Travel Diary: Jeju Island

During my stay in South Korea we were lucky enough to visit Jeju Island-a prime destination for tourists! Jeju Island or as Koreans say “Jejudo” is kind of like the Hawaii of Korea. It has gorgeous sights and is also famous for their tasty pork or “ssang-gyup-sal” and orange fields.

Tip! We went to Jeju Island on a package tour deal. I highly recommend going to Jejudo this way. The deal includes the flights, hotel, entrance fees, and tour for an extremely low price compared to if you went on your own. Here are some of my favorite moments from my short two day stay there.

Boat Ride
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We went on an eventful boat ride as part of our tour. It was a great way to see all of the beauty of this island. If you do go on a boat ride, make sure you go to the top deck. It may be wobbly but you get a much greater view.

Glass Castle

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On our tour, we also stopped by Glass Castle. It’s not as amazing as I expected but I do think it was cool taking a look at all of the intricate details of this place.

Camellia Hill

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Camellia Hill is definitely worth a visit! During spring, all of their flowers are in bloom. Their green house is especially amazing along with the pond area. It’s a very serene and picturesque place.

Horse Ride

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I think one of the biggest highlights of my trip was going horse back riding. I haven’t ridden a horse since I was a toddler but even as an adult it was so much fun and slightly terrifying! I think the experience is one I will remember forever.

Cave Spelunking

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Mi-Chun-Gul Park’s main attraction is their adventurous cave. However, the park is also filled with lush nature and ancient statues. Mi-Chun-Gul is so popular, nearly every Korean news channel and variety show has visited!

Olden Day Village

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Although Korea is a very modern country, there are still remaining villages from centuries ago kept in prime condition. This olden day village was small but fun to see how people used to live in Jeju Island. Some people prefer this traditional way of life and still live in these homes today!

Jeju Beach

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The view from this beach on Jeju Island was absolutely spectacular. It really was a jaw dropper! This was the last stop on our tour and they saved the best for last. Pristine waters and mountains like this is what Jeju Island is all about.

I hoped you enjoyed a glimpse of Jeju Island. Stay tuned by following my blog for my final travel post of Korea coming soon!

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