[Webzine 1] Culture and Experience

Enjoyable like putting a puzzle together
Culture & Experience

Jeju’s exotic scenery captivates the heart of adults and its enjoyable spectacles entertain the children. Everyone gets excited and enjoys the Jeju trip, adults in a mature way and children in a childlike way. You can enjoy viewing the grassy plain that stretches beneath the
oreum while on the Jeju Rail Bike, and encounter Jeju’s mysterious volcanic cave at Manjanggul. The winter season cultural experience trip in Jeju is especially fun. Why don’t you embark on a Jeju traveling course that will give you 100% satisfaction?


Climbing over the hills on a rail bike is another fun attraction.
Allow yourself to be part of Jeju’s winter scenery!

1. The pure natural world that crisscrosses the grassy plains,
Jeju Rail Bike

The Jeju Rail Bike presents an unusual experience of
weaving through the grassy plains that stretch below
Yongnuni Oreum. The peaceful and pastoral scenery
continues like a panorama as you slowly glide across the
open grassland. On a sunny day, you may be lucky enough
to spot cows gathered in the middle of the meadow idly
feeding on grass. No need to fret if you were unable to
meet the cows. The expansive view all around the meadow
will clear your heart and make you feel refreshed. As you
meander along the rail, you will be able to spot Yongnuni
Oreum and Darangshi Oreum which will seem so close,
that they may be grasped by the hand. The two oreums
are actually not too far from the plains, so you can briefly
stop by after enjoying the rail bike.

+82-64-783-0033
641, Yongnunioreum-ro, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Located 1minute away by car from the entrance of Yongnuni
Oreum in the direction of Seongsan
09:00~17:00(Summer Season 17:30)
2Seater 30,000KRW / 3Seater 40,000KRW / 4Seater
48,000KRW
http://www.jejurailpark.com
※ Time of the last ride depends on the weather or time of sunset,
inquiry in advance is required.


The trekking course continues through Seongsan-ri and the town of Ojo-ri,
Both geographically adjacent to Seongsan Ilchulbong.
The course begins at the parking lot below the Ilchulbong,
And comes to an end at the same place after a total length of 8.3km.

2. Jeju Geo Trail that embodies marine culture,
Seongsan · Ojo Geo Trekking

The Seongsan · Ojo Trekking Course, which takes
approximately two hours with an average walking pace, is
best experienced with ample time to thoroughly observe
and enjoy its surroundings. Facing the Ilchulbong from
the parking lot, the course begins on the right hand side
and comes to an end on the left side and, if you start at
the left hand side, the course finishes on the opposite
side. If you follow the direction of the original course
beginning in the town of Seongsan-ri, situated on the
Seongsan peninsula, you will first encounter the ultimate
fortification that Japan rolled into during World War II,
the Jinji Cave. Then, you will discover the 20 different
species of migratory birds in the wetlands of Seongsanpo
Port. You can also spot ‘jokjimeul’, the piles of small rocks
placed to hold the fresh spring water spurting from the
ground, tumulus, a vestige of volcanic activity, and a
monument inscribed with the poem of Sangjin Lee which
sings about the solitude of the sea and island. When the
sun rises from across the Ilchulbong, sunlight reaches
the tranquil town of Ojo-ri, where you can quietly enjoy
the romantic atmosphere. Known as the habitat of the
hibiscus hamabo, the Oreum Siksanbong casts a shadow
on the wide open surface of inland waters which seems
to emanate a peaceful and mysterious energy in the
area. The trekking course which tantalizes you with the
occasional glimpse of the Seongsan Ilchulbong gushes
marine culture like a fresh rainbow


Meet Jeju, the island of mystery inside a cave.
The variety of rocks and stone pillars made from lava stirs your admiration.

3. Mysterious Volcanic Island,
Manjanggul Cave

The lava cave is the best representation of the characteristics of
the volcanic island of Jeju. A cave formed where the lava used
to flow, you can see the wonders of the birth of Jeju in a warm
temperature even in February. The entire length of Manjanggul
reaches 7.4km, and the section open to visitors is about 1km
long. The widest passageway is 18m, and the maximum height
is 23m. When you enter the underground area at the bottom
of some stairs, the cave is a continuation of unrealistic scenery.
Although tens of thousands of years have passed, the traces
of lava that once flowed through the cave still exist with no
change. There are ledge-shaped marks that the lava made when
it scraped past the wall of the cave, rocks that were swept away
with the lava when it came to a stop, as well as the traces of the
wave of lava that appeared near the rocks. The lava droplets
that fell from the ceiling remain mysteriously intact in the lava
stalactite and lava columns.

