Jeju island

Remote Jeju-do, South Korea ‎ Published on: 13-11-2015

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Jeju Island, also known as the "Island of the Gods," is a popular vacation spot for Koreans and foreigners. It remains the top honeymoon destination for Korean newlyweds.

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Why Jeju island is special ?

Jeju Island, also known as the "Island of the Gods," is a popular vacation spot for Koreans and foreigners. It remains the top honeymoon destination for Korean newlyweds, and is also regarded as one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world because of its romantic sunrises and sunsets, mild climate and beautiful sandy beaches. Despite attempts to market the island as "the Hawaii of Korea"

Jejudo is a volcanic island, 130 kilometers from the southern coast of the Korean Peninsula. The largest island and smallest province in South Korea, the island has a surface area of 1,846 square kilometers.

The Jeju Island is a World Heritage Site in South Korea

What to explore at Jeju island?

A giant adult amusement park, Jeju Island has activities galore as well as, some pretty funny oddball attractions to fill your travel itinerary.

The island offers visitors a wide range of activities: hiking on Halla-san (South Korea's highest peak) or Olle-gil(routes), catching sunrises and sunsets over the ocean, riding horses, touring all the locales from a favorite television K-drama, or just lying around on the sandy beaches. Moreover, you can visit Jeju's quirky museums or experience Jeju Island's Natural Wonders. Visitors can keep an eye out for the “haenyeo,” female divers gathering fresh seafood, and the iconic “grandfather statues” displayed outside of many restaurants.

How to get to Jeju island?

By Bus

Go to Mokpo/Wando/Incheon/Busan and take a ferry from respective ports

Seoul to Mokpo

Seoul Express Bus Terminal - Mokpo Terminal (every 30~50 minutes/4 hour 20 mins trip/17,600won~28,800won)

Seoul to Wando

The journey is around 5 hours 40 minutes. Seoul dwellers can head to the Express Bus Terminal (line 3, 7, 9) to start their journey to Wando-gun (W33,000).

More info on Wando.

Seoul to Busan

There are 2 types, Express buses and Inter-city buses which often have separate terminals. Express buses can be either first class (udung) or second class (chikhaeng). Express buses are non-stop except for rest stops of 10 minutes every 2 hours. Inter-city buses stop to pick up passengers.

The Seoul Express Bus Terminal (02-782-5551/2) is on Seoul City Subway Line 3, south of the Han River. It has buses departing to Jeonju, Busan, Daegu, Daejeon, Ulsan, Incheon and Gwangju.

Dong-Seoul bus terminal (02-458-4852/4) on Seoul City Subway Line 2, near Kangbyon station, has buses to Jeonju, Incheon, Gwangju, Busan, Daegu and Daejeon.

By Train

Seoul Train Station/Yongsan Station to Mokpo Station

Saemaeul train - 4 hours 30 mins, 36,600won

KTX - 2 hours 50 min, 40,500won

Seoul to Busan

KTX trains connect Seoul to Busan via Daegu and Daejeon in about 175 min (₩51700). Other trains, such as Saemaeul and Mugunghwa, connect Busan with other major cities as well. They're cheaper but slower than KTX. Head to the First Class car for a free-of-charge water vending machine.


Selling points

  • A World Heritage Site in South Korea
  • Beautiful and peace Island
  • Mild climate and beautiful sandy beaches
  • Romantic honeymoon destination
  • Memorable trip

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Tips for you

  • You should keep a clean environment.
  • You should bring sunblock and repellent to save your skin.
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  • You should bring plenty of cash because it may be hard to find an ATM that accepts a tourist’s card.
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  • You need bring good camera and tripod to capture the beautiful sights. Taking panoramic photos here is great idea.
  • When you go to by boat, you should avoid coming to near the edge of the boat
  • You should bring the long sleeve clothes because it is cold in the evening.
  • Children under 18 years old should go to with an adult.
  • You should take the regular precautions whilst hiking: ask locals about course conditions and tell someone where you are going
  • Other parts around the south coast, even near Jungmun are rockfall regions. The signs are often not in English, so if you're near a cliff or cave and see an obvious Korean warning sign, this is a fair assumption as to what it says.
  • You should seek and follow local advice from the base huts and be sure to depart before the daily course closure time.


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Mystery Road of Jeju is an optical illusion, but it is really strange. What is strange in this Road? Vehicles or any thing that can be rolled freely can rolled it self upon the uphill road.

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