Jeju Island is quite famous for its natural beauty – volcanic landmarks, sprawling white sand beaches, waterfalls, and many other natural wonders. Most tourists like to do typical things while on Jeju Island like hiking up the Hallasan Trails, Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise peak), or even visit the Osulloc Green Tea fields.
Well, the island is packed with some best-kept secrets that are waiting to be uncovered by tourists who like going offbeat! The best part about these places is that they are not overflowing with tourists and are picture-perfect for your latest Instagram feed.
It is something different from the usual Teddy Bear museum or Hello Kitty Island. You can check out this museum, especially the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrored Room. It feels like you’ve stepped into a whole new galaxy as soon as you enter the room.
Address: Sangcheon-ri, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
ALICE into the Rabbit Hole
If you are an Alice in Wonderland fan, then you definitely need to visit the ALICE into the Rabbit Hole exhibition. It is an immersive installation that allows you to walk in the novel’s oddities with a vibrant backdrop. Every single room is worth an Instagram picture! You can even enjoy the iconic Mad Tea Party in a pastel twist.
Address : 1878 Jungsanganseo-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju-do
Impress your loved one by taking them to this field of Camellias, flowers that represent ‘I love you and only you.’ The Jeju Camellia Hill is the largest Camellia arboretum in East Asia with a forest of over 6000 Camellia trees!
Address: 166 Byeong-ak-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seoguipo-shi
Saryeoni Forest Trail
For the more adventurous types, escape into nature on the Saryeoni Forest Trail. It is one of Jeju’s top forest walking trails, and you can even find some wild animals on the path. Keep your eyes open for weasels, badgers, and even roe deer! There is also a glass observatory, and the pathway is lined with light bulbs making a perfect composition for an Instagram picture.
Mendorongjang Flea Market
The flea market is located in the eastern part of Jeju City near Hamdeok beach. Mendorongjang Flea Market is famous for artists of all genres, where you can shop a vast variety of items like clothes, art pieces, and many more. You can take a break and chill out on the beach whenever you want.
Address: 1008 Hamdeok-ri, Jocheon-eup, Jeju City
It’s not precisely an extraction but a quirky store to bring back a souvenir from the beautiful Jeju Island. Dalri Scent offers delightful shopping experience with its grunge vibe, making it perfect for your latest selfie background. You can buy handmade scents, soaps, candles, and decor pieces to immortalize your Jeju trip!
Address: 991 Jongdal-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju City
It is one of the best-kept secrets of the island. The eclectic local restaurant is adorned with vintage trinkets, and there are only four options on the menu. All four dishes are cooked with local ingredients!
Address : Jeju-do Jeju-si, Gujwa-eup, Pyeongdae 7-gil 51
Bada Wee-ae Koggiri (Elephant on the Sea)
It is a dessert café that overlooks the ocean and a perfect place to lounge in the afternoon sun. Order a cuppa and dessert and relax while watching the waves crash against the shore. You can also buy some handmade trinkets as souvenirs to commemorate your Jeju vacation.
Address: 27-6, Hyeopjae 1-gil, Hallim-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do (Elephant on the Sea, 1st floor, 1695, Hyeopjae-ri)