Top 10 Places to Visit in Jeju Island During Winter

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Yes, the winter in Korea can be freezing cold but our charming southern Jeju Island never looks more beautiful than in winter.

Take a look at our picks for the ten incredible places you should visit in Jeju Island right now before the winter is gone.

1. Hallasan Mountain

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Take a hike up to the top of Hallasan Mountain, or Mt. Halla, the tallest mountain in Korea. It is arguably at its most picturesque in winter. Standing atop the peak, hikers are rewarded with jaw-dropping views of the mountain’s massive crater lake.

For details and directions, click here.

2. Camellia Hill

jeju-winter-destinations-5jeju-camellia-hillThis scenic winter flower garden in Jeju is an extremely popular Instagrammable spot as visitors can stroll through the gardens of spectacular winter camellia explosions.

These camellias, also known as the Queen of Winter Flowers, bloom until late spring and when they burst with vibrant colors in winter, every single photo taken in Camellia Hill will absolutely get you some extra likes for your Instagram.

For details and directions, click here.

3. Hallim Park

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With so many botanical gardens to choose from, travelers will find themselves wondering which one to visit. Simply visit the best that Jeju has to offer.

The Hallim Park features 9 different themed gardens and offers various attractions including two lava caves and Jeju folk village.

If you visit the park in winter, you can enjoy incredible winter arrangement of daffodils.

For details and directions, click here.

4. Maze Land

jeju-winter-destinations-9jeju-mazelandFor those who want to add some fun to their winter trip to Jeju (but not too active), the Maze Land is the perfect place to be.

There are 3 mazes at this eco-friendly park, each featuring its own theme: stone, wind and haenyeo (Jeju’s female diver).

Not only it is exciting to find the way out, the experience is actually good for the health as these mazes emit substances called phytoncides which stimulate the body’s immune system. So go ahead, take a walk through the maze walls while soaking in the health benefits.

For details and directions, click here.

5. Yongnuni Oreum

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Heading out on the trails in Jeju during winter offers a peaceful solitude. In fact, winter hiking is better than warm-weather walks as the paths are less crowded.

In Jeju, there are famous hiking trails called “Olle” and travelers and tourists can take part in one-day trekking programs which offer 3 different routes ― the East, West and South Routes. Each course gives the opportunity to explore the off-beaten paths and discover the ‘real’ Jeju.

The East Course includes one of the most popular spots to hike, Yongnuni Oreum, or the Dragon Eye Mountain, which is an inactive volcano at 250 meters above sea level. The hike up to its peak offers one of the best mountaintop experiences as you can admire the breathtaking views of wind farms and the iconic Hallasan Mountain from afar.

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6. Iho Tewoo

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With fewer crowds in winter, you will have a greater chance of enjoying the pristine views of Jeju’s beaches. Offering a photogenic scenery, Iho Tewoo Beach, a popular spot for tourists during the summer, make for a peaceful walk. Here you can also find two iconic horse-shaped lighthouses, which make for a dazzling and photogenic spectacle.

For details and directions, click here.

7. Shooting Range

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For those who prefer to stay warm inside rather than heading out, Jeju offers plenty of fun indoor activities that will get your adrenaline pumped, just like this one.

Go ahead, gather your friends and family and enjoy some target shooting at this cool indoor shooting range when you visit Jeju Island!

For details and directions, click here.

8. Foot Bath Cafe

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Treat yourself by pampering your exhausted feet after a long day of walking at this charming indoor foot bath cafe in Jeju.

While soaking your feet in the warm water, enjoy chatting with your friends or your other half.

It sure is the best place to enjoy pure relaxation!

For directions, click here.

9. Aqua Planet Jeju


While snorkeling and scuba diving are some of the best ways to enjoy the marine life of Jeju in summer, you can enjoy just about the same in winter.

But instead, you will have to head over to Jeju Aqua Planet, a beautiful aquarium that showcases about 48,000 aquatic animals in 500 different species.

Not only you can meet the marine life from the five oceans of the world, but also have the opportunity to see the marine life of Jeju Island’s waters. If you arrive right on time, you and your kids will be able to enjoy a performance by the women divers of Jeju called ‘haenyeo’ in Korean.

To purchase discount tickets, click here.

10. Ecoland Theme Park

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Inside the stunning natural beauty of Jeju, there’s Ecoland Theme Park, which is one of the most family-friendly hot spots on the island.

Here, you and your kids can make unforgettable memories by exploring around the park on a special train that takes after the 1800’s Baldwin steam train.

It’s a great destination to visit all year round, but it is winter when the entire theme park turns into a winter wonderland, offering breathtaking views of pristine snowy fields and snow-covered trees. To purchase discount tickets for Ecoland, click here.

Now, hurry up and visit Jeju Island right now or else you will wait another year for all these lifetime experiences that only winter can offer!

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