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Seogwipo is famous for its location on the southern tip of the island, featuring the magnificent Mt. Hallasan and Seogwipo coastline with beautiful cliffs and rock formations. The city came to the forefront of international tourism in 2002 with the construction of the World Cup Stadium and the Seogwipo Tourist Complex. Other tourist spots include Jungmun Beach, Cheonjeyeon Waterfall, Yeomiji Botanical Gardens and Oedolgae (Rock).



Tourist Sites

  • Donnaeko Resort

  • Jeongbang Waterfall

  • Cheonjeyeon Waterfall

  • Jungmun Daepo Coast Jusangjeolli Cliff

  • Jungmun Beach

  • Jungmun Resort
     

  • Mt. Hallasan National Park
    Address :
    Hae-an-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
    Description :
    Mt.Hallasan stands tall in the middle of Jejudo Island. It is also called Mt.Yeongjusan, meaning a mountain high enough to pull the galaxy. Mt.Hallasan is widely acknowledged by scholars for its research values. Designated as a National Park in 1970, there are 368 parasitic mountains called "Ohreum(peaks)" around Mt. Hallasan. From its warm climate to the cold climate areas, Mt.Hallasan is famous for its vertical ecosystem of plants. 1,800 kinds of plants and 4,000 species of animals(3,300 species of insects) inhabit here, and due to the well-developed climbing course, you can carefully observe the surroundings. Mt.Hallasan is a short climbing course. Less than 10km in length, it is possible to reach the peak and come back down in one day. But the weather conditions often change and there is a lot of wind, so you must be well prepared before going up the mountain
    Directions :
    Follow the Seongpanak path on the east of Mt.Hallasan and you can reach the peak.
    There are buses going from Seogwipo and Jeju-si, every 15 minutes. It takes 35 minutes from Jeju-si to Seongpanakpath. It takes 40 minutes from Seogwipo-si to Seungpanakpath.

    Information :
    - Mt.Hallasan National Park Control Office tel : 064-742-3084 (Kor/Eng/Jap)
    - Homepage : http://www.provin.jeju.kr (Kor/Eng/Jap/Chn)
    - Admission Fee :
      Adults(age 20 and over) : 1,300 won,
      Teenagers(Age 14-19) : 600 won,
      Children(age 13 and under) : 300 won
    - Seongpanak Entrance Hours
      (Nov.-Feb.) 06:00-09:00
      (Mar.-Apr., Sep.-Oct.) 05:30-09:30
      (May-Aug.) 05:00-10:00
    - Seongpanak Path : Seongpanak → Dongneung Peak (9.6km, 4hr. and 30 min.)

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Leisure/Sports

  • Daeyu Hunting Grounds
    Address : Sangye-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
    Description :
    Daeyu Hunting Grounds is open all year round. Beginners with no licenses are also allowed to hunt. Thus, it is the only hunting grounds where tourists can actually enjoy real hunting. Safety instructions are always given with the formation of 4 members per group along with a guide. Hunting can be learned at any time of the year in this large reserve. Especially pheasant hunting, that it is hunting grounds is so popular that it is known internationally. Other than the hunting grounds, outdoor shooting ranges are prepared with revolvers as well as clay pigeon's enabling the customer to make his choice of guns. After shooting, you can taste fried Garaake, and Shabu Shabu, which is slightly boiled meat in thick meat soup.
    Directions :
    Transportation :
    - Take the Limousine Bus at Jeju Airport and get off at Silla Hotel. It is a 5-7 minute ride by taxi to the grounds from the hotel.
    - Take a taxi from Jeju Bus Terminal (15 min.)
    Information :
    1.Tel : 064-738-0500 (Kor/Jap/Basic English conversation possible)
    2. Hours : 9:00-18:00(spring, autumn) / 9:00-18:30(summer) / 9:00- 17:30(winter)
    3. Closed : None
    4. Fees: Pistols : 30,000 won (12 shots), Clay Pigeon : 30,000won (20 shots)
    5. Detailed Information :
    Cost (per time) : 100,200 won (guide / shooting equipment included) hunting gun, hunting dog, hunting uniform provided
    - Hunting is formed with 4 member per group with 10 courses.
    - 3 pheasants per person day is possible

     

