South Korea’s largest island, Jeju-do or Jeju Island, is the Go-to destination for holidays. Often referred to as the “Hawaii of South Korea,” Jeju Island has a rich history that dates back to when the Mongols invaded the Korean Peninsula. Today, it is colloquially known as a honeymoon destination, with an overwhelming number of aesthetically pleasing natural occurrences as well as man-made structures, restaurants, and cafes. For tourists, there are also plenty of things to do when the sun goes down, and in this list we give you several things to do at night in Jeju.
Jeju Island at night
Yes, there is a night tour you can do right after landing on the island! The Jeju City Tour Night Bus, which will pick you up from outside Gate 2, Bus Stop 3, will take you around the island and show you 22 of the island’s most famous nighttime tourist attractions. These attractions include IhoTewoo Lighthouse, Dodubong Peak, Eoyeong Coast Road, Sanjicheon Creek, and Dongmum Traditional Market, and it will take two hours. You can take photos at every sight, as all of them are picturesque and have qualities that each contribute to Jeju’s charm.
Not only will you have the chance to see popular tourist attractions of Jeju Island, but you will also get to see where the main transportation hubs are: Jeju International Airport, Cruise Passenger Terminal, Cruise Terminal, Jeju coastal ferry and Jeju bus terminal. Along the way, Jeju’s many beautiful markets and coastal beaches and sites will woo you all night long.
In order to secure a place for a night tour, you will need to book through their main site . Note that you must make your reservation in advance and via the computer.
If you and your loved ones want to step into an icy wonderland, Sumokwon Theme Park is an awesome destination! With an ice museum featuring ice crafts of different shapes and sizes and ‘ice slides’ you can actually slide on, Sudokwon Theme Park will give you a feel of what it would be like in a winter fairy tale.
Sumokwon Theme Park Night Market is nestled in the center of Sumokwon Theme Park. As their website states, “[the] night market is Korea’s first night market with a natural shape built into a pine forest.” It truly is a wonder to see, especially at night, as the whole market takes place against a backdrop of bright, colorful lights and the natural beauty of its surroundings. Since 2018, Sukmokwon Theme Park Night Market has had trucks run by local multicultural families, nine youth starter trucks, and 30 teams of small business owners in Jeju.
Sumokwon Theme Park is open to the public for most of the year. Specifically, during the winter season, the night market operates from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. During the summer season, it runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
For information and help, contact them via their phone number (064-742-3700)
Address: 69 Eunsu-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju (제주 특별 자치도 제주시 은수 길 69)
For a truly breathtaking spectacle, why not go to Jeju Light Garden? Here you will be able to too many different designs, figures and shapes that light up with neon colored light, which glows all night long. These characters are perfect for the backgrounds of your Instagram photos and you and your loved one are sure to walk around the garden and point out familiar shapes.
Dongmun Night Market is one of the best places in Jeju to shop, as it has stalls and shops selling all kinds of goods from household and general goods to food and fish. Because Dongmun Night Market is an indoor market, visitors can enjoy their shopping experience from morning till night! In fact, all the stalls and stores open their doors every morning at 5 a.m. and don’t close until 9 a.m. every night.
Address: 20 Gwandeong-ro 14 (sipsa) -gil, Idoil-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
If you love all kinds of flowers and herbs, Jeju Herb Dongsan is the perfect place for you! With a floor space of 66,115,150㎡, here you will find different types of herbs and wildflowers, making it the perfect scenic landscape for your Instagram photos. It is for sure a great place to visit with your family or your significant other at night, as the herb garden creates a romantic atmosphere. If you’re that inclined, there’s also a mandarin farm that could wander around and browse.
This one is not for children! Jeju LoveLand Museum is a humorous, sex-themed museum that features sculptures and works of art dedicated to the erotic and the secular. Adults will enjoy browsing the museum together. Although there is a play area for children under 18 nearby, children cannot cross the threshold of the exhibits themselves.
You should expect to take every 40 minutes to see the entire museum. You should also note that a ticket costs 12,000.
Jeju Island has a lot of wonderful things to offer its locals and tourists at night, and Cheonjiyeon Waterfall is surely one of them. Standing at a height of 22 meters, the waterfall is one of South Korea’s most magnificent sights. While it is nice to see the waterfall during the day, it is even more magical and enchanting to see the waterfall at night; at night the waterfall is illuminated. As you gaze at the illuminated waterfall, you will feel like heaven and earth are one entity here, as the name Cheonjiyeon literally means.