Jeju World Natural Heritage Center
Secrets of Jeju’s formation revealed
The Jeju World Natural Heritage Center was built to commemorate the value of Jeju’s nature, the only site in Korea to attain the three certifications of UNESCO (World Natural Heritage, Global Geopark, and Biosphere Reserve).
The 4-D theater, which documents the creation of Jeju, exhibitions on the life of the Halla Mountain, and lava tubes, makes this destination the most important one for lovers of nature in Jeju.
▶ Entrance fee : Adults - KRW 3,000 / TeenagersㆍChildren - KRW 2,000
▶TEL : 064-710-8980
The best of UNESCO’s Natural Heritage
Geomun Oreum houses the largest erosion gully formed by volcanic activities in Jeju, which stretches for 4 km in a U shape. It is also known as Geomulchang (Geomeolchang) and “Geomeun Oreum,”
or “black Oreum”; the etymological roots of the character “Geom” is thought to be stemming from the character “Gam” or “Geom” of the Gojoseon Period. Hence, Geomun Oreum is interpreted as a “holy mountain.”
▶Maximum number of people for daily visit is 450. (Reservation - ☎1800-2002)
▶TEL : 064-710-8981
Fairy and the Woodcutter
A call back to old memories
Fairy and the Woodcutter brings back the memories of the 50s to the 80s, with authentic paraphernalia and an even more realistic atmosphere.
Visitors can enjoy school uniform rentals (free), go-go, a horror house, traditional plays, and other things that hearken back the period of the popular tvn drama series, Reply.
▶Entrance fee : Adults - KRW 11,000 / Teenagers - KRW 9,000 / Children - KRW 8,000
▶TEL : 064-784-9001
An eco-tour through green tea fields and natural caves
Daheeyeon offers a number of activities catered toward eco-tourism such as green tea fields, a natural cavern cafe, a tea culture center, and a zip line.
Visitors can bask under the mysterious energy of untold millennia in the natural caves while having a cup of tea.
▶Entrance fee : Adults - KRW 5,000 / Teenagers - KRW 3,000 / Children - KRW 2,000
▶TEL : 064-782-0005
A breathtaking view of the deciduous evergreen forest
The summit of Albam Oreum offers a breathtaking view of the deciduous evergreen forest of Seonheul’s the camellia hill.
A crater in the form of a horseshoe with a cleft toward northwest, the signpost for Albamegi Oreum stands 6.2 km away from Seonheul-ri on Jungsangan Highway.
The crater is filled with a virgin forest. The hiking trail begins about 100 m away from the road leading to the Oreum, with a 30 minute climb to the summit.
Camellia Hill Wetlands Center
An outstanding example of biodiversity and ecology
Camellia Hill Wetlands is one of the most important ecological systems in Jeju.
It is home to numerous rare species of flora and fauna including the Jeju grape fern, an endangered species found for the first time in the Gotjawal of the area.
It is designated as a protected wetland by the Ministry of Environment and as a Ramsar wetland site internationally.
▶TEL : 064-784-9446
One of Korea’s largest mineral and fossil museums
Following the tradition of “Samdado,” an island with plenty of wind, women, and stone, Hanul Land offers two theme museums of minerals/ fossils and kites, as well as pension, resort, and restaurant facilities.
Visitors can opt for learning programs on fossils and minerals, or try their hands at making their own kites to fly over the museum.
Entrance fee : Adults - KRW 9,000 / Teenagers· Children KRW7,000원
▶TEL : 064-783-5788
A streamlined hill for a leisurely stroll
The name Eodae Oreum already betrays the comfortable, streamlined nature of its ridge.
Standing 210.5 m above sea level at the summit, it takes only 20 min to walk to the summit, making it suitable for a leisurely stroll for those new to the Oreum climbing scene.
To the southwest lies the Juche Oreum, while the northeastern part is home to the Deokcheonri Hadong (Ildeokcheon and Hadeokcheon) area.
The natural cave, “Daerim Cave”, formerly of “Keungotgeomeol,” lies to the west of Eodae Oreum.
A Volcanic cone with fields
Dunji Oreum is quite easy to find on the account of it being comparatively steeper than other Oreum, standing like a concert hall in a wide field.
“Dunji,” in Jeju language, refers to an elevated area that is slightly higher than its surroundings, such as in the case of a large flock of livestock being called “dunjitda.”
The name “Dunji Oreum” is thus believed to have come from the numerous volcanic debris flow formations around the Oreum.
A maze theme park to put even The Running Man to shame
A theme park with mazes styled from “Samda” (plenties of wind, women, and stone) of Jeju, Maze Land is a great option for the entire family to get some fresh air and far infrared light.
