Nearby Attractions

Geomun Oreum Volcanic cone (UNESCO World Natural Heritage)

Geomun Oreum Volcanic Cone, a UNESCO World Heritage, was given its name due 

to the unusually black color of its rocks and dirt, which gave it a dreary atmosphere. 

Etymologically, it means a numinous mountain. It is Korea’s representative ecological tourist attraction, having been chosen as one of the 20 eco tour sites by the Ministry 

of Environment in 2009 and as one of the 10 models for Korean eco tour by the 

Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2010.


- 8min from JEJU LAF (approximately 5km)

     

Height:  456m altitude (4,551m in circumference.) 


Source : JEJU TOURISM ORGANIZATION


Bijarim Forest

The Forest of Japanese Torreyas is the first forest park in Jeju Island and it is the world’s largest single-species forest. It is a very unique forest where 2,800 Japanese Torreyas that are 500 - 800 years old block the sight of the sky. Also The Forest of Japanese Torreya, which is visited by tourists throughout all year, is designated and protected as Natural Monument 374.

 

One course is a shorter one that takes about 40 minutes and the other is a longer course which takes about 80 minutes. Baby strollers and wheelchairs are allowed in the 40 minute course, so anybody can enjoy the beauty of the forest regardless of age or gender.

 

At the corner of the forest, there is a Japanese Torreya called the “Tree of One Thousand Years” that is known as the ancestor of Japanese Torreyas. This tree is 14m high, with a branch length of 6m, and its width of crown is 15m. It is estimated to be more than 820 years old, which makes it the oldest Japanese Torreya in Jeju Island. All pets and foods are not allowed in Bijarim Forest.


- 15min from JEJU LAF (approximately 12km)


Source : JEJU TOURISM ORGANIZATION


Manjanggul Lava Tube (UNESCO World Natural Heritage)

Manjanggul Cave, reaching approximately 7.4 kilometers in length, is a lava tube which partially has a multi-level structure. It is a large sized cave, the main pathway of which is 18 meters in width and 23 meters in height.

There are many lava tubes in the world but Manjanggul Cave has significant scientific and heritage value owing to the excellent condition of preservation of its internal structure and topographical features given its age of formation hundreds of thousands of years ago.

Manjanggul Cave has three entrances created by sinkholes. Only the second entrance and one kilometer of the cave is open to the public. A variety of lava tube speleothems are found inside Manjanggul Cave, including lava stalactites, lava stalagmites, lava flowstones, lava flowlines, lava shelves and lava rafts. The 7.6-meter-high lava column found at the end of the publically open section of the cave is the largest known in the world.


If you look at the gentle terrain slope below 1°, the characteristics of lava flow channels, the characteristics of the surface where no trace of lava is developed, and the long form of pressure hills. Rather than flowing into a lava stream, lava flowed into a thin sheet and repeated the phenomenon of lava expansion and bursting, and the lava inside of it was believed to have formed an early Manjanggul Cave.


- 15min from JEJU LAF (approximately 10km)


Source : Jeju Island Geopark