If you’ve been wanting to travel to South Korea and you long for a time of healing surrounded by nature but also want to enjoy both the city lights and beautiful sea, then Jeju is the right choice for you. As a UNESCO natural heritage site, Jeju is an island filled with things to see, eat, and enjoy so it is deemed the number 1 tourist destination for Koreans too. The better you plan for your trip the more you will enjoy it. Here are some useful tips and essential things that you will need for your travels.
There are many great restaurants that specialize in black pork belly. Not only is it more delicious than regular pork belly, but black pork is very unique because it can only be founded here in Jeju. Although the color of the pig is black, their meat is actually redder than the original.
Jeju Island is well-known as a good spot to try cutlassfish. Jeju’s cutlassfish jorim is made of a type of cutlassfish found on Jeju called silver cutlassfish that is bigger and more expensive than ordinary cutlassfish. It is a dish you must try when visiting Jeju as it will stimulate your appetite with its deliciously spicy flavor.
Cheonhyehyang is a special hybrid of citrus kiyomi and Makoto, used to be called in different names of Tamlahyang and Baengnokhyang since the introduction in 2001, and now named after the meaning of ‘scent of the heaven.’ Compared to general citrus, it has less acidity and excellent sweetness with a soft texture and slick rind so are good for gifts. Also, the thin rind and fully packed fruit make people exclaim when cutting it in half. It is known for the antioxidant effacement thanks to vitamin C and carotenoid.
Jeju Olle Trail is for any walking traveler. We had a firm belief that this beautiful island of Jeju needed a trail dedicated to those who walk and a trail long enough to cater to those who wish to walk as much as they want. We connected broken trails, found long-lost trails, and recalled vanished trails to complete the Jeju Olle circuit. If traveling by car is like a journey of distanced points, Jeju Olle Trail is an intimate journey that weaves together each point. You will encounter the true Jeju and finer details by hiking the trail, that would otherwise be missed in a car. We invite you to enjoy the Jeju Olle Trail in all seasons and to find peace and love as you slowly drink in the wonder of our island home.
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. Located on the eastern end of Jejudo Island, there is a huge crater at the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. The crater is about 600m in diameter and 90m high. With the 99 sharp rocks surrounding the crater, it looks like a gigantic crown. While the southeast and north sides are cliffs, the northwest side is a verdant grassy hill that is connected to the Seongsan Village. The ridge provides an ideal spot for walks and for horse riding as well. The sunrise from the crater is magnificent. Also, the Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak surrounded by bright yellow colored canola flowers in the spring is truly a sight to behold.
Jusangjeolli is stone pillars piled up along the coast and is a designated cultural monument of Jeju Island. Jusangjeolli Cliff was formed when the lava from Hallasan Mountain erupted into the sea of Jungmun. They are rock pillars shaped like cubes or hexagons of various sizes and almost seem as if stonemasons had carved them out. The administration of the district named them ‘Jisatgae Rocks’ from their old name ‘Jisatgae’. The 20m cliff makes it a popular spot for high tide and sea angling. The waves of the high tide crashing into the side of the cliff provide a breathtaking view of the ocean surrounding the pillars.
Jeju Aerospace Museum is the largest aerospace museum in Asia. The museum not only offers information and exhibitions related to aerospace as well as astronomy, but it also integrates education with entertainment to provide an enjoyable learning opportunity for both kids and adults. The view from the museum’s second floor is another sight not to be missed.
Jeju Dongmun Traditional Market was established after the liberation in 1945. Due to a big fire that broke out in March 1954, the whole market and the nearby area were reduced to ashes. The market then moved to its current location and kept the original name. As one of the most popular traditional markets in Jeju, Dongmun has served countless customers, selling diverse items at inexpensive prices. As the representative traditional market of Jeju, the market is popular for fresh seafood.