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Jungmun Duty Free Shop & Food Trip
Jungmun is a charming place with beautiful ocean views and palm trees, as well as a lot of great sightseeing spots to explore and duty-free shopping to do. These days there are some great deals to be had at the Jeju Duty Free Shop in Jungmun, which specializes in a great selection of luxury items that you can peruse in the lap of luxury. Shopping, relaxing, dining in Jungmun — there’s something for every taste and every budget.
It’s not just the airport that has luxury items on sale
Jungmun Jeju Duty Free Shop
The pleasure of traveling includes relaxing, but also shopping! Jeju Island, in particular, has the advantage of offering visitors the chance to purchase duty-free items at a number of shops around the island. These in turn are attracting attention to Jeju as a great domestic travel destination. Instead of having to do all your duty free shopping at a harried pace at the airport, why not slow down and enjoy the experience at one of the island’s duty free shops. The Jeju Duty Free Shop on the first floor of the International Convention Center Jeju in Jungmun has some great discounts and event on now through mid-August. Night shopping at the shop is possible until 9 p.m. through Aug. 15. Also through Aug. 15, there are 10% to 15% discounts on select items, and the more you shop, the more you save with these great offers. Korean nationals can buy up to USD$600 worth of items per visit (up to 6 visits per year), so how about taking a look at these 8 “must-have” duty free items...
8 Must-have Items
For the health of the busy traveler Jeonggwanjang Everytime Royal Travel Edition
The Travel Edition of this healthy natural extract is designed to be easy to take with you during your busy day or when you are travelling or a business trip. It is now available at the affordable price of 140,000 won.
It isn’t difficult to be a filial child to your mother Lancome ENERGIE DE VIE POWER OF 3
The potent antioxidant and soothing effects of ENERGIE DE VIE POWER OF 3 is particularly popular with women of a certain age. It’s on sale now at $98.60, a savings of 30% off the regular price of 180,000 won.
A must-have for all Kenzo fans Flower by Kenzo
A 50 ml bottle of Flower by Kenzo, a popular floral fragrance, is on sale with a duty-free discount price of $56.90, about $7 less than tax-free shops.
With these on, you don’t need makeup! Ray Ban Clubmaster W0365
This is a must-have item for trendsetters. Ray Ban Clubmaster sunglasses, which featured in the Korean TV reality series “Youn’s Kitchen” as worn by actress Jung Yu-mi, are on offer for $148, a savings of about 30%.
Chic and feminine Couronne C-Quatre Trow Tote
The Korean TV series “Chicago Typewriter” features actress Im Soo-jung with this gem of a handbag. It’s on sale now at 395,000 won, a savings of about 100,000 won.
Black Swarovski elegance Swarovski Iconic Swan
Those who love Swarovski will jump at the chance to buy an Iconic Swan. The rose gold necklaces and earrings have a modern touch of elegance and can be purchased at a special discounted price of $185.30.
A special whiskey for that special someone Ballantine’s 30
Ballantine's 30-year-old whiskey is a memorable gift. It’s currently on sale at a memorable price: just $306.40. You save $60, so get it here!
A duty-free item you can’t live without Daks MANRESA
This is a rare item you can’t find just anywhere and matches both formal and casual wear. It is a basic Daks check pattern on the fabric and the handle is made of durable cowhide. With the discount, it is currently priced at $312.80, down from $391.
Jungmun Jeju Duty Free Shop
Hours10:00 ~ 21:00 (until Aug. 15, then 10:00 ~ 20:00)
Located just a 1-kilometer, 3-minute drive from the Jeju Duty Free Shop in Jungmun, this restaurant is run by a Shilla Hotel chef who opens his door (and kitchen) to the public. His wide range of dishes span the gamut, from fresh salads to pasta, rice, steak dinners and even spicy octopus jjambbong soup. One popular item is the mushroom shrimp cream risotto with cheese and shellfish. With a philosophy of healthy, fresh ingredients, the chef’s satisfied customers keep coming back. Complimentary coffee is served at the end of the meal.
A healthy concept café that stands out with its organic bagels is about a 7-minute drive from the Jeju Duty Free Shop. You can add blueberry or grain cream cheese to your organic bagel, which is made without using eggs, butter, sugar, milk or yeast. The avocado bagel is a light, cheesy avocado and red pepper combo, while the Jeju Cheonhyehyang citrus bagel is remarkably sweet. Drinks include a red beet, apple and pineapple juice, a kale/celery juice, and more. From the second floor there is a pleasant view of the palm trees planted outside… which give the place an exotic, foreign feel.
This Jungmun cafe is all about banana-flavored milk and items like ice cream shakes that use that ingredient. It is the flagship store for Binggrae banana flavored milk, a brand with a history of over 40 years. The cafe is about a 5-minute drive from Jungmun Duty Free Shop. As the main theme and ingredient is banana-flavored milk, the cafe, as you might have guessed, is yellow, as are most of the items therein such as tables and chairs. It’s a family-oriented, tourist-friendly operation which is perfect for traveler photo-ops. Yellow Cafe also sells banana milk-related souvenirs.
HoursDaily 09:00 - 21:00
Address90 Jungmungwangwang-ro, Seogwipo-si
A quintessential Jungmun outdoor lounge bar
Located on the coast near the International Convention Center Jeju, Vadada is a cafe and lounge overlooking the sea, as its name suggests. If you look at the sea while lying out in the sunshine on one of the outdoor sunbeds, you will feel as though the rhythmic ocean waves are transporting you to some exotic foreign resort. The lounge features dance music popular with the younger generation which adds to the pleasant, upbeat feeling of this unique Jungmun locale. You can order wine and beer, cocktails and other beverages, and there is a basic food menu available that serves things like thick, fusion shrimp burgers.
Hours10:00 - 01:00
Address148-15 Daepo-ro, Seogwipo-si
The genuine taste of a local craft beer
Jeju Jungmun Suje Beer
This craft beer operation is run by two siblings and beer specialists. Their craft beer is reminiscent of such craft beers you’ll find at The Hand & Malt, which is the representative brand of craft beer in Korea, and Jeju’s-own Magpie craft beer. The food menu also features a number of prominent Jeju ingredients in its dishes, like grilled Chagwido Island squid, homemade potato fries from Gujwa-eup, and Jeju black pork sausage.
Jeju Jungmun Suje Beer
Hours17:00 - 02:00, Closed Wednesdays
Address266 Cheonjeyeong-ro, Seogwipo-si
Party all night long
A Jungmun club where foreigners can experience a uniquely exotic atmosphere. Darts, pool, shuffleboard and more are on offer in the large basement area. If you need a break from your travels, you can relax as much as you like here. Hours are from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.