Camping is the best way to commune with Jeju's nature. Photo courtesy Bonggae Sammu Campsite
The weather is warming up and that means dusting off the tent and heading to the woods. Here is a guide to some of Jeju’s most popular sites away from the beaches.
* All buses are from Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal
Bonggae Sammu Campsite
From basic to glamping is available. Photo courtesy Bonggae Sammu Campsite
203 Jungsangandong-ro, Hoecheondong, Jeju-si
Bus: #730 to Donghoecheon (30mins) / Walk back west to campsite (7mins)
All facilities available, plus “tent houses” and warm baths
25,000 won from May to August
Once a branch of Samyang school, the facilities have been reconstructed as a campsite run by the Jeju Ecological City Research Center. Tents can be pitched anywhere in the school grounds.
Hallasan Gwaneumsa Campsite
Famous for its temple, Gwaneumsa campsite is close by some of the best hiking on the island. Photo courtesy Jeju City
588 Sanrokbuk-ro, Odeung-dong, Jeju-si
Bus: #780 to Sancheondan Korea Polytechnics Uni. (23mins) / 77 to Gwaneumsa Temple (6mins / *Only runs on weekends) / Walk 7mins to Gwaneumsa Deungsan-ro
Bathroom, running water, shower facilities, and mini shop available
3-6,000 won depending on tent size
Lawn, wood, and ground campsites are available. Each site has lots of trees and plenty of shade with space for 30-40 tents. Due to the altitude it is relatively cool in summer and there is good hiking nearby.
Seogwipo Natural Recreation Forest
There are few inconveniences at Seogwipo Natural Recreation Forest. Photo courtesy Seogwipo City
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