Manjanggul CaveCurrently Closed
- 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 Opening and Closing 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
95% of people who visit Jeju-si include Manjanggul Cave in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
83.8% of people start their Manjanggul Cave visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Manjanggul Cave
94.17% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Manjanggul Cave
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Manjanggul Cave, Jeju-si Reviews
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.
Worth visiting!!! I’ve visited a number of caves from different countries and this is definitely worth the money for the ticket. It’s a looong walk in a dark and cool place so don’t forget to bring something to keep you warm while inside the cave. The ground is definitely not even and can get a bit slippery so make sure to wear comfy, stable and covered shoes.
Things to note: It's cold down there. Bring a flannel or sweater if you get cold easily because it was about 12.5 Celsius/55 Fahrenheit down there. Wear good footwear because of the uneven footing and wet slippery surfaces. There are restrooms, a restaurant, a convenience store, a place to rinse your feet, and a coin locker to store bags and stuff. There is a bus that runs about every 20 minutes or so, and a line of taxis trying to take you if you don't want to wait. This place was awesome! 1K into one of the longest lava tubes in the world! There are signs that point out some features of the tube that one without a geological background might not understand or may not even notice! At the end of the tunnel is a great photo op with the largest known lava column in the world. You might also get lucky and spot a cave spider during your jaunt in and back out the way you came.
Awesome place to visit especially if you like to see how volcanic island are created. I've not come across many natural spots with such an experience. Very educational as well. Must carry a jacket as the temp in these underground caves can drop to 15 'C
It's super hot outside, so walking through natural air conditioning was great. There's a few features that were awesome to see. There are many placards in different languages, including English that explain how certain features are formed.