Thousands vie for coveted spot in Jeju World Heritage Festival exploration programs

The first round of online reservations for premiere programs at the 2021 World Heritage Festival: Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes, slated for Oct. 1 to Oct. 17, garnered a lot of interest! 

Over 1,000 people applied to each of the Special Explorations of Manjanggul Lava Tube Full Course (sections of the lava tube system that are normally closed to the public) and the Pilgrimage to World Natural Heritage Sites programs. 

That’s an amazing response, and you can see why from these photos taken at Manjanggul Cave recently during a press tour there. Such a spectacular place and opportunity! 

A second round of online reservations, this time for the Walking Tour, Exploration Bus (Highlighting the World Natural Heritage Sites), Night Walking on Hallasan Mountain (at Eoseungsaengak), begins on Aug. 12. 

There will be other public events that are free for everyone to join, like a weekend wellness area (with yoga and wholesome local food, Oct. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17) and a large official ceremony held at Seongsan Sunrise Peak on the Oct. 16. Immersive art performances, night walks in nature, visits to various heritage sites and more, are also highlights. We’ll have more information for you as the summer progresses.

Please refer to the festival website for more information and the program schedule in English

※ The program schedule may change depending on the COVID-19 situation.


Related Article: Experience Jeju’s UNESCO Accredited Natural Wonders

Please note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, traveling to Jeju is problematic. In the meantime, we are highlighting some of the island’s attractions. We sincerely hope you will visit Jeju once it is safe to do so.

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