Whether you are a professional photographer, an aspiring photojournalist, or you simply love taking photos, Jeju Island is a photographer's paradise. You can find amazing photo opportunities anywhere on the island, as Jeju boasts a wide array of ecological and cultural experiences for your enjoyment. Scroll through some of our recommended hot spots for beautiful photo opportunities, and don't miss out on some of the best Jeju Island has to offer!
This elementary school was made famous by a world-renown Korean electronics firm that filmed a commercial on the property. Since the commercial was made public, people have flocked to the school to experience first-hand the colorfully painted buildings and unique design of the school. It makes for an amazing photo opportunity, as the brightly painted school buildings are a stark contrast to the green fields and blue sky that surround the school. Because it is a fully operational public school, visitors are asked not to enter the school premises until after school hours. If you happen to go during school hours, there is a small walking path called “Tambang-ro” (탐방로) that runs adjacent to the school.
Location: 195 Hagi-ro, Aewol-eup, Jeju City
Hours: Weekdays, after 6pm / Saturday, after 1pm / Public holidays, starting 9am
The site of the Lonely Tree offers a unique photo opportunity. There is a solo tree growing in a large grassy field, with no other tree as its neighbor. It is a popular photo site, as you are able to capture the wide, natural landscape, only interrupted by a single tree.
After spending some time capturing this interesting tree on camera, there is another unique photo opportunity just down the street at St. Isidore Dairy Farm. The winding roads in the farm lead to quiet areas where you can take photos without interruption from other tourists. It is also home to a popular dessert cafe, Wuyu Boodan (우유부단). The cafe serves homemade ice cream, as well as organic milk, and their very popular milk teas. All their products are made with ingredients from their farm. The cafe is open from 10am to 5pm, and they are closed on Wednesdays.
Location: The Lonely Tree
Geumak-ri san 30-8, Hallim-eup, Jeju City
St. Isidore Farm
Geumakdong-gil 38, Hallim-eup, Jeju City
Jeju Mokgwana, located at 25, Gwandeong-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju, is designated as Historic Site No. 380. It is located within Jeju City and is the former central government office, where the magistrate presided from 1392 to 1910. It consists of several buildings, including National Treasure No. 322, Gwandeokjeong. Built in 1448, Gwandeokjeong is the oldest remaining building on Jeju Island. The daily hours of operation are 9am-6pm, and parking is available for visitors. For further information, dial 064-728-8665.
Individual rates: adults 1,500won, youth 800won, children 400won
Group rates: adults 1,000won, youth 600won, children 300won
Swiss Village, located at Hamwa-ro 566-27, Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju, features a charming row of colorful townhouse-style buildings. The distinct architecture and design is reminiscent of Swiss design, hence the name, “Swiss Village”. It is a hotspot for photo opportunities, especially for wedding & engagement photos, as the colorful buildings offer a unique and interesting element to the photos. The 3-story townhomes have a commercial space on the 1st floor, and residential spaces on the 2nd and 3rd. You can also find guesthouses located here. For more information, call 064-744-6060.
Gimnyeong Mural Art Village begins at the start location of Olle Trail No. 20 (address: Gimnyeonghang 3gil 18-16, Gujwa-eup, Jeju City) and runs all the way down to the Gimnyeong Beach, for a total of about 3km. You can see a total of 29 different metalwork murals, designed by 10 different artists. Each of the beautiful pieces have been created with re-purposed basalt and recycled garbage. The locals kindly request that visitors be mindful and respectful of the quietness and peacefulness of the neighborhood and refrain from littering.
Saeyeongyo Bridge is located at 40 Namsungjoong-ro, Seogwipo-si and connects Seogwipo Port and Saeseom Island, a temperate forest conservation zone. The bridge is a long pedestrian overpass, inspired by the “Tewu” design, Jeju’s traditional log boat. For further information, dial 064-760-3471.
Yongyeon Bridge is located not too far from the Jeju International Airport, at Yongdam 2-dong, Jeju City. The bridge connects two sides of Yongyeon Pond and offers a picturesque view of both the pond and the sea. Yongyeon is a location where the freshwater from the mountains and the saltwater of the ocean meet. It is said to be one of the 12 most scenic sites in Yeongju, and at night, the bridge lights up, creating a romantic site for a lover’s stroll.