5 Days in Jeju Island : Part 2 of 4

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I've never seen a full blown cherry blossom before this. So naturally the first thing I want to do in the morning is to take photos of Cherry Blossoms!

They are literally everywhere around the island!

We shot a bunch of closeups inside the Jeju High School area as well as a park opposite of Jeju International Convention Center, down in Seogwipo.


About Jeju Island

Travel Period

March - April, 2019

Visited Cities

Jeju City, Seogwipo


South Korea




Korean Won (₩)

Native Name


Cherry Blossoms (벚꽃)

Cherry Blossoms / Sakura
Cherry Blossoms / Sakura
Cherry Blossoms / Sakura

Cherry Blossoms Street (전농로)

Jeonnong-ro (전농로) Location Info

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Jeonnong-ro Cherry Blossom Street at night
Jeonnong-ro / Cherry Blossom Street night view

Also known as Jeonnong-ro (전농로). This is the only place that I found to have Korean street food along the road.

If you are craving for some tteokbokki, grill meat skewer or fried chicken, this is the place to be.

Fruits in Jeju

Dongmun Market (동문시장) Location Info

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Jeju Island's Strawberry

In Malaysia, the strawberries are darker red in color and is almost always sour.

But not in Jeju. Nooooooo, no, no..

They are big and brightly red in color, taste closer to sweet than sour and oh, so juicy!

Don't forget to try their Hallabong too. You can get samples in almost all their markets that sell fruits.


Tips 1 : Don't get them in the supermarket, prices there are almost double!

Tips 2 : For fruits, do try to haggle if you are not shy! And it is alright to politely decline the offer, walk away and come back later when you have decided on what you want.

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Strawberries we bought in Dongmun Market (동문시장) for 6,000 won ($5.04)

Seongsan Ilchulbong (성산일출봉)

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View from the peak of Seongsan Ilchulbong
View from the peak of Seongsan Ilchulbong

I suppose this is a one of the must visits when it comes to Jeju Island. If you have an hour or two to kill and is looking for a moderatee intensity workout, pay a 2,000 won ($1.68) per adult entrance fee and just go for it!

Going up is not a race, do take your time and becareful of the stone steps as they can be quite slippery when wet. You can find a few resting points with benches along the way.

Parking is free here so if you come for a sightseeing and to hangout at the cafes around here is still a decent idea.

Scud standing on the edge looking towards Udo Island
Me standing on the edge looking towards Udo Island
Holding a bottle of Hallabong Juice at Seongsan Ilchulbong
Hallabong Juice for 3,500 won ($2.94)

Visitors are not allowed to bring food into the hike. So we reward ourselves with this thirst-quenching drink after we finished the trail.

Hallabong Juice bottles can be found in many touristy spots, available in many different shapes and sizes, and taste as fresh as eating the fruit itself!

Myeongjin Jeonbok (명진전복)

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Myeongjin Jeonbok (명진전복) Abalone Meal shot from top
Myeongjin Jeonbok (명진전복) Abalone Meal for 45,000 won ($37.80)

I'm certain this meal was worth the price we paid.

Abalones Sizzling Stone Pot Rice at Meyongjin Jeonbok
Abalone Sizzling Stone Pot Rice for 15,000 won ($2.94)

Abalone Sizzling Stone Pot Rice

The sizzling rice was really nice, portion is good for one person, and all the banchan (반찬), including the grill fish you saw on the table are free!

Grilled Abalones at Meyongjin Jeonbok
Grilled Abalones for 30,000 won ($25.20)

Grilled Abalones

This dish is really something. I've never had a plate of abalones to myself so felt like it cost way more than the price tag.

We didn't order Abalone Porridge here since we have tried one in another restaurant and they taste really bland. Maybe it is just me?

Lucky enough, we managed to enjoy the most satisfying porridge at Udo Island!

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5 Days in Jeju Island, 2019 Series Navigation

Part 1 of 4 : Canola Flower, Jeju Black Pork, Isaac Toast, Keyboard Waffle, and Lighthouses.

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Part 2 of 4 : Cherry Blossoms, Jeju's Strawberry, Seongsan Ilchulbong, and Abalone Meal.

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Part 3 of 4 : O'sulloc Tea Museum, Jeju Loveland, and Korean Fried Chicken.

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Part 4 of 4 : Jeongbang Waterfall, Yongmeori Coast, and lots of Cafes.

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Day Trip to Udo Island, 2019.

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