Elise Stevenson

Jungmun Tourist Complex on Jeju Island

Elise Stevenson
Jungmun Tourist Complex on Jeju Island

On the south coast of Jeju Island and nearby the Seogwipo-si seashore, you’ll find the largest resort and tourist mecca on the whole island. Jungmun Tourist Complex, otherwise known as Jeju Jungmun Resort, is home to several interesting attractions. From adventurous hikers to nature enthusiasts, to lovers of the unusual, there is something to interest virtually everyone.

You will have no trouble filling up a full day of activities, indoors and outdoors. See the unique wonders of the world at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum, let out your inner child at the Teddy Bear Museum and marvel at the beauty of the Cheonjeyeon Falls. There are also plenty of places to stop for a bite to eat, as well as restrooms and a convenience store. I would also recommend grabbing some souvenirs, as they are relatively inexpensive and small enough to take with you on the rest of your travels.

One thing I did not get the chance to visit is the Yeomiji Botanical Garden. Now, I’d already seen the beautiful Garden of Morning Calm so I had had my fill of nature to last me a while. But, from looking at their official website and reading other blogs, it’s definitely a place I won’t pass up seeing next time.

If you are staying on the northern side of the island in Jeju-si like I was, you can catch the 600(서귀) bus from Halla General Hospital and be there in a little more than an hour. This same bus will also take you to some of the most popular hotels on the resort complex, such as The Shilla Hotel, Lotte Hotel, and Hyatt Hotel.

Check out some of the images I took of the ocean view, Seonimgyo Bridge and Cheonjeyeon Falls. For more information on the complex, visit the Korea Tourism Organisation website.