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Jeju-do Self Drive Day 3: Seopjikoji & Seongeup Folk Village (Part 2)

Okay so after giving up finding Rabbit Island, we proceed to Seopjikoji on day 3 afternoon. Seopjikoji is famous for its scenic view of rapeseeds field (canola), lighthouse by the cliff, filming site and Seongsan Ilchulbong as the backdrop. Entrance to Seopjikoji is free but there’s a 1,000 won fee for car parking.

Seopjikoji @ Jeju-do, South Korea
View of the vast ocean from Seopjikoji.

Seopjikoji @ Jeju-do, South Korea
This was a filming location for the Korean drama ‘All In’. This church was specially built for the drama if I’m not mistaken. No idea what this drama is about as it was so long ago.

Seopjikoji @ Jeju-do, South Korea
Isn’t this place amazing? Oh I can walk and walk under the scorching hot sun as long as you give me this view. Haha

Rapeseed Field @ Seopjikoji, Jeju-do, South Korea
We then came to a field of rapeseed flowers or also known as canola. This is just one part of the field. There’s more on the right. It was breezy and this field of yellow flowers make one of my dream come true. That’s right one of my dream is to be in the sea of rapeseed flowers. Although we had seen rapeseed flowers at Jeju Sports Complex while viewing the cherry blossom, this one is different. This field of flowers is so large.

Rapeseed Flower @ Seopjikoji, Jeju-do, South Korea
Pretty rapeseed aka canola. I wonder if this is where canola oil come from?

Rapeseed Field with Seongsan Ilchulbong at the Background @ Seopjikoji, Jeju-do, South Korea
Can you spot the magnificent Seongsan Ilchulbong on the background?

Lighthouse @ Seopjikoji, Jeju-do, South Korea
To the lighthouse we went.

Seopjikoji @ Jeju-do, South Korea
View from the top of the lighthouse. Amazing right?

Seopjikoji @ Jeju-do, South Korea
Must-have picture of Seopjikoji.

Snack Seller @ Seopjikoji, Jeju-do, South Korea
Snack seller at Seopjikoji’s parking lot.

Omegi Tteok @ Seopjikoji, Jeju-do, South Korea
We bought this local Jeju rice ball cake called Omegi tteok 오메기떡 at 5,000 won (RM15) – 1 pack.

Grilling Cuttlefish @ Seopjikoji, Jeju-do, South Korea
Then we were drawn to this stall.

Grilled Cuttlefish @ Seopjikoji, Jeju-do, South Korea
Grilled cuttlefish!!! The smell was intoxicating.

Grilled Cuttlefish @ Seopjikoji, Jeju-do, South Korea
Of course we bought some. It was delicious. Cost 8,000 won (RM24).

Our main plan after visiting Seopjikoji was to go to route 5 for rapeseed flower road but since we have seen them at Seopjikoji, we decided to give it a miss. So we head to Seongeup Folk Village next.

Wind Farm @ Jeju-do, South Korea
Saw these wind mills on the way to Seongeup Folk Village. At one point we drove side by side with them.

Seongeup Folk Village @ Jeju-do, South Korea
This is one of the house at Seongeup Folk Village. This village showcase traditional Jeju houses. Can you see the asymmetrical raised pole in front of the house? That means the house owner is currently away for awhile.

Rapeseed Flowers @ Seongeup Folk Village, Jeju-do, South Korea
Saw a field of rapeseed flower in one of the house. So pretty.

Seongeup Folk Village @ Jeju-do, South Korea
To be honest, we got a shock when we arrived at Seongeup Folk Village around 3pm. The place was like a ghost town. Where were all the tourist? It wasn’t like that many years ago. I guess we come at the wrong time. Most of the tourist must have come early in the morning. I went into a few shops and were like ‘ohhh what a pity, no business.’ Anyway we’ve been to Seongeup Folk Village 11 years ago (me and sis). There’s only 1 reason why we came back to this place again. BLACK PIG!!!

Seongeup Folk Village @ Jeju-do, South Korea
Traditional Jeju house.

