Jeju-do is the largest island in Korea, a popular resort with a mild tropical climate, thanks to which the scenery of Jeju-do is strikingly different from the mainland of Korea.
It is called “the island of three abundances.” The first is stones, which are really in abundance here due to the extinct Hallasan volcano, the second is strong gusts of wind, and the third is extremely courageous women who are considered the main earners in the family here, and men run the household and look after the children.
According to wholevehicles, Jeju-do has become a popular resort relatively recently, so there are not many tourists here yet. The island also has gorgeous beaches, beautiful nature, and many Koreans go on their honeymoon here.
How to get there
The international airport is located near the capital of the island, the city of Jeju. Korean Air or Asiana Air flights from Seoul reach here in just 35 minutes. You can get to the capital in just 10 minutes – by taxi, bus number 100, 200 or 500, or by the hotel’s free shuttle.
Bus No. 600 departs from the airport to Jungmun Resort every 15 minutes and takes 30 minutes. In addition, you can also get here from the main bus station of Jeju by buses heading towards Seogwipo. Travel time is 50 minutes.
Some of the most popular beaches are located in the tourist complexes of Jungmun and Seogwipo. The island has many diving centers and opportunities for recreation and sports: horse riding centers, bike rental, diving, hunting.
Most Koreans go to Chezhdu during their honeymoon, so the island has many parks and attractions especially for newlyweds, such as Love Land. This sculpture park can be walked around in about an hour, enjoying sexuality in all forms and manifestations. You must be over 18 years old to visit the park.
Attractions and attractions of Jeju-do
The culture of the island, due to its isolation, has preserved traces of the Mongol presence. The peculiarity of the island is the statues made of solidified lava, reminiscent of Easter Island sculptures, but smaller. In addition to natural beauty, Jeju has an interesting folk village, a unique temple, numerous volcanic grottoes, as well as the main attraction – Mount Hallasan, the highest on the island (1950 m), an extinct volcano with Bannoktam Lake at the top.
Other attractions of the island: UNESCO -listed Hallasan National Park, Gwandoken Pavilion in the center of Gojeju, Mok Sok Won Garden, Iho Beach, Hallim Park, Yomiji Botanical Garden, Andok Valley, Sanbangulsa Rock Temple, beautiful park with Yongduam Rock, waterfall Chonbang, Manjangul Cave.
Nearby is Udo Island, famous for its “eight landscapes”.
Museums of Jeju
The unusual Haenyo Museum is dedicated to the traditional craft of Korean women – pearl divers, who earn their living by diving to great depths without scuba gear. The unexpected Teddy Bear Museum houses the largest collection of teddy bears in every imaginable color and size from around the world.
The original Green Tea Museum is located in the cup building. There you can learn about the culture of tea cultivation, how to collect leaves, get into the essence of the Korean tea ceremony and, of course, buy locally produced tea.
Well, in the Mini World theme park, you can see all the famous structures of the Earth in one visit – from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to the Taj Mahal. Other interesting museums: Jeju Museum of Natural History and Folklore, Seongeup Village Museum, Sex Museum.
Yangji Pine Ski Resort is a 40-minute drive from Seoul and is open all year round. It is small, but everything you need is there: 7 tracks, including one for beginners and children, and three for experienced athletes.
The main audience is families with children, for them there is all the infrastructure: one hotel and one budget hostel, a swimming pool, a golf club, a supermarket, a sports equipment store. An amusement park is located near the resort, and you can also ride to the hot springs near the city of Incheon. There is no special entertainment for young people here.
How to get to Yangi Resort
Flight to Seoul, then by bus from Nam-bu Bus Terminal South Terminal to Yangji Station, then about 5 minutes by taxi (free buses run in winter).
Attractions and attractions Yangi Pine
Among the local entertainment: an observatory, a swimming pool, a toboggan run, bowling, billiards, karaoke, bungee jumping, an artificial mountain for climbing, a sauna.
Other options include Korean Traditional Village, Incheon Pottery Village, Incheon Hot Springs, or Everland Amusement Park.