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Bus Trip with Pippi to the Northeast - Part 2

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Jeju, Romantic tour by bus ➀

From Jeju City to the Northeast  



    12. Seopjikoji Hill (섭지코지)



If you don’t transfer, you will have to be on foot for 1.5km. However, once you head out, you won’t be sorry you did. Seopjikoji is where the spring first greets in the Island and boasts fantastic scenery especially in April with beds of canola flowers. See more about Seopjikoji Hill.

 



stop at “Sinyang-ri Entrance: 23-min. walk (1.5km) See the map




    13. Kim Young Gap Gallery Dumoak (김영갑갤러리 두모악)


The Kim Young Gap Gallery is a former elementary school turned into a gallery. Late photographer Kim Young Gap, who had been suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease, spent his life time capturing the life of Jeju locals, embraced by its nature- Oreum, grasslands, ocean, mist, wind, sky. His pictures reflect the sublime beauty of the Island, capturing the daily life of Jeju in all seasons. His work will broaden your perspective and appreciation of Jeju Island. 

 






stop at "Samdal Intersection": 21-min. walk (1.4km) See the map

 




    14. Sincheon Ranch (신천목장)

This gem was first disclosed by the Olle Trailers. In the summer, its green grassland is beyond comparison. However, it gets even more breathtaking from December to January, when the tangerine peels wrap the vast oceanside ranch. It is a popular destination for Korean couples wanting to get some romantic pics. 

 



stop at “Gomangnandol Entrance: 17-min. walk (1.1km)

See the map 





    15. Pyoseon Beach, Jeju Folk Village (표선해수욕장, 제주민속촌)


Pyoseon Beach boasts the biggest scale on Jeju Island. Its ocean colour may look slightly faded in comparison with Hyeopjae or other East beaches but this is certainly the best place to take your kids to play and watch the sunrise. ‘Pyoseon Havich Beach’ means a beach where the sun is reflected. Next to the Pyoseon Beach, Jeju Folk Village is located. It is an outdoor village with restored scenes of the village of the 1890’s. Some of the extensive range of folk items on display include woodenwork, porcelain ware and wax candles, each reflecting the distinctive lifestyle of Jeju. You can also appreciate various traditional performances while making traditional Jeju drinks.  

 






stop at “Pyoseon Transit Center: 9-min. walk (562m)

See the map 

 

    16. Namwon Keuneong Promenade (남원큰엉해안경승지)

 



stop at “Dongbo Health Center: 5-min. walk (268m)

See the map

 

The word ‘eong’ means ‘a hill’ in the Jeju word, so the name ‘Namwon Keuneong’ means ‘a huge hill of the rock opening its mouth as if it is about to swallow up the sea’. While strolling down the 2km of seashore cliff, you will encounter a map of Korea through the woods. ‘Cocomong Eco Park’ is the children’s favorite place in Jeju!


    17. Jeju Camellia Arboretum in Wimi (제주동백수목원)








stop at “Secheon-dong: 6-min. walk (376m) See the map

 

Gorgeous flowers in shades of pink and red bloom in various combinations before falling off altogether. If you plan to travel Jeju at the end of January, this is a must-visit destination. Of course ‘Camellia Hill’ is indeed impressive, but check out the beautiful Camellia Forest in Wimi, and let the stone walls offer a feeling of refuge and coziness. This is definitely another popular photo zone for newly-weds.



    18. Seoyeon’s House (Café) (카페 서연의집)





stop at “Seoseong-dong: 12-min. walk (782m) See the map

 

You can take in an entire Jeju sea looking out from the frameless glass windows of Seoyeon’s House. Seoyeon’s House was portrayed in the Korean popular movie, “Architecture 101” starring Suzy of the idol group, Miss A. If you are a big fan of K-Pop or K-wave, it is worth a visit. Just sit on the grass terrace on the second floor with a cup of coffee and chill out!





    19. Soesokkak Estuary (쇠소깍)







stop at “Maengsil Park: 24-min. walk (1.6km) See the map

 

Soesokkak is a wide, slow flowing river where the Hyodongcheon Stream, fresh water from the Hallasan Mountain, meets the sea water. The word ‘Soe’ means an ox, the word ‘so’ means a ‘pool of water’ and the word ‘kkak’ means ‘the end’. Soesokkak Estuary is lined with cliffs of lava formations, uniquely-shaped rock formations and pine trees. Such a landscape boasts one of the most marvelous views on the Island.



    20. Jeongbang Waterfall (정방폭포)




stop at “Seogwipo Middle School: 10-min. walk (573m)

See the map

 

Jeongbang Falls is the only waterfall in Asia to fall directly into the ocean from the shore. It is one the three famous waterfalls of Jeju, along with Cheonjiyeon Waterfall and Cheonjeyeon Waterfall. Needless to say, its rhythmical waterfall sounds are incredibly relaxing and its hexagonal stone pillars at the Jusangjeolli astride the fall are a must-see. 200m to the east is a smaller waterfall, Sojeongbang Waterfall, and you can cool off from the sizzling heat with a refreshing swim.




