Cheonjiyeon Waterfall Hike – Jeju, South Korea

Jeju Island is a beautiful, and tropical paradise mostly visited by Korean tourists who want to see their country’s beauty for themself.

However, that being said. People from all over the world get drawn to this small volcanic island a 1-hour flight from mainland South Korea. Why?

Well, partly due to Hallasan, the tallest mountain in Korea.

Partly due to the incredible, and dramatic, coastline, it offers.

But also because it has some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the whole of Korea, too.

How to get to the Cheonjiyeon Waterfall

Located on the south part of Jeju Island, the waterfall is really easy to get to and doesn’t require too much of a hike. Bonus!

Make sure you get a ticket from the booth, and don’t walk down the wrong path as I did.

Head to the parking lot, grab your ticket from the booth and then follow the well-marked path right through to the waterfall.

The gardens are well kept, the trail is nice, and in typical Korean fashion, the people are wonderful too.

Entry to the Cheonjiyeon Waterfall is 2000won, or around £1.20.

My Experience with the Cheonjiyeon Waterfall

Not really expecting much of this waterfall given that it is close to the city, and also not that big. But I was genuinely surprised by how impressive the falls are. Even on a busy Saturday morning!

That’s my only suggestion for visiting the waterfall. Don’t come on a Saturday, it’ll get busy. Very busy!

Despite that, it was still well worth visiting, and would have loved to have come back when there were fewer people around.

The walk to the falls is easy and straight forward with no elevation gain. It’s about a 1km roundtrip so makes it easy for everyone to see the beautiful falls for themselves.

If you’re lucky you can see some big eels along the water’s edge, and fish are plentiful in the crystal clear waters below the falls.

If you’re in Jeju, it’s definitely worth the visit.

If you’ve any questions about the Cheonjiyeon Waterfall then drop them in the comments below and I’ll be happy to help.

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