YESS FINALLY SUMMER HOLIDAY! Just came back from my holiday and yes in Korea, summer is like crazy holiday mood and this is where the main destination for tourist and also local for summer holiday, located in the southest part of Korea this small island just fascinating ♡ but if you join a group tour must be boring with teseum or hello kitty cafe and group tour set meal and yes know i gonna tell you how to go around this small island ( the whole part) just in 5 days using local transport, local accomodation, for you backpackers and budget travellers, lets go explore...
IMPORTANT INFORMATION :
for indonesia tourist, if just come to jeju island ( not to seoul ) NO VISA NEEDED!
you have to use flight for sure from seoul, busan, or another big city in Korea or even from Indonesia, you can use Cathay Pacific go to jeju transfer in hongkong.
Ticket price from Indonesia : +/- ￦600,000 / round trip
Ticket price from seoul : +/- less than ￦50,000/ round trip if promotion but i got mine 4 days from departure ￦140,000 / round trip ( night departure from seoul to jeju & night departure from jeju to seoul)
And in jeju itself has lots of type of transportation,
1. CAR RENTAL ￦50000/day (driver license needed)
2. TAXI RENT ￦120000/day ( for around 4 people, 8 hours uses)
3. REGULAR TAXI starting ￦2600~
4. BIKE TRAIL ￦20000/ day ( riding for around 30km and die HAHA)
5. PUBLIC BUS ￦1300~3300
So i chose #5 and many people said it difficult to take public bus in jeju, the bus interval too long, that's why when you arrive in one place you have to see bus interval timeline, make a note, and make sure you already stand by at the bus stop few minutes before the bus come :)
so many choices of accomodation in Jeju since it travel destination but its all up to you whether it about luxury or just for sleep or about facilities and great breakfast or interected with locals
1. Hotel ￦100000~ ( for rich)
2. Pension ￦50000~ ( for you beach hunter)
3. Jjimjilbang ￦7000~10000 ( for adventure budget traveller)
so this is my itinerary, in my opinion jeju in 5 days is MORE THAN ENOUGH but once again in my route not really a regular group tour itinerary especially Indonesia touristy with yeongduam dragon head rock, hello kitty land, teseum and blabla so mostly it recommended by local people as MUST VISIT PLACES
DAY 1 ( 2016.08.09 )- JUST LANDED
DAY 2 (2016.08.10) - WESTERN PART
DAY 3 (2016.08.11) SOUTHERN- EASTERN PART
DAY 4 (2016.08.12) EASTERN PART
DAY 5 (2016.08.13) NOTHERN PART
JEJU SOUL FOOD
1. JEJU BLACK PORK ( 흑돼지 HEUKDWAEJI)
When in Jeju, THIS LIKE MANDATORY MEN different with the regular bbq, black pork tastes more chewy and yummy and also served grilled thick. Men ... speechless and if you afraid to full you can also try 흑돼지꼬치 HEUK DWAEJIKOCHI or blackpork skewer
Island means sea means seafood! HIKKK honestly i barely eat seafood in Seoul because it expensive but in jeju, it totally taste nice and different ♡ must eat because it fresh! 회 HWI korean sashimi, 해물탕 HAEMULTANG seafood soup, 전복덮밥 JEONBOKTOPBAB fresh abalone mix rice, and many more!!
3. HALLASAN FRIED RICE
Known as the highest volcanic mountain in Korea, now youngers make hallasan famous with fried rice shape of it with spread of eggs and cheese!
4. FRESH MANGO JUICE ANS ICE FLAKES
Hot weather remedies. Now in Jeju hits with fresh mango juices, RICH MANGO with their mango shakes, MANGO REI with philippines' coconut mango, beautiful coffee shop near the beach and instagramable ice flakes.
5. HALLABONG JUICE, ICE CREAM, CHOCOLATE, VITAMIN AND EVERYTHING
jeju's special orange named hallabong is different with regular orange. It has like a crown on top and not only fresh fruit now so many things made from it must try!
6. STARBUCKS SPECIAL MENU
menu that you can't find outside jeju island hemm what so special about it click on the link below
7. JEJU SPECIAL RICE CAKE
Really you can't find it outside jeju? :p
BEST JEJU SOUVENIRS
What is holiday without souvenirs? In jeju so many things you can buy as souvenirs for you college and family. You can buy in every tourism object or buy in market for more affortable price. Best 5 jeju souvenirs!
what is this? This is think that you can find everywhere in Jeju, black stone old man statue yes named dolbareubang. Many people buy this for souvenirs, lil statue, key chain, or even small bread with dolhareubang shape or anything in this shape
Price around ￦2000~50000 / depend on size
And for small bread ￦2000~10000/ 4pieces to 20 pieces
#1 HALLABONG but to bad this not available all year round. Because it only grow around october to february so as alternative you can buy 귤 kyul or orange or 애플망고 apple mango instead
Price around ￦10000~20000/box
3. CHOCOLATE OR RICE CRACKERS OR VITAMIN
this the most cheapest alternative ( i think) contain lots of flavour, hallabong, orange, greentea, and even cactus
chocolate and rice crakers price around ￦10000/ 8 to 10 boxes
Vitamin ￦10000/3 small boxes
4. JEJU OMEGI RICE CAKE
omegi is rice cake with greentea flavour with red bean inside and outside super delish and many people buy this for relative because ya old people like ricecake in korea HAHA but negative point you can keep this for long time but if you buy alot usually they provide free domestic delivery
￦6000/ 8 pieces ( 1 pack)
Last option since it quite heavy. Many people buy juices in cute bottle and also in Jeju famous with their honey and tea, so you can buy like omija syrup ( 5 flavoured tea), cactus tea, hallabong tea and many more
Juice price around ￦3000~7000
Syrup and honey ￦10000 /small bottle
And ￦20000/ big bottle
OWAH SOOOOOOOOUPERRR LONG POST RIGHT ! will update soon one by one for this jeju ♡ super exciting for sharing with you guys.