldn’t be complete without trying one of the exciting water sports and water-based activities on the island.

Here are some of the coolest water sports and activities in Jeju Island you’ll definitely want to be on the lookout for. 😉

1. Scuba Diving

Jeju Island offers incredible diving sites with a spectacular underwater seascape, particularly the east coast of Jeju Island.jeju-divingFor first-timers: Here’s a great diving program for those who don’t have a diving certification, which is guided by an experienced instructor and offered in English for foreigners.

For experienced divers with a license: ‘Fun Diving in Jeju Island‘ offers 3 different courses to choose from according to the diver’s level of experience and license.

Want to have a one-of-a-kind scuba diving experience? Sign up for ‘Aquarium Scuba Diving‘ which offers participants a unique chance to dive into a huge fish tank at Aqua Planet Jeju, one of the largest aquariums in Asia (bigger than Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan!).

2. Underwater Sea Walk

Imagine walking through the ocean ground and feeding the fish underwater. For this awesome sea walk experience, there’s nothing more complex than walking around the seabed in a bathing suit with a cute helmet on.b4d352c713e3ae209bde04325b0bc2a6bd41051a_slice_0

3. Snorkeling

If you want to be classic, go on a snorkeling adventure. Jeju Ocean Park is one of the top ‘snorkeling’ hotspots on the island. Don’t worry if you can’t swim. You will be educated with the safety precautions and professional safety guards will be present at all times.jeju-snorkeling

4. Paddleboarding

Stand up and paddle into the sunset while enjoying the beautiful view of Udo Island and Seongsan Ilchungbong Peak on a paddle board! If you have never tried paddleboarding before, your stay in Jeju Island is the perfect time to try it!IMG_6858

5. Kiteboarding (Kitesurfing)

Go up higher with kiteboarding, or kitesurfing, in Jeju Island! This thrilling water-surface sport is absolutely a blast! jeju-kitesurfing.jpg

6. Kayaking

Sit back and chill out in your kayak while taking in the stunning natural scenery. Some of the best spots to go kayaking in Jeju Island are Woljeongri Beach, Yongyeon Pond and Hado Beachjeju-transparent-kayak.jpgSEE MORE: Kayak Fishing in Northeastern Jeju Island

7. Sailing on a Glass Yacht

Enjoy a luxurious ride with Chagwido Glass Yacht, which will take you on a tour around Chagwido Island, a tiny beautiful island located on the west coast of Jeju Island. You can sit in stylish comfort while watching the sunset and enjoy swimming, fishing and snorkeling on this modern and classy glass yacht during the tour!Chagwido Glass YachtSEE MORE: Grande Bleu Yacht Tour

8. Seogwipo Submarine Experience

Go on an underwater expedition with Seogwipo Submarine! Passengers can look out the sea through the windows of the submarine and discover the incredible nature and diverse marine life of Jeju Island during the one-and-a-half-hour ride.jeju-seogwipo-submarine-2

9. Deep Sea Fishing

Looking for a one-of-a-kind experience in Jeju Island? Then go on a fishing trip! There are excellent fishing destinations near Seongsan Ilchulbong, a famous tuff cone formed by volcanic eruption, and Chagwido Island, the largest uninhabited island 2km off the west coast of Jeju Island. Visitors at all ages and levels can try their hands at fishing so bring your friends and family on this exciting fishing trip!jeju-deep-sea-fishing

10. Seogwipo Ferry Cruise

Seogwipo Ferry Cruise is the most popular sightseeing cruise in Jeju Island that cruises along the south coast of Jeju Island. During the ride, you will be able to take in the wonderful sights of the island such as the famous Jeongbang Falls. Make sure to take advantage of discount tickets to Seogwipo Ferry Cruise before you visit!jeju-seogwipo-ferry-cruise.jpg

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Jeju Island Bucket List: Top 10 Things to Do in Jeju

Fly just an hour and a half from the capital city of Seoul and you will arrive at South Korea’s resort island, Jeju Island or Jeju.

With breathtaking natural wonders and hundreds of unique attractions, it is no wonder that Jeju Island always comes out on top of the list as the best travel destination in Korea.

To help you get the best out of Jeju Island, we’ve compiled a bucket list of 10 best things to do in Jeju – try a bit of everything!

