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 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
Could either be very cool or very boring depending on your interests. Personally enjoyed it to see nature and how the cave was formed. Decent price. Temperature is fairly well regulated for a cave (obviously a little chilly), and the cave is in good condition (good walking space, stairs, sufficient lighting and warning signs, info signs, etc). Lighting could definitely be improved to be able to take photos inside.
Great and easy cave to walk through. It's pretty wet and cold inside so be prepared for that. Some puddles along the way but if you're careful you should come out mostly dry. There's some information along the walk inside so you can get a little better understanding of what an actual lava tube is. As a whole the cave is really cool inside and a definite see if you're on this side of Jeju.
I recommend to bring a jacket along. The cave is 1km long and the temperature is cold in there around 14 to 17 degree celcius. I recommend to bring a torch light along as the cave is quite dark. The walking path is not even so please wear proper shoes here. Despite 8km long you can only go as far as 1km distance from the entrance.
Very cold inside. It can be wet and slippery so walk slowly. The walk in is not very long. About slightly more than 800m. One way in and out only. There are lots of exhibition panels inside explaining everything about the formation of the lava tubes and details about the different structures inside. Highly recommended.
Cool lava tube cave. It takes about 40min to walk through it and costs 1000 if you are 24 years old or younger (2000 otherwise). The cave is pretty humid and cool, nice activity for a rainy or too warm day!