Manjanggul Cave, Jeju-si
About Manjanggul Cave, Jeju-si
Manjanggul Cave, Jeju-si - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
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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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 - Write a Review
An experience I haven`t had elsewhere, these lava tubes are amazing. Seeing the steam inside from the mix of cold and hot air was magical. Definitely worth a visit. You might be dropped off on the highway depending on your bus. There is another bus that will take you all the way to the tubes. Alternatively the tubes are a 30 minute (2.5 kilometer) walk from there. Beware the taxi drivers that tell you it takes over an hour. They are not expensive, we just didn`t appreciate being lied to. There are also some family friendly beach resorts nearby.
It is a great break from all the sights above ground. Strongly recommend you suit up for the cold temperature and also wear proper shoes as the floor is very slippery. Do also use the phone flash light where possible
Good experience to visit lava tube. Cold air and slippery. Recommend to bring along torchlight for better viewing.
Wonderful experience for the whole family. The tube is 1km long, and the cold is a nice respite from the heat of summer. There are 112 steps leading down to the tube that must be climbed to come back out. Amenities include a restaurant, gift shop, convenience store, restrooms, and lockers. Wear good shoes, this is definitely worth the visit!
Interesting sight. Lots of information about the lava tube while you walk through the entire 1km. Cold once you step into the cave, so bring a jacket. Although it's not deep like other caves, it had very uneven ground, good to wear running shoes and shoes with better support. Young children and elders might need some help and support to walk through the cave as ground is also wet and lighting is quite dim. Generally an easy cave to explore (flat terrain).