Manjanggul Cave, Jeju-si
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Address: 182 Manjanggul-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
Ticket Price: 2000 KRW
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Manjanggul Cave, Jeju-si
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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Manjanggul Cave, Jeju-si Reviews
This is an amazing place to visit. There are stairs that take you into the lava tube, and then you can walk about one kilometer. It is somewhat dark, but there are lights, and your eyes adjust. It is fascinating to see how the lava flow created this tube. There are plenty of signs that explain the geological features, and they are written in several areas. There are no restrooms in the tube, but there are some near the entrance. There is a gift shop and a cafe. I think this is worth making the effort to visit.
Its cold down there and its an awesome natural lava tube cave. Nothing much to see, its all rocks. But I'm awe at how on earth that tube was naturally made. Awesome place to visit.
Very unique cave. We spent around an hour and a half inside. There is only 1 linear path (approx 1km) open to the public, but the floor is uneven and there are lots of cool things to see inside. Also it's quite dark as there are only a few lights illuminating the area.
Great place for an outing. As long as you take it slow and watch where you put your feet you will be mesmerized by the cave. Don't forget to visit the maze nearby too.
Bit dark very few but steep steps at the start. Take proper footwear because the ground is uneven and wet in many places. Also make use of the toilet outside because there's no facilities inside the cave.