House Roof @ Seongeup Folk Village, Jeju-do, South Korea
House roof.

Zelkova Tree @ Seongeup Folk Village, Jeju-do, South Korea
This tree is over hundred years old. A zelkova tree if I’m not mistaken.

Black Pig Pen @ Seongeup Folk Village, Jeju-do, South Korea
We were then shown by a kind-hearted man this place. Written in Korean 흑돼지 which mean black pig. By no means when I shouted ‘BLACK PIG’ earlier I meant this. This wasn’t the real reason we came. The real reason is eating black pig meat. Hehehe

Black Pig @ Seongeup Folk Village, Jeju-do, South Korea
Cute piggy was disturbed by us so he came out from his little house.

Black Pig @ Seongeup Folk Village, Jeju-do, South Korea
Strutting his stuff. “Yeah I know you look sexy oh cute piggy.”

Black Pig @ Seongeup Folk Village, Jeju-do, South Korea
“And yes your tail is very cute too.” The man then gave the piggy a brinjal/eggplant to munch.

Black Pig's Feeding Hole @ Seongeup Folk Village, Jeju-do, South Korea
Now this was where the olden people throw their feces into this hole and then the black pigs will feed on it. Yup black pigs from the old eras were fed human poop. Yuck! But that’s the truth. No worry, you don’t find this nowadays. All this I understand from talking chicken and duck with the Korean man. LOL.

Seongeup Folk Village @ Jeju-do, South Korea
Ahh so beautiful.

Rapeseed Flowers @ Seongeup Folk Village, Jeju-do, South Korea
How can a house be this pretty?

Nice Cherry Blossom Tree @ Seongeup Folk Village, Jeju-do, South Korea
Then we went searching for a restaurant to eat. Come to this beautiful cherry blossom tree by a restaurant. Nice.

Cherry Blossom @ Seongeup Folk Village, Jeju-do, South Korea
Cherry blossom. Most of the petals has fallen off.

We had our dinner at 한라식당 Halla Restaurant in Seongeup Folk Village. It was ultra delicious… that spicy black pig meat. I remembered I had this many years ago (although different restaurant) but the taste is the same. Been dreaming about it for 11 years!!! Hahaha Do read my short review or just check out the food picture by clicking the link above.

Night View @ Seogwipo, Jeju-do, South Korea
Sunset at Jeju. The road weren’t lit well so it was quite difficult to drive. We stopped by Emart to buy breakfast for next day.

Pump Petrol @ Seogwipo, Jeju-do, South Korea
Since this was our last night in Jeju, we decided to pump our car full tank so that we don’t have to worry the next morning when we returned the car to KT Kumho. Thankfully there’s a gas station just a stone throw away from Jeju Yilin Pension. We paid 50,000 won for 26.738 litre of gas. That’s RM150.00!!! Expensive no doubt. 1 litre cost 1,870 won (RM5.61).

Omegi Tteok @ Jeju-do, South Korea
In our room, we enjoyed some omegi tteok. Basically it’s made of black glutinous millet and covered with large red beans. Delicious. We also enjoyed hallabong bought at Seongeup Folk Village but they were not as nice as the one we bought the first time randomly on day 2.

That’s it for day 3. Stay tuned for day 4.

Here’s my South Korea travelogue so far…
Incheon + Jeju-do Self Drive Day 1: MAS, Car Rental & Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 2: Yeongsil Trail at Hallasan National Park (Part 1)
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 2: Jusangjeolli Cliff, Yongmeori Coast & Cheonjiyeon Falls (Part 2)
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 3: Yilin Pension & Seongsan Ilchulbong (Part 1)

Photos from Nikon D80 and Panasonic TZ-7.

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  • Reply Dawn May 29, 2014 at 1:59 am

    Awwww….the little black piglet is so cute…but then knowing he/she would go into someone’s stomach is kinda sad 🙁

    What does the grilled cuttle fish taste like? Were they seasoned? They look so appetizing..Slurp! And the house are super cute…if only you could see the inside of it?

