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Frolicking in the Ocean? Walking through the Rape Flower Blossoms?_...
Arched sands of black, white, red and grey make up the length of Jungmun Saekdal Beach. The beach is one of the hottest attractions at Jungmun Tourist Complex (Jungmun Resort Complex), by far the largest and most popular tourist spot in Jeju Island, and draws thousands of local and foreign tourists all year round.
Jungmun Tourist Complex has been known as the Mecca of Jeju Travel for almost 50 years with many attractions, museums, and upmarket hotels, developed over 224.79 ha of land, with the Beach at its center.
It’s a great place to visit for those who want to enjoy a variety of activities, also including a botanical garden, museums, waterfalls, or other natural attractions, all in one place.
Jungmun Resort Complex in One Day
1. Stroll the beach and light hiking
Daepo Jusangjeolli Cliff → Beritne Oreum → Cheonjeyeon Waterfalls →
Yeomiji Botanical Garden → Jungmun Saekdal Beach
Located about 2 km from Daepo Jusangjeolli Cliff to Jungmun Saekdal Beach along the coast. However, you should not miss ‘Beritne Oreum’, which is covered with yellow rape flower blossoms in March. Also, be sure to visit ‘Cheonjeyeon Waterfalls’, which is a little smaller than Jeju’s two other famous falls here, Cheonjiyeon and Jungbang, but no less beautiful. It will take for about 3~4 hours to stroll by way of Beritne Oreum and Cheonjeyeon Waterfalls, and another 1 hour and 20 minutes will be added as well, if you visit ‘Yeomiji Botanical Garden’.
· Beritne Oreum
You can enjoy the plants and flowers along the way, as well as the beautiful scenery of the mountains and the ocean. Beritne Oreum is known as Seong-cheon (stream), meaning ‘milky way stream’, and goes through the deep valley of Cheonjeyeon Waterfalls. The word, Baerinnae, means ‘stream with the star light reflecting’. Jungmun village holds a New Year sunrise event almost every year at this oreum, and the traditional breakfast will be provided free of charge. For more details click the link; http://www.jejubnb.net/english/travel/view/all/63
· Yeomiji Botanical Garden
Opened in 1989, and known as the best botanical garden in Asia, this garden has a unique southern atmosphere. The indoor garden contains approximately 2,000 rare tropical and subtropical plants including Flower Garden, Water Lily Garden, Jungle Garden, Subtropical Fruits Garden, Cactus and Succulent Garden, and Observation Platform. The outdoor garden houses include Jeju Native Garden, as well as Korean, Japanese, Italian and French folk gardens. The tour train accommodating 60 persons lies between the Indoor and Outdoor Garden.
· Business Hours: 09:00 ~ 18:00 (all year round), The Outdoor Garden is open for viewing until sunset.
· Admission Fees: Adults (20 to 65) 9000 won, Youth (14 to 19) 6000 won, Children (36 months to 13) 5000 won,
Senior (over 66) 7000 won
· Tour Train: A 60-seater train runs around the 1.2 km of outdoor garden houses (Children over 36 months 500 won,
Youth over 14 1000 won)
· Location: 93, Jungmungwangwang-ro, Seogwipo-si
· Tel: 064-735-1100 · website: www.yeomiji.or.kr
· Photo by JTO
2. Have some thrilling fun on the beach
A day might not be enough to try all the exciting water sports available, such as surfing, scuba diving, water-skiing, snorkeling, and parasailing on the beach, as well as a relaxing yacht tour. But even if you are a bit inexperienced in the water, don’t worry. There are many shops giving lessons for beginners right near the beach.
The yacht tour, which passes Jungmun Marina to the majestic Jusangjeolli Cliff, is also popular. You can take some photos similar to luxury magazine photo shoots, and capture the beautiful scenery from the ocean.
· Location: 3039, Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo-si
· Tel: 064-760-4852
· Photo by JTO
3. What about a Museum Tour and exciting performances?
The resort is renowned for its many museums; Alive Trick Eye Museum, the world-famous Repley’s Believe it or Not Museum, the popular Teddy Bear Museum, the Chocolate Factory, Museum of African Art and Play K-pop Museum. It’s another fun way to enjoy the area, and there is also ‘Pacific Land’ near the gate to the Saekdal Beach, offering a variety of performances such as a monkey show, sea lion show and dolphin show.
· Alive Trick Eye Museum
There are 5 types of optical illusion art forms in Alive Trick Eye museum; trick art, digital art, object art, sculpture, and Provence art, and a large French-style outdoor garden as well. Expect to spend at least 2 hours or more if you pose with every optical illusion art form. It opens from 9:00 to 21:30 all year round, therefore you can have fun after your dinner.
· Business Hours: 09:00 ~ 21:30 (All year round/Last admission 20:30)
· Admission Fees: Adults 10,000 won, Youth 9,000 won, Children 8,000 won
(There is a 10% discount coupon on their website)
· Location: 42, Jungmungwangwang-ro, Seogwipo-si
· Tel: 064-805-0888 (For more information click here.)
· Photo by Alive Trick Eye Museum
· Pacific Land
A sea resort offering a variety of performances such as a monkey show, sea lion show, and dolphin show. You will be able to enjoy all three performances along with a mini-aquarium full of Jeju’s fish, and other species of fish that are on display. After the performances, you can also have photo time with the sea lion or dolphins.
· Show Times: 11:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30
· Admission Fees: Adults 12,000 won, Youth 10,000 won, Children 8,000 won
(If you book a ticket in advance on their website, you will get a 25% discount.)
· Location: 154-17, Jungmungwangwang-ro, Seogwipo-si
· Tel: 064-738-2888
· Photo by Pacific Land