You need to take a short flight from Busan to reach Jeju Island. The flight lasts 1 hour. Jeju Islands has everything going for it. Hiking trails on verdant mountains, sandy beaches, theme parks, city life and much more are on offer here.
Things to do in Jeju Island.
1. Hallim Park is a large botanical garden divided into 16 smaller gardens. Don’t miss the bonsai gardens and lava caves.
2. Hyeop-jae Beach: Chill at this beach which is located very close to the Hallim Park. It is 1 hour away from the Jeju city.
3. Seongsan Ilchubong is one of the most popular attraction of Jeju Islands. Seongsan Ilchubong is UNESCO World Heritage Site and a product of volcanic eruption 1 lakh years ago. You can reach the top of the dramatic crater after an hour long hike.
4. Yeomiji Botanic Garden is one of the biggest and best botanical gardens in all of Asia.
5. Iho Beachis known for its two colored sands. It is nice for swimming too.
6. There is no way you are leaving Jeju island without seeing Jungmun Lava Column. Watch sea waves crash into the beautiful hexagonal lava columns.
7. You can go museum hopping. Jeju islands has some interesting museums such as Haenyeo Museum, Green Tea Museum, Museum of African Art, Jeju Independence Museum, Jeju Teddy Bear Museum, Haenyeo Museum and so on.
8. You can visit the folk villages to acquaint yourself with the authentic local lifestyle. While Seongeup Folklore Village is the most popular one, Jeju Folk Village Museum and Folklore and Natural History Museum are also a must visit.
9. Manjanggul Lava-tube has the world’s largest known lava column. It is UNESCO World Natural Heritage. Carrying a head lamp is advised.
10. Cheonjiyeon Waterfall is the most famous waterfall in South Korea. Visiting in during the night is rewarding as it is artificially lit.