  • Hyatt Hotel Casino
    Address : 3039-1 Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
    Description :
    Hyatt Hotel Casino is situated in the Jungmun Tourist complex, and has a beautiful view of the Jungmun beach and Mt. Hallasan. It is 40 minutes from downtown and the airport, and 20 minutes from the Seogwipo area. The pride of Hyatt Hotel, the hotel casino has the finest gaming facilities. It is for foreigners only, and offers Roulette, Black Jack, Baccarat, slot machines among others.
    Directions :
    From Jeju International Airport, take a Limousine Bus or taxi. Total travel time about 50 minutes.
    Information :
    1. Telephone: (064)735-1501 (Kor, Eng, Jap, Chi)
    2. Homepage: http://www.hyattcheju.com (Kor, Eng, Jap)
    3. Hours: 24 hours
    4. Facilities: Indoor & Outddor swimming pools, tennis court, trail course for jogging and walking, children’s play room, table tennis, billiards.
    5. City Tours: cycling, horse riding, hunting, shooting, sea fishing, scuba diving, golf, submarine tour

     

  • Jeju Shilla Hotel Casino
    Address : 3039-3 Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
    Description :
    Jeju Shilla Hotel Casino has 429 rooms, 6 restaurants and bars, 7 convention halls, indoor & outdoor swimming pools, men’s and women’s saunas, fitness room, bowling alley, billiards ball, racket ball court, tennis court, game plaza, travel agency, car rental service, photo shop, souvenir shop, duty-free shop, and many more. It is a casino of the highest quality. Its atmosphere is traditional western, and offers Roulette, Black Jack, Baccarat, slot machines among others. It is for foreigners only, and you can enjoy the uniquely European style of the casino as you play the various games.
    Directions :
    From Jeju International Airport, take the Limousine Bus that comes frequently to Shilla Hotel.
    Information :
    1. Telephone: (064) 738-4466 (Kor, Eng, Jap, Chi)
    2. Homepage: http://cheju.shilla.net (Kor, Eng, Jap)
    3. Hours: 24 hours

     

  • Jungmun Golf Club
    Address : Within Jungmun Tourism Complex, Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
    Description :
    Jungmun Golf Club is divided to the Halla Course and the Seaside Course. All the holes of Mt. Halla Course, face Mt. Hallasan, and are set up to face the mountain. The Seaside Course, follows the seashore so you can enjoy golf with the sea breeze. It is situated at Jungmun Tourism Complex ‘Johnny Walker Skins Game’ in 1995. You can also enjoy the botanical garden, Royal Marine Park, Jungmun Beach, and Cheonjeyeon Waterfall at the same time.
    10. Details- Nocheon Golf Range is operated with a coin system (90 golf balls for 5,000 won)
    - Rental Fee of golf cars: 40,000 won, Shoe Rental : 5,000 won, Golfclub Rental 25,000 won.
    Directions :
    Take the Airport Limousine Bus at Jeju International Airport and get off at Jungmun Tourism Complex (45 min) -> The golf club is located within the tourism Complex.
    Information :
    1. Tel : (064) 738-1201(Kor/Eng/Jap)
    2. Homepage : None
    3. Number of Holes : 18 holes
    4. Hours : From 20 minutes before sunrise to 20 minutes after sunset.
    5. Closed : None
    6. Fees : Weekdays -79,000 won, Weekends : 100,000 won
    7. Facilities : Club House Grill, Golf Range, Shade House, Cafeteria, Tea House.

