Yongnuni Oreum (Dragon Eye Oreum): Autumn 2015

An important note on Jeju’s updated bus system and this blog post

From August 2017, Jeju Island implemented a new city and intercity bus system. It increased the number of buses in service, while simplifying the routes, fees and numbering system.

Consequently, the contents of this previously published blog post may have changed. We therefore would kindly request that you consult this page for new bus maps in English on VisitJeju.net,  and this page on our blog for a chart of the old and new bus route numbers.

If you read Korean, then the province’s official bus system website is a useful and up-to-date resource. We hope you’ll enjoy your travels on Jeju Island!

Yongnuni Oreum is one of Jeju’s 368 oreums.

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Yongnun means dragon eye, and oreum is a volcanic cone. Yongnuni Oreum is located in Gujwa-Eup, northeast of Jeju City.

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Directions by bus: Take bus 100 or 500 to Namseogwangmaeul (남서광마을) which means Namseogwang Village. Transfer to bus 710, and then get off at the entrance of Gasinam-dong (가시남동).

If you drive, there is a parking lot for your car.

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In the fall, Jeju’s oreums are full of eulalia, or silver grass. Yongnuni Oreum is especially picturesque with fields of eulialia swaying in the wind.

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Climbing up Yongnuni takes about 30 minutes. Looking down, you can see the silver grass swaying in the breeze. One can even see a tomb resting peacefully on the hill.

Nearby are several wind turbines using wind to create energy.

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It was really windy when we climbed Yongnuni at the end of October. You can see all around the oreum when you reach the peak. Looking closely, you can see pops of colors from the flowers that co-exist with the autumn grass.

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After your trip up Yongnuni oreum, you can regain your energy with some Jeju tangerines. If you want to explore more of Jeju, there is an advertisement of Jeju Railbike.

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Have you been to Yongnuni Oreum yet? If not, autumn is the perfect time to go and see the beautiful hills covered with eulalia.

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