Top 10 must-see attractions on Jeju Island
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Top 10 must-see attractions on Jeju Island
South Korea's tallest peak is Hallasan (aka Halla Mountain). This dormant volcano has a very strange landscape that is quite beautiful year-round. Without a cable car, the only way to get a look at Halla Mountain is by hiking up to the summit. Summer is a time for green forests and streams, while autumn brings out luscious red leaves all over the mountainside. The one-way hiking route on Halla Mountain is 10km long, and most people can hike up and down the same day. Both spring and autumn are the peak times for tourists. Halla Mountain is definitely a place nature-lovers will want to visit.
# Climbing up the first giant rock on Jeju Island #Seongsan Sunrise Peak is the biggest rock on Jeju Island, and is a global natural heritage site. You have to climb up to the top when you visit! After a long journey, you can breathe in the fresh air while standing on the top of the mountain. Look out over the blue sea and the green grassland, and let the natural scenery of Jeju Island instantly cure your fatigue from hiking.# Hiking Tips #Seongsan Sunrise Peak is about 182m above sea level. There are steps along the road leading to the peak. It takes about 1 hour to get there and back from the entrance. Although there is no difficulty in climbing this route, it is also very difficult for people who have not exercised for a long time. There is a rest pavilion midway.
There are 26 hiking routes on Jeju Island which are referred to as "Jeju Olle." The difficulty of the routes vary from scenic seaside trails to steep and narrow mountain trails. Each route has its own characteristics. Take a trip to Jeju Olle, slowly travel around Jeju, and watch the mountains and enjoy the smell of oranges. Recommended routes: Route 1: This is the first route which is composed of hills and seascapes. Climb up Moumei Mountain and Egg Mountain and enjoy the scenery of Seongsan Sunrise Peak and Udo; No. 5 Road: South Korea's premier seascape path; Route 6: This route runs through Seogwipo City and past Cheonjiyeon Waterfall and extends to Independence Rock.
Udo, located in the eastern part of Jeju Island, is surrounded by the blue sea. There are a few unique cafes on the island that face the coastal lighthouse. It is both beautiful and quiet. You can rent a bicycle with friends or on your own, then look out to sea and ride around the island. It is far more romantic than you can imagine. If you have enough time, you should stay on this beautiful and pure island for at least one night. Enjoy the sunset and sunrise. Find a cafe and sit down for one afternoon. This simple way of passing time on the island may be the key to travel.
Teddy Bear Museum on Jeju Island is the largest one in the world, and showcases a century-old teddy bear culture, ranging from simple stuffed toys to collectible pieces of art. Here you can find a collection of limited-edition teddy bears from all over the world. As you experience this visual feast, you'll feel like you've gone back to your childhood.
Daepo Jusangjeolli is a spectacular volcanic rock formation at the southern coast of Jeju Island. The plants on the banks of the mountains are lush and the scenery is very charming. If you like eating seafood, you can also go to some haenyeo booths to buy some fresh sea cucumbers and abalone, which will be a very memorable experience.
Seopjikoji gets its name from the land's geographic features, with "koji" meaning a cape or a piece of land jutting into the sea in the local Jeju dialect. The cape features black volcanic rocks and reddish volcanic soils. You'll find quirky sea stones, romantic winding roads, and lovely lighthouses. You can also meet some of the few remaining "haenyeo," female divers who carry on the traditional ways of diving for fish and other sea creatures. Seopjikoji is also famous as a film location for Korean TV dramas. Fans of the show "All In" can visit one of the series' familiar sets, which is located on Seopjikoji.
On the coast of Jeju City, there is a huge rock that's 10m high and 30m long. This is a famous sightseeing spot called Dragon Head Rock. It was formed by the accumulation of lava from the Halla Mountain 200 years ago. Because the rock is shaped like a dragon head floating on the surface of the sea, it is thus called the Dragon Head Rock. Many tourists go to Dragon Head Rock to take photos or go on walks. There are places along the coast where sea girls catch seafood, so the nearby canteens are full of conches and abalones.
Sangumburi is where some scenes from the Korean movie "Love Wind Love Song" was filmed. There aren't many tour groups here. Korean locals, especially students, often come here for picnics in the fields of rape flowers, purple reeds and sunflowers. It is said that autumn is the best time to travel to Sangumburi. The endless reed ocean is beautiful to look at. There are continuous peaceful greetings and music constantly within earshot here.
Located on Hallasan Mountain, Seongeup Folk Village is a folk village that completely maintains Korean traditions. There are many cultural heritage sites that maintain the original appearance of ancient villages. Therefore, they have been designated as folk villages and are thus protected by the government.