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Jeju Herb Dongsan (Herb Garden)

Jeju Herb Dongsan
(Herb garden)
제주 허브동산

 

Herb Dongsan, located in Pyoseon, Jeju, has flowers all year around. There are 150 kinds of herbs under the sea breeze, and various wild flowers grow well. Along with the nicely created herb park, visitors can enjoy an indoor garden where herbs grow throughout the year, rosemary square, and a windmill observatory. There are many benches and chairs all over the farm, so you can take a break anytime if you come across a scene you like.

Pilates in the herb garden

For visitors of Herb Dongsan, the aroma foot spa is highly recommended. It is really good to soothe the tired feet of travelers. A golden foot bath is filled with hot water. Bath preparations are different every week. Normally, products with rose, which is good for skin regeneration and anti-aging, or rosemary, which is good for antibacterial effect and muscle relaxation, are used. A few drops of undiluted extract of peppermint are added to water at the proper temperature as not to destroy the healthful ingredients of herbs. Five minutes after taking a peaceful rest while dipping your feet in the foot bath, you can feel the heat coming from the feet, and your whole body gets warmer. After the foot spa, you can scrub your feet with sweet-scented rose salt to exfoliate. In the meantime, a therapist will apply peppermint oil on the back of your neck. Cool and refreshing peppermint oil is helpful to ease headaches and loosen knotted muscles. Lastly, rosemary mist is sprayed to the face. It feels like even smelling the fragrance alone heals the mind. The 20 minute foot spa program finishes pleasantly with rosemary mist.

You can stay one night at Herb Dongsan, which is full of a refreshing smell. You can take advantage of the “J-detox” package to perfectly enjoy this place. Bedding made with volcanic materials is prepared for an herb-scented accommodation. An aroma foot spa and one-day Pilates class are included as well. On top of that, a brunch set in the cafe Botanika 170 inside Herb Dongsan will be served. At night, Herb Dongsan is transformed as more than three million LEDS splendidly decorate the darkness. When both the sun and the moon hang hazily in the sky, Herb Dongsan starts to be luminous.

Making natural herb soap

At Botanika 170 cafe inside Herb Dongsan, you can experience making soap. You can make your own natural soap with two herbs chosen from chamomile, lavender, rose, and rosemary. It takes time for soap to dry, so it is recommended to take the class before looking around Herb Dongsan.

INFORMATION

  • +82-64-787-7362
  • 09:00~22:30
  • Theme park admission fee KRW 12,000
    Foot spa KRW 12,000
    Available Language : ENG

The above information is valid as of March 2019

 

Jeju Herb Dongsan, filled with flowers and herbs all year round, is a true healing space. Various programs are available, ranging from a foot bath and spa to soap-making and Pilates. Also, do not forget to check out the world-famous attractions on Jeju Island.

[Day 1] Jeju International Airport 35 km, 1 hr by bus Seongeup Historic Village 14 km, 23 min by bus 25 Must-Go Wellness Spots Jeju Herb Dongsan (Herb Garden) 36 km, 1 hr and 10 min by bus + 10 min by foot Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone 12 km, 22 min by bus + 10 min by foot

[Day 2] Haenyeo Museum and Haenyeo Experience 19 km, 34 min by bus + 7 min by foot Manjanggul Cave 10 km, 17 min by bus + 5 min by foot Dongbaekdongsan and Dongbaekdongsan Wetland Center

Well-Preserved Old Jeju
Seongeup Historic Village

Seongeup Historic Village preserves more than 600 years of Jeju Island’s history. The form of old Jeju villages remains intact, and some residents have also been living in this village through generations. Visitors can have a close look at the unique, traditional lifestyles of Jeju including a mill run by a horse and an outhouse that also doubled as a pig pen. When you go up the fortress ruins, you can have a panoramic view of the village. Visitors are allowed to enter the empty thatched houses freely.
  19, Seongeupjeonguihyeon-ro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-710-6797 / Sunrise to sunset / www.jeju.go.kr/seongeup/index.htm

Ultimate Flagrant Trip Experience
Jeju Herb Dongsan (Herb Garden)

Jeju Herb Dongsan is a place where you can feel the warmth of nature while strolling through the gardens filled with herbal aromas all year round. You can learn and experience everything about herbs in this theme park with 180 kinds of herbs, wildflowers, and plants growing in the 85,950-m2 land. Beautiful photo zones are installed around the gardens, and colorful lights embellish the garden at night. You can have a special footbath experience in the Herb Garden. A golden footbath is first filled with hot water and bath products are then added. The products can vary, but peppermint and rosemary are particularly good for soothing the tired feet of travelers. They are also effective in smoothing rough skin. On top of that, a massage with aroma salt can boost the effect. You can then use the aromatherapy sauna free of charge. The combination of heat and natural aromas removes impurities and fatigue from your body. You can also take a special Pilates class while enjoying the fresh herbal scents in the garden or try making soap with natural essential oils. Taking part in the soap-making experience first before touring the garden would be ideal as the soap should be dry and ready to take home after the tour.
  170, Donoreum-ro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-787-7362 / 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. / Adults: KRW 10,000; teenagers: KRW 8,000; children: KRW 7,000 (additional KRW 2,000 for nighttime); Gold footbath: KRW 12,000; Pilates: KRW 30,000 / www.herbdongsan.com

Marvelous Scenic Nature
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak

Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, designated as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site and a UNESCO Global Geopark, always looks magnificent and elegant like a royal crown. The tuff cone created by volcanic eruptions is believed to have formed around 50,000 to 120,000 years ago. The 182-m high summit can be reached by climbing stairs, and climbing up and going back down takes about one hour. At the shore below the cliff, you can watch a haenyeo (women divers) performance.
  284-12, Ilchul-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-783-0959 / 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (varies depending on the sunrise and sunset) / Haenyeo performance: 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. / Adults: KRW 2,000; teenagers/children: KRW 1,000

Meet Jeju’s Women Divers
Jeju Haenyeo Museum and Haenyeo Experience

Columnar Joints along Daepo Coast is one of the most famous attractions on Jeju Island and a must-see place when visiting Jungmun Resort. Square or hexagonal basalt pillars are spread along the coastal cliff. Numerous square-cut stone pillars are stacked up like stairs to create a magnificent view. You will be amazed by the breathtaking scenery of the white foam of the waves crashing into the black stone pillars.
  36-30, Ieodo-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-738-1521 / 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (varies by season) / Adults: KRW 2,000; teenagers/children: KRW 1,000

Take a Walk in the Lava-Created Underground World
Manjanggul Cave

Manjanggul Cave, another UNESCO World Heritage site, allows visitors a rare opportunity to look around a lava tube. Out of the 7.4-km long cave, only 1 km is open to the public. To protect the environment, only minimum lighting is installed. Despite the inconvenience, visitors can still take a close look at this breathtaking natural wonder. At the end of the viewing course stands a massive lava column that measures 7.6 m.
  182, Manjanggul-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-710-7905 / 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (closed on the first Wednesday) / Adults: KRW 2,000; teenagers/children: KRW 1,000

Ramsar Wetland, a Present from Nature and Time
Dongbaekdongsan and Dongbaekdongsan Wetland Center

Designated as the Ramsar Wetland, Dongbaekdongsan is a hidden jewel deep within the mountains. Since the wetland was seen visited by a science explorer in the TV show “Hyori’s Homestay” it has been attracting more visitors. The tour course departing from the Dongbaekdongsan Wetland Center is about 5.1 km long and takes 1 hour and 30 minutes. There is a possibility that you may get lost, so we recommend that you get instructions from the wetland center. If you are a group of more than three people, you can also request for a guide.
  77, Dongbaek-ro, Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-784-9445 / Sunrise to sunset / ramsar.co.kr

TIP icon Travel Tips

Jeju World Natural Heritage Center

The Jeju World Natural Heritage Center is a place where you can learn and experience the natural wonders of Jeju Island, including UNESCO Natural Heritage Sites Hallasan Natural Reserve, Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone, and Geomunoreum Lava Tube System. It provides an easy explanation of how the unique natural environment of Jeju was created

 

Operation Hours

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (closed on the first Tuesday)

Fees

Adults: KRW 3,000, teenagers/children: KRW 2,000
 

Location

569-36, Seongyo-ro, Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do

Inquiries

+82-1800-2002
 

Website

wnhcenter.jeju.go.kr




 

 

Eastern Jeju Tour with Transit Bus

Using a Yellow Tourist Transit Bus (810-1 or 810-2), you can conveniently travel around tourist attractions in the mid-mountain areas in the east of Jeju Island. A tour guide on the bus will give you brief explanations about the attractions. You can also purchase a one-day pass at Daecheon Transit Center or on the bus, which allows you to get on and off the bus all day freely.

Route

Daecheon Transit Center > Jeju World Natural Heritage Center, Geomun Parasitic Cone > Albam Parasitic Cone > Dongbaekdongsan Wetland Center > Eodae Parasitic Cone > Dunji Parasitic Cone > Japanese torreya grove > Darangswi Parasitic Cone > Yongnuni Parasitic Cone > Abu Parasitic Cone > Daecheon Transit Center

Operation hours

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (bus interval: 30 min to 1 hr)

Fees

One-time: Adults: KRW 1,150 (transportation card only); One-day: KRW 3,000

Location

+82-64-746-7310


 

 

bag icon Recommended Wellness Tours

Jeju 4.3 Dark Tour
Jeju 4·3 Peace Park > 18.9 km > Neobeunsungi 4·3 Memorial Hall > 20.6 km > Darangswi Parasitic Cone > 24.3 km > Jeju Herb Dongsan

· Neobeunsungi 4·3 Memorial Hall 3, Bukchon 3-gil, Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-783-4303 · Darangswi Parasitic Cone San 6, Sehwa-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-710-6043

Recommended Restaurants

· Café Coji : Seongsan Ilchulbong muffin / 200, Hando-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-784-1005 / cafecoji.alldaycafe.kr

· Cheongun Restaurant : grilled beltfish, seafood stew in a hot pot / 285, Ilchul-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-782-3912

· Ojo Haenyeo’s House : abalone rice porridge / 141-13, Hando-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-784-0893

 

Recommended Accommodations

· Cordelia Resort : 23-20, Iljudong-ro 4120beon-gil, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-70-4548-2200 / jejucordelia.com

· Sun Lake Vill Jeju : 49, Hando-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-782-2277 / www.sunlake.co.kr

· Spring & Autumn Resort : 2652, Haemajihaean-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-784-2211 / www.springnautumn.com