    21. Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market and Lee Jung-Seop Street (서귀포매일올레시장, 이중섭문화거리)








stop at “Joongang Rotary: 8-min. walk (471m) See the map

 


You simply must try all the Jeju must-eat snacks at the Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market. Let me give you some examples. They sell the traditional Jeju snacks such as Omegi-tteok (Jeju rice cake), barley pastry, Bing-tteok (Jeju-style buckwheat pancake) not to speak of the modern hip snacks such as black pork grilled skewers, and hareubang bread with tangerine fillings (hareubang is a traditional rock statue, commonly found throughout Jeju Island and considered as gods, offering both protection and fertility, and often placed outside of gates). Unlike the 5-day market, it opens everyday and becomes part of the dynamic hustle and bustle of the street. As you navigate around shops and vendors, you will hit  Lee Jung-Seop Street and Seogwipo Street, where art and culture thrive. You will find your hands full in the twinkling of an eye!

 


    22. Cheonjiyeon Waterfall (천지연폭포)




stop at “Lifelong Learning Center: 7-min. walk (429m)

See the map

 


Cheonjiyeon Waterfall itself is the art work of the gods, but the trail leading to the fall is even more breathtaking. Walking along the fine basalt path, magnificent plants, small streams from the fall, ambient lighting at night…. What else can you ask for,  especially if you are with your beloved? Actially,  Jeju’s must-visit Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, has more to offer at night than in the daytime.

 · Photo by JTO




Towards Seongsanilchulbong (Eastbound Bus no. 201)



 Tip 1

What is Eastbound Bus Route? 

 


Express No. 101 and Main line No. 201 start from the Jeju Bus Terminal going east of the Island. These stops are similar; however, the express bus stops mainly on the intercity transfer points whereas the main line takes you to every corner of the village, including the transfer points. At the Jeju International Airport, only Express No. 101 stops, so if you would like to transfer to main line No. 201, you need to transfer at the Jeju Bus Terminal. The majority of the buses from the Airport stop at the Jeju Bus Terminal so don’t worry about missing the stop.
Starting from the Jeju Bus Terminal, if you hop on the Main line No. 201 (Eastbound) to Seogwipo Bus Terminal, you will arrive at the SeongsanIlchulbong Tuff Cone via major beaches in the East, and Seogwipo Centre via Sincheon Ranch, Namwon Keuneong Promenade, and Soesokkak in the South. Today’s tour starts from the Jeju Bus Terminal.

 


 Express 101

 Mainline 201

   Airport → Terminal → Donggwangyang → Jocheon → Hamdeok → Gimnyeong → Sehwa → Goseong (Seongsan) → Sinsan → Pyoseon → Namwon → Seogwipo Registry Office → Seogwipo Terminal

   Jeju Bus Terminal-Donggwangyang-Ohyun Middle&High School-HwabukSouth Gate-Samyangdong Community Center-Shinchonri-Jocheonri-Hamdeok Seoubong Beach-Bukchonri-Dongbokri-Gimnyeongri-Woljeongri-Haengwonri-Handongri-Pyeongdaeri Office-Sehwari-Hadori-Siheungri-Seongsan Port Entrance/Ojori-Seongsanilchubong Entrance-Goseongri Nonghyyup-Honinji Entrance-Sinsanri-Samdal Intersection-Shincheonri-Pyoseonri Office-Gama Elementary School-Songcheon Bridge-Sinheung Intersection-Namwoneup Office-Sinseongdong-Wimi-1ri Office-Gongcheonpo-Biseokgeori-Old Seogwipo Bus Terminal-Seogwipo Girls’ High School-Seogwipo Bus Terminal

 · Interval: 25-35 min   

 · First (Airport) 06:35, Last (Airport) 22:00

 · Price: based on distance

 · Interval: 15-30 min   

 · First (Jeju Terminal) 05:35, Last (Jeju Terminal) 21:40  

 · Price: Cash 1,200 KRW, T-money 1,150 KRW



 Tip 2

Don't forget to bring T-Money card!


T-money Card is a transportation card that can be used on public buses in different metropolitan cities and locations throughout the nation (Think of Hong Kong’s Octopus or England’s Oyster Card). In Jeju, you can transfer up to twice without additional costs within 40 minutes each interval meaning you can go anywhere in the Island at the cost of 1,150 KRW. Please click HERE for further information. There are four types of buses – Express, Main line, Feeder line, Tourist bus. As the name itself indicates, the express bus stops only at the major stops used rather as a mode of transport to shorten the commuting hours. Itineraries of the express and main lines can overlap. When you get off of the airport to go to your hotel, take the express and hop on the main line bus when you are ready to venture out to the beauties of the Island.


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