Manjanggul CaveCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 182 Manjanggul-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +82-647107903
- Ticket Price: 2000 KRW
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Cave, Geological Formation, Family And Kids
Manjanggul Cave - Review
This is no mere cave, but a lava tube, and one of South Korea's greatest natural wonders. Though over 13 km long (it is the 2nd longest lava tube in the world), only 1 kilometre of the lava tube is open for visitation. Formed only around 300,000 years ago at the most, the cave is beautifully preserved, making it of great scientific interest. It contains all the features you may expect in a normal gave, with the only difference being that these are made of ancient lava - lava stalagmites and stalactites, lava columns and lava bridges and lava shelves, lava blisters and lava helictites, lava rafts and lava ropes. Furthermore, its 7.6 metre high lava column is the largest found so far. The other great feature is the colossal Stone Turtle. The lighting is dim and eerie.
There is also a museum on site, and tourists frequently confuse it with the cave entrance which it is NOT. It's still worth checking out, as it explains the cave's origins and features.
Manjanggul Cave Information
- The cave entrance and ticket office is about a 5-7 minute walk from the car park.
- Free parking
- The floor is wet - hold on to the railings.
- The floor is uneven - wear sturdy shoes.
- Lights are dim, so photography may be a problem.
- It can get chilly, so bring a light jacket.
- Not wheelchair friendly.
Manjanggul Cave Ticket Prices
- Teenagers and students: KRW 1000
- Groups: Adults: KRW 1600
- Teenagers and students: KRW 800
- Free for Children under 7, seniors over 65 , the disabled and their care taker.
Manjanggul Cave Hours
- Last admission is at 5:10pm (4:40pm in winter)
- Closed on the first Wednesday of every month.
How To reach Manjanggul Cave by Public Transport
- Drive to here
- Take a taxi
- Buses may ply to here. Ask local for specific public transport information.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Manjanggul Cave
93% of people who visit Jeju-si include Manjanggul Cave in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
78.41% of people start their Manjanggul Cave visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Manjanggul Cave
93.9% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Manjanggul Cave
Manjanggul Cave Trips
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Manjanggul Cave, Jeju-si Reviews
Really cool experience and would recommend. The cave is a bit chilly walking in and once you're in the cave there is a trail for you to walk through. There are different information signs that share more information with you in the cave. It's a bit damp and the ground is not totally smooth to walk on so need to be careful if you have small children. I had a good time but it's not a full day trip, I think max maybe an hour and a half.
These lava caves are the best way to best the summer heat. With naturally cooler air, you feel refreshed the moment you step down into the mouth of the expanse. Despite the darkness, there are enough lights to guide you to the main attraction of the lava tube. Even though there's not much to see except for the cave walls, having a good companion to talk with makes the journey enjoyable. I enjoyed this location for the natural air conditioning, disquieting sensation of entering an ancient blood stream of the Earth, and observing the behaviors of all the cave walkers.
Even though not really well-known when people talk about coming to Jeju, this place is still fun and recommended. It is one of the finest lava tunnels in the world. Was formed from the lava. Inside, there are a lot of interesting structures that was formed from lava. This cave is about 13km long but only 1km open for tourist. Really dark but also got lamps.
Great experience. Its a big lava tube so those who are clostrophobic need not fear. The area is dark with minimal lighting most part of the tube though. Visitors should note that the path is uneven, wet and tend to be slippery. Nonetheless it is still manageable when proper footwear is worn.
Was very cave like... Easy access for all. Mostly level terrain, no major climbs or descents. The floor is uneven as it is a lava tube, the ground is wet, and the air a nice 14°c. The lighting aids to guide but does not distract from the feeling of underground isolation. A++ Would delve again