Overview Jeju Island

Visiting Jeju Island

Often called the “Hawaii of South Korea”, Jeju Island is the largest island and smallest province in Korea, an isolated enclave with a culture, language and landscape uniquelly distinct from the mainland. Natural treasures abound on the island, from the stunning gardens of Hallim Park, to the towering, crown-like Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. There’s plenty of family-friendly activities on the island as well, from the charming Teddy Bear Museum (home to the world’s smallest teddy at 4.5mm), and unexplainable Mystery Road, where cars in neutral somehow roll uphill.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, ... Read More
Often called the “Hawaii of South Korea”, Jeju Island is the largest island and smallest province in Korea, an isolated enclave with a culture, language and landscape uniquelly distinct from the mainland. Natural treasures abound on the island, from the stunning gardens of Hallim Park, to the towering, crown-like Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. There’s plenty of family-friendly activities on the island as well, from the charming Teddy Bear Museum (home to the world’s smallest teddy at 4.5mm), and unexplainable Mystery Road, where cars in neutral somehow roll uphill.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Jeju Island

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Exploring South-Western Jeju

Written by Composthp on 29 Apr, 2012

The weather had turned foul, threatening to pour rain on my last day in Jeju. I had originally intended to hike Mt Halla but was vetoed by Sylvia due to the lack of snow shoes. So I turned to Sylvia for suggestions on where to…Read More


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Touring Eastern Jeju by Taxi

Written by Composthp on 28 Apr, 2012

Sylvia from TGG had helped arranged for a taxi cum guide for a full day tour of the eastern part of Jeju. After sifting through her contacts and regaling me on the potential driver's capabilities and experience, she final settled for Mr Lee. Mr Lee,…Read More


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Seogwipo: Port, Bridge and An Island called Birdie

Written by Composthp on 26 Apr, 2012

Saeyeon BridgeWe arrived at the Seogwipo port in the late morning and decided at the eleventh hour to join the Jeju submarine tour. With 1 hour to spare, we decided to explore the little island Saesom (Bird Island). Saesom can only be reached via the…Read More


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Jeju Olle Route #6: of oreums, waterfalls and lonely rocks

Written by Composthp on 21 Apr, 2012

Jeju is literally a hiker's playground with 18 walking trails (and numerous sub-trails) to date of varying degrees of difficulty and distance. These trails connect Jeju, bringing hikers past the ordinary as well as the main tourist attractions. "Olle" in Jeju dialect refers to the…Read More


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Beauty & Brawn

Written by Gaires2359 on 01 May, 2004

Sitting 40 miles off the south coast of the Korean peninsula, The Hawaii of the Orient, Jeju-do, is a lush, semi-tropical volcano island where people either make their living from the sea or from the possibility that someone like you will come and visit. During spring,…Read More


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