Jejudo Island

A : Admission Fee    C : Closing Day    H : Hours    L : Location    T : Transportation

Jejudo Island, one of the nine provinces of Korea, is only an hour's flight south of Seoul and less than that from Busan or Daegu. There are direct flights from Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. You can also reach Jejudo by ferry from Busan, Wando, and Mokpo.
As a result of its isolated location and romantic tropical image, Jejudo has become a favorite retreat with honeymooners and tourists.
The island has a mild marine climate. It has four distinct seasons and an average yearly temperature of 15¡É (60¢µ). In summer, temperatures range from 22¡É (72¢µ) to 26¡É (80¢µ).

JEJU CITY & EASTERN JEJUDO

Jeju City, centrally located along the north shore, has an international airport and is the island's main tourist center. Western-style hotels and numerous Korean inns are located in the city center.
From Seoul to Jeju---
1 hr. by air; 11 hrs. from Busan by ferry

The unusual lava formation of Yongduam Rock lies on the coast in western Jeju City. The basalt dragon's head with its open mouth is one of Jejudo's popular tourist sites.
A special garden,
Mokseokwon (Tel : 064-702-0203), displays artistically shaped natural stones and dried tree roots.

T : 20 mins. from the 1st Cross Island Highway by bus
H : 08:00 - 18:00( 08:30 - 17:00, Nov. -Feb.)
A : 1,000won

The Jeju Folklore Museum nearby has a fine collection that preserves the island's unique customs. The Jeju Folkcraft and Natural History Museum (Tel : 064-753-8771) features a significant collection of folkcrafts, tools, and equipment, as well as plants, animals, and minerals which are native to Jejudo.

Jeju Folkcraft and Natural History Museum
T : 2 mins. from Samseonghyeol on foot.
H : 08:30 - 18:30 (8:30 - 17:30, Nov. - Feb.)
A : 770won
C : Twelve days, including Lunar New Year and Chuseok

Because the island was formed by volcanic eruption, a landscape of striking contrasts was created. Mt. Hallasan (Tel : 064-742-3084),a long-extinct volcano, towers over the island. Below it are fertile fields, forests, quaint villages and fine hotels near white sandy beaches. The Cross-Island Highway passes over the lower slopes of Mt. Hallasan. The snow-covered peak of the extinct volcano poking through brooding clouds is visible from nearly every point on the island. The mountain soars to a height of 1,950 m, making it the nation's highest.

T : 1st or 2nd Cross-Island Highway by bus
A : 1,000won

Sangumburi Crater (Tel : 064-783-9900) is one of the three major craters on the island, the other two being Baengnokdam Lake at the summit of Mt. Hallasan and Seongsan Ilchulbong Sunrise Pea jejudok. Sangumburi Crater is about 2 km in circumference and covers an area of 298,000m2. This crater is home to some 420 different species of subtropical, temperate and alpine plants, so that botanists call it a "floral treasure house." It is best viewed in summer or fall.

L : East of Mt.Hallasan
T : 35mins. from Jeju by bus
H : 08:00 - 18:00(09:00-17:00 , Nov.-Feb.)
A : 2,000won

About 35 km(21 miles) southeast of Jeju City is Seong-eup Folk Village , which has been designated as a Folklore Preservation Zone. Here you can meet the friendly island people who still live behind stone courtyard walls in thatched-roof and rock houses.

L : Southeast of Sangumburi Crater
T : 60 mins. from Jeju by bus

Manjanggul Cave (Tel : 064-783-4818) is located on the northeast coast. At. 13.4 km (8.4 miles). It is the longest lava tube in the world.

T : bus 50 min.from Jeju
H : 09:00 - 19:00(Nov. - Feb. - 17:00)
A : 2,200won

Seongsanpo (Tel:(064)783-0509) which means "Fortress Mountain Port," is a small village on the island's eastern tip. The name describes the unusual volcanic cone which dominates the area. This cone, known as Ilchulbong or Sunrise Peak, is one of 360 parasitic volcanos that dot the island. A trail leads up to the western edge of the crater, and scales the crater's steep slope. A climb up this narrow trail rewards the climber with a most spectacular view. At sunrise, the scene is unbelievably beautiful.

T : 1 hr. from Seogwipo or Jeju Int'l Airport by bus
H : 05:00 to sunset
A :
2,000won