1. Get in touch with nature in Jeju Island

When it comes to nature, Jeju Island has it all.

Named as 7 New Wonders of Nature in 2011, the island offers pristine beaches, waterfalls, oreums (volcanic cones), lava tube caves and many more awe-inspiring natural wonders that are absolutely bucket list-worthy.

To help you decide which spots should top your list, we’ve picked our favorite five.

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1. Hallasan Mountain: a dormant volcano at the center of the island with crater lake on the top, surrounded by a national park with 368 parasitic volcanoes.
2. Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak): an 182m volcanic cone famous for spectacular sunrises.
3. Iho Taewoo Beach: a beach near downtown Jeju City famous for iconic horse-shaped lighthouses.
4. Manjang Caves (Manjanggul): the longest lava tube on Jeju with the largest recorded lava column in the world inside the cave.
5. Jusangjeolli Cliffs: unique volcanic rock formations that look like rectangular pillars near Jungmun Beach.

With so many destinations to visit in Jeju Island, you won’t be able to visit and see all of them in one day (especially if you are traveling by foot or public transportation!).

So if you want to make the most of your time in Jeju, here are your best options:

2. Visit museums with a difference

If this is your first-time in Jeju Island, you will definitely be blown away by hundreds of museums scattered all over the island.

In fact, Jeju’s museums are one of the main reasons to visit the island. They certainly offer something more than the classic, boring ones you’ve visited before.

A. Jeju Loveland 

Have fun taking photos in a sexy pose with the sexy and erotic sculptures at Jeju Loveland. Showcasing 140 sculptures and artworks inspired by human sexuality, this unique theme park has been drawing tourists and travelers from all around the world.jeju-top-10-things-to-do (9)If you’re with the little ones, don’t worry. There’s a separate playground zone for minors. You can buy 17% off discount tickets for Jeju Loveland here.

B. Teddy Bear Museum

Displaying a massive collection of teddy bears, Teddy Bear Museum is one of the must-visit museums in Jeju. Not only children love this place, but adults as well! Save 22% on Teddy Bear Museum tickets here.jeju-top-10-things-to-do-(25).jpgjeju-top-10-things-to-do-(24).jpg

3. Catch some waves

From snorkeling to kayaking, and many more, there is a wide variety of exciting watersports and water-based activities in Jeju Island to choose from.

Choose the perfect watersports or water activities according to your “water” personality!

4. Take time to smell the flowers

Jeju Island offers beautiful gardens and parks to wander through and immerse in nature. Here are five best spots for an idyllic escape with your beloved ones!

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1. Hallim Park: a popular park featuring 9 different themed zones such as Palm Tree Road, Jeju Stone and Bonsai Garden, Subtropical Botanic Garden and two lava caves.
2. Ecoland: a family-friendly theme park where you can explore Jeju’s forests on an 18th century Baldwin steam train.
3. Ilchul Land: a theme park with botanical gardens, a waterfront park, a folk village, a cactus greenhouse and a small lava cave.
4. Spirited Garden: a beautiful garden with the largest artificial waterfalls in Jeju. Many famous public figures including Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao from China, Nakasone from Japan and many more visited the garden.
5. Camellia Hill: the biggest arboretum in Asia famous for its forest path and beautiful gardens of camellias.

SEE MORE: Mini Land, Soingook Miniature Theme Park

5. Hit the trails

A. Walk through Olle Trails

In Jeju, there is a series of trails called Jeju Olle-gil, which leads through forests, volcanic cones and many other best-kept secrets of the island. There are 26 routes in total and you can explore three of them through one-day Olle trekking tour.jeju-top-10-things-to-do-(16).jpg

B. Hike up Hallasan Mountain

Hiking up Hallasan Mountain (Mt. Halla) and to its peak, at 1,950 meters (6,397 feet) above sea level, is one of the experiences you must have in Jeju.

The reward for hiking to the top are the sight of Baekrokdam, a lake-filled crater, and the magnificent view of volcanic cones in the surrounding Hallasan National Park.jeju-top-10-things-to-do (1)It is relatively easy to hike Hallasan Mountain. The hiking courses are less than 10 km in length. Starting at the Seongpanak Entrance, the 9.6-kilometer (6-mile) hike to the summit takes about five hours. Take note that the weather changes constantly and it can be very wind while you are hiking.

