Attraction 1235-3 Seogwangseo-ri Andeok-myeon Seogwipo-si Jeju-do Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why O'sulloc Museum is special ?
The o’sulloc Museum, located on Jeju-do Island near Seogwangdawon, teaches visitors about Korea’s traditional tea culture. The “o” in “o’sulloc”, means to appreciate and enjoy, and it also stands for the origin of sulloc, only sulloc, and of sulloc tea. The museum, which first opened in September 2001,is widely known in Korea. The entire building takes the shape of a green tea cup. It seeks to harmonize the cultures of the West and East, and past traditions with the modern world. At the O’sulloc Museum, not only can visitors enjoy unique o’sulloc teas, but they can relax next to the lotus pond in the indoor garden. The second floor of the building has an observatory, so visitors can enjoy the views of the nearby green tea fields and the surrounding landscape.
What to explore at O'sulloc Museum?
At the Tea Cup Gallery, visitors can view a large selection of tea vessels and utensils that embody the culture of a nation whose proud history runs all the way from prehistoric times to the Samguk (the Three Kingdoms Period), Goryeo, and Joseon Dynasty.
At Tea Culture Room – Exhibition Hall, you can learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the culture surrounding green tea. Explore exciting topics such as: Korean tea culture, tea history, how tea came to Korea, tea gardens of the world, how to make tea, and how we use tea. Take a step back in time at the O’sulloc Tea Museum, learning the secret of the ancients, who used tea to increase longevity and ensure soundness of mind.
At Tea Culture –Tea Cups of the World, visitors can appreciate a beautiful selection of tea cups from all over the world. The collection includes tea cups from over 100 countries and includes everything from traditional Chinese teacups to European demitasse cups. The cups are not only beautiful works of art, but also stand as a reminder of the exchange of ideas and culture (and of course tea) between the East and the West.
How to get to O'sulloc Museum?
About 35 minutes from airport (35 km.)
Airport -> Pyeonghwa-ro (previously Seobu tourist road) -> towards Daejeong at Donggwang sign board -> turn right at Seogwangdong-ri crossroad -> make a right turn at the Seogwangseo-ri three-way junction after the theme park (proceed through the road to Bonsai Art Academy) -> Seogwang horse riding stables -> O'Sulloc Tea Museum
- Tea lovers must go!
- Healthy eye-sight, all green
- Fantastic place & nice Ice cream!!!
- Lovely atmosphere and great crafty activities
- Green Tea Wonderland: it's history and a whole range of tea products
1235-3 Seogwangseo-ri Andeok-myeon Seogwipo-si Jeju-do
Tips for you
“Went twice!” This place is worth visiting, given it's nice environment and a lots of things to do. Food: I highly recommend the green tea icecream and cake at the O'Sulloc tea museum, which appears to be the focus of most visitors. But I also want to take some time to remind you that there's another little gem inside the organic cafe of Innisfree that's also within the complex--DON'T MISS OUT THE TANGERINE SHAVED ICE! It comes in a big original size that can be sufficiently shared among 3 persons, or there's a mini version if you only want a taste of it. It's not cheap, but worth trying, because they use Jeju Tangerine, which tasted somewhat more intense and flavourful. Drinks: They have free tea-demo which you can try their teas. They also sell a selection of other drinks, like tea latte. Most of them tasted and smelled spectacular. The teabags are also wrapped individually so they make good souvenirs as well. Soap making: If you go early, do try making your own soap at the Innisfree house, it's a fun experience, and make good souvenirs. View and/or pictures: The environment around and within the museum is a great place for pictures, with the open tea-farm and the delicate glass buildings, or the colourful interior of the Innisfree house. There's also a viewing deck in the O'sulloc Tea Museum, which you can access by taking a lift. The view up there is pretty amazing. Tip: 1. Go on a sunny day if you want to take great pictures in the tea-farm 2. Go early if you are worried that they sell out the cakes. The tangerine shaved ice wasn't available after 5.30pm, so we went to visit again on the next day.
A nice place, particularly good for tourists, they sell green tea coffee and cakes here too, and they are quite nice.