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Summary

This 3-day itinerary for Jeju Island, South Korea, is packed with natural wonders, unique attractions, and cultural experiences. From hiking up UNESCO-listed peaks to exploring the largest aquarium in Asia, and from marveling at quirky sculpture parks to witnessing waterfalls that fall directly into the ocean, Jeju offers an unforgettable adventure.

🌅 Day 1: Exploring Jeju's Natural Wonders

Begin your Jeju adventure with a hike up Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak for sunrise views, explore the Seopikoji Coast, visit Aqua Planet, and end the day at Manjanggul Cave.

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🏞️ Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak

Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is known for its incredible sunrise views and is topped by 99 jagged rocks resembling a crown. The hike from the car park to the summit takes about 30 minutes and is a mix of paved paths and wooden stairs, making it relatively easy for those of average fitness. On colder days, make sure to wrap up well as it can get chilly on the exposed trail.

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Tips

Consider watching the sunrise from its crown for an unforgettable experience. Also, make sure to wrap up well on colder days as it can get chilly on the exposed trail.

🌼 Seopikoji Coast Walk

The Seopikoji Coast Walk offers beautiful coastal views and is famous for its yellow canola blooms, which are particularly stunning during March and April. However, it is a stunning scenic walk at any time of the year, offering a serene and picturesque experience.

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Tips

The canola blooms during March and April but is stunning year-round, making it a must-visit for nature enthusiasts and photography enthusiasts alike.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +82 64-782-0080
🌐   Website: http://korean.visitkorea.or.kr/kor/bz15/where/where_main_search.jsp?cid=127813
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 20 min
📍   Address: Seopjikoji-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

🐠 Aqua Planet

Aqua Planet is the largest aquarium in Asia, housing 50,000 animals and 500 plants. Visitors can marvel at the diverse marine life, with highlights including stingrays, sharks, seals, penguins, and otters among thousands of other sea creatures.

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Tips

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of marine life and make sure to check out the stingrays, sharks, seals, penguins, and otters, which are among the highlights of this incredible aquarium.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +82 1833-7001
🌐   Website: http://www.aquaplanet.co.kr/jeju/index.do
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 1.5-3 hours
📍   Address: 95 Seopjikoji-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
🔗   Profiles: YouTube Instagram

🕳️ Manjanggul Cave

Manjanggul Cave is one of the finest lava tunnels in the world and is part of the Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cave stretches for 13.4 kilometers, with one kilometer accessible to visitors, featuring remarkable natural formations such as the 'Stone Turtle' and an 8-meter tall lava column, the largest in the world.

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Tips

Bring a rain jacket and wear proper footwear as it can get chilly and wet inside the cave. The uneven and sometimes slippery ground requires suitable footwear for a safe and enjoyable exploration.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +82 64-710-7903
🌐   Website: https://www.jeju.go.kr/geopark/en/intro/manganggul.htm
📍   Address: 182 Manjanggul-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

🌊 Day 2: Jeju's Cliffs, Museums, and Waterfalls

Discover the Jusangjeolli Cliffs, relax at Jungmun Beach, visit the Teddy Bear Museum, and explore Jeju's famous waterfalls.

🏞️ Jusangjeolli Cliffs

The Jusangjeolli Cliffs, with their striking hexagonal basalt formations, are a testament to the geological wonders of Jeju. Formed by a Mount Hallasan eruption, these cliffs offer a mesmerizing sight, showcasing the raw power of nature.

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Tips

To fully appreciate the beauty of the Jusangjeolli Cliffs, consider visiting during sunrise or sunset when the light enhances the dramatic landscape.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +82 64-738-1521
🌐   Website: https://www.visitjeju.net/kr/detail/view?contentsid=CNTS_000000000020476
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 45 min
📍   Address: Jungmun-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

🧸 Teddy Bear Museum

Step into a world of whimsy at the Teddy Bear Museum, where hundreds of teddy bears from around the globe come to life. From creative interpretations of classic tales to the tiniest teddy bear in the world, this museum is a delightful escape into the world of cuddly companions.

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Tips

Don't miss the opportunity to capture memorable photos with the iconic teddy bear displays, and be sure to check out the souvenir shop for unique mementos.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +82 64-738-7600
🌐   Website: http://www.teddybearmuseum.com/
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 1 hour
📍   Address: 31 Jungmungwangwang-ro 110beon-gil, 특별자치도, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

🌈 Cheonjeyeon Falls

Known as the Pond of God, Cheonjeyeon Falls is steeped in legend and natural beauty. The three-tiered waterfall cascades gracefully, offering a serene and mystical atmosphere. The Seonimgyo Bridge, adorned with exquisite carvings, adds to the enchanting allure of this natural wonder.

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Tips

Take a leisurely stroll around the falls to fully immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings, and consider visiting during the rainy season when the falls are at their most majestic.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +82 64-760-6331
🌐   Website: https://www.visitjeju.net/s/2000000000019331
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 1 hour
📍   Address: South Korea, Jeju-do, Seogwipo-si, Jungmun-dong, 2232
🔗   Profiles: YouTube

🌊 Jeongbang Waterfall

Jeongbang Waterfall holds the distinction of being the only waterfall in Asia to flow directly into the ocean, creating a breathtaking spectacle. The 23-meter high cascade, framed by colossal boulders, offers a unique and awe-inspiring experience, inviting visitors to marvel at the seamless union of land and sea.

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Tips

Embrace the opportunity to feel the ocean spray as you stand near the base of the waterfall, and take time to explore the surrounding coastal landscape for panoramic views of this natural wonder.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +82 64-733-1530
🌐   Website: https://www.visitjeju.net/kr/detail/view?contentsid=CONT_000000000500531
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 30 min
📍   Address: 37 Chilsimni-ro 214beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

🌅 Day 3: Jeju's Quirky and Scenic Spots

Visit the unique Love Land, explore the Mysterious Road, relax at Iho Tewoo Beach, and end the day with a sunset at Suwolbong Peak.

🏞️ Love Land

Love Land is a sex-themed outdoor sculpture park with sensual and erotic sculptures in various sex positions, making it a fun and quirky place to visit. The park offers a unique and lighthearted approach to human intimacy through art.

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Tips

Visitors must be 18 or over to enter Love Land, ensuring that the park maintains its adult-oriented atmosphere.

🛣️ Mysterious Road

Known as the Mysterious Road, this optical illusion phenomenon creates the illusion that objects are rolling uphill instead of downhill. The baffling ability of objects to defy gravity on this road is a fascinating and mind-boggling experience for visitors.

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Tips

While the gravity-defying happenings at Mysterious Road are actually an optical illusion, it's recommended to experience it firsthand to truly appreciate the perplexing nature of this phenomenon.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: http://www.jejusi.go.kr/
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 1 hour
📍   Address: 2894-63 1100-ro, 노형동 Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

🌋 Suwolbong Peak

Suwolbong Peak, located at the most western point in Jeju, is an inactive volcano offering breathtaking views of the sunset over the beautiful landscape. It provides a serene and picturesque setting to conclude the day's adventures.

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Tips

As the perfect spot to wrap up the day, visitors are encouraged to arrive in time to witness the stunning sunset, creating a memorable and tranquil experience.