Spirited Garden


Bunjae (bonsai) trees may seem esoteric, but this bonsai park has excellent examples, some up to 500 years old. It’s the life’s work of Mr Sung Bum-young and has hosted presidents and prime ministers from across Asia.

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Nearby Jeju-do attractions

1. Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art

1.15 MILES

At the heart of the Artists Village in Jeoji is this excellent gallery. Permanent exhibitions by Kim Heng-sou and Park Kwang-jin are supplemented by…

2. Ahop-gut Maeul Experience Yard


This oddball open-air gallery is dedicated to chairs of all shapes and sizes, and somehow manages to make them interesting. It's in Nakcheon village,…

3. Jeju Glass Castle


This fascinating theme park features more than 350 glass sculptures created by global artists, including the world’s largest glass ball and glass diamond…

4. Jeju Peace Museum

1.63 MILES

Gama Oreum is a parasitic volcano that hides an underground fortress created by the Japanese army in the final stages of WWII. Explore some of the 2km of…

5. O’Sulloc Tea Museum

2.41 MILES

Overlooking the verdant plantation of one of Korea’s largest growers of nokcha (green tea), this museum displays a collection of ancient tea implements,…

6. Hallim Park

4.62 MILES

Hallim Park offers a botanical and bonsai garden, a mini folk village and walks through a lava-tube cave. The caves are part of a 17km-long lava-tube…

7. Biyangdo

5.81 MILES

Just beyond Hyeopjae's sandy shores sits a tiny island that beckons. It's a curious place; just a hamlet, a couple of restaurants and minbak for overnight…

8. Sanbanggul-sa

6.99 MILES

A steep, 20-minute walk up the south face of the craggy Sanbang-san is a small stone Buddha in a 5m-high cave called Sanbanggul-sa. From Sagye-ri, the…