lava caves in Jeju

2km lava cave hike

Jeju has a few UNESCO World Heritage sites so we had to visit at least one of them! We came to the Manjanggul Cave, or Lava Tubes as the boards called it. We thought there were two exits, one of each end, but to our disappointment, there was only one opening and we had to walk 1km back and fro hahaha.

It was quite torturous considering it was cold and wet in the cave, and we couldn’t really see well, plus the floor was rocky and we had to look down.

My camera just couldn’t pick up much in the dark caves, but seeing things like this really makes you feel so small compared to the world. Physically standing there and looking at what nature can create. Such deep thoughts hahaha. But it was quite amazing at some point. The stairs made us want to die though. Such a workout in the winter!

Be prepared to take around 40-50 minutes for the 2km walk haha.

Manjanggul Cave

3341-3, Gimnyeong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Operating hours: 0820 – 1810
Admission fees: 2,000 won (Adults); 1,000 won (Military and Youth & Children aged 7-24)

With love,