This post contains Teddy Bear Museum, Seonim Bridge, Cheonjeyeon Falls, A Twosome Place & Maeil Olle Market.
#teddybear #teddybearmuseum entrance is expensive.. Very few visitors in it. After I came back, read that a lot of Chinese tours stopped going to S. Korea due to political opinions with US and nuclear. If I were to come to Jeju again, I'll skip this.. Because I'm not that into teddy bears anymore. Lots of teddy bear though. Didn't go to other teddy bear museum, so I can't compare #jeju #travel #korea #asia
Teddy Bear Museum, 제주 테디베어뮤지엄 in Korean, is a building by itself near Yeomiji Botanical Garden (see previous post for mostly flower pics) and it has LOTS of old and new teddy bears on display (you can’t touch).
Note there are 3 teddy bears museum in Jeju: Teddy bear Museum, Joanne Teddy bear and Jeju Teseum. All are in different locations.
There’s a gift shop at the lowest floor (same food as food & drinks and toilet) where lots of cute teddy bears are sold. Outside is teddy bear park with big and human size sculptures. Entrance to the outdoor park is between the gift shop and food/drinks.
The museum informed: to take picture (because they are in glass box), put the camera/phone directly on top of the glass (flat) to avoid getting reflection.
Entrance is expensive, think it was 10 000 Won. That’s around RM40 when we visited/exchanged currency but there are a lot of teddy bears, some scary faces. If you like teddy bears, then you will like to browse the collection and Teddy Elvis Presley jamming. If you don’t, better spend the time and money elsewhere.
Family’s celebration for birthday yay!
Teddy is fishing near polar bears?
After Teddy Bear Museum, we wanted to look for a waterfall. It was either Cheonjeyeon Waterfall/Fall (천제연 폭포) or Cheonjiyeon Falls (천지연폭포) or Jeongbang (정방폭포). Cheonjiyeon. Yes, only 1 character difference between Cheonjeyeon and Cheonjiyeon. We were hungry too. Cheonjeyeon was nearer to us at that time and it had Seonim Bridge (red + white bridge with carvings), which we saw from far at Yeomiji. So we went to find food nearby Yeomiji-Teddy Bear Museum and bought chicken for take-away (called “Take Out” in Korea), then headed to the nearest Fall because we wanted to eat picnic.
At Cheonjeyeon area, there’s a hall with palace roof but sells modern snack. We went up to the upper floor to view the scenery. Plenty of kdrama posters :/ From the sides (don’t have to go up this hall), we could see Cheonjeyeon Falls (we were disappointed to see that the waterfall was quite far and it was so small). After we had walked over Seonim Bridge (Seven Nymphs Bridge), 2 of us decided to walk down to the waterfall point #2 before it was closed. There are 2 routes – one going down to the base of the waterfall where it pools into a lake->river->#3 Fall and the other is also going down but goes up 1/2 way to the location slightly above the “fall”.
This is almost at the end route for #2 “fall”:
Dark blue-green and browns:
We were quite tired, feet numbed from all the walking. Thought the other #2 point would be more beautiful… We didn’t manage to go to the other #2 point because the place would be closed soon.
Needed to search for toilet… and we ended up in A Twosome Place. The building is very wide! While 2 of us went to find toilet, 2 of us saw “BUY ONE FREE ONE”. Kantoi! :D Did they think they would drink cold brew coffee – TWO bottles in a few days?
Maeil Olle Market, Seogwipo
Cute manhole. Jeju has a lot of stone statues called Dol hareubang – they have mushroom hat, bulging eyes, long, broad nose and hands are usually on the belly.
When we reached the market, we realized the choc we had bought earlier were more expensive :S
Free parking in Maeil Olle Market too. The parking is right in front of the market.
This is at alley towards parking. The lady sells cute souvenirs.