    Gas over here is $$ too…USD3.49/gallon. I think around RM11.20+/gallon…a killer tho the price has dropped a bit but not for long coz summer is around the corner. 🙁

    • Reply Che-Cheh May 29, 2014 at 8:32 am

      Ya it’s sad but I try not to think too much. It’s the way of life.

      Hmmm taste like cuttle fish? Hehehe They weren’t seasoned and yet they are tasty. The grilled ‘smell’ definitely make the cuttle fish yummier. Btw you’re right, those are cuttle fish and not squid. Eeek!

      I’ve been to the inside of the house before but not this time. Indeed it was eye-opening.

      Wah so expensive. *pengsan

  • Reply Dawn May 30, 2014 at 2:39 am

    Ok, I thought I submitted a comment….anyways, I like the little black piglet…soooo cute. The scenery from the lighthouse is so beautiful…i can look at it forever 🙂 So serene.

    • Reply Che-Cheh May 30, 2014 at 8:25 am

      You did submitted a comment. It’s at the top of this comment.

      Yup the scenery is very lovely. 🙂

  • Reply foongpc June 23, 2014 at 2:11 am

    I love the church and the windmills!

  • Reply foongpc June 23, 2014 at 2:13 am

    Oh I don’t like grilled cuttlefish or squid or anything like that haha!

    • Reply Che-Cheh June 24, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      Ohh why not? So sedap la. 🙂

  • Reply foongpc June 23, 2014 at 2:14 am

    What?!! The black pig feeds on human faeces? OMG!! And humans eat the black pig right? Now I know why they say pigs are the dirtiest animals!!!

    • Reply Che-Cheh June 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      Ya human eat the black pig. Kekeke Used to be la. Now no more.

  • Reply foongpc June 23, 2014 at 2:15 am

    OMG you ate the black pig meat!! Are you sure you are not eating human faeces too? LOL!

    • Reply Che-Cheh June 24, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      They don’t feed human feces anymore lo. What a waste. LOL

  • Reply foongpc June 23, 2014 at 2:16 am

    Wow!! RM150 petrol. So we Malaysians are pretty subsidised eh?

    • Reply Che-Cheh June 24, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      I guess you can say we are lucky. 🙂 And yet we complained so much. Hahaha

      • Reply nadia June 6, 2015 at 3:05 am

        RM150 for half tank je kan? I refill my fuel for 150 also. I’m using kia ray. memang jauh beza dgn malaysia.

        • Reply Che-Cheh June 8, 2015 at 10:48 pm

          Hi Nadia, RM150 for almost full tank. Fuel kat Jeju mahal sikit.

  • Reply zulfi February 22, 2015 at 8:35 am

    How much time it takes from Seopjikaji to Soengeup Folk Village? I saw it so near on map

    • Reply Che-Cheh February 22, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      Hi Zulfi, it’ll take about 25-30mins.

  • Reply nadia June 6, 2015 at 3:02 am

    Hello 🙂 nak tanya u, macam mana u pergi seopjikaji? Last autumn i ada pergi jeju. I try cari seopjikaji ni. Masa tu baru balik from seongsan ilchulbong. Tapi macam tak clear kat mana sebenarnya the exact location. Masa tu i park dekat dgn aquarium tu. Tapi tak kena bayar pun, so i rasa macam i silap tempat T_T mcm mana u jumpa tempat parking dia ye? I’m going back this upcoming winter.

    • Reply Che-Cheh June 8, 2015 at 10:51 pm

      Hi Nadia, I ikut GPS to go to Seopjikaji. Banyak road signs that points to Seopjikaji. Parking pun kat Seopjikaji. Parking is free.

  • Reply Dave February 19, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    When was this jeju visit? We planned to go there end week of October of 2016 and kind of wondering what kind of weather we would expect as compared to the weather in Seoul on the same date.
    By the way I find your site very informative, specially your Jeju Self-drive series. Thanks. Keep writing.

    • Reply Che-Cheh February 19, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      Hi Dave, I visited Jeju in April. Jeju is definitely colder (from the sea breeze) compared to Seoul. You can google past/future weather patterns of both Jeju and Seoul to find out more. Thanks for reading! 🙂

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