Cultural Centers

  • Jungmun Folk Museum
    Address : 2563-1 Jungmun-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
    Description :
    Jungmun Folk Museum was created to preserve the traditional features of Jejudo Island's fishing villages. It exhibits a preserved village called "Beritnae", which means ‘the village where stars fall’. It preserves the fishing village, which was almost eliminated by the Jungmun Resort Complex. The museum is small due to its exclusive use of the original 15 huts from the village. But over the stonewalls you can see the blue ocean and the female divers doing their work. Those who see it for the first time find themselves lost, immersed in the beautiful site. If you enter the village and go down toward the sea, you will notice a particular hut. This hut displays about 3000 fishing, farming, and other items used in day-to-day living. Each hut is labeled with its appropriate function, such as ‘Wedding House’, ‘Workhouse (Dugeori House)’, etc. On one side of the hut is a bathroom called "dottongsi", which is a native bathroom of Jejudo Island. The roofs are redone every year to maintain the traditional appearance. The roof is painstakingly hand made from straw. After viewing the village, you can go to the area by the ocean. An old house belonging to a ship’s owner is still standing there. Long ago, it was used as an inn. After the tour in the folk museum, there will still be plenty more to see. In the neighborhood there are Pacific Land, Yeomiji Botanical Garden, Cheonjeyeon Waterfall, Jungmun Beach, and many other sites, so be sure to check for all the various sites.
    Directions :
    * At Jeju Airport, take the Jungmun Resort Complex bound bus. Get off at Jungmun Resort Complex (55 minutes travel time).
    * At Jeju Bus Terminal, take the Seogwipo bound bus. Get off at Jungmun Resort Complex (one hour travel time).
    * At Seogwipo Bus Terminal, take the Jeju-si bound bus. Get off at Jungmun Resort Complex (20 minutes travel time).
    Information :
    1. Telephone: 064) 738-8539
    2. Homepage: N/A
    3. Hours: Mar.-Oct. : 09:00-18:00
       Nov.-Feb.: 09:00-17:00
    4. Open all year
    5. Ticket Prices:
       age 20-64: 1,400 won (groups 700 won)
       under 19, over 65: 700 won (groups 400 won)
    6. Facilities: Restaurant, Concession Stand, Parking Lot

     

  • Teddy Bear Museum
    Address :
    Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do (In the Jungmun Tourist Complex)
    Description :
    The Teddy Bear Museum exhibits everything about Teddy Bears, which have been loved worldwide for 100 years. Inside the two galleries you can meet the teddy bears from various countries. You can also enjoy yourself at the museum shop, café, restaurant or the outdoor park where you can view the Jungmun Sea. The gallery is segmented into three sections, the History Hall, the Art Hall and the Project Exhibition Hall. At the History Hall, you can see the 100- year history of teddy bears including famous scenes, popular teddy bears of different eras, and antique teddy bears. The Mona Lisa teddy bear and the teddy bears of the “The Last Supper” (Leonardo Da Vinci) will especially catch your eyes. At the Art Hall are the latest artworks of world’s famous designers, and you will also find animation characters beloved by children. And there is a section you must not miss, where you can find the smallest Teddy Bear in the world at the size of 4.5mm. At the project exhibit hall you can meet teddy bears grouped to suit the theme of each exhibition. You can dine or drink coffee at the museum cafe or bar while appreciating the beautiful landscape of Jejudo Island. The museum bar is a luxurious space only for adults, which is open in the summer. But there are other places besides the fancy cafe or bar. At the museum garden, you can meet the marvelous teddy bear sculptures and models. The garden decorated with various themes such as the Korean Black bear family and the magical pond is also a great site to see.
    Directions :
    * At Jeju Airport, take the limousine bus that goes to Jungmun Tourist Complex. Get off at the Jungmun Tourist Complex entrance. (Estimated travel time: 55 minutes)
    * At Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take the intercity bus to Seogwipo. Get off at the Jungmun Tourist Complex entrance. (Estimated travel time: 1 hour)
    * At Seogwipo Express Bus Terminal, take the bus to Jeju-si. Get off at the Jungmun Tourist Complex entrance. (Estimated travel time: 20 minutes)
    Information :
    1. Telephone: (064)735-7100 (Kor) 2. Homepage: http://www.teddybearmuseum.com (Kor/Eng) 3. Hours: 09:00-19:00 from (Until 22:00 from 7/20 to 8/25) 4. Open all year 5. Admission Fee: * Age 20 or older: 6,000 won (Groups of 20 or more 5,000 won) * Age 14-19: 5,000 won (Groups of 20 or more: 4,000 won) * Age Under 13: 4,000 won (Groups of 20 or more: 3,000 won) 6. Facilities: Café, Restaurant, Gift shop

