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!
When think of island-hopping, do you ever think of Jeju? If you haven’t before, then this summer is the perfect time to do so! Come to Jeju and explore other smaller islands around it. Today, let’s see what Biyangdo has to offer.
Biyangdo is a small islet on the west side of Jeju, just off the coast of Hyeopjae Beach and Geumnung Beach. It’s a short 15-minute ferry ride from Hallim Port. You can take bus #702 from Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal to Hallim Port. The bus ride is about an hour. The ferry schedule from Hallim Port to Biyangdo is 9:00am, 12:10pm, and 3:00pm.
As you approach Biyangdo, you can see that it’s dotted with greenery. Legend has it that a mountain was flying to Jeju from China, and as it reached the ocean near Hallim, a woman saw it and shouted “A mountain is flying!” At that, the mountain stopped and became know as Biyangdo, since “biyang” means to “fly over”.
As you come closer to Biyangdo, you can feel the change in the atmosphere. There’s just something wonderful about traveling from one island to another, no matter the distance between them.
You cannot see it from this picture, but at the peak of the island are two craters that form a basin.
Although it only rises about 114 meters above sea level, Biyang Peak makes for a lovely light hike with its lush scenery.
Walking to the top of Biyang Peak, you can see a white lighthouse, one of the highlights of Biyangdo.
This makes me think of Anne of Green Gables, where every path is romantic because of all the spring flowers.
A popular tourist attraction on Biyangdo is the filming site for Korean drama Spring Days (봄날).
This big rock is also a special feature at Biyangdo. From a certain angle, it looks like a baby elephant resting. See if you can spot this elephant rock when you visit.
Summer is a great time to visit Biyangdo because you can go fishing or snorkeling in its blue waters! I heard that the sea life here is spectacular. If anyone has snorkeled here before, please let us know below.
Just a short distance from the coast of Jeju is Biyangdo, where a different world awaits you. Grab your walking shoes and snorkeling gears, and let’s island hop!
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