Top 25 Jeju Attractions (2022)

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Jeju is an island off-shore of South Korea. This beautiful island is one of the top tourist spots in South Korea and boasts a captivating natural landscape. From volcanos, cultural village to the only Bear Museum in the world, Jeju has it all. Come and discover the top 25 attractions listed here the next time you visit Jeju.

1. ALICE into the Rabbit Hole

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ALICE into the Rabbit Hole is a bizarre indoor gallery that was opened in 2008. Here you will go on a journey with the 23 upcoming Korean artists and their interpretation of the classic Alice and Wonderland tale. It is truly a magical and immersive experience with huge installations, interactive light projections and colourful walls for picture taking. It is a self-guided tour, so you can explore this place at your own pace while admiring the creativity in each room.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): ₩13,000

2. Alive Museum

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Alive Museum is a trick eye museum that is a popular tourist attraction in Jeju. The museum is split between five themes that focus on optical illusion with the usage of objects and provence art. This is a place where your imagination comes alive and a fun place to visit with your family and friends. One of the section that is loved by the children the most is the Dinosaur area; they can take pictures with this wall arts and also pose in the dinosaurs eggs that are big enough for an adult to hop in.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 9:30pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – ₩12,000 | Child – ₩10,000

3. Bonte Museum

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Bonte Museum is one of the top attractions in Jeju that is located not too far from Camellia Hill. Designed by Tadao Ando, a Pritzker Architecture Prize recipient, the museum consists of 4 art galleries and an outdoor garden that exhibits various sculptures from famous artists. All the galleries within this space are breathtaking and are infused with traditional artwork with the usage of technology. One of the most notable galleries is the Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition that showcases her obsessions for polka dots in the various installations in the room.

Operating Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – ₩16,000 | Child – ₩10,000

4. Buckwheat Field

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If you are a big fan of Goblin, a popular Korean drama, you will notice a lush buckwheat field that appeared in some of the drama scenes. Though this is not the exact location of the shooting, you can imitate that scene in this Buckwheat field in Ora-dong Jeju. Encompassing 826,000 square metres, it is a stunning view as the white blooming flowers resemble white fluffy clouds from afar. You should take note that this attraction is only open in early autumn for two weeks only, so its best to plan ahead.

Operating Hours: Weekday, 9:30am – 7:00pm | Weekend, 9:30am – 10:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – ₩6,000 | Child – ₩3,000

5. Cheonjeyeon Falls

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Cheonjeyeon Falls offers a magnificent view of the waterfall and its surrounding. Dubbed at the ‘Pond of God’ by the locals, Cheonjeyeon Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in Jeju. Here you will be able to witness the three-tiers of the cascading waterfall with its beginning point flowing out from the ceilings of the cave. The pool of water here is extremely clear and is surrounded by hexagon jagged stone cliffs.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): ₩2,500

6. Daepo Jusangjeolli Cliff

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Daepo Jusangjeolli Cliff sports a unique rock formation that is similar to that of the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland. These rock pillars were formed when the lavas from the Hallasan Mountain eruption flowed through this area, creating a natural hexagon rock formation lined up along the coast. Not only that, Daepo Jusangjeolli Cliff is a stunning national monument of Jeju that is perfect for sunset viewing.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Adult – ₩2,000 | Child – ₩1,000

7. Dalri Scent

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Located not too far from Jeju town, Dalri Scent is picturesque arts and craft store where you can pick up some unique souvenirs home such as scented candles, soaps, ceramic plates and handmade home accessories. This is a trendy store with grunge and minimalist design in a warehouse that overlooks a vegetation field.

Operating Hours: Daily, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

8. Flowersome

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Flowersome is another beautiful flower field that is open all year round. This is a vast flower field that is home to buckwheat, pink rosehips, cosmos flowers, just to name a few. Depending on the season, you will be able to see different flowers blooming, making this a perfect spot for avid Instagrammers. Located on the same vicinity, you will be able to find some of the best craft beers and pizza served at the pizzeria here.

