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!
I mentioned island-hopping on an earlier post about Biyangdo, but one island doesn’t really count! Here’s an introduction to another island in Jeju, called Marado.
Marado is the most southern island off the coast of Jeju. You can go there by taking a ferry at Moseulpo Port or at Sanisoodong Port. From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, you can take bus 755 to Moselupo Port. If you prefer Sanisoodong Port, then transfer to bus 951 at the Saturday Farmers’ Market bus stop and get off at Sanisoodong Port.
Those coming from Seogwipo can take bus 702 from Jungmun Elementary School to Moseulpo Port. If you prefer to take the ferry from Sanisoodong, then transfer to bus 951 at Sagyeri Dong Dong.
The ferry ride is about 30 minutes. Please call to make a reservation ahead of time. The ferry schedule can change depending on the day and weather. Price is 8,000won
Once you arrive at Marado, you can see the blue ocean all around you.
Marado is small, so you can tour the whole island in one or two hours.
It has one branch school, one police station, and one museum.
A couple popular attractions on Marado include the cathedral and lighthouse. This Marado Lighthouse is a symbol of the island and serves as an important geopolitical location.
Despite its small size and population, Marado has places of worship for its three main religions: Catholicism, Protestantism, and Buddhism.
Marado also has cliffs and interesting rock formations for you to explore.
What does this rock formation look like to you?
Wow, look how beautiful this is! I love how you can see the blue of the ocean right outside of the blue of this little pond. It feels like one can wash away all the “dust of life” by spending some time in Marado.
After your walk around the island, you’re bound to be hungry. When you’re on Marado, you must try jajangmyeon! Not only is it a popular dish in Jeju, it is the most famous dish on marado.
If you want to be at the southern-most part of Korea, then island-hop to Marado!
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