Self-Drive Journey in Jeju Island (Day2-2) – Journey to the East of Jeju Island

Pit Stop: 2.4 – World Natural Heritage Centre

Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Jeju-si Jocheon-eup Seonheul-ri
Admission: Adults – 3,000 won

Even though we’re in Jeju Island for a holiday, both Calvin and I wanted to know a little more about the history of Jejudo; thus decided to have short trip to the World Natural Heritage Centre to understand a little more.

YES! Jejudo Island is one of the new 7wonders of nature! 🙂

Over in World Natural Heritage Centre, the place does not only display the history of Jeju Island; but they do have physically items(framed up) with English explanation for the tourists to understand more about it. There is even a 4D movie theatre for you to enjoy a short myth story about Jeju Island too.

A showcase of the different plants/flowers that you will see while climbing Mount. Halla.

The searching(s) and a mini “lava-tunnel” display for one to understand more of the lava caves in Jeju.

Cute display explanation about how Cavers/Speleology do their ‘research’ on each different layers level in the cave.

Hello Mount Halla! I’ll be back to conquer you one day! 🙂

Pit Stop: 2.5 –Daheeyeon (Cave Cafe)

115-1, Seongyo-ro, Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 선교로 115-1

Next up, we headed over to Daheeyeon Garden, where it is one of the major tea farm on Jeju Island as they have the best location for growing tea leaves. They have an Evergreen Luce outdoor garden which was ‘built’ inside the cave by nature.
The cave cafe is one of the highlight over in Daeheeyeon as they serves all sorts if nature fermented green tea items. (eg bread, cookies, green tea latte/tea/juices)

To be honest, the cafe is quite spacious and *cold*. *LOL*

Highly recommended by the boss and we gave this fermented green tea a shot. Taste chilling and it’s REALLY sweet! 😀

While leaving the cafe at the door, we noticed something unique..

*HAHAHAHA* This little ‘brush’ is for you to ‘clean’ those dust and dirt on your shoes while walking in the ‘cave’! ^^

Pit Stop: 2.6 – Sinyang Beach (Seopjikoji)

This place isn’t on our itinerary though. We decided to take a short break as it was quite a long journey drive from the Daheeyeon.  Hello Seongsan Ilchulbong, we will meet later! 😀

HAHAHA! Calvin trying to be a beach model. 😛

*Selca time*

❤ ❤ ❤ 사랑하 ❤ ❤ ❤

ㅎㅎㅎ Let’s have a short horse-riding session on the beach!
*each ride cost 5,000k won for about 10mins*

Pit Stop: 2.7 – Seopjikoji (섭지코지)

261, Seopjikoji-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
제주특별자치도 서귀포시 성산읍 섭지코지로 261

Wonder how the name of ‘Seopjikoji’ origins from? “Seopji” is the old name for the area while “Koji” is Jeju dialect meaning a sudden bump on land.
Seopjikoji is considered as one of the hotspot filming location for many local TV dramas and films as well.

Does the photo above ‘All In House Church’ looks familiar to you?
That’s one of the main filming spot for movie ‘All In’ and ‘Gingko Bed 2’.



Really pretty scenery, isn’t it? I’m starting to fall deep in love with Jeju already!

This Addy just love to take ‘secret’ shots of us and I finally caught her this time!

2 cute pig(s) and eh, crazy twist boy? 😛
While walking along the pathway, we saw some people started picking some small stones and stacked on top of the bigger ones.. Out of curiosity, we asked one of the local doing that. He mentioned to us that if you’ll to pick a stone from the ground and placed it top of these rock formations(provided it stays on) and make a wish, your wish might be granted!

HAHAHA! Of course both Calvin and I wouldn’t want to give this chance a miss to make a wish. ^^

We were too tired to walk any further, thus we decided to try any eatery we could find along the way while driving along the road.
Saw a random yet traditional-home restaurant thus we decided to give it a shot.
We were made to take off our shoes as it requires one to sit on the floor to have your meal.

Hello PSY! We ‘meet’ again! 😀

We ordered: Abalone Stew, Dombe Gogi, Grilled Hairtail Fish.

Dombe Gogi(돔베고기)
Dombe gogi is one of the popular local dish in Jeju. The locals usually would mix both black pork and garlic together and boiled it slowly. Once the meat is ripe, it will be chopped and placed on a cutting board called a “Dombe”. In this absence of elegant dishware, the meat will be eaten directly off from the cutting board; which is named as Dombe-style
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Look at the meat! *I’m feeling so hungry right now typing this entry* According to the ahjumma who served us, she said that Dombegogi is the ladies’ favourite dish as it is high in nutrition yet low in fat. *Collagen ladies! :P*

Both Calvin and I couldn’t wait to feast on Dombe gogi.. ㅋㅋㅋ

Big Fat Abalone that Calvin sacrificed and gave it to me. *Thanks dude* 😀
Seems like this home-style eatery is a favourite spot for the locals. We were the only random ‘foreign’ customers in the restaurant.

Can’t help but to snap and play with the korean kids sitting next to us too. (^^)

Such a pretty Sunset view upon stepping out of the restaurant once we finished out dinner. #nofilter

*HAHA*
No worries. We did managed to find out accommodation(Spring & Autumn Resort (Seongsan)) for the night.

Hang on there! Hotel Review and Day 3 entries are on the way!
Have a great weekend people! (:

[Photos with watermark are taken with Casio Exilim ZR700]
[Photos w/o mark credits back to Calvin, Addy, KTO SG & JTO(Jeju Tourism Organization)]

xoxo,
yyann

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3 thoughts on “Self-Drive Journey in Jeju Island (Day2-2) – Journey to the East of Jeju Island

    • yyann says:

      Hihi,

      It’s along the way but I remember there is quite a far bit distance from the hotel though.
      So sorry! )=

      You can try the dish over at other places in Jeju for it as well as it’s a popular dish over there. 🙂
      *Cheers

      xoxo,
      yyann

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