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Jeju City Tour Bus - seeing Jeju’s sights

기사승인 2013.09.05  10:06:22

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- Convenient city tour bus takes tourists to some of Jeju’s representative tourist spots

   
 

The Jeju City tour bus is one of the best ways to see Jeju Island if time is short and you are without your own transport. This is The Jeju Weekly’s introduction to its route so you can plan your journey

Halla Eco-Forest

This man-made forest spans 196 hectares on Mt. Yonggang and is home to 288,000 trees representing 333 indig-enous plant species.

Saryeoni Forest

This forest is most famous for its walking course through the beautiful cool woodland. Courses take up to three hours.

Jeju 4.3 Peace Park

This park commemorates the Jeju Massacre (4.3) and includes the Peace Memorial Hall, All Souls’ Altar and vast landscaped grounds which include the central April 3rd Memorial Tower.

Jeju Roe Deer Observation Center

From this observation area you may observe over 200 roe deer romping in the fields. Also, the park has a theatre in which you may learn about the life of Mt. Halla’s symbolic animal.

Jeju Jeolmul Natural Recreational Forest

Jeju Jeolmul Natural Recreational Forest is a beautiful Japanese cedar forest on Jeolmul Oreum. The 697-meter peak boasts amazing views of Jeju Island.

Samdasoo Woodland Trail

This recreational woodland has two courses of 5.2 and 8.2 k.m., respectively. There are also sculptures and artwork positioned throughout the forest for viewing pleasure.

Jeju Stone Park

Jeju Stone Park is an ecological and cultural park that displays the stone culture central to the history of Jeju Island. The park includes Jeju Stone Museum Jeju and Stone Culture Exhibition Hall alongside stone sculptures.

Jeju National Museum

This museum displays and preserves Jeju Island’s historical and cultural assets. The museum houses various remains excavated from ruins, including relics from the prehistoric age through to the Joseon Dynasty.

Dongmun Market

Dongmun Market is the largest permanent market in Jeju City and sells fresh agricultural, fisheries, and livestock products at low prices. Shopping at this daily market is a good way to experience traditional Jeju culture.

Gwandeokjeong

One of the oldest standing structures on Jeju, Gwandeokjeong Pavilion was built by King Sejong in 1448 as a soldier training ground. "Gwandeok" literally means an exercise of mind and virtue and the building is National Treasure No. 322.

Seomun Market

Seomun Market is located to the west of the Gwandeokjeong in Jeju City and it is a tra-ditional market where visitors can can enjoy Jeju’s celebrated black pork and beef at low prices and agricultural and fishery products.

Yongduam Rock

“Dragon’s Rock” on the north coast of Jeju Island is iconic for its resemblance to the mythological creature. The coastal road is also popular for its scenic walks.

* Period: Mar. 11 – Nov. 30, 2013

* 08:00 – 17:00 (see individual routes below for departure times)

* Visits 19 sites of interest around Jeju City

Route A

Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal – Jeju City Hall – Halla-Eco-Forest - Saryeoni Forest – Jeju 4.3 Peace Park - Jeju Roe Deer Observation Center - Jeju Jeolmul Natural Recreation Forest – Samdasoo Woodland Trail – Gyorae-ri Intersection - Jeju Stone Park - Bonggae Town - Jeju National Museum - Jeju International Passenger Terminal  – Jeju Passenger Ship Terminal - Dongmun Market - Gwandeokjeong - Seomun Market - Yongduam Rock - Jeju International Airport – Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal

Departure in front of Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal: 09:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00

Route B

Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal – Jeju International Airport – Yongduam Rock - Seomun Market - Gwandeokjeong - Dongmun Market – Jeju Passenger Ship Terminal - Jeju International Passenger Terminal – Jeju National Museum - Bonggae Town - Jeju Stone Park - Gyorae-ri Intersection - Samdasoo Woodland Trail – Jeju Jeolmul Natural Recreation Forest – Jeju Roe Deer Observation Center - Jeju 4.3 Peace Park - Saryeoni Forest – Halla Eco-Forest - Jeju City Hall – Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal

Departure opposite Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal: 08:00, 10:00, 12:00, 15:00

* Minimum time needed: 1 hr 40 min.

* Fare: 5,000 won (Adult), 3,000 won (Youth and children)

(ticket is included in the free transit scheme when transferring to another Jeju bus within one hour)

* 1330 tt call center: +82-64-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Courtesy of Jeju City Hall

Jeolmul Forest is among the tourist sites visited by the tour bus. Photo courtesyJeju Jeolmul Recreational Forest

Jeju Weekly editor@jejuweekly.com

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