6. Savor the authentic flavors of Jeju

If food is a big part of your trip, try at least one of these local specialties when you visit Jeju Island!jeju-food.jpg

1. Jeonbokjuk: an abalone porridge made out of innards of the abalone and rice.
2. Heuk-dwaeji: a juicy and succulent grilled pork belly from Jeju’s native black pig, which is slightly more expensive than regular pork, but well worth it.
3. Jagalchi: a grilled or boiled silver scabbard fish.

SEE MORE: 9 Best Local Restaurants in Jeju Island.

Are a Muslim traveler? Check out our list of Muslim-friendly restaurants in Jeju.

7. Drop by hipster cafes and fine diners

If you feel like you had enough local foods, enjoy a fine dining at Maison Glad Buffet. Then drop by one of the trendy beachfront cafes with killer views of the island’s stunning ocean vistas.jeju-top-10-things-to-do (4)Or try and visit a unique cafe, Siwa Dream Foot Bath Cafe. While enjoying a cup of coffee you can treat yourself a nice foot bath to relax your tired feet and freshen up yourself.

8. Head out for outdoor adventures

When you visit Jeju Island, never miss out on adventurous activities and experiences that the island has to offer. Make your trip legendary with some of the best adventures below!jeju-hot-air-balloon.jpg

9. Soak up the history and culture of Jeju

A. Experience Jeju’s local market scenes

Experience the authentic local culture of the island at five-day markets or permanent local markets.

One of the most famous markets is Dongmun Market, located near Jeju International Airport. It is the largest permanent market in Jeju where you can find all sorts of indigenous goods and products such as Jeju citrus fruits. jeju-top-10-things-to-do-(18).jpgCompared to other seafood restaurants and traditional marketplaces around, the price of the fish and seafood here is known to be relatively cheap.

SEE MORE: Top 10 Traditional Markets in Jeju Island.

B. Time travel back to the late 19th century

Housing a folk village with over 100 traditional houses and 8,000 folk items, Jeju Folk Village Museum is a must-visit place for those who want to learn about the island’s rich history and culture.jeju-top-10-things-to-do (7)You can buy discount tickets for Jeju Folk Village Museum here.

10. Explore Jeju’s other paradise islands

Though Jeju itself is an island, there are beautiful small islets nearby that are also worth traveling to.jeju-top-10-things-to-do-(14)

1. Chagwido Island (west of Jeju): a tiny uninhabited island, just a short 10 minutes ride from Jagunae Harbor, famous as a boat fishing destination.
2. Udo Island (east of Jeju): a popular island situated 3.5 km off the coast of Jeju, famous for its pristine white beaches, particularly Seobin-baeksa Beach, and black lava cliffs.

Feeling inspired? Make sure you put these experiences and activities on your bucket list and cross them off one by one when you’re in Jeju Island!


To find more awesome things to do in Jeju Island, visit Trazy.com, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop!

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Why is April the Best Time to Visit Korea?

South Korea is a fascinating country to visit at any time of year, and there’s no better time to do so than in the spring, particularly in April.

Read on to find out why you never really need an excuse to visit Korea in April.

1. Hello, Sunshine!

In Korea, April is the month of spring breeze and warm sunlight and the weather continues to get warmer throughout the month.

While the average April’s high temperatures in Seoul are around 12~18ºC (53.6~64.4ºF), the temperatures in the southern region of Korea, including Busan, Gyeongju and Jeju Island, are 2~3 degrees higher.

※There may be some sporadic cold snaps and big gaps in temperatures at night, so make sure you bring a couple of warm sweaters or a light-weight jacket or coat!

At this time of the year, you will start seeing restaurants and cafes reopen their beautiful terraces and locals going outdoors to enjoy family outing or spring picnic.

Travelers enjoying the outdoors in ‘Hanbok’

The weather in April also offers travelers and tourists the perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors dressed in Korean traditional outfit ‘hanbok‘ as well.

2. Blooms ‘n’ Blossoms

Weather is not the only reason why April is the best time to visit Korea.

It is when travelers and tourists can witness the spring’s splendor and admire the colorful blooming flowers and the vibrant colors on the streets everywhere.

Here are some of the best features of Spring not to be missed in Korea are: cherry blossoms, tulips and spring flower gardens.

1) Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossom season reaches its peak in early April and they tend to bloom earlier in the southern parts of Korea. Most of them fall when there is a strong wind or rain, so be sure to catch them before they are gone!

Breathtaking cherry blossoms at Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival



2) Tulips

Don’t be disappointed when the cherry blossoms are gone as there are colorful tulips for you to enjoy.

A. Taean Tulip Festival


Taean Tulip Festival is by far the largest tulip festival in Korea, which features more than 1.5 million of colorful tulips. It is also known as one of the world’s top 5 tulip festivals!

  • Date: April 13~May 10
  • Location: Taean County, Chungcheong-do (mid-west province)
  • Best things to see: Flower gardens (tulips, canola, digitalis, lupine)
  • Book a tour

For more information, click here.

B. Everland Tulip Festival

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If you want to celebrate spring somewhere closer to Seoul, head out to Korea’s largest theme park, Everland. There is an annual tulip festival and a fantastic garden of spring blooms called Four Seasons Garden for visitors to enjoy.

Browse more deals on Everland here.

3) Azaleas

Azaleas are the late-bloomers of the spring season in Korea. You will be able to see them until late-April, so catch them before they are gone.

Goryeosan Mountain Festival

goryeosan-azaleaOnly a two-hour bus ride from Seoul, you can enjoy a short excursion to Goryeosan Mountain Azalea Festival. Covered with various shades of pink and magenta azaleas, Goyreosan Mountain in April just seems like an otherworldly place!

  • Date: April 12~23, 2017
  • Location: Gangwha County, Incheon, Gyeonggi-do (mid-west province)
  • Best things to see: azaleas, azalea tea tasting, azalea rice pancake making experience
  • Book a tour

For more information, click here.

4) Spring Flower Gardens & Parks

This April, visit two of Korea’s best-loved spring flower garden and park: The Garden of Morning Calm and Hallim Park. Featuring from fascinating displays of seasonal flowers, tropical gardens, exotic plants to scenic paths, they are the perfect places to revel in spring.

A. The Garden of Morning Calm

아침고요_본문04The Garden of Morning Calm is a popular tourist destination near Seoul where visitors can admire fantastic botanical gardens and flowers all year round.

Every April, Spring Festival is held from mid-April to the end of May at the Garden of the Morning Calm.

  • Date: Mid-April~Late May
  • Location: Gapyeong County, Gyeonggi-do (mid-west province)
  • Best things to see: Wildflower exhibition, cherry blossoms, magnolia, azalea, Japanese apricot, forsythia
  • Book our recommended tour

For more information, click here.

B. Hallim Park

jeju-island-spring (4)Stop and smell the flowers at Hallim Park in northwest Jeju. Unlike other botanical gardens that display flowers, this park is dedicated to different flowers every month.

In April, the cherry blossoms and canola flowers burst into bloom all over the park!

  • Date: Throughout April
  • Location: Hallim-eup, Jeju City, Jeju Island
  • Best things to see: Cherry blossoms, canola flowers, botanical gardens, Ssangyonggul Cave
  • Buy a discount ticket

For more information, click here.

3. It’s a Festival Frenzy!

Throughout April, a series of unique and authentic festivals will be held across Korea. Here are some of the best festivals where you can release all the pent up energy you’ve been storing up during the winter!

1) Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival

jindo-sea-parting-festivalEvery April, thousands of visitors flock to Jindo Sea Parting Festival, a.k.a Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival, to see ‘the modern Mose’s miracle’ in Jindo Island and walk on the exposed sea road when the sea opens up!

  • Date: April 26~29, 2017
  • Location: Jindo Island, Jeolla-do (southwest province)
  • Best things to enjoy: Miracle sea road walking experience, hands-on programs including learning Korean folk song ‘Jindo Arirang’ and traditional music ‘Gukak’, Jindo Hongju experience (Jindo traditional alcohol tasting)
  • Book a tour

For more information, click here.

2) Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal (Tea Bowl) Festival

mungyeong-tea-bowl-festival-2If you still haven’t experienced Korean tea culture, Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival is the perfect place to be.

The festival gives you the chance to spin the potter’s wheel, paint designs and make your own ceramic tea sets for 4,000 won. You can also taste different types of Korean teas, including omija, dandelion and lotus leaf.

  • Date: April 28~30, 2017
  • Location: Mungyeong, Gyeongsang-do (southeast province)
  • Best things to enjoy: Hands-on programs for making pottery and teaware, Korean tea tasting
  • Book a tour

For more information, click here.

3) Lotus Lantern Festival (Yeondeunghoe)

lotus-lantern-festival-bongeunsa-(1).jpgThe annual Lotus Lantern Festival, or Yeondeunghoe, is a major lantern festival in Seoul that is held to celebrate Buddha’s birthday. There will be a fascinating lantern parade and traditional cultural events along the Jongno Street and spectacular lantern displays at Jogyesa Temple and Bongeunsa Temple.

  • Date: April 28~30, 2017
  • Location: Jogyesa, Bongeunsa temple, along the Jongno Street (Seoul)
  • Best things & places to see: A lotus lantern parade on April 29 (Sat) (Dongdaemun Gate → Jogyesa Temple 7:00pm-9:30pm), Bongeunsa Temple exhibition, Jogyesa Temple exhibition, Cheonggyecheon Stream exhibition

Now, if you are planning your spring trip to Korea, April is surely the best time to do so.

Check out the best tours and travel deals for April!

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Jeju Spring Travel (March-April) | Weather, Best Attractions & Suggested Itineraries

If you are planning to travel to Jeju Island in the spring season, make sure you read our ultimate spring travel guide before you go!

Spring in Jeju

Best time to visit
While the spring season in Jeju Island spans from mid-March to May in general, the peak season lasts from mid-March until early April, which is when you can fully enjoy the stunning spring flowers on the island.

Spring weather in Jeju is mild and pleasant. The weather conditions may vary across the island but the weather is gorgeous for outdoor activities during the day, with average high temperatures of 12~14ºC (53.6~57.2ºF). But take note that it can still be chilly at night.

※Make sure you watch the weather forecast for indication of rain before you go!

What to wear & pack
Casual and lightweight clothes that can be layered work best, and wear sunscreen, comfortable shoes and hats.

Where to go in Jeju

During the spring season, much of Jeju Island teems with beautiful yellow canola flowers and stunning cherry blossoms.jeju-island-spring (10)jeju-island-spring (12)Those who want to fully enjoy Jeju’s spring, check out the 3 best destinations where you can find the best view of these beautiful spring flowers on the island.

3 Best places to visit during spring

1. Seongsan Sunrise Peak

jeju-island-spring (5)Located on the eastern coast of Jeju Island, Seongsan Ilchulbong, also known as Seongsan Sunrise Peak, is a famous volcanic cone designated as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.

The peak itself does not offer canola flowers but you can find breathtaking canola fields near the peak, especially along Gwangchigi Beach.

Tip. If you sign up for Trazy’s Jeju Island Spring Flower Taxi Tour, you will be able to stop by Noksan Road on the way to Seongsan Sunrise Peak, which is a fantastic cherry tree-lined driveway bursting with both canola flowers and cherry blossoms. For more information on the tour, click here.

2. Hallim Park

jeju-island-spring (4).jpgHallim Park, located in western Jeju, is a must-visit park with 9 different themed gardens, two lava caves and Jeju folk village.

While Hallim Park holds flower-related events every month, the park will first kick off with colorful tulips in March, followed by cherry blossoms and canola flowers in April.

3. Mount Sanbangsan

jeju-island-spring (2).jpgMount Sanbangsan, located in southern Jeju, is another must-see spring destination, which offers an otherworldly landscape. Set against the backdrop of a unique volcanic formation, the carpets of vivid yellow canola flowers are seriously Instagram-worthy!

Set against the backdrop of a unique volcanic formation, the carpets of vivid yellow canola flowers are seriously Instagram-worthy!