The Maze Puzzle Museum challenges the limits of cognitive ability, while the foot bath and cafe offers a relaxing break from everyday life.
▶Entrance fee : Adults - KRW 9,000 / Teenagers - KRW 7,000 / Children - KRW 6,000
▶TEL : 064-784-3838
A nutmeg forest of a thousand years
Nearly 2,800 Bija (nutmeg) trees, each aged between 500 and 800 years, cover the sky in one of the largest single-species forests in the world.
Designated as the 374th Natural Monument of Korea, Bijarim offers an accessible route into the heart of nature.
The edge of the forest is dotted with nutmeg trees that are said to be of a thousand years.
▶Entrance fee : Adults - KRW 1,500 / Teenagers - KRW 800 / Free for children 7 years and under
▶TEL : 064-710-7897
A tragic chapter in Jeju’s history
The queen Oreum of Gujwa-eup with a large cedar forest, Darangshi Oreum is home to a darker secret of the Darangshi Cave, where the remains of the 11 victims of the April 3rd Massacre were found.
The top of the Oreum features a deep and large conical crater.
The oval-shaped crater is nearly 1,500 m large in terms of outer circumference, with the northern side being comparatively flat while the southern side being as deep as Baekrokdam crater on Hallasan Mountain.
Jeju Rail Bike
A new paradigm for a family-friendly theme park
Set against the massive Yongnuni Oreum in the field of Jongdal-ri, Gujwaeup, Jeju Rail Bike is home to 90 pedal-powered rail bikes that circulate 4km-long tracks.
It takes a total of 40 min to completely circulate the rail, and windscreens allow visitors to enjoy the sight even during the rainy or winter season.
▶Entrance fee: Two-person bike - KWR 30,000 / Three-person bike - KRW 40,000 / Four-person bike - KRW 48,000
▶TEL : 064-783-0033
A complex volcanic formation with two parasitic cones
Yongnuni Oreum is unique in its complex construction of three peaks, centered around the Jeongsangbong of the northeast, with an ovalshaped crater with two parasitic cones inside.
The Oreum itself takes after the usual picture of Jeju Oreum, covered in grass and boasting of a beautiful scenery.
The name of the Oreum comes from the observation that the Oreum formation resembles a dragon lying down, or the crater of the hill resembling a place where the dragon had settled in the past.
A grandchild of Hallasan mountain
The name “Sonji” comes from the word for “grandchild” in Jeju language, and the Oreum itself is named as such as it is considered to be have a similar shape as the Halla Mountain.
The eastern slope of the Oreum features an Aloreum (Dorae Oreum), a cone-shaped Oreum, while the southern slope is also home to a cone-shaped Oreum.
The slope of the Oreum is dominated by cedars and fields of wildflowers.
Harmony of nature in a Volcanic cone
Abu Oreum is rightly renowned for its view of Jeju’s scenery from the gentle slopes of the hill.
It is written as 亞父岳 (Abuak) and 阿父岳 (Abuak) in Sino-Korean characters, while its position to the southern side of Songdang Village and Dang Oreum also entitles it to the name of 前岳 (Jeonak).
Abu Oreum is the one and only Oreum with a cedar forest in the crater itself, making it easier for visitors to find the forest.
It is also known for being the filming site of The Uprising and Love Wind, Love Song.
A Volcanic cone in defiance of natural laws
Geoseunsaemi Oreum is easily accessible from the farm opposite of Songdang Farm. The name “Geoseunsaemi” comes from a fountain at the western slope of the Oreum.
As the stream (Yongcheon) from the fountain flows toward the Halla Mountain, as opposed to the sea, the fountain is called Geoseunsaemi (fountain in a reverse direction).
It is one of the handful of such “reverse” fountains among the parasitic cones of the island.
Savor the comfort of Jeju on the summit
In the Joseon Period, Jatdam(the brick wall) divided two Oreums like the boundary, and people still call the inner part of the ranch ‘Andol Oreum’ and the outside ‘Batdol Oreum’.
This is a different Oreum from Batdol Oreum in the northeast.
The northeastern side of Andol Oreum features the “Dolhoregimul” and “Olroregimul” fountains.
The only natural forest in the Oreum exists at the foot of the Olroregimul fountain, while the summit itself is dominated by a wide field of grass.
The best cedar and hinoki trail Jeju has to offer
Min Oreum is named as such because of its round shape and lack of trees.
The southwestern side of the Oreum is relatively steep, while the northeastern side is shaped in the form of a horseshoe with a gentle slope, the two peaks facing each other to form a crater.
The northeastern side is cut off, forming a small valley on the outer surface of the Oreum with a large forest of deciduous and evergreen trees.
The Oreum is topped with a large field of grass.