Operating Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11:30am – 9:00pm
Ticket Price(s): ₩1,000

9. Hallasan National Park

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Home to the tallest mountain in South Korea, Hallasan National Park is a beautiful natural attraction that you should visit. This park is the 9th national park in the country and was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. This National Park is known for its rich ecosystem and is home to 4,000 species of animals and 1,800 types of plants. Beside then just providing nature appreciation tours, you can also challenge yourself to hike up to Hallasan Mountain. The hike is easy and takes approximately 4 hours to reach the summit. Once you reach the peak, you will be able to see a gorgeous view of the park and its surroundings.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

10. Hyeopjae & Geumneung Beach

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Hyeopjae & Geumneung Beach are both the most popular beaches in Jeju. Located just beside each other, Hyeopjae & Geumneung Beach both possess long stretch of beach and crystal clear emerald waters. It is a beach paradise that is lined-up with palm trees at the shore providing shades in the hot summer days. Locals and tourist flock to this place to relax and have an enjoyable time at sea.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

11. Jeju Camellia Hill

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Spanning across 172,000 square meters of land, Jeju Camellia Hill is one of the most popular attractions in Jeju. This place is located 25km away from the Jeju city and is home to 500 species of Camellia tree that is imported from 80 over countries. Though the garden blooms throughout the year, the best time to visit this place is from December to January. Within this vicinity, you will also get to explore the Glass Conservatory where you will be able to appreciate the beauty of other flower species as well.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:30am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – ₩8,000 | Child – ₩5,000

12. Jeju Dongmun Market

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Jeju Dongmun Market is one of the oldest markets on Jeju that was built in 1945. This market opens throughout the day, enabling visitors a chance to taste and immerse in the Korean culture. There is plenty of things that are sold here, such as clothes, herbs, chocolates and fresh seafood. One of the highlights of visiting a market in Korea has to be the street food. There are plenty of stores here selling rice cakes, hotteok, grilled seafood and the yummy kimbaps.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 9:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

13. Jeju Folk Village

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Jeju Folk Village is a small traditional town situated at the base of Halla Mountain. There are 100 over huts and are made up of brick walls and wood roofs. Visitors will flock to this place to experience the Korean past in this cultural village. You can rent an audio guide from the ticketing booth where you can understand and learn more about their culture. Within this area, you will not only be able to find exhibitions but a mini theme park, workshop booths and plenty of beautiful landscapes; perfect for pictures.

Operating Hours: Weekdays, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – ₩11,000 | Child – ₩7,000

14. Jeju Venice

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Jeju Venice might just be the most romantic place in Jeju where visitors will be transported to the city of love – Italy. Constructed to be one of the largest artificial forest in the country, there are plenty of things to do here. There are 23 themed areas and decorated with replicas of ancient and famous statues from all around the world. The highlight of this park has to be the romantic 30 minutes gondola ride through the water canals around the park.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): ₩12,000

15. Jeongbang Falls

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Jeongbang Falls is one of the three famous waterfalls in Jeju and is the only waterfall in Asia that descend directly into the sea. This waterfall stands at 23 metres high and is located by a hanging cliff overlooking the sea. In order to get close to the bottom of the fall, you will need to take a short walk and climb down a series of staircases. The ground is covered with uneven rocks which ch can be hard to walk on, but the trip to see this natural gem is definitely worth it.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 7:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – 2,000 | Child – 1,000

16. Manjanggul

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Manjanggul is a lava tube that was formed thousand years ago by a massive volcano eruption. This lava tube is the longest in Asia measuring at 8.3 miles. It is fascinating to be able to visit this well-maintained lava tunnel and see the many unique cave formations and also the world tallest lava column at 25.6 feet high.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – ₩2,000 | Child – ₩1,000

17. Mendorong Jang Flea Market

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Located in a big public park next to Hamdeok Beach, you will find many people setting up their stalls here as early as 3 pm every Sunday. While enjoying the sea breeze, it is a relaxing and enjoyable outdoor shopping experience that you should include into your travelling itinerary to Jeju. There are plenty of things sold here, such as clothes, accessories, fruit juices and art pieces.

Operating Hours: Sunday, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

18. Osulloc Tea Museum

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Osulloc Tea Museum was opened near to Seokwang tea fields in 2001. It is operated by AmorePacific, a famous South Korean beauty conglomerate in aims to introduce and spread the Korean tea tradition and culture to the world. This Tea Museum is built in the 21st-century modern architecture and possesses an indoor garden, interesting exhibits about teas and its processes. After the tour, you can shop at the retail area or make way to the cafe to taste the many teas and desserts that are available here.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

19. Hanwha Aqua Planet Jeju

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One of the biggest aquariums in Asia, Hanwha Aqua Planet Jeju is a perfect place to visit with families and friends. It is home to 48,000 animals from 500 species that are gathered from all over the world. Located on the basement floor of this aquarium, you will find the world’s largest touch pool where you can touch and interact with these marine creatures. While you are here, don’t miss out the musical and feeding shows at the respective dolphin, sea lion and penguin area.

Operating Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – ₩41,000 | Child – ₩37,300

20. Sangumburi Crater

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Sangumburi Crater is a flat crater that is located in the southeast of Jeju. Unlike other craters, Sangumburi Crater is a dense green field that is grown with many trees and rare flowers. This crater resembles a round stadium from the top, and you can even find strawberries here during winter. The stone path makes the trek up to the summit easy, and once you get there, you will be rewarded with a beautiful panoramic view of the sea and the surrounding area.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 5:45pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – ₩6,000 | Child – ₩3,000

21. Saryeoni Forest Trail

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Saryeoni Forest Trail is a UNESCO recognise site for its Biosphere Reserve. Surrounded by dense and towering trees, you will be able to find dogwood, hornbeam, maple and snowbell species all grown here. Saryeoni Forest Trail is not only a perfect place for a relaxing stroll but an ideal wedding photography site for many Koreans as well.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

22. Seogwipo Submarine

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Seogwipo Submarine is a submarine tour that enables tourists to experience being in a submarine while enjoying the underwater world without getting wet. This 40 minutes tour will take you 40 metres deep into the sea to observe the rich sea life and also the colourful corals. Peering through the windows in the submarines, you will also get the chance to see a shipwreck site as well.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – ₩55,000 | Child – ₩33,000

23. Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (Sunrise Peak)

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This is a top must-visit attraction that boasts one of the most stunning sunrises in Jeju. Set on a volcanic mountain that stands at 180 metres high, Seongsan Ilchulbong is a UNESCO recognised World Heritage Site. The hike to the top only takes 24 minutes, and the path upwards is straightforward with stone pathways, wooden stairs and many rest areas in between. You will be blessed with a gorgeous view at the summit, overseeing the green-filled crater and the village that is situated by the sea.

Operating Hours: Daily, 5:00am – 8:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – ₩2,000 | Child – ₩1,000

24. Teddy Bear Museum

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Teddy Bear Museum is the first teddy bear museum in South Korea and is one of the most famous attractions in Jeju. Opened in 2001, this museum not only appeals to children but adults too as it tells stories about the country’s history and culture. The tour around the museum will take approximately an hour and its fascinating to see so many bears. There are plenty of bears and some donning national costumes from all over the world. The most notable and expensive bears in this museum will have to the Louis Vuitton bear and a bear that is made up of 125k-carat jewel.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – ₩10,000 | Child – ₩8,000

25. Woljeongri Beach

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Woljeongri Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Jeju that is always frequented by locals and tourists. This recreational beach that stretches across the east side of Jeju boasts soft white sands and crystal clear turquoise waters. There are plenty of cafes, boutiques and tea houses that are opened along the beach and serves as a perfect place to chill after a long day at the beach.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

From beautiful beaches, luscious green landscape and a unique contemporary art exhibition, there is just so much to explore here. There are plenty of cafes and street foods here that will satisfy your cravings for good local food. Come and discover yourself the best of what this ‘Island of Gods’ has to offer.