Last April 5-8, I was able to join Jeju Tourism Organization and Korea Tourism Organization Manila’s press familiarization trip in Jeju Island, South Korea. Together with a few members of the media, we were able to explore this fantastic island.
Jeju is the main island of the Jeju Province in South Korea and the largest island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula which can now be flown directly from Manila in just 3 hours and 10 minutes visa free.
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.
This time around, what you will see on this post are the beautiful man-made attractions that can be experienced in Jeju. These places are just as equally stunning as the island’s natural attractions.
They say, a picture paints a thousand words, so allow my photos to do more of the talking. Enjoy!
Discover Jeju Island’s amazing attractions
O’sulloc Tea Museum
The O’sulloc Museum is open all year round with free admission.
There are different galleries and facilities that can be visited like the Innisfree Jeju House, the Tea Cup Gallery, Brand Story, Space for Roasted Tea, Tea Cups of the World, Tea Stone, Tea Story, Seogwang Tea Garden, Gotjawal, Jangwon (Lab & Factory), Mansu-gil & Camellia Forest and more.
You can even buy items to bring home to friends and loved ones.
Address: 15, Sinhwayeoksa-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Jeju Aerospace Museum or JAM
Jeju Aerospace Museum is Asia’s largest aerospace museum that opened back in April 24, 2014. It is a space-themed state-of-the-art museum that provides education and entertainment through displays.
If you are into world history that covers aerospace technology, space science, as well as astronomy-related stories from ancient times to the early days of space exploration, you will find it all here at JAM.
Address: 218, Nokchabunjae-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Just as the name of the attraction implies, this place is a glass theme park with an exhibition hall.
As you go around, you will see a glass labyrinth, mirror lake, garden with glass trees and flowers, and a glass house coffee shop as well.
You will also find glass art masterpieces by international famous artists from Italy, the Czech Republic, Japan, and more.
Address: 462, Nokchabunjae-ro, Hangyeong-myeon, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Play K-Pop is a digital entertainment hall that showcases fun technological attractions featuring some of your favorite Korean Pop stars.
- Adults (ages 18 and above): Individual 15,000 won
- Teenagers (ages 13-18): 13,000 won
- Children (ages 2-12): 12,000 won
Address: 15, Jungmungwangwang-ro 110beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Teddy Bear Museum
For teddy bear lovers out there, you will be happy to know that Jeju Island has a really cute Teddy Bear Museum!
With a good variety of stuffed bears, young ones and the young once alike will definitely have fun spending time here.
I personally like this teddy bear in an LV trench coat with an LV case. Cuteness overload!
And look at all these other adorable bears!
- Adults 10,000 won
- Teens 9,000 won
- Children 8,000 won
- Adults 8,000 won
- Teens 7,000 won
- Children 6,000 won
Seniors and People with disabilities
- Individuals 8,000 won
- Groups 6,000 won
- Group: 20 or more people
(Prior consultation required for school visits)
*Infants (under 36 months) may enter free of charge. (Up to 2 infants per 1 accompanying guardian)
*For all special discounts, proof of ID required.
Address: 31, Jungmungwangwang-ro110beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Eco Land Theme Park
If you have kids with you, make sure to take them to Eco Land Theme Park. There are many things to see here that will delight visitors of all ages.
There’s a beautifully manicured garden, an eco-bridge, café on the water, Don Quixote, Kid’s town, picnic garden, eco-road, eco-road café, barefoot scoria experience, topiary, and a place for wild animals.
In order to be able to tour the entire park, you will have to ride a replica of an 1800’s steam powered Baldwin train.
And while you’re at it, take the opportunity to enjoy the view of the vast park and the fresh air.
Address: 1278-169, Beonyeong-ro, Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Bomnal Cafe, Monsant de Aewol
According to rumors, this coffee shop is owned by G-Dragon who is a member of the famous K-Pop band, Big Bang. But I wasn’t able to confirm it.
It was raining quite hard when we visited this coffee shop, making it slightly challenging going up the cafe. But when we reached the top and saw the view of the ocean, I immediately knew that the uphill walk with rain-soaked shoes was well worth it!
Windows that almost span from floor to ceiling allow for the natural light to come.
Address: Jeju-si, Aewol-eup, Aewol-ri 2546
Did you know, Jeju Island will eventually have the biggest leisure resort in Asia? That’s right! It’s called…
Jeju Shinwa World
Jeju Shinwa World will be the 1st and biggest leisure integrated resort in Asia with a residential under a luxurious brand – Somerset. There’s a hotel, casino, shopping area and a themepark/waterpark which will open on June 2018. But expect the first 3 zones to open this November while the grand opening is scheduled on June 2019.
Site: Seogwang ri, Andeok myeon, Seogwipo City
Main Facility: Hotel/MICE/Spa/Waterpark/Festive Walk/F&B/Premium Condominium
Jeju Duty Free Shop
Before leaving Jeju, make sure to drop by the Jeju Duty Free Shop.
Jungang Underground Shopping Center
If you love shopping and enjoy a little haggling and bargaining, head on over to Jungang Underground Shopping Center.
You’ll find everything from clothing to cosmetics, food, outdoor equipment, shoes and accessories.
Address: B1F 60, Jungang-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Don’t you just find Jeju so beautiful?
Everywhere you look, Jeju Island is a celebration of their rich heritage and culture. I can’t wait to go back to this wonderful place with my family next time.
As beautiful as these photos are, don’t settle on merely seeing Jeju on photos posted in magazines and online alone. Nothing compares TO ACTUALLY BEING THERE, immersing yourselves and BEING IN THE MOMENT.
Jeju Island is a destination that will delight and surprise newcomers and old-timers alike.
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.