Jeju Island is a small island off the southern coast of South Korea. We joined the Automobile Association of Singapore to drive on the small island. Driving in Jeju was easy as the traffic were usually smooth and driving distance mostly within 30 – 60 minutes. The tricky part was setting the GPS, even though we had an English version. The spelling for certain location may vary resulting in a frustrating search.
The island is dotted with many interesting museums. We visited the Osulloc Tea Museum, Teddy Bear Museum, and our favorite was the Trick Art Museum. If my kids weren’t with me, I would love to visit the Museum of Sex and Health.
Volcanic activities created unique sceneries in Jeju. The coastal is lined with hexagonal patterns on the rocks, apparently when magma cools down and in certain conditions, it forms polygonal shapes. Then there is the Dragon Head Rock, though I can’t see the semblance. Seongsan Ilchulbong which was nominated as UNESCO World Heritage. Honestly, It is a marvel sight from a distance or when you see aerial images of it, but after climbing 40 minutes to the top the view was disappointing.
If you love seafood, Jeju has them fresh and good. The abalone, octopus and shellfish were simply gorgeous. Visit their night market and give it a try, sashimi style. Our abalones were so fresh it was still moving on the plate! The next must eat delicacy is the Black Pork, BBQ style of course.
In summary, Jeju is a nice place to visit with long list of things to do. It ain’t adrenaline pumping places, but definitely a great way to spend time with the family and love ones.