Our last exploration of Day 10 after our education tour of Jeju Haenyeo Museum (해녀박물관)…… The UNESCO World Heritage site of Manjanggul Cave (만장굴).
Designated as Natural Manument No.98 (designated on December 3, 1962) and also one of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Manjanggul Cave (만장굴) is one of the finest lave tunnels in the world. A lave tunnel is formed when lava deep in the ground spouts from the peark and flows to the surface. Manjanggul Cave (만장굴) has a variety of interesting structures inside, making it an interesting exploration.
Only 2 km of Manjanggul Cave (만장굴) is open for exploration. So, we started our late afternoon adventure by taking the steep steps down into the Manjanggul Cave (만장굴). As we step into the lava tube tunnels, the temperature within the cave are a cooling 11-18℃, creating a comfortable atmosphere especially after the hot day out under the scorching summer sun.
Manjanggul Cave (만장굴) has many interesting stone pillars and stalactites that are widely spread, whoeing the topographical features of the cave. One especially eye-catching is the ‘Stone Turtle’ as it is shaped like Jeju-do (제주도).
At the end of the walk-able Manjanggul Cave (만장굴) is the beautiful structure of a 70cm lava stalagmites. It is also the phone zone within the cave.
Reaching the end of Manjanggul Cave (만장굴) we head back out. Surprisingly, the walk out seems so much shorter than the walk in…. hmmmm……
More information on Manjanggul Cave (만장굴):
The first Wednesday of every month
Approx. 40-50 mins round-trip
* Last admission 17:10
Individual: Adults 2,000 won / Teenagers & Children: 1,000 won
Group: Adults 1,600 won / Teenagers & Children: 800 won
※ Group: 10 or more people
※ Children: Ages 7–12, Teenagers: Ages 13-24, Adult: Ages 25-64
※ Free admission (with proof of identification): Children under age 7, seniors ages 65 and above, person with disability and one companion (levels 1-3), person with disability (levels 4-6)
Korean Info. Service
Homepage / Website
From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take Bus No. 990 bound for Gimnyeong and get off at Manjanggul Cave Bus Stop (Travel time approx. 1hr 10min).
– Walk approx. 200m to the ticket booth.
That ends our Day 10 of South Korea Summer Vacation. Day 11 is our last day exploration of Jeju-do (제주도) before we head off to our last stop, Seoul. So stay tune!