I mentioned in an earlier post that Jeju Island was home to an ever-increasing number of theme parks and museums. It was quite astonishing when planning our itinerary to see not just how many there were, but also the bizarre array of subject matter on which the parks were based! What was the deal with this Jeju Loveland though…?
Some are quite traditional in nature:
- the National Museum;
- a Folk Village where you can see how things used to be back in the day;
- a museum dedicated to the female divers (haenyeo) for which the region is renowned;
- a natural history museum…
Others focused on the local produce or geography of the island:
- O’Sulloc Green Tea museum;
- Eco Land;
- Stone Park, celebrating Hallasan volcano and the geology of Jeju (not my idea of fun…but it must float someones boat!);
- Glass Castle, specialising in glass sculptures…
And then things start to get fun, with a dash of weird…:
- Teddy Bear Museum (of course);
- Hello, Kitty Land
- Trick Art Museum;
- Ripley’s Believe it or Not;
- Kimnyoung Maze Park;
- Jeju Dinosaur Land (Clive would be proud!);
- Psyche World – I think it’s supposed to depict the ‘cycle of life’, but by all accounts it’s just full of beetles and butterflies and stuff…?
- Mini Mini Land – where everything is…small;
- Elephant Land;
- Chocolate Museum…
And then we have the best of them all, our destination for the last couple of hours we had on the island…
So what is Jeju Loveland exactly…?
I think we’ll let the photos do the talking on this one 😀
Dedicated to the kinky minx in us all, the language of love, the things that make you go, “Hmmm..”
Forget the yellow brick road, with a cheeky wink and a couple of big grins we stepped onto the pink penis path…
For the rest of the morning we strolled through the Jeju Love Land park…alternating between feelings of hilarity, shock and concern. But mostly hilarity! For a very reserved and conservative nation, the old adage of, “Work hard, play hard” certainly applies in South Korea!
When the car’s a-rockin’, don’t come knockin’…(turn up the sound)!!
Our thoughts on Jeju Loveland?
Jeju Loveland is an absolute riot!
Leave your inhibitions at the door and be prepared to laugh your way around the fantastic, ‘so bad it’s good’ theme park. We found it to be the perfect end to our time on Jeju, and we’re sure you will too 😀
If you’re looking for a place to stay on Jeju Island, we thoroughly recommend the Jeju Ecosuites in Seogwipo (on the southern side of the island).
We found Seogwipo to be the perfect base to explore Jeju Island, and the Jeju Ecosuites provided a really quirky yet comfortable oasis away from the madness. Have a look at the photos here on Booking.com and see what you think!
Oh, and if hiking’s your thing, you must have a closer look at Mt Hallasan. It is epic. It is massive. It’s a freaking volcano for goodness sake 😀 There will be sore feet the next day, but the reward is definitely worth it!
Check out this beast of hike here: