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Museum and Theme Park

 South Korea government has invested a lot in cultural activities in Jeju island.

 Jeju Museums are an ideal place, to get your self acquainted with the history, culture, heritage and the folklore of Jeju, a beautiful island in Korea. Jeju is known as the “island of the gods” and is also the island of the people in love. Well, it is the most important honeymoon destination for the newly wed couples in Korea.  There are also theme parks and gardens where families and couples love to visit.

Top must-visit museums and theme parks are:

Jeju National Museum

 Jeju National Museum is a national museum located in Jeju, South Korea. It opened on June 15, 2001. Jeju National Museum is a museum, which depicts the long history of the Korean island of Jeju. The island has been an important link for trade with the other Asian countries like China, India, Japan, Taiwan, Okinawa and many others. Jeju’s rich history and cultural heritage is the subject matter of exhibition in the Jeju National Museum.

 The Jeju National Museum remains open on all the days except Monday. From Tuesday to Friday the museum opens at 9 in the morning and closes at 6 in the evening. On Saturdays the museum opens at 9 and closes at 12 midnight. On the Sundays and holidays the museum opens at 9 in the morning and closes at 7 in the evening. On the first of January the Jeju National Museum remains closed.

 Adults from the age of 19 to 64 are required to pay 1,000 won and if they are in a group then they can pay 700 won. Youths from 7 to 18 years of age have to pay 500 won, if single and 300 won if in a group. Children under the age of 6 and senior citizens over the age of 65 can enter the Jeju National Museum for free

 The Jeju National Museum remains open on all the days except Monday. From Tuesday to Friday the museum opens at 9 in the morning and closes at 6 in the evening. On Saturdays the museum opens at 9 and closes at 12 midnight. On the Sundays and holidays the museum opens at 9 in the morning and closes at 7 in the evening. On the first of January the Jeju National Museum remains closed.

 Adults from the age of 19 to 64 are required to pay 1,000 won and if they are in a group then they can pay 700 won. Youths from 7 to 18 years of age have to pay 500 won, if single and 300 won if in a group. Children under the age of 6 and senior citizens over the age of 65 can enter the Jeju National Museum for free.

Address: (Postal code) 690-782, Jeju National Museum, Iljudongro-17, Jeju-si, Jeju-do (formerly at 261 Geonip-dong)

Tour information and inquiry:  064-720-8000 (telephone), 064-720-8050 (fax)

Exhibition Docent Service: Visitors may have personal tours of the exhibitions with a curator or volunteer exhibition docent.
Please, contact the information desk if you would like to have tour with a docent. (064-720-8000)

On-going Experience Programs:

  1. Cultural Programs
  2. Into Korean Culture
  3. Jeju National Museum’s cultural experience program, “A Saturday Walk in the Museum”

Homepage: http://jeju.museum.go.kr/kr/contents/main.php

 

 

 Jeju Teddy Bear Museum

 The Jeju Teddy Bear Museum, as the name suggests, exhibits the teddy bears from the different countries of the world. This is the world of teddy bears, rather the home of teddy bears, which shows their birth, development, progress and their position in the modern world. Well, one thing can be safely said that the teddy bears will always be loved and adored as they have been in the past. So, they really don’t have the problem of extinction!  

 The Jeju Teddy Bear Museum gallery is subdivided into three parts, which consists of the History Hall, the Art Hall and the Project Exhibition Hall. Did you know that teddy bears also have their antique tradition? Well, you will get to see some of the antique teddy bears in this museum. Apart from that you will also be able to see some very popular models of teddy bears. The teddy bears, which formed a part of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”, is also a part of the History Hall of the Jeju Teddy Bear Museum.

 The Jeju Teddy Bear Museum also has a bar, a café and a restaurant, where you can choose to spend some time appreciating the teddy bears. The museum also has a shop from where you can buy your favorite teddy bear.

 Homepage: http://www.teddybearmuseum.co.kr/

 

 

Yeomiji Botanical Garden

 

 Jeju, the volcanic island in South Korea, is one of the most popular destinations for Koreans and Japanese. This island provides the tourists and locals with a wide variety of exciting activities to choose from. Be it hiking on Halla-san, the highest peak of Korea, or viewing captivating sunrises or sunsets over the ocean or watching the fascinating waterfalls, the activities offered by this magnificent island will surely add to your thrills.

 The parks and gardens in this popular Korean island increase its beauty.
Yeomiji Botanical Garden is one of the major tourist attractions in Jeju Island. Erected in 1989,Yomiji Arboretum stands in the middle of the famous Jungmun Tourist Complex in Jeju. The spacious greenhouse of this well-known botanical garden in Jeju has a rich collection of more than 2,000 different kinds of flowering plants and trees. The exterior of the greenhouse preserves over 1,700 types of semi-tropical floras. Yomiji Arboretum is the biggest of its type in Asia. This famous botanical garden is adorned with traditional landscape designs of France, Italy, Japan and Korea.

 Yomiji Arboretum also offers a 60-seat tourist train for its visitors. This specially designed train operates between the greenhouse and the gardens.
At the center of the greenhouse there stands a 38-meter tall observation tower. Mara-do, the southernmost island of Korea, becomes visible, once you are on top of the tower, provided the weather is fine.
The collection of tropical orchids inside the Yomiji Arboretum will surely add to your pleasure. A central observatory and an ecology institute also stand within the complex of the Yeomiji Botanical Garden. A lawn and replicas of popular overseas gardens adorn the exterior of the greenhouse.

 

 

Admissions charged in Yomiji Arboretum are as follows:

6,000 won for adults (19-64 years); 4,800 won for group
4,500 won for youths (13-18 years) and soldiers; 3,700 won for groups
3,000 won for children (3-12 years); 2,400 won for groups
3,000 won for seniors (over 65 years); 2,400 won for groups

Contact details of Yomiji arboretum are given below:

Address: #2920 Saektal-dong
Phone number: (064) 738-3828

Homepage: http://www.yeomiji.or.kr/

 

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