Kid-friendly Jeju Itinerary Day 2


Photo taken from Jeju Weekly: Top view of Sunrise Peak

Your adventure in Jeju is not complete without climbing the famous Seongsan Ilchulbong or what is known as Sunrise Peak. This is our last day in the island so we started very early (4:30am to be exact), hoping to catch the sunrise.

**Tip:** You could check the internet what time the sunrise in Jeju is. The ticket booth at the entrance of Sunrise Peak also displays the time sunrise is expected for the next day.

sunrise peak unesco

At the Entrance of Sunrise Peak

Sunrise Peak is a UNESCO World Heritage Site visited by busloads of tourists all year round.  It opens an hour before sunrise until sunset and closed on inclement weather.

We grabbed our smartphones, jackets and a baby carrier and then went on our way..

Starting the climb

Posing for the camera before the climb

Stairs seongsan

The trail towards the top is made up of sturdy, well lighted and well maintained wooden or stone stairs. Climbing up would probably just take around 30 minutes –that is if you don’t have a 1o kilo toddler around you, making you go out of breath and sitting down on rest areas every chance you get.

**Tip:** Bring a bottle of water. Climbing makes you thirsty and sweaty. 

view from the top

The last pit stop I had before reaching the top

40 minutes after, we finally reached the top and just a few seconds early to see the sun peeking out from the horizon.

sun peeking out

The break of dawn

There were a lot of people, both locals and tourists, who went up to see the magnificent sunrise too.


Family picture on top of Sunrise Peak =)

Took a few more shots of the picturesque view



There is a different trail going down Sunrise peak which you can see from the picture above.

back down

And we’re finally back down at the entrance.

Our flight back to Seoul is at 1pm the same day and it takes 2 hours bus ride from here to the airport so this was the only activity we scheduled for our last day. We were sad to leave Jeju knowing that there are still a lot of things we can see and do here but then again, all the more reason to plan another trip back hehehe.

For those who are planning to go on a trip to Jeju Island, we suggest that you stay longer. I think a week is enough to cover most of the attractions the island has to offer. Enjoy!

View our Kid-friendly Jeju Itinerary Day 1 here.


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33 thoughts on “Kid-friendly Jeju Itinerary Day 2

  1. Mrs.Wise July 15, 2016 at 9:32 am Reply

    very informative post on this part of Jeju Island. Will have to check this one out when we plan our travel to Korea 🙂


    • wifeymommyrn July 15, 2016 at 7:47 pm Reply

      Thank you! Yes, do visit this place especially if you’re a nature lover 🙂


  2. Michelle Solee (@michisolee) July 15, 2016 at 10:24 am Reply

    I thought Jeju Island is just small and you can enjoy it in 2 to three days so we need 1 week din pala. The place seems relaxing.


    • wifeymommyrn July 15, 2016 at 7:50 pm Reply

      We thought so too but nabitin kame. If nag car rental kame we could’ve visit more places. The bus trips kasi were so long.


  3. Coi Ibanez July 15, 2016 at 5:44 pm Reply

    Ang ganda!!! ❤ I'm imagining myself carrying my little girl up the mountain like that! Di ko ata kaya! Haha! Thanks for sharing! 😉


  4. Liz Aquino July 16, 2016 at 12:39 am Reply

    Such a nice place to visit on your last day. I love sunrise 🙂


  5. Denise Rayala July 16, 2016 at 3:16 am Reply

    Wow, you’re strong to climb those steps with a baby in tow!


    • wifeymommyrn July 18, 2016 at 11:41 pm Reply

      Didn’t really think I could climb but the trail is fairly easy as well 🙂


  6. mamaneesnest July 16, 2016 at 8:55 am Reply

    I heard a lot of good stuff from my boss who also went to Jeju and it really looks like an amazing place! Great photos you got there too!


  7. Maan Laxa July 17, 2016 at 7:25 pm Reply

    I can’t decide which scene is my favourite, but OMG, magnificent sunrise indeed!


    • wifeymommyrn July 18, 2016 at 11:42 pm Reply

      Haha, me too, I can’t decide which photos to post.


  8. momsterteacher July 17, 2016 at 7:52 pm Reply

    Just wow! East Asia is teeming with jaw-dropping views!


  9. tweenselmom July 18, 2016 at 9:00 am Reply

    Your landscape shots are so beautiful! It must be a memorable trip which made me miss family traveling so much.


    • wifeymommyrn July 18, 2016 at 11:43 pm Reply

      It really is, travelling is more fun pala with your kid 🙂 travel na din ulit


  10. Nilyn_ECM July 18, 2016 at 9:02 am Reply

    Wow!!! Can’t help but appreciate God’s great work! It’s awesome!


  11. Lady Anne Louise Barrun July 18, 2016 at 9:39 am Reply

    That was such a breathtaking view!


  12. Jackie (@MultiasianMama) July 18, 2016 at 9:50 am Reply

    Beautiful photos! I wish I had gone while I was in Seoul. I’m amazed that you guys are so game for travel even with a young one in haul! Tas grabe 4:30am pa gising niyo! haha 😀


  13. playfullifewithkids July 18, 2016 at 11:22 am Reply

    Nice photos. Thanks for sharing this para pag nagkaron ng chance to bring the family there too. Lalaking traveller yan baby nyo hihi:)


  14. rollcoastermom July 18, 2016 at 1:03 pm Reply

    Wow, the view there is amazing! I’m sure it’s worth the 40-minute climb. Haha! Hope I’ll be able to go there someday.


    • wifeymommyrn July 18, 2016 at 11:51 pm Reply

      Definitely worth the hard, sweaty, out of breath, 40 minute climb! Hope ypu can visit too! 🙂


  15. sarah tirona July 18, 2016 at 1:57 pm Reply

    how much does it cost to visit? been wanting to go but i heard its expensive?


    • wifeymommyrn July 18, 2016 at 11:56 pm Reply

      For our 3days in jeju i think we’ve spent almost 20k. That’s inclusive of roundtrip airfare from seoul to jeju, accommodations, meals and bus rides 🙂


  16. Maria Teresa Gregorio-Figuerres July 19, 2016 at 1:09 pm Reply

    Awesome place! It must have felt really good to be up there and see all those lovely views!


  17. Ayi Anigan July 28, 2016 at 10:41 am Reply

    I can’t wait to travel with my kids 🙂 I try to delay this since they’re both below five and mahirap kasama. Hehehe. Great post! 🙂


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