Manjang Cave

Attraction 41 Gimnyeong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju, Jeju-do, South Korea Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
09:00 AM
10:30 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Landmark
Scenic
Must see
Kids
1.75 USD

Manjang Cave is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Manjang Gul is part of the longest lava tube system in the world. It measure 13,422 m in length. The main cave Manjang 8,928m, Kimnyeong Snake Cave 705m,

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Why Manjang Cave is special ?

Manjang Gul is part of the longest lava tube system in the world. It measure 13,422 m in length. The main cave Manjang 8,928m, Kimnyeong Snake Cave 705m, and three lesser known caves 3,738m include Jwolgul, Batgul and Gaewusaegul are all part of this single cave system. Having all the mysteries of the naturally formed lava tube, it ranges from 2-30m in height and 2-23, in width. It can be entered at three locations. There is a large chunk of lava stone called Turtle Rock that looks like a thousand-year old turtle at 600m south from the second entrance. At 1,000m from the second entrance is a 7.6m tall lava pillar which was formed by lava which fell from the upper chamber of the cave down to the main cave where it solidified. At 3,800m from the main entrance are walls that resemble the wings of some great prehistoric bird. Only 1km of the 13,422m Manjanggul Cave is open to the tourists. The inside of the tunnel sustains at 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.

What to explore at Manjang Cave?

Along the route there are board with explanation about different kinds of lava rocks in the cave (in English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean). It's interesting.

There are many interesting features to see and experience in Manjanggul Cave. Allow about 90 minutes (minimum) to walk the entire length and be able to see all that it has to offer. Although you don't get to experience total darkness as in some cave systems, this cave is more than intriguing with the lava formations that remain and the expansiveness of the interior areas. You might also encounter some inhabitants of the cave.

The stone pillars and stalactites are widely spread and the tunnels shows off the cave’s topographical features. The Stone Turtle is especially eye-catching because it is shaped like Jeju-do Island.

How to get to Manjang Cave?

From Jeju Bus Terminal:

Take the Donghoe Line Intercity Bus to get off at the parking lot near Manjanggul Cave Entrance. (app. 1hr 20 min.)

At the parking lot, take a bus bound for Manjanggul.

20 minute walking distance from Manjanggul Cave Entrance(The parking lot) to Manjanggul Cave.

From Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal:

Take the Donghoe Line Intercity Bus to get off at the parking lot near Manjanggul Cave Entrance. (app. 1hr 20 min.)

At the parking lot, take a town bus bound for Manjanggul or a taxi.

20 minute walking distance from Manjanggul Cave Entrance(The parking lot) to Manjanggul Cave.

Three minute ride by taxi from the parking lot to Manjanggul Cave.

Source: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/

Selling points

  • First time to Cave and this is not an ordinary cave.. Its Tube!
  • Unesco Triple Crown - Interesting Lava Cave!
  • Unbelievable underground walk!
  • Great Opportunity to Walk Underground!
  • Definitely a must visit for nature lovers
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
88.44 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
12 places

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41 Gimnyeong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju, Jeju-do, South Korea

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Tips for you

  • You should bring a jacket, for it can get a little chilly in the damp darkness and wear comfortable shoes ( hiking boots) no sandals or high heels since the terrain is a bit uneven
    What to bring
  • The floor / surface is rough and uneven, not easy to walk fast especially for elderly who have weak knees or children below 2
    Experience
  • Summer season 09:00~18:00 / Winter season 09:00~17:30
    Timming
  • When traveling along the route, one will also notice several distance markers and emergency phones for those concerned about being underground.
    Safety
  • There is parking available for free ( Parking for 75 cars, 60 buses)
    Parking
  • Groups – Adult: 1,600 won / Youth, Military & Children: 800 won Group: 10 or more people Children: Ages 7–12, Youth: Ages 13-24, Military: , Adult: Ages 25-64 Free admission (with ID): National guests of the state, foreign diplomats and entourage, children under age 7, adults over age 65, person with disability and one companion (for levels 1-3), person with disability (for level 4-6), man of national merit and spouse, residents of Jeju-do
    Ticket and Pricing

Reviews

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“One kind of an experience!!” This place is a must-visit not only because of its UNESCO status, but also because it's really fun!! Entrance fee was around 2000KRW. It took me for around 60minutes to have a round trip between the entrance and the lava tube, while browsing and looking at some of the information lined scarcely within the cave. If you have children or elderly, it'll take longer (I won't really recommend people with walking difficulties to go). It's quite a walk and be sure to wear comfortable and non-slip shoes. This is very, very important because there's water puddles on the floor, and the rocks on the floor are actually quite smooth and can get very slippery when wet. The lighting was very dim but it makes it more fun, but do be careful. For those who might be wondering, I don't know whether it's allowed, but you definitely cannot use a baby stroller in the bumpy walkway in the cave. Little tip: At the information centre (near the bathroom/toilets), there's a photo-booth that costs around 1000-1500KRW for a photo that can allow you to take photos with backgrounds of different attractions (including the Manjanggul cave) within Jeju. Given that you ought not to take photos inside the cave, why not give the photo-booth a go? It's not only quite cheap and easy to operate, it's actually a lot of fun!

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