Samseonghyeol in Jeju

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,  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!


The legend of the three demigods who founded the Tamna Kingdom (Jeju’s former name) lives on at Samseonghyeol. Spring and autumn memorial services are offered in this sanctuary starting from 1526.


Address: 22 Samseong-ro, Jeju-so, Jeju (제주특별자치도 제주시 삼성로 22)

Directions by bus: From Jeju City Hall, you can take bus 11 or 20 to Donggwangyang (동광양)  bus stop. You can also take bus 500, 37, or 36 t0 Boseongsijang (보성시장) bus stop. Or you can take 10, 28, or 43 to Gwangyang (광양) bus stop. From these bus stops, you need to walk about 10 minutes to get to Samseonghyeol.


Designated as historic site 134, Samseonghyeol celebrates the founding of Jeju island. According to legend, three demigods emerged from the holes within the rock circle from the picture at the top of the post. They lived by hunting and gathering before they married three princesses from the kingdom of Byeongnang, who brought with them cattle and five different seeds. From then they established agriculture in Jeju, and eventually founded the Tamna Kingdom.


General admission is 2,500won for an adult. It’s opened from 8:30 to 17:30 from October to march, and 8:30 to 18:30 from April to September.

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