Hidden Gems to find and to do in Jeju Island, South Korea

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In this article, we will share few hidden gems you can do as you travel Jeju Island, South Korea. We’ve shared about 14 must visit attractions you can do in Jeju Island before, this time we will share the other hidden gems you can do as you traveling Jeju Island, the most beautiful Island in South Korea. 

Jeju Island is known as Hawaii of South Korea, and also famous for its natural beauty such as volcanic landmarks, white sand beaches, waterfalls, and other natural wonders. 

Why I share this hidden gems to do in Jeju Island in South Korea is that because most of the things I shared in the post before about jeju island is usually full packed and filled with the crowd. However, this hidden gems, just like it’s name, it is hidden from most tourist, so you can expect this places are not as crowded as the other must visit attractions you read in my previous post about Jeju Island.

What is Hidden Gems to do in Jeju Island?

I knew many of you can’t wait to get to the point of what hidden gems to do in Jeju Island that most tourist doesn’t know, so let’s dive right to it.

Gasiri Wind Power Plant Canola Field 가시리 풍력발전소

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The Gasiri Wind Power Plant is a field of beautiful yellow beacons with wind turbines as the backdrop for your postcards photos. If you visit during spring, the Noksan-ro road that lines the way into the wind power farm is even lined with Cherry Blossoms!
 
Useful Informations:
  • Address: 녹산로 유체꽃 도로
    제주 특별 자치도, 서귀표시 표선면 가시리 산 51-1
    Noksan-ro Canola Flower Road
    San 51-1 Gasi-ri, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju-do, South Korea

Boromwat

boromwat jeju island south korea

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Boromwat Buckwheat fields gained popularity after being featured in the Korean hit drama “Goblin”. If you visit in summer, there are even fields of hydrangeas and lavender and farm animals like chickens, goats and sheep all around the fields.
 
Useful Informations:
  • Address: 2350-104 번영로 표선면 Seogwipo-si Jeju-do KR, South Korea
  • Opening Hours: 09.30 to 18.00
  • Phone: +82 64-900-8800

Dalri Scent (달리센트)

dalri scent Jeju island south Korea

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A trendy and quirky select shop that has a wide array of unique artistic items, of which many are handmade. You can find items such as handmade soaps, candles, as well as fun interior decorating pieces and even books. The eclectic selection of goods is definitely worth checking out!

Useful Informations:

  • Address: 991 Jongdal-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju City (제주시 구좌읍 종달리 1991)
  • Opening Hours: 11.00 to 18.00
  • Instagram: Dalriscent

Saryeoni Forest Trail

saryeoni forest

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For the more adventurous types, escape into nature on the Saryeoni Forest Trail. It is one of Jeju’s top forest walking trails, and you can even find some wild animals on the path.

Useful Informations:

  • Address: 산 137-1 Gyorae-ri, Jochon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
  • Opening Hours: 09.00 to 17.00

Bonte Museum

It is something different from the usual Teddy Bear museum or Hello Kitty Island. You can check out this museum, especially the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrored Room. It feels like you’ve stepped into a whole new galaxy as soon as you enter the room.

Useful Informations:

  • Address : Sangcheon-ri, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
  • Opening Hours : Daily 10am-6pm
  • How To Get There : Take bus 600 at Arrival Gate 1 of Jeju International Airport and alight at Yeomiji Botanic Gardens, from there hop onto a cab to Bonte Museum. It should cost you about KRW10,000

Mendorongjang Flea Market

mendorong flea market jeju island south korea

Jeju Island is known to be a haven for artists of all genres, and many of them choose to offer their creations for sale at Jeju’s flea markets. One such flea market that is growing in popularity is the Mendorongjang, located east of Jeju City, next to Hamdeok Beach.

You can find a variety of different items, such as handmade clothing, jewelry, art pieces, interior decorating items, and so much more.

It is set up on the grassy field next to Hamdeok Beach, you can enjoy some light shopping with a beautiful ocean view, as well as take a light, scenic stroll around the area on their walking trails.

Useful Informations:

  • Address : 1008 Hamdeok-ri, Jocheon-eup, Jeju City (제주시 조천읍 함덕리 1008)
  • Opening Hours : Sundays 17.00 – 19.00

Camellia Hill 카멜리아 힐

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Impress your loved one by taking them to this field of Camellias, flowers that represent ‘I love you and only you.’ The Jeju Camellia Hill is the largest Camellia arboretum in East Asia with a forest of over 6000 Camellia trees!

Useful Informations:

  • Address : 166 Byeong-ak-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seoguipo-shi
  • Opening Hours: 08.30 – 18.00

ALICE into the Rabbit Hole

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If you are an Alice in Wonderland fan, then you definitely need to visit the ALICE into the Rabbit Hole exhibition. It is an immersive installation that allows you to walk in the novel’s oddities with a vibrant backdrop. Every single room is worth an Instagram picture! You can even enjoy the iconic Mad Tea Party in a pastel twist. 

Useful Informations:

  • Address: 1878 Jungsanganseo-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju-do
  • Opening Hours: 09.00 – 18.00
  • How To Get There
    Take Airport Line Bus No.600, then get off at Teddy Valley Golf and Resort.
    Take Circular bus No.820-1, get off at Soingook Theme Park station

How to get around Jeju Island?

Public Transportation

jeju city tour bus

There are two different buses you can take after landing depending on where you’re headed which is the airport limousine bus or the city bus. You can pay for your rides with the T-Money card to save your cash to pay for other things.

Jeju City Bus

The Jeju City Bus offers you ultimate flexibility with their hop on and hop off policy. The bus departs every hour allowing you plenty of time to visit each site before heading off to the next.

Car

If you’re up for a road trip, one of the best options would be to rent a car. This gives you the freedom to head to any of the spots on this list at your own pace and you can also pay the driver to drive you to all destinations you wanted to go.

Where is Jeju Island?

Jeju Island 제주도 is the largest island that located in Jeju Province. To be exact, Jeju island lies in the Korea Strait, below the Korean Peninsula, south of the Southern Jeolla Province in South Korea.

Go to Jeju from Seoul

You will need to take a short one hour flight from Seoul to Jeju Island. There are multiple carriers with plenty of flights daily so you won’t have to worry about not being able to get there.

There is only one airport in Jeju Island, Jeju International Airport and you can fly from either Incheon International Airport or Gimpo Airport.

Best time to visit Jeju

Jeju_King_Cherry_Blossom_Spring_Festival

The best time to visit Jeju is in Spring (March to early April) where the weather is pleasantly mild and there are beautiful Cherry Blossom, Canola and Azaleas in full bloom. However it also mean that there will be very crowd seasons to come.

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