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Jeju Island, South Korea Shore Excursion Reviews

Seongsan Ilchulbong, Jeju Island, South Korea (Photo: Noppasin/Shutterstock)
  • Food and Drink in Jeju Island, South Korea

  • Don't Miss in Jeju Island, South Korea

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Food and Drink in Jeju Island, South Korea

Like many port cities, Jeju offers wonderful fresh seafood -- showcased at the local fish market. Jeju's black pork, noodles and raw fish are popular with locals and visitors, alike.

If you're keen to sample a local drink, opt for Soju, Korea's clear, colorless distilled liquor. Gaining in popularity, not only in Korea, but it has also garnered worldwide fame in recent years. There's also Makgeolli, native to Korean, which is a slightly sweet alcoholic drink made from rice or wheat.

Guksu Geori: This "Noodle Street" is conveniently located near the popular Jeju Folklore and Natural Museum, or a 15-minute drive from the port area. Here you can select from both fish-based and pork-based broths. The pork broth noodles (gogi-guksu) are a Jeju specialty. (Samseong-ro, Jeju-si; hours vary by restaurant)

Heuk-dwaeji Geori: Known as "Black Pork Street," this dining area is just a 5-minute drive from the port area. The entire street near Tapdong features Jeju's top-quality pork featured in dishes such as barbecued black pork belly or simply sliced tender boiled pieces. (25 Gwandeong-ro 15(sibo)-gil, Geonip-dong; hours vary by restaurant)

Hoeitjip Geori: For local raw fish, seek out the aptly named "Raw Fish Restaurant Street," which is about a 15-minute drive from the port. (1435-2 Geonip-dong; hours vary by restaurant)

Yongduam Rock: On the north coast of the island is a rock formation in the shape of a dragon's head. Small vendors set up on the rocks and sell freshly grilled treats such as octopus, oysters and fried squid on a stick. While in the area, you can also enjoy the scenic coast. (15 Yongduam-gil, Yongdam 2(i)-dong; hours vary by vendor)

Don't Miss in Jeju Island, South Korea

Manjanggul Lava Tube: The breathtaking result of lava flow from volcanic eruptions have formed one of the largest lava tubes in the world -- and, arguably, the best preserved. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is 7.4km (4.6 miles) long, but only a portion is open for visitors to explore. (Gimnyeong-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si; 064-710-7905; open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed first Wednesday of every month)

Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak): Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, "Sunrise Peak" is known for the huge crater at its summit and its amazing scenic views. Visitors will find ample walking opportunities and horseback riding here.

(Ilchul-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si; 064-783-0959; open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Mount Halla: At the mountain there are several hiking courses available, depending on the season, that feature breathtaking scenery. Contact the local tourist office to determine which course is most suitable for your timeframe and physical ability. Make sure to dress appropriately, too, as the winds can be quite strong in this area. (2070-61, 1100-ro, Jeju-si; hours vary by season, check with the local tourist office or your cruise line's destinations department)

Teddy Bear Museum: Niche but fascinating, the Teddy Bear Museum features a unique collection of, well, teddy bears! (31, Jungmungwangwang-ro110beon-gil, Seogwipo-si; 064-738-7600; open daily, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., summer peak season, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., last admission one hour before closing)

Jeju Love Land: A sculpture park based on themes of sensuality and eroticism. Due to the subject matter, visitors must be 20 years of age or older for admittance.

(2894-72, Cheonbaengi-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do; 064-712-6988; open daily, 9 a.m. to midnight, last admission 11 p.m.)

Gimnyeong Maze Park: Conveniently located near Manjanggul Lava Tube, this interactive maze park is adorned with plant life from all over South Korea. (122, Manjanggul-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si; 064-782-9266; open daily, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., but may be adjusted seasonally)

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