Gimnyeong is a beautiful village on the east side of Jeju, where you can see beautiful beaches and powerful wind turbines.
One can experience the beauty of nature and culture at Gimnyeong Village.
You can find information about Gimnyeong at the Harmony Center.
The Geo trail from Gimnyeong to Woljeong is 14.6 km, starting from Harmony Center.
Before we have the modern lighthouses with its tall towers, Gimnyeong has this stone lighthouse. This is Dodaebul standing on top of Maedangsan Hill.
Inside this underground cave is a freshwater spring.
You can go swimming at Cheonggul Spring, where there is freshwater even though it is surrounded by the sea.
Locals have a traditional pig ritual “dotje” where they sacrifice black pigs and share the pork with the community.
Gimnyeong has more than 30 wall murals. This special mural is designed with metal.
If you would like to enjoy Gimnyeong at a relaxing pace, you can stay at one of the Geo guest houses overnight.
Gimnyeong Restaurants and Cafes:
1.Keunmul Heobok 큰물허벅 Open from 8:30am- 8:30pm.
Recommendation: abalone in a stone pot 전복뚝배기; 12,000won
2.Dong Seong Restaurant 동성식당 Open from 11:30am-1:30pm, 6pm-9:30pm
Recommendation: fern spicy stew 고사리육개장, 8,000won
3.Jeonguk Seafood 전국수산 Open from 10:30am-7:30pm
Recommendation: abalone porridge 전북죽, 12,000won
4.Woori Doori Restaurant 우리두리식당 Open from 11am-10:30pm
Recommendation: Homemade meal with side dishes 거정식백반, 7,000won
5. Kimnyeong Haenyeo Raw Fish 김녕해녀직영횟집 Open from 9:30am-7:30pm
Recommendation: Mackerel 10,000won, Conch shell 10,000won
6. Jjokeurak Cafe 쪼글락카페 Open 11am-9pm
7. Dashi Bang Project Cafe 다시방 프로젝트 카페 Open 10am-7pm
For more information about Gimnyeong Geo trails, click here.