Tip. There are several canola fields around Mount Sanbangsan, all of which are private properties. It is absolutely free to see them, but if you’d like to enter the field and take photos, you will have to pay 1,000 KRW in cash. It doesn’t cost much money, so go inside! 😉

Here are the best places to see canola flowers and cherry blossoms in Jeju Island. Follow our recommended routes for fulfilling springtime in Jeju!jeju-spring-map.jpg

Suggested Itineraries for Jeju Spring Travel

Here are Trazy’s suggested itineraries that will help you take in Jeju Island’s all the most beautiful spring flowers – canola flowers and cherry blossoms.

Day 1. Eastern part of Jeju
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Day 2. Western part of Jeju
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Yongmeori Coast canola-flower
Mount Sanbangsan canola-flower

*Click on each destination for the details and discount tickets.

Book Trazy’s Jeju Island Spring Flower Taxi Tour Now

If you want to conveniently travel on a chartered taxi and tour around Jeju’s best spring destinations, book this tour!04-1-jeju-spring-taxiWith this taxi tour, specially designed for the spring season, you will be able to take in the splendid cherry blossoms and the yellow canola flowers of Jeju Island.

This tour is only available from Mar 31~ Apr 9, so hurry up and book in advance! Booking is available here.

*The driver can speak conversational English so you won’t have to worry about communicating. The driver is very friendly and welcoming so you’ll be able to enjoy a pleasant private trip. 🙂

For more information on the tour, click here.

If you have any questions about the tour, feel free to contact us at inquiry@trazy.com. 😀

Here are more travel deals on Jeju Island you may be interested in!


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Hallim Park Homepage
“제주도 산방산 봄 (Sanbang Mountain on Jeju Island)” by miquitos

Free Attractions in Jeju Island That Will Save Your Travel Budget

Discover and explore Jeju Island in South Korea!

There are numerous attractions you can enjoy for free all year round in Jeju Island.

If you want to save your travel budget, be sure to visit these spots below. 😉

In North Jeju

Jeju City (‘Jeju-si’), the northern part of Jeju Island, is where you can find plenty of major sightseeing attractions, such as Mt. Hallasan, the highest mountain in South Korea, and Iho Taewoo Beach, a paradise for leisure sports.

1. Yongduam

jeju-free-attractions-2Yongduam, or Dragon Head Rock, is one of the popular tourist attractions in Jeju, which resembles a dragon head. You may sometimes witness ‘haenyeo’, or women divers, harvesting conch, abalone and seashells around Yongduam.

For details and directions, click here.

2 . Yongyeon Pond

jeju-free-attractions-34Renowned for the beautiful natural scenery with emerald colored water surrounded by cliffs, Yongyeon Pond is a must visit (plus, it’s for free)!

It is even more beautiful when daylight fades and colorful lights are lit on the bridge and on the graceful gazebo.jeju-free-attractions-35Walking around is absolutely free. But to take in the amazing surroundings of Yongyeon Pond, try kayaking which you can try at only 20 USD.

Booking in advance is highly recommended if you want to try it during weekends. Book kayaking experience in Yongyeon Pond.

3. Halla Arboretum

If you’re looking for a spot to relax in the shade or to take a stroll in idyllic surroundings, Halla Arboretum is the ideal place for you!

The admission is free, but those who bring a car must pay the parking fee. For details and directions, click here.

4. Jeju National Museum

jeju-free-attractions-24Try a visit to Jeju National Museum, where you can enjoy exhibitions of Jeju Island’s historical and cultural assets. The museum is closed every Monday.

For details and directions, click here.

5. Mysterious Road

jeju-free-attractions-10You must see for yourself why this road is called the Mysterious Road, also known as Dokkaebi Road. Connecting two major highways on Jeju Island, this is where you can witness optical illusions of objects like buses and balls roll up the hill instead of down.

If you are interested in visiting this strange road, click here for directions. 😉

Recommended Reading: Top 10 Things to Do in Jeju Island

In West Jeju

The western part of Jeju is where the magnificent coastal line and emerald colored and white sanded beaches are. Go ahead and check out these places in the west Jeju that are absolutely free.

1. Sinchang Windmill Coastal Road

jeju-free-attractions-32Sinchang windmill coastal road is one of the rewarding scenic drive routes in Jeju Island where you can see huge windmills along the way. Walking on foot is possible, but driving through this coastal road is highly recommended. Renting a car in Jeju Island is available here.

