Best Volcanic Cones in Jeju Island To Visit In Korea!
In this article we will share to you the best volcanic cones in jeju island for you to stroll around as you travel Jeju island in south korea. Jeju Island, as we know, is the third most famous place to visit in korea after seoul and busan, and also the most famous and largest island in south korea.
Jeju island was formed by eruption of an underwater volcano around 2 million years ago. Therefore, there are more than 360 Volcanic cones distributed all around this island. Volcanic cones is usually known as Oreum in jeju dialect. Here are some best volcanic cones to visit during your travel in Jeju Island. Let’s dive right to it!
Geum Oreum is in one of the most beautiful oreum located in the west of Jeju Island and renowned for its beautiful sunset view. This place was featured on some popular korean TV Show’s like Hyori’s Bed and breakfast to mention. Other than the sunset, this beautiful oreum is also a popular as paragliding spot for it’s beautiful surrounding views.
Address: 산1-1 Geumak-ri, Hallim-eub, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
Tarabi Oreum is the second most beautiful Jeju Oreum that you must visit in Jeju Island for its amazing scenery of sunset meets the silver grass fields. When you reach the peak, you will be mesmerized by the landscapes of windmills and the grassland.
Jeongmul Oreum is a 1.3 kilometer loop trail located near Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.
Address: Geumak-ri, Hallim-eub, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
Gunsan Oreum is a volcanic cone that lies horizontally across the Changocheon Stream in front of Andeok-myeon Changcheon-ri, enveloping Nandeureu on its southern face. The road that branches off the west of Nandeureu follows this mountain’s western slope in a steep and curvy hill, which leads into a sedimentary layer of a valley to the south.
Gunsan Oreum is the largest Oreum in Jeju Island well known for sunset view and also the magnificent landscapes of the Sanbangsan and Seogwipo areas.
Sara Oreum is located on south of the Seongpanak Trail in Seogwipo in Jeju Island. Sara Oreum is actually the highest Oreum in Jeju Island, known as Hallasan Mountain Gems. You can expect the amazing views of Seogwipo city and sea.
Mulyeongari Volcanic Cone stands in the middle of an undulating hilly area. On top of the volcanic cone, there is a mountain top crater lake resembling a large bowl. It is designated as the 5th Ramsar wetland in 2006.
Therefore, the volcanic cone is an important place in terms of preserving the natural ecosystem. Mulyeongari Volcanic Cone also called Suyeongak or Suryeongak because the crater lake at the top of the volcanic cone always holds still water. There are more than 800 stairs that take about an hour to reach the top, which can be quite challenging.
Baekyak-Ioreum is located about 3.5km northeast of the entrance to Seongeup 2-ri, Pyoseon-myeon. Located on the border with Songdang-ri, Gujwa-eup, this oreum is called Baekyak-i Oreum (百藥岳) because many medicinal herbs have been growing wild since ancient times. It is in the shape of a flat crater (gumburi), and medicinal herbs such as dogwood flowers, perfume oil, mugwort, banyan grass, laminaria, and rhododendron grow wild inside.
Many cows are freely out to the grassland, which brings to remembrance Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm in Gangwon-do. It is an emerging snap photoshoot spot after being featured in ‘Hyori’s Bed & Breakfast’. Also, it’s a great place to see Udo Island and Seongsan Ilchulbong at a distance.
Geomun Oreum was created by volcanic activities between 100,000 and 300,000 years ago. Lava flow from the crater went along the coastal slope to the Northeast and formed a unique geographical feature called Seonheulgot.
The lave flow also formed Bengdwigul Cave on the left side, and Manjanggul, Gimnyeonggul, Yongcheondonggul and Dangcheomuldonggul Caves on the right side. Each of these caves has its own unique features.
Abu Oreum is a circular cone in Jeju Island. WIth just walk about 5 minutes, you can reach the peak of it. However, it takes an hour to walk the full circle of this oreum. If you know Seoul-Lee Hyori MV then you will recognized this oreum.
Darangshi Oreum is one of Jeju’s 368 oreums. It is located near Mazeland, Bijarim, and Yongnuni Oreum. Darangshi Oreum rises about 382 meters above ground level, so the walk can feel a little steep.
Another special feature of Darangshi Oreum is the crater at the top of the oreum. Darangshi Oreum is a beautiful place to watch the sunrise or doing paragliding.
Address: Jeju-si, Gujwa-Eup, Sehwa-ri San 6 (제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 세화리 산 6)
Andol Oreum is the latest hotspot of Oreum in Jeju Island as it was just open for public. Before it was Private land, it used to become one of hidden gems in Jeju island before it becoming one of the usual must visit volcanic cone in jeju.
Make sure you go to Andol Oreum Secret Garden if you are looking for the best spot for taking pictures.
Secret Garden address: 2173, Seongdang-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si
Fee: 2,000 won (cash only).
Opening hours: 09.00 to 18:30.
Yongnuni Oreum maybe the one you see the most when you find Jeju Island as it was famous for its dragon shape. Yongnuni Oreum is a great place to enjoy the sunset view and landscape of Seongsan Ilchulbong sunrise peak. It’s so gentle and easy to hike the hill, only take about 30 minutes to go up.
Saebyeol Oreum is mostly covered in grass, with some part of northern slope covered in scrubs. Saebyeol Oreum volcanic cone gets its name from the fact that it stands along with the morning star under the evening sky.
This Oreum is most visited in Jeju Island during autumn for it’s magnificent silver grass fields view, Hallasan Mountain and biyangdo island.
Have you ever visit to these volcanic cones? how do you think about it? Let us know in the comment sections below!