– Jeju Tourism’s resident Korean travel diarist was out on his island travels again and sent this story –
Dodubong is one of Jeju Island’s 31 hidden and secret attractions. Plus it is a small oreum(parasitic volcano) to climb at only 65 meters in height.
Actually we call it Dodubong instead of Dodu Oreum due to an old signal fire that used to burn at the summit.
Nearby Sarabong and Susanbong have similar histories and now have similar uses. They are places of rest for residents and tourists.
Dodubong is right next to the coastal road meaning there are lots of good cafes and restaurants. This is a good place for exercise after some conspicuous consumption.
You have two entrances to choose between. Climb from Dodu Port or climb from the coastal road.
I climbed from the coastal road because it is the easiest to access.
The walking course is about 900m in length lasting 20 minutes to the top.
Jeju Olle Trail Route 17 runs through here. If a place is good enough to be on the trail then that is an indication of quality.
During the climb you’ll pass exercise equipment in use by Jeju residents. There’s a friendly feeling about Dodubong. Tourists and every day life mixes into one.
Follow the steps above and get to the summit. The view then spreads out like a picture in all directions.
Dodubong might not be high, but you can see Jeju City. It’s a pretty good view with the ocean and airport too. People love watching the airplanes.
The adjacent coastal road is considered one of the best drives on the island. From Dodubong you get a different feeling about it.
Then in the other direction you have Iho Beach.
Without big but pleasant expectations drop by and enjoy Dodubong.