If you have a chance, stop by the fish sculpture called Dageumbari near the bridge that lights up at night.

2. O’sulloc Tea Museum

jeju-free-attractions-9Add O’sulloc Tea Museum to your ‘must-visit’ list! Not only you can learn about the Korean tea culture but also enjoy a cup of quality green tea.

You can enter the museum for free, however, you might have to wait in a long queue during the high season.jeju-free-attractions-15Take a walk through a green tea plantation nearby the museum and then drop by the cafe where you should try treats like Green Tea Ice Cream and Green Tea Roll! For directions, click here.

Check out more wonderful destinations in West Jeju.

In South Jeju

Seogwipo, the southern part of Jeju Island, is a cultural city full of small and large galleries, museums and cafes. Many of the amazing natural landscapes of Jeju are found around this area, including the beautiful trio Cheonjiyeon, Cheonjeyeon and Jeongbang waterfalls.

Filled with heavenly nature and the various cultures of Jeju, a visit to Seogwipo will provide you with an unforgettable experience!

1. Oedolgae

jeju-free-attractions-29Oedolgae, or Lonely Rock, is a basalt rock that juts 20 meters up into the air from the sea. Surrounded by beautiful islands such as Bum Island, Sae Island and Seonnyu Rock, it is an essential stop for Jeju’s Olle Trail trekkers.

2. Hwangwuji Haean

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Hwangwuji Haean (Coast), located on the 7th course of Olle-gil (Olle Trail) in Seogwipo, is a hidden jewel of Jeju Island. With shallow and crystal clear waters, it’s the perfect spot for snorkeling! For directions, click here.

3. Soesokkak Estuary

Soesokkak Estuary is where the fresh water meets the ocean and broadens into wide, slow-flowing river. Surrounded by cliffs of eye-catching lava formations that are overhung with pine trees, Seosokkak Estuary is one of the scenic spots you can appreciate for free!jeju-free-attractions-35It is indeed a great place for a pure relaxation, but if you want to add some adventure to your day, try one of the fun leisure sports at this fantastic estuary, such as ‘Tewoo (a traditional fishing raft in Jeju)’, transparent kayak and water bicycle. For details, click here.

4. Jusangjeolli Cliff

jeju-free-attractions-27Meet the largest columnar-jointed lava in South Korea! Designated the No. 443 Cultural Monument of Jeju Island, Jusangjeolli Cliff is where you will be fascinated by the mystery of nature.

Check out more Must-visit Travel Destinations in South Jeju.

In East Jeju

The eastern region of Jeju has many famous destinations such as Geomun Oreum and Manjanggul lava caves. Among its beaches, the beautiful Woljeongri Beach adds to the elegance of Jeju travel.

But take a look at our selection of free attractions in East Jeju where you can enjoy your trip without a penny. 🙂

1. Saryeoni Forest Path

jeju-free-attractions-21Take a stroll through Saryeoni Forest and take a deep breath! You will definitely feel refreshed and revitalized. jeju-free-attractions-20If three hours of walking for a round trip is too much for you, just take a walk along the trail up to the bridge and the small pagoda and return to the entrance (this course takes about 20 mins).

2. Seopjikoji

jeju-free-attractions-12Seopjikoji, located at the end of the eastern shore of Jeju-do Island, is one of the best attractions on the island and yes, it’s free (except the parking fee).

Well known as a filming location for several Korean dramas such as ‘All in (SBS, 2003)’, ‘My Girl (SBS, 2006)’ and ‘Warm & Cozy (MBC, 2015)’ as well as Korean variety show ‘Running Man (SBS)’, this spot is a must visit for K-drama fans.

Check out more Must-Go Spots in East Jeju.

Now, if you want to explore Jeju Island, we suggest the ideal time to visit this wonderful island is May.

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5 Best Travel-Worthy Spring Destinations in South Korea

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time for a new adventure!

Scroll down and admire these incredibly beautiful photographs of South Korea in springtime.

See which travel destination in Korea that you would like to put on your travel bucket list! 😉

1. Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festivalspring-destinations-travel-korea-11

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4. Petite Francespring-destinations-travel-korea-65

5. Bomun Lake in Gyeongju

Enjoyed the photos? Then, start planning your next spring getaway with us!


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