Exploring the natural beauty of Jeju Island in South Korea

My short but memorable stay in Jeju Island early this month allowed me to have so much more appreciation for this island. Many things that I have read online before my trip helped fuel pmy excitement all the more. But I tell you, what photos you see of Jeju Island in brochures, no matter how beautiful they are, hardly do justice to the place’s true charm. Jeju Island is a destination you just have to truly experience — its delightful climate, exciting attractions, breathtaking tourist spots, flavorful food, unique culture and beautiful people.

Jeju - Jeju Island - South Korea - Korea Tourism Organization Manila- Jeju Tourism Organization

On this blog post, I will tour you around Jeju and showcase the island’s natural beauty. By the end of this feature, you will probably want to visit (and experience) the island yourselves. Let’s begin, shall we?

Jeju Island is a natural beauty!

Flying off to Jeju from Manila is now as easy as 1-2-3. All you have to do is visit Rakso Air Travel and Tours, Inc. and book your flight.

Jeju Island has many breathtaking scenic spots that are incredibly picture worthy! If you plan to go around the island (which, of course you will!), taking the public transport might be quite challenging so I suggest you consider taking these options.

  • Renting a car in Jeju is pretty easy as long as you have an international driver’s license. Booking one is as simple as ABC with 100% insurance coverage.

But if you don’t know how to drive, you may opt for these other mode of transportations:

  • Global Taxi – is a taxi service designated by the Jeju Provincial Government with services in English, Japanese and Chinese.

Meter starts at 2,800KRW

Day rental for 8 hours 150,000KRW

  • Global City Bus Tour – operated by Jeju Special Self Governing that caters to foreign passengers who wish to go around Jeju conveniently and comfortably with tour guides that can speak the English and Chinese languages.

Departs every hour from 8AM to 7PM.

Cash and cards are accepted for payment. Day Pass: 12,000KRW for adults / 10,000KRW for children

Main attraction routes:

  1. Yongduam Rock (Dragon Head Rock)
  2. Jeju Folklore & Natural History Museum
  3. Halla Arboretum
  • YEHA Bus Tour – offers bus and self-driving packages.

Day Pass: KRW99,000 with pick-up/drop-off at your hotel

Now that you know what transportation to take, let’s go around the island starting off with Jeju’s natural attractions.

Daepo Jusangjeolli Cliff

Jeju - Jeju Island - South Korea - Korea Tourism Organization Manila- Jeju Tourism Organization

This was formed when the lava from Hallasan Mountain erupted into the sea of Jungmun creating hexagon shaped pillars.

Jeju - Jeju Island - South Korea - Korea Tourism Organization Manila- Jeju Tourism Organization

To get a nice shot of these pillars, you have to walk to the viewing deck.

Jeju - Jeju Island - South Korea - Korea Tourism Organization Manila- Jeju Tourism Organization

The walk was worth it! Breathtaking!

Jeju - Jeju Island - South Korea - Korea Tourism Organization Manila- Jeju Tourism Organization

Address: 216, Jungmungwangwang-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

Seongsan Ilchulbong

Jeju - Jeju Island - South Korea - Korea Tourism Organization Manila- Jeju Tourism Organization

A UNESCO World Heritage, Seongsan Ilchulbong or the Sunrise Peak gives a magnificent view of the sunrise, hence the name.

Jeju - Jeju Island - South Korea - Korea Tourism Organization Manila- Jeju Tourism Organization

You can hike up the peak and enjoy the picturesque view. Just make sure you wear comfortable shoes and bring drinking water.

Jeju - Jeju Island - South Korea - Korea Tourism Organization Manila- Jeju Tourism Organization
Contemplating if I should go up the peak or down?

You can also head over to the opposite side and check out the Haenyo (women divers) perform as they catch fresh abalone.

Jeju - Jeju Island - South Korea - Korea Tourism Organization Manila- Jeju Tourism Organization

After the show, the Haenyo will try to sell it to the audience. You can catch them perform at 1:30PM and 3PM.

Jeju - Jeju Island - South Korea - Korea Tourism Organization Manila- Jeju Tourism Organization

Address: 284-12, Ilchul-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

Our group was fortunate enough to see the Canola Flower Festival and Cherry Blossoms at the same time.

Jeju - Jeju Island - South Korea - Korea Tourism Organization Manila- Jeju Tourism Organization

It was my first time to experience Cherry Blossoms. Beautiful!

Jeju - Jeju Island - South Korea - Korea Tourism Organization Manila- Jeju Tourism Organization

The roads were adorned with pink and yellow flowers making it truly deserving of having a place on your Instagram feed. 🙂

Jeju - Jeju Island - South Korea - Korea Tourism Organization Manila- Jeju Tourism Organization

Every corner is picture worthy!

Look how pretty!

Each attraction is uniquely different from one another. During your tour, you will happily discover and appreciate these distinct differences.

Jeju Island will leave you in awe every single time, whether it’s your first or hundreth time to visit.

If there is one destination where people young and old can fully enjoy a feast for the senses, it is without a doubt Jeju Island in South Korea.

Happy travels, everyone!

——————–

I’d like to thank the Korea Tourism Organization Manila and Jeju Tourism Organization for making our media familiarization trip possible. Thank you also to Rakso Air Travel and Tours, Inc. for facilitating our Philippine Airlines flights.

Comments

Leave a comment

One Reply to “Exploring the natural beauty of Jeju Island in South Korea”

  1. […] My 4-day 3-night stay in Jeju was relatively brief but enough to go around and discover the island. Yesterday, I showcased Jeju Island’s natural wonders on my blog which you can check out here. […]

Leave a Reply