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Discover top 5 famous attractions of Jeju Island (제주도)
Discover top 5 famous attractions of Jeju Island (제주도)
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  • 승인 2020.09.16 08:00
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Andororeum Volcanic Cone

While international travel currently isn’t an option, that doesn’t mean you can’t dream, and what better place to dream of visiting than Jeju Island! Jeju offers unlimited charms, be it sights, foods, or experiences, and you can easily fill up your bucket list. If you’re looking for the hottest attractions these days, you’ll have to ditch the basic travel sites and guidebooks! Instead, check out our list of the 5 BEST attractions trending on social media.

O’sulloc Tea Museum

O’sulloc Tea Museum’s Seogwang Tea Plantation

The O’sulloc Tea Museum in Jeju continues to be a popular attraction. While the museum itself is great, the biggest reason people visit is to step foot in the vast rows of green at Seogwang Tea Plantation, located just next door. The plantation is just one of three where O’sulloc grows tea but it is by far the most representative location. Enjoy a leisure stroll through the rows, feeling at peace as the wind blows green tea-scented air through your hair. Pictures here will turn out fantastic! The tea leaves have great color, due to the pure environment of Jeju Island and the unique nature of the plantation layout. You can try the outstanding quality yourself by enjoying one of the many tea products sold in the museum.

O’sulloc Tea Museum

Before you leave, you have to try the green tea ice cream, the signature menu of the museum café. It has just the right amount of sweetness, with the full flavor of O’sulloc green tea. Other popular treats include a green tea roll cake topped with green tea ice cream, and the Hallabong Ofredo, a full-on dessert meal with cake, ice cream, and fruit ade mixed into a rich tea shake. The café also sells other tea products, and there are many photo spots located throughout the museum and grounds.

  • O’sulloc Tea Museum
  • Address: 15, Sinhwayeoksa-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do (제주특별자치도 서귀포시 안덕면 신화역사로 15)
  • Directions: Drive or take a taxi for approx. 45 min from Jeju International Airport
  • Operating hours: 09:00-19:00, open all year round
  • Admission: Free

  • Seogwang Tea Plantation
  • Address: 36, Sinhwayeoksa-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do (제주특별자치도 서귀포시 안덕면 신화역사로 36)
  • Directions: Drive or take a taxi for approx. 45 min from Jeju International Airport
  • Operating hours: Open 24 hr
  • Admission: Free

Innisfree Jeju House

Innisfree Jeju House is located just a five-minute walk from O’sulloc Tea Museum, making the area even more attractive. Operating by the Korean cosmetic company Innisfree, you can purchase Innisfree products, including some exclusive items only sold at Innisfree Jeju House. But even better, you can make your own soap using natural ingredients from Jeju Island.

Innisfree Jeju House menu (credit: Innisfree Jeju House)

Innisfree knows that what you put into your body is just as important as what you put on the outside. The Green Café in Innisfree Jeju House offers treats made using all-natural ingredients grown on Jeju and pure water filtered through the island’s volcanic rocks. These healthy treats are not only tasty, but also come in beautiful presentations, perfect for foodgrams! The most representative Jeju treats are the black sesame cake shaped like a traditional stone house, Jeju ade, and Hallasan cake.

  • Innisfree Jeju House
  • Address: 1235-3, Seogwang-ri, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do (제주특별자치도 서귀포시 안덕면 서광리 1235-3)
  • Directions: Drive or take a taxi for approx. 45 min from Jeju International Airport
  • Operating hours: 09:00-18:00, open all year round
  • Fees
    - Admission: Free
    - Soap-making program: 15,000 won (Available 09:00-16:30)
    - Café menu: Black sesame stone house-shaped cake 7,000 won / Jeju ade 6,000 won / Hallasan cake 10,000 won

Jeju Beer Company Brewery

If you visited Korea recently, you probably saw Jeju Beer sold at convenience stores throughout the nation. While you can taste Jeju Beer products anywhere, visiting the brewery takes it to a whole new level. The brewery offers tours and a tasting area, perfect for beer-lovers.

The brewery doesn’t look like anything special at first glance, but you’ll quickly change your mind after entering. As soon as the doors open, head to the tasting room on the third floor! The pub here sells freshly brewed beer in a trendy environment. They also sell beer-themed products, great for personal souvenirs or gifts for friends.

  • Jeju Beer Company Brewery
  • Address: 62-11, Geumneungnonggong-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do (제주특별자치도 제주시 한림읍 금능농공길 62-11)
  • Directions: Drive or take a taxi for approx. 55 min from Jeju International Airport
  • Operating hours: Thursday-Sunday 12:30-19:30
    * Closed Monday-Wednesday
    * Advance reservation required for brewery tour (accepted online 13:00-19:30)
  • Admission: Free
    * Pub use and brewery tour (12,000 won) charged separately
    * Foreign language support not available for tour

Photo op locations

Insta-worthy locations are a must for travel itineraries these days. In Jeju, these locations usually include unique landscapes, great for that “natural” shot we all know takes great effort to get just right. The right location, the right props, the right angle…it can be tiring just doing the research beforehand. Thankfully, we already found two of the best locations for you!

Secret Forest on Andororeum Volcanic Cone

Our first recommendation is Andororeum Volcanic Cone. There are nearly 400 volcanic cones that dot the island, but Andororeum has skyrocketed to fame lately due to the Secret Forest near the entrance. The cypress trees of this forest, along with the fields of fodder, a shack, and more create romantic natural scene.

Dodu-dong Rainbow Coastal Road

The next photo spot we recommend is the Dodu-dong Rainbow Coastal Road. The road here is wide, so many people park along the side of the road and get out to take pictures. The roadside blocks are painted in pastel tones of the rainbow, earning this road its name. Simply standing in front of or on top of the blocks will make for a pretty picture, but try posing with one foot out, for a photo that appears to have been caught mid-step. The road is also near the airport, making it a great first or last stop on your trip to Jeju.

  • Andororeum Volcanic Cone (Secret Forest)
  • Address: San 66-2, Songdang-ri, Jeju-si, Jeju-do (제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 송당리 산 66-2)
    * Secret Forest: 2170, Songdang-ri, Jeju-si, Jeju-do (제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 송당리 2170)
  • Directions: Drive or take a taxi for approx. 1 hr from Jeju International Airport
  • Operating hours
    - Andororeum Volcanic Cone: Open 24 hr
    - Secret Forest: 09:00-18:00, open all year round
  • Admission
    - Andororeum Volcanic Cone: Free
    - Secret Forest: 2,000 won
    * Cash only

  • Dodu-dong Rainbow Coastal Road
  • Address: Dodu1-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do (제주특별자치도 제주시 도두1동)
  • Directions: Drive or take a taxi for approx. 15 min from Jeju International Airport
    * Recommend parking at nearby restaurant
  • Operating hours: Open 24 hr
  • Admission: Free

Jeju seaside

You can’t really say you’ve been to Jeju if you didn’t visit the beach at least once. While most coastal views in Korea bring out comments of “pretty” or “beautiful,” the seaside views in Jeju will have you exclaiming “Awesome!” The crystal-clear waters, soft sandy beaches, and views of smaller islands appearing to float on the horizon are all charms of Jeju beaches. There are plenty of popular beaches, like Geommeolle BeachSamyang Black Sand BeachYongmeori Beach, and Jungmun Saekdal Beach. If you’re looking for the most beautiful locations, be sure to visit Hyeopjae BeachHamdeok BeachIho Tewoo Beach, or Woljeong-ri Beach.

More info: 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)

* This column was last updated in August 2020, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details before visiting.