First Time Tourists Guide in Jeju City, South Korea

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Jeju City is the capital and the largest city of Jeju Island, South Korea

The city is located on the north side of the island

Jeju tourism is known for the mix of modern and traditional attractions

  The best tourist attractions in the city are the Hallasan National Park, Jeju Haeneyo Museum, Teddy Bear Museum, and many more

Also, don't forget to take pictures in the Buckwheat Fields

Discover the uniqueness of Jeju City

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SIGHTSEEING

Have a walking tour or hiking on the Hallasan National Park and enjoy incredible views of Jeju island. It is a park on a large mountain with a shield volcano. As the highest peak in South Korea, this national park has features featuring hiking trails and sweeping views. You can also have a breathtaking view of many alpine plants in the mounting area.

Mount Hallasan

the best horse at hallasan with a scenic view at the top

Address : Odeung-dong, Jeju-si

DOWNTOWN

The downtown Jeju is vibrant and lively packed with cafes and eateries serving fresh and delicious seafood restaurants. There are many modern Korean high-rise apartments reside in the downtown. You can also find Osulloc Tea Museum near to the downtown. The museum showcases green tea, an observatory with countryside views & a popular gift shop & cafe.

Osulloc Tea Museum

This place is so chill and nice to have cup of tea and sit around enjoying the blue sky and greenery

Address : 15 Sinhwayeoksa-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

SHOPPING

Shop or just stroll around Jeju Five-Day Folk Market to feel the local atmosphere of Jeju locals. You can find many food stalls, fresh food ingredients, local handicrafts, and other general goods in the market. This traditional market is open from Saturday to Thursday.

Jeju Five-Day Folk Market

Big famous in area with really nice street food and made with local ingredients

Address : 26 Oiljangseo-gil, Doduil-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

FOOD & DRINK

If you are a seafood lover, raw sashimi and abalone are must to taste cuisine in Jeju. No trip to Jeju is completed without trying their sashimi. One set of fresh sashimi is accompanied by various small plates of Korean side dishes and spicy soup. And for the drink, you can try their Soju. The well-known soju is a traditional alcoholic drink in Korea. In Jeju, there is special soju named by a city in Jeju, called Hallasan soju.

CULTURE

Explore the unique culture of Jeju in the city. People in Jeju has a different dialect of Korean language than the other cities in Korea. Though the city is influenced by modern culture, the people still root to the Korean traditions and they are very welcome to tourists.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Jeju is from November to February. Around the time, the city has comfortable weather and temperature to have outdoor activities.

HOTEL

Hotel Regent Marine The Blue is one of the best deal hotels you can book for your trip to Jeju. This hotel is located in front of the East Sea. But if you want to have a luxury stay in the city, Ocean Suites Jeju Hotel is one of the top recommendations for you. Every room in the hotel is decorated in a contemporary style and featured with free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, minifridges, and coffeemaking equipment; some have heated floors. Some rooms in the hotel features oceanfront view and some have a beautiful city view.

Hotel Regent Marine The Blue

Great location by the sea in Jeju "old town" with great view from room

Address : 20 Seobudu 2-gil, Geonip-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

Ocean Suites Jeju Hotel

Quite an old hotel with best view of the sea

Address : 74 Tapdonghaean-ro, Samdoi-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

RESTAURANT

Taste the Jeju local culinary in Myeongjin Jeonbok. Overviewing seafront, this restaurant is popular among tourists and locals. The grilled abalone is a must-order menu in the restaurant. But if you are looking for more than Korean dishes, Narnia Restaurant & Cafe offers you a fine dining experience on the beautiful island of Jeju. Overviewing the natural view of Jeju island, this restaurant has numerous locals and international cuisines to order.

Myeongjin Jeonbok

Best place in Jeju for abalone

Address : 1282 Haemajihaean-ro, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

Narnia Restaurant & Cafe

One of favourite places in Jeju with wonderful views and a very professional staff

Address : 424 Yerae-ro, Haye-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

CAFE

Located in the Jeju downtown, Espresso Lounge is an ideal cafe to enjoy your leisure time drinking coffee. This cafe has a lot of seats and a wide area as well as a great ambiance to relax. Order their delicious tart to accompany your coffee. But if you are looking for a cafe with the best view, Café Delmoondo is where you go. Overlooking the blue ocean, there is a selection of coffees from the fresh-roasted beans to refresh your mind.

Espresso Lounge

Super cozy place with a very nice ambience

Address : 2319-4 Nohyeong-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

Café Delmoondo

Amazing cafe with the views of the ocean and the hills are truly special

Address : 1008-1 Hamdok-ri, Jochon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Enjoy drinking beers in Jeju Seogwipo Pub Crawl. This pub is the most ideal place to have pleasure drinking experience in Jeju. This hot pub is usually crowded by travelers and locals. But you can also enjoy nighttime dancing and grooving to the music in Surf Bar Goofy Foot: This place is famous for the surf bar with craft beer. There is also a pool table to play.

Jeju Seogwipo Pub Crawl

Great time with new people and fabulous pubs

Address : 511-8 Jeongbang-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

Surf Bar Goofy Foot:

Very nice place with nice bartenders and great atmosphere

Address : South Korea, Jeju-do, Jeju-si, Idoi-dong, 이도2동 1767-27 지하

INTERESTING PLACE

Explore Jeju Haeneyo Museum. This museum is dedicated to Jeju's female divers. The museum is built to honor female divers in Jeju that are known to have the best skill in diving and collecting shellfish without any proper diving equipment. The museum is divided into three sections; Hanyeo Diver's Life in the first hall, Hanyeo's diving equipment in the second half, and history of the fishing industry in the third hall. You can also buy souvenirs related to female divers in the first hall. Another museum to explore in Jeju is Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema. This museum displays the unique artworks of various artists like Ugo Rondinone, Kohei Nawa, and Andy Warhol. It's recommended for modern art lovers.

Jeju Haeneyo Museum

Great place to learn about the history of Jeju island woman's courageous deep dive fishing methods

Address : Hado-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema

Art museum

Address : 14 Tapdong-ro, Samdoi-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Buckwheat Fields is the most popular spot to take pictures in Jeju. The buckwheat blossoms are spread beautifully like a wave of a white ocean. The most instagramable spot in the field is the wooden swinging bench. To find the bench, you can just follow the small market path. Also, capture the best collection of a cute teddy bear in Teddy Bear Museum. The teddy bear collections are made in many kinds of shapes, sizes, and dressed in any kind of cloths.

Buckwheat Fieldsn Jeju

A large place with nice views

Address : 산76 Ora-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea