We had planned to travel to Chuja-do Island, about 1.5 hours by boat, to walk Route 18.1. Concerned that the strong winds might delay or even cancel the return ferry we decided to spend the extra days in Jeju City instead.
Day 1 – R&R
Day 2 – Jeju Stone Park
A Korean lady told us “Jeju is known for 3 things – wind, rocks, and women (divers)”. Jeju Stone Park was constructed on reclaimed land (opening in 2006) to display Jeju’s cultural heritage in rock. They’ve done it well on a massive scale – it took us a couple of hours to work our way around the 3 sections sprawling out through the forest. The Park is 40 minutes by bus from Jeju City.
Day 3 – Lava Tubes
UNESCO World Heritage Natural Monument Manjanggul Cave is one of the finest lava tunnels in the world. It’s 13.5 kilometers long but only 1km is open to visitors.