Top 5 Places you must go to on your 1st trip to Jeju Island pt.1
These 5 places are the most “Jejuish” places both Jeju people and travellers must visit. All the destinations are beautiful natural sights that might just take your breath away. When you walk around these places, you delve into the genuine, real Jeju Island. There’s no place in Jeju that you shouldn’t leave out but these are the 5 destinations that you must visit for your first time trip in Jeju Island from my own personal experience. This is only part 1, expect more to come.
Seongsan Sunrise Peak
Seongsan Ilchulbong also known as Sunrise Peak is one of the magical places that people visit to welcome in a new year. One thing to keep in mind when you go there is that it’s not easy to climb as it rises to 182m above sea level, with its steep slope. Yet the gust of wind that swirls around your entire body on the peak will more than make up for the tired legs . On the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong stands 99 chiseled rocks in a crown-like formation, and between them rests a large meadow.
Adults : 2,000 won / Youths : 1,000 won / Children : 1,000 won
Group (over 10)
Adults : 1,200 won / Youths : 600 won / Children : 600 won
Woljeongri Beach is a beach with paradise like scenery and white shiny sand. If you want to bask in the sun on a quiet beach where there is only but a few people, this is the perfect spot you are looking for. There are also beautiful cafes littered nearby around the beach. Although not an officially registered beach, you will love this place from the very first visit! Enjoy the drive along the Shore Road on the way to Woljeongri Beach. And admission is free!
Jeju Starlight World and Planetarium
This is a science park for an astronomical observation and astronomy learning built on the slopes of Hallasan Mountain built in 2009. Exhibit hall, 4D showroom, celestial body projection room, observatory room are all packed into this observatory. The celestial body projection room has 134 seats and a big dome screen where people can see the four seasons’ constellations and more. You can see the future of the space with 600mm reflecting telescope at the observation room.Also you can look around the solar system especially in the night time. When it’s not cloudy, you can observe the universe and meteors zipping around in the sky. Admission is 5,000 won.
Jeju City Folk Five-Day Market
The Jeju City Five-Day Market is held in Jeju City and is a well known five-day market. At Jeju City Five-Day Market, there is a wide array of items at affordable prices for locals and tourists to browse. Local food, clothing, daily necessities and a whole lot more can be found here. As the name suggests, the five-day market is open every five days. Business Days are 2nd, 7th, 12th, 17th, 22nd, 27th days monthly.
This market opens up early in the morning and closes around 7p.m. There you can find lots of restaurants that offer various Korean foods , Teokbokii, boiled rice served in soup and much more. This market is one of the biggest markets among all of the traditional ones. Especially, local crops like garlic, onion and fruits are sold fresh right after they harvested.
Love Land is a sculpture park based on the theme of sensuality and the eroticism of love. Top artists, mostly from Korea’s top art school Hongik University, assisted in open Loveland all the way back in November 2004. It was the first such museum in Korea at that time and still is to this day. The spacious park is home to over 140 sculptures, 40 of the sculptures are within the gallery and 100 of them are outside. The park as a whole looks like a piece of land art.
Jeju Love Land is open to adults only 7 days a week. It usually takes around 40 minutes to look around the whole park. Love Land houses a glass laden restaurant, an spacious café, an art shop, and various works of art which visitors can touch if they dare. Love Land is an attractive location where art and eroticism meet in a cool, fun and humorous fashion without conservatism bearing down on it.
Adults 9,000 won / Group 8,000 won
Visitors aged 65 or older 8,000 won / Group 7,000 won
* Group : 30 people or more
*Age 18 and above only
Visitors should allow 40 minutes during the day and 50 minutes at night to view all the exhibits.