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8 things to do in Jeju Island


Already booked that flight ticket to Jeju Island but still no itinerary planned? Don't worry, we got you! Jeju may be considered a small island, but there are lots of places you can check out and things that you can do as soon as you exit the Jeju International Airport! Prepare your pen and paper because here are some of them.

1. Check out Jeju Shinhwa World

(Photo from Jeju Shinhwa World)
Located in Seogwipo, Jeju Shinhwa World is the first integrated leisure and entertainment resort in Jeju. Complete with resorts, hotels, condos and villas, everything is almost here! If you want to have fun, there's the Shinhwa Theme Park and the Shinhwa Water Park. If you are a fan of YG artists, there's YG Republique, which houses BIGBANG G-Dragon's Untitled 2017 cafe, A.C.III.T Bowling Center, and Seungri's Aori Ramen restaurant. There's also a souvenir store called 'All That YG' for YG artist-themed goods.

For the complete list of their amenities and services, visit their website by clicking here.

Address:
38 Sinhwayeoksa-ro 304 beon-gil, Andeok-myeon Seogwipo-si, Jeju, Korea
Contact number: 1670-1188 (Within South Korea) / +82 64-908-8888 (Overseas)

2. Explore the wonders of Jeju

(Photo from Korea Tourism Organization)
(Photo from Korea Tourism Organization)
(Photo from Korea Tourism Organization)
All three are must-visit places in Jeju and all were formed due to volcanic activities in the island thousands, or even millions, of years ago.

Jusangjeolli Cliff (Jusangjeolli-dae / 주상절리대) in Seogwipo was formed when lava from Mount Hallasan erupted to the Jungmun Sea. The stone pillars were named by the district, 'Jisatgae Rocks'.

Manjanggul Cave (Manjanggul / 만장굴) in Cheju/Jeju City is the second-longest lava tunnel in Jeju and 12th longest in the world. The cave tunnel is 13 kilometers long but only 1 kilometer of it is open to tourists. 

Sunrise Peak (Seongsan Ilchulbong / 성산일출봉), is a volcanic cone located in the eastern part of Jeju that was formed around 100,000 years ago. Perfect time to visit the peak is during spring where yellow canola flowers are everywhere.

3. Go on a hike / Walk along the trail

(Photo from The Unbridled Path)
If you just want to relax and enjoy nature at its best, you can either try going on a hike or walk along the many trails in the island. If you want to go hiking, one of the best place in Jeju to go on a daytime hike is at Mount Hallasan. The hiking trail is relatively easy but the weather can be a little unpredictable so always listen to what the Hallasan National Park officials has to say. If you prefer, walking, there's the Jeju Olle Trail. It has 26 routes around the coast of Jeju and the routes have different lengths and levels of difficulty. The shortest route takes up to an hour, while the longest takes up to eight hours to complete.

4. Go island-hopping

(Photo from Visit Jeju)
(Photo from Visit Jeju)
A day is really not enough to go around Jeju Island. You need atleast three days of vacation in this paradise. Apart from the main island, there are two smaller islands in Jeju that you can also visit. The Chagwido Island and Udo Island. Chagwido is a small uninhabited island in the western part of Jeju that is a famous place for deep-sea fishing. While Udo, located in the eastern part of Jeju, is an island famous for its white beaches and scenic spots. 

5. Have fun in the water

(Photo from TRAZY)
What is going to Jeju Island without getting wet? Yes! Go out and have fun in the water while you are in the island. Apart from swimming, there are a lot of other water activities that you can try. There's snorkeling, diving, kayaking, parasailing, etc. Enjoy the warm sun and work that tan!

6. Have fun on land and in the sky

(Photo from Jeju Tourism Organization)
If water activities are not for you, then try the ones on land or in the air! You won't ever be bored when you are in Jeju. You can go horseback riding, you can go biking, or if you are into the extreme ones, there's zipline, you can ride the ATVs, and even try paragliding! We told you there's a lot to do here!

7. Visit Jeju's Themed Parks and Museums

(Photo from Visit Jeju)
A day of chill is a must after all the adventures and activities that we just showed you. So why not visit Jeju Island's themed parks (not the amusement park) and museums. There's Jeju Mazeland (in photo), the intriguing Jeju Loveland, the famous Teddy Bear Museum, and many more! 

For detailed information about these places, please check out, 'Interesting Theme Parks in Jeju Island'.

8. Try out Jeju's local food

(Photo from Travels of Yum)
THE most important thing to do in Jeju Island is... EAT! Of course! You need energy to do everything that we just listed in this article. Jeju Island is famous for their Black Pork and their seafood so go ahead and indulge. Treat yourself! You deserve it. If you need more Jeju food ideas to try, read '8 Must-try food in Jeju Island'.

There you have it! Eight (and more) things to do while you are in the island of Jeju! Don't forget to take a rest in between and tell us more about your Jeju experience on the comments below!


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