Free Attractions in Jeju Island That Will Save Your Travel Budget

Discover and explore Jeju Island in South Korea!

There are numerous attractions you can enjoy for free all year round in Jeju Island.

If you want to save your travel budget, be sure to visit these spots below. 😉

In North Jeju

Jeju City (‘Jeju-si’), the northern part of Jeju Island, is where you can find plenty of major sightseeing attractions, such as Mt. Hallasan, the highest mountain in South Korea, and Iho Taewoo Beach, a paradise for leisure sports.

1. Yongduam

jeju-free-attractions-2Yongduam, or Dragon Head Rock, is one of the popular tourist attractions in Jeju, which resembles a dragon head. You may sometimes witness ‘haenyeo’, or women divers, harvesting conch, abalone and seashells around Yongduam.

For details and directions, click here.

2 . Yongyeon Pond

jeju-free-attractions-34Renowned for the beautiful natural scenery with emerald colored water surrounded by cliffs, Yongyeon Pond is a must visit (plus, it’s for free)!

It is even more beautiful when daylight fades and colorful lights are lit on the bridge and on the graceful gazebo.jeju-free-attractions-35Walking around is absolutely free. But to take in the amazing surroundings of Yongyeon Pond, try kayaking which you can try at only 20 USD.

Booking in advance is highly recommended if you want to try it during weekends. Book kayaking experience in Yongyeon Pond.

3. Halla Arboretum

If you’re looking for a spot to relax in the shade or to take a stroll in idyllic surroundings, Halla Arboretum is the ideal place for you!

The admission is free, but those who bring a car must pay the parking fee. For details and directions, click here.

4. Jeju National Museum

jeju-free-attractions-24Try a visit to Jeju National Museum, where you can enjoy exhibitions of Jeju Island’s historical and cultural assets. The museum is closed every Monday.

For details and directions, click here.

5. Mysterious Road

jeju-free-attractions-10You must see for yourself why this road is called the Mysterious Road, also known as Dokkaebi Road. Connecting two major highways on Jeju Island, this is where you can witness optical illusions of objects like buses and balls roll up the hill instead of down.

If you are interested in visiting this strange road, click here for directions. 😉

Recommended Reading: Top 10 Things to Do in Jeju Island

In West Jeju

The western part of Jeju is where the magnificent coastal line and emerald colored and white sanded beaches are. Go ahead and check out these places in the west Jeju that are absolutely free.

1. Sinchang Windmill Coastal Road

jeju-free-attractions-32Sinchang windmill coastal road is one of the rewarding scenic drive routes in Jeju Island where you can see huge windmills along the way. Walking on foot is possible, but driving through this coastal road is highly recommended. Renting a car in Jeju Island is available here.

If you have a chance, stop by the fish sculpture called Dageumbari near the bridge that lights up at night.

2. O’sulloc Tea Museum

jeju-free-attractions-9Add O’sulloc Tea Museum to your ‘must-visit’ list! Not only you can learn about the Korean tea culture but also enjoy a cup of quality green tea.

You can enter the museum for free, however, you might have to wait in a long queue during the high season.jeju-free-attractions-15Take a walk through a green tea plantation nearby the museum and then drop by the cafe where you should try treats like Green Tea Ice Cream and Green Tea Roll! For directions, click here.

Check out more wonderful destinations in West Jeju.

In South Jeju

Seogwipo, the southern part of Jeju Island, is a cultural city full of small and large galleries, museums and cafes. Many of the amazing natural landscapes of Jeju are found around this area, including the beautiful trio Cheonjiyeon, Cheonjeyeon and Jeongbang waterfalls.

Filled with heavenly nature and the various cultures of Jeju, a visit to Seogwipo will provide you with an unforgettable experience!

1. Oedolgae

jeju-free-attractions-29Oedolgae, or Lonely Rock, is a basalt rock that juts 20 meters up into the air from the sea. Surrounded by beautiful islands such as Bum Island, Sae Island and Seonnyu Rock, it is an essential stop for Jeju’s Olle Trail trekkers.

2. Hwangwuji Haean

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Hwangwuji Haean (Coast), located on the 7th course of Olle-gil (Olle Trail) in Seogwipo, is a hidden jewel of Jeju Island. With shallow and crystal clear waters, it’s the perfect spot for snorkeling! For directions, click here.

3. Soesokkak Estuary

Soesokkak Estuary is where the fresh water meets the ocean and broadens into wide, slow-flowing river. Surrounded by cliffs of eye-catching lava formations that are overhung with pine trees, Seosokkak Estuary is one of the scenic spots you can appreciate for free!jeju-free-attractions-35It is indeed a great place for a pure relaxation, but if you want to add some adventure to your day, try one of the fun leisure sports at this fantastic estuary, such as ‘Tewoo (a traditional fishing raft in Jeju)’, transparent kayak and water bicycle. For details, click here.

4. Jusangjeolli Cliff

jeju-free-attractions-27Meet the largest columnar-jointed lava in South Korea! Designated the No. 443 Cultural Monument of Jeju Island, Jusangjeolli Cliff is where you will be fascinated by the mystery of nature.

Check out more Must-visit Travel Destinations in South Jeju.

In East Jeju

The eastern region of Jeju has many famous destinations such as Geomun Oreum and Manjanggul lava caves. Among its beaches, the beautiful Woljeongri Beach adds to the elegance of Jeju travel.

But take a look at our selection of free attractions in East Jeju where you can enjoy your trip without a penny. 🙂

1. Saryeoni Forest Path

jeju-free-attractions-21Take a stroll through Saryeoni Forest and take a deep breath! You will definitely feel refreshed and revitalized. jeju-free-attractions-20If three hours of walking for a round trip is too much for you, just take a walk along the trail up to the bridge and the small pagoda and return to the entrance (this course takes about 20 mins).

2. Seopjikoji

jeju-free-attractions-12Seopjikoji, located at the end of the eastern shore of Jeju-do Island, is one of the best attractions on the island and yes, it’s free (except the parking fee).

Well known as a filming location for several Korean dramas such as ‘All in (SBS, 2003)’, ‘My Girl (SBS, 2006)’ and ‘Warm & Cozy (MBC, 2015)’ as well as Korean variety show ‘Running Man (SBS)’, this spot is a must visit for K-drama fans.

Check out more Must-Go Spots in East Jeju.

Now, if you want to explore Jeju Island, we suggest the ideal time to visit this wonderful island is May.

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