+82-64-710-7903
3341-3, Gimnyeong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
09:00~18:00(Closed Wednesdays)
Adult 2,000KRW Adolescent · Military 1,000KRW Child 1,000KRW


The place the endures Jeju’s windy winter season.
Where children can have fun with the variety of experiences.

4. The most beautiful place in Jeju,
Jeju Folk Village

Located in Pyoseon-myeon Seogwipo-si, the Jeju Folk
village is a lively reconstruction of Jeju’s ancient culture
and history tracking back to the 1890’s, and is said
to be most Jeju-like place in Jeju. You can have a look
at Jeju’s mountain village, middle class village, fishing
village, shamanistic village, and Jeju’s government
office. In particular, the 100 traditional houses are filled
with things such as pillars and rocks that have been
recovered and perfectly reconstructed from the actual
ancient homes of Jeju’s residents. Various folklore
experience centers are available for the entertainment
of men, women, young and old, including experience
centers where visitors can try out folkcraft, arrowsthrowing
game(tuho), mock punishment at the
government office, and folklore play apparatus.

+82-64-787-4501
631-34, Minsokhaean-ro, Pyoseon-myeon,
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
08:30~17:00
Adult 10,000KRW, Adolescent 7,000KRW Child 6,000KRW


The unique world of a maze,
Made from the figure from the imagery of rocks, wind and women.
Can you allow yourself to run through the maze like ‘Runningman’?

5. Where is the end of this maze?
Maze Land

Embellished with the theme of Jeju’s Samda, Maze Land is a
fun-filled maze park. Its vast open space is filled with mazes
including one made with piled basalt, a second maze made from
the imagery of a storm with the arborvitae, and a third maze
made from the imagery of a female diver with the camellia and
leylandii tree. With a length of 2.3km, the Seokcheok maze
was made to look like a dolharubang from an aerial view. These
mazes are difficult to get through, as shown in an episode of
SBS entertainment program, ‘Runningman’, in which the cast
members experienced difficulties in the maze. The exits of the
wind maze, and woman maze are also difficult to navigate. In
particular, walking through the baby camellia trees in the endless
maze will rouse up the childish innocence that you had long
forgotten about.

+82-64-784-3838 2134-47, Bijarim-ro, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Located 7minutes away from Songdang Town in the direction of Bijarim
Nov-Jan 09:00~17:30/ Feb-Mar 09:00~18:00/ April-May
09:00~18:30/ Jun-Sept 09:00~19:00
Adult 9,000KRW/ Adolescent(Middle and High school Student)·Military
7,000KRW/ Child·Senior(65years and above)·Persons of National Merit
6,000KRW/ Disabled Persons 3,000KRW
mazeland.co.kr


Stay warm from the cold late winter wind
And meet Korea’s first city gallery.

6. The first city gallery,
Gidang Art Museum

If you would like to take shelter from the late winter wind in February for a while, we recommend this place. Located in Sammaebong, the art museum that can best be described as a treasure hunt is Gidang Art museum. You can feel refreshed by visiting one of the three local art museums representing Jeju, including the Jeju Museum of Art and Jeju Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition hall embodies the ‘nul’ of a farm village, and is shaped in a spiral form. As you move along the spiral, you will discover the fact that the bright natural light shines on the artworks, making them look all the more beautiful. Founded on the 1st of July in 1987, Gidang Art Museum is Korea’s first city gallery. Its unique architectural structure houses approximately 650 pieces of excellent modern artwork.

+82-64-733-1586
15, 153beon-gil, Namseongjung-ro,
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
09:00~18:00
Adult 400KRW, Child 150KRW
※ Closed on Mondays


Chusa Kim Jeonghee, the great scholar and artist of late Chosun,
Allow yourself to walk into the world of his art.

7. Meet Chusa Kim Jeonghee,
Jeju Chusa Exhibition

Kim Jeonghee was a scholar from the Chosun Dynasty,
who excelled in academics and art and this is where you
can meet him. Across from the ticketing office stands a
very ugly original dolharubang, that greets visitors as they
arrive. The Chusa Exhibition was built to commemorate
Kim Jeonghee’s life of exile that lasted for 9 years in Jeju.
The cold winds of the winter weather support the classical
grace and grandiosity of this place. In order to preserve
the scenery of Daejung Town Wall, which represents the
culture of exile and its regional traits, most of the exhibition
facilities were placed underground. The solicitude
minimizes the exposed part of the edifice that you can see
above ground, which reflects the lonely and beautiful Jeju
winter.

+82-64-760-3406
44, Chusa-ro, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
09:00~18:00(Last Admission at 17:30)
Adult 500KRW, Child 300KRW
※ Closed on Mondays


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