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Recommended Sites

  • Donnaeko Resort
    Address :
    1459 Sanghyo-dong, Seoguipo-si, Jeju-do
    Description :
    This is a resort where you can see the best view of the magnificent Mt. Hallasan with its clean and ice-cold water. These waters, deep valleys, waterfalls and the thick evergreen forest create beautiful scenery. If you walk 20 minutes from the Donnaeko Resort Entrance you can see the Wonang Pokpo Waterfall (5m high) and a small pond. The walkway that follows the valley is just the place for a relaxing forest experience. Both sides of the Donnaeko Resort are covered with dense green forest, and the forest is crowded with cymbidium orchids (Orchids that grow in the evergreen forest on the south part of Jejudo Island, 70-900m above sea level, unique orchids to the island that blossom from December to January). Winter strawberries also grow here. The peak season of this beautiful valley is Baekjung Day (Lunar Calendar: June 15th). On Baekjung Day in Jeju-do, there is a tradition of eating chicken and being splashed with water. This is because there is a saying that you can recover from neuralgia after showering under the cascading water. So many people gather and celebrate on Baekjung Day. The name 'Donnaekko' came about because there are many boars here. But since the 1920's, no boars have been seen here.
    Directions :
    At Jeju Bus Terminal, take Bus No.5.16 and get off at Donnaeko Resort.
    Information :
    - Seoguipo-si Tourism Department
      Tel: 064-735-3544 (Kor)
    - Homepage : http://www.infojeju.com (Kor, Eng, Jap, Chi)
    - Admission Fee : Free

     

  • Jeongbang Waterfall
    Address : 278 donghong-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
    Description :
    Jeongbang Waterfall is the only water fall in Asia that falls directly into the ocean. On the wall of the water fall, there is an inscription written “Seobulgwacha”, referring to Seobul passing by this place. Seobul was a servant of the Chinese Emperor Jin (BC 259-210) who was ordered by the Emperor to find the substance that would make him immortal. Seogwipo is also said to have gotten its name to mean Seobul headed back west. Jeongbang Waterfall is situated by a high cliff by the sea, and an old evergreen stands there leaning back as if it would fall into the ocean. Go east for about 300 meters and you will see another waterfall called Sojeongbang Waterfall. It is a great place to relax during the summer. There is an observatory at the top of the cliff, from which you can command a fine view of the sea.
    Directions :
    From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal and Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal, take a direct bus bound for Seogwipo KAL Hotel.
    Information :
    - Inquiries: Jeongbang Waterfall Administration Office, Tel: 064-733-1530(Kor)
    - Hours:
      (Mar.- Oct.) 07:30-19:00
      (Nov. - Feb.) 08:00-17:30
    - Open all year
    - Admission Fee
      Adults(20 and over) 2000 won
      Teenagers(14-19) 1000 won
      Children (13 and under) 1000 won
      Elderly (65 and over) Free

     

  • Cheonjeyeon Waterfall
    Address : 3381-1, Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo, Jeju-do
    Description :
    Cheonjeyeon Waterfall, named 'The pond of God', consists of 3 parts. Around the falls, there are rare plants such as ‘solipnan’ reeds. There is a cave in the east and from the ceiling cold water pours down creating the waterfall. The water from the first waterfall becomes the second and third waterfalls and flows into the sea. In Cheonjeyeon Valley, there is the “Seonimgyo Bridge”( Arch bridge that has 7 nymphs carved on the side) and the octagonal “Cheonjeru tower”. The Seonimgyo is also called “Chilseonyeogyo”(meaning seven nymphs) and it connects Cheonjeyeon with the Jungmum Tourist Complex. On the surface of the Cheonjeru Tower, there is a painting that tells Cheonjeyeon’s legend of the nymph and mountain god. Every even-year in May, the Chilseonyeo Festival is held here.
    Directions :
    From Jeju Airport, take Airport Limosine Bus that goes to Jungmun and Seogwipo and get off at Jungmun Tourist Complex. Departs every 15 min. (travel time, 45 min.)
    From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take an Intercity Bus for Seobusanupdoro, get off at Jungmun Tourist Complex (travel time, 40 min.)

    Information :
    - Inquiries : Seogwipo Cheonjeyeon Waterfall Administraton Office, Tel: 064-738-1529 (Kor)
    - Homepage : http://www.cheju.go.kr/ (Kor/Eng/Jap/Chn)
      http://www.seogwipo.jeju.kr/ (Kor/Eng/Jap/Chi)
    - Hours : Mar.-Oct. (07:30-19:00), Nov.-Feb. (08:00-18:00) / No holidays
    - Admission Fee:
      Adults ( age 20 and older) : 2,700 won
      Youth/Children ( age 19 and under) : 1,470 won
      Elderly (age 65 and older) : Free

     

