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!
Do you feel tired and stressed? Come find healing at Jeju Herb Garden, where your senses will be revitalized!
Jeju Herb Garden, also called Herb Dongsan, is a place where you can find rest and refreshment for your body and mind. This special garden is 16.3 acres big (20,000 pyung) and has all kinds of herbs and wildflowers for you to enjoy while walking along its many paths.
Address: 2608 Pyeoseon-ri, Pyeoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju (제주특별자치도 서귀포시 표선면 표선리 2608)
Directions by bus: You can take public transportation here by taking bus #720-1 at Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal.
After about 1.5 hours, get off at the Herb Garden (허브동산) bus stop. The cost is 3,300won. You can pay by cash or use your T-money card.
Keep in mind that the bus only goes directly from Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal to Herb Garden bus stop 4 times a day. If you miss the bus, there is an alternative way. You can take bus #720 to the Pyoseonri (표선리) bus stop and then take a taxi for 2,800 won (about 5 minutes) to Herb Garden.
Herb Garden is right across from the bus stop. The general admission fee is 9,000 won.
Herb Garden has 14 different areas for you to discover, from outdoor gardens to indoor greenhouse, from places to rest and places to indulge yourself.
When the sun is out, soak in some Vitamin D and smell the fresh scent of different trees and plants.
If you love flowers, there are outdoor gardens as well as a green house filled with wild flowers and exotic flowers.
If you’re looking for a little romance, stop by this windmill and see if you can find a hidden “Kiss Passage! “
When the breeze blows gently, sit on this wooden swing and feel your stress fly away.
For those who would like to spend more time to rest and relax at Herb Garden, you can stay at one of their many quaint pensions on the premise. Doesn’t this look like a house of dreams?
After a long day of walking, make sure to indulge yourself with their special foot bath!
The foot bath experience is about 20 minutes and costs 12,000 won. It’s totally worth the money because your feet need special treatment too! You can go in by yourself or go with a group of friends.
First, the small bathtub will be filled with hot water, then sprinkled with rose powder. Look at that pretty pink color! Then the instructor will drop in some peppermint oil to help you relax.
The instructor will explain the benefits of the foot bath and give you time to massage your feet (and hands) with rose salt and oil. My feet and legs felt so soft after this foot bath!
My feet totally enjoyed the spa treatment! You can buy special skin care products in their herb shop so you can have your own spa at home. Is this how the rosemary essence is made?
Your journey doesn’t have to end here. There are many other paths in Herb Garden waiting for you to explore. If you’re feeling hungry, then you must stop by the Herb Cafe and try their giant burger and herb bibimbap. Curious? Read more about it here!