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Just south of the Jeju International Convention Centre is a dramatic 2km stretch of coastline known for rectangular rock columns that look as if they were stamped out with a cookie cutter. The formations are the result of the rapid cooling and contraction of lava as it poured into the sea. This spectacular rock formation – called Daepo Jusangjeolli – is part of Olle Trail Rte 8.

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1. Yakcheon-sa

1.43 MILES

Although construction of this Buddhist temple was completed in 1997, it is one of Jeju-do’s most impressive buildings. The ornate hall is filled with…

2. Jungmun Beach

1.78 MILES

The resort’s palm-fringed beach becomes crowded in July and August. Walk up the steps to the Hyatt Regency Hotel, continue along the boardwalk and down…

3. Cheonjeyeon Pokpo

2.46 MILES

Jungmun’s top natural attraction is this legendary waterfall, a three-tier cascade, sporting unique basalt columns, tucked inside a forested gorge. Above…

4. Yeomiji Botanical Garden

3.58 MILES

This impressive botanical garden has a huge indoor section with areas that mimic rainforests, deserts and other landscapes. The surrounding plantings and…

5. Teddy Bear Museum

3.63 MILES

A supremely kitsch gathering of stuffed teddies in poses ranging from Mona Lisa to Elvis.

6. World Eros Museum

4.05 MILES

The smallest of Jeju-do's sex-themed museums and perhaps the most artful and serious. There's a collection of world erotic art, though the lack of English…

7. World Cup Stadium

4.07 MILES

Six kilometres west of central Seogwipo, this graceful soccer stadium built for the 2002 World Cup is the centrepiece of an entertainment complex that…

8. Museum of Sex & Health

4.87 MILES

In Gamsan-ri in southern Jeju-do, this huge complex has extensive sections devoted to sex education and sex culture from around the world. Laudable for…