  • Jungmun Daepo Coast Jusangjeolli Cliff
    Address :
    Ilwon 2579 Daepo-dong, Seoguipo-si, Jeju
    Description :
    The Jusangjeolli are stone pillars piled up along the coast and is a designated cultural monument of Jejudo Island. The Jusangjeolli was formed when the lava from Mt.Hallasan flew to the sea of Jungmun. They are rock pillars shaped like cubes or hexagons of various sizes. The administration of the district named them 'Jisatgae Rocks' from their old name 'Jisatgae'. It is also famous for its 20m cliff with the high tides and sea angling. If you follow the farm road 600m to the southwest from Depo-dong, at the end of the pine tree forest is a cliff. By this cliff is the Jisatgae Coast with the stone pillars. The pillar-shaped cubic or hexagonal rocks stand like artifacts, as if a stonemason had shaved and trimmed them. This beautiful site is like a painting of mother nature. When the tides are high, they jump as if lava were spouting, up to 10 meters high.
    Directions :
    - At Seogwipo Bus Terminal, take the Jungmun bound bus (20 minute ride). Get off at Jungmun. 15 minute walk.
    - At Daepo-dong Bus-stop (last bus stop), Seogwipo-si, walk along the road to the east side, or at the entrance of Jungmun Folk Museum, walk along the farm road to the west. 7-8 minute walk.

    Information :
    - Admission Fee : Free
     

  • Jungmun Beach
    Address :
    {Jungmun Tourist Complex}, Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
    Description :
    Jungmun Beach has a sandy beach so fine that it is called Jinmosal. The white sand beach is unusually long, 560 m long, and has an average depth of 1.2 m. The sand on the beach also has sands of other colors such as black, red and grey, nicely mixing with the white sand, and Jeju-do Island’s black Hyeonmuam stones are added into the mix. To the right side of the beach is a natural sea cave called, Haesikgul Cave. This area is often used for TV commercials, and for enjoying windsurfing or other water sports. The water is known to be a bit rough, which is good for windsurfing and certain other water sports. For windsurfing, autumn is better than summer for proper wind conditions.
    Directions :
    From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal (064-753-1153) take an Intercity Bus to Seogwipo, via Jungmun Beach. Buses depart every 10 min, and it takes 50 minutes.
    From Jeju Airport, take Airport Limousine Bus No. 600, which comes every 15 min, and it takes 45 minutes.
    Information :
    - Open: June 30th - August 31
     

  • Jungmun Resort
    Address :
    Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo, Jeju.
    Description :
    Jungmun Resort is a multi tourism area of Jejudo Island and the largest resort in Korea. It is located in the seashore of Jungmun area, Seogwipo. Its facilities blend in beautifully with its surrounding nature, and in 1971, it was designated an International Tour Site. In the Resort, there are many interesting sites to visit, such as Pacific Land, Yeomiji Arboretum, fishing village for tourists, Seonimgyo Bridge, Cheonjeyeon waterfall, and Jungmun Beach. Also there are great hotels such as Shilla Hotel, Lotte Hotel, Hyatt Hotel, that are internationally well known because celebrities often visit from abroad. This is the biggest Tour complex in Korea. The seashore of the Jungmun Tourst Complex is especially beautiful, and it is often used as a shooting location for movies, dramas, and commericials. A bench in the garden of Shilla Hotel was used in the movie ‘Swiri’and the area has become known as ‘Swiri Hill”. Yeomiji Arboretum is also a must-see travel spot. This arboretum has 2,000 kinds of rare plants in the greenhouse, and 1,700 kinds of flowers and trees outside, Between the arboretum and the garden, you can use a tour train and if you go up to the sky lounge in the middle of the garden, you can see the whole arboretum and if the weather is fine, you can even see Marado Island in the distance.
    Directions :
    From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal(Tel: 064-753-1153), take an Intercity Bus for Seogwipo via Jungmun. Dparts every 10 min. (Travel time 50 min.)
    From Jeju Airport, take Airport Limousine Bus No.600. Runs every 15 min. (Travel time, 45 min.)
    Information :
    - Location: Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo, Jeju-do
    - Inquiries: 064-738-5111(Kor/ Eng/Jap)
    - Admission Fee:
      Adults (age 20 and over) : 1,000 won
      Youth (ages 14 - 19) / Soldier : 800 won
      Children (age 13 and under) : 600 won

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