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 Tewoo Beach, a paradise for leisure sports.

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1. Yongduam


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

2. Yongyeon Pond


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Renowned 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 lit on the bridge and the graceful gazebo. It is free of charge to walk around the place, but if you want to more fully experience the amazing scenery of Yongyeon Pond, you must do kayaking. Booking in advance is highly recommended if you want to try it during weekends.

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3. Halla Arboretum


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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.

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4. Jeju National Museum


Try 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.

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5. Mysterious Road


You 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.

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In West Jeju

The western part of Jeju is where the magnificent coastal line of emerald-colored sea and white-sanded beaches are. Go ahead and check out these places in the west Jeju where you can enjoy them for free.

1. Sinchang Windmill Coastal Road


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Sinchang 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.

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


Add 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.


Take a walk through a green tea plantation near 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.

In South Jeju

Seogwipo, the southern part of Jeju Island, is a cultural city, full of 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


Oedolgae, which means a Lonely Rock, is a basalt rock that juts out 20 meters 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 water, it’s the perfect spot for snorkeling!

3. Soesokkak Estuary


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Soesokkak Estuary is where the freshwater meets the ocean and broadens into the 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!

It is indeed a great place for 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.

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4. Jusangjeolli Cliff


Meet 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.

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

Take a stroll through Saryeoni Forest and take a deep breath! You will definitely feel refreshed and revitalized.

If 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, which takes about 20 mins.

2. Seopjikoji


Seopjikoji, 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.

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