Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village

Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village

Located on the eastern part of Jeju lies Ilchul Land, a cultural spot that showcases Jejus ecology which consists of the Micheon Cave, Subyeon Park, Folk Village, Wild Flower Bonsai Garden, and Cactus Greenhouse etc… For fans of Running Man (런닝맨), this is one place to visit as the team actually filmed here before: various signboards showcasing certain place scenes (at certain corners) that occurred during the filming of Running Man; bringing you a step closer to your favorite Running Man characters! 

Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
All the broadcasting stations that Ilchul Land have been featured on
Extra: The Running Man cast visited Ilchul Land in 2012 for episode 89 which featured the Alice in Wonderland theme and wuth the various signboards places, fans of Running Man will feel closer to the cast!

Ilchul Land was the last stop on the last day of our Jejueco tour after a fulling seafood lunch. The place was a green wonderland: the moment we entered, we were surrounding by lush green flora and fauna which included bonsais, miniature waterfall, palm trees and even life -sized sculptures! It was like being in a park with many attractions (minus exciting rides) all at the same time. Walking along the paths was never boring with various stone carvings and cultural exhibits along the way.

Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
What greeted us when we entered
Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
Pots, flowers, plants
Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
Mini artificial pond
Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
Water fountain
Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
Walking on our way to the Micheon Cave. All that greenery!

Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
Pretty tree

Micheon Cave

Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
Micheon Cave

The first stop was Micheon Cave, a cave that is a designated Natural Monument and one of the representative lava tubes of Jeju. Within this cave lie beautifully landscaped and manicured gardens which include a pond (Chumsung Dae).

Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
The entrance
Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
That's Victor and the Russian couple ahead of us walking down the steps into the cave


Upon entering the cave, we had to adjust our eyes to the dim lighting before we ventured further into the cave but it was a fascinating walk as the cave showcased statues, pillars and other displays etc...

Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
What was in the cave
Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
A pond in the dark
Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
Sculpture
Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
Further into the cave. As we walked further in, the ceiling of the cave became lower so we gave up midway (bending can be a tiring job!)

The air within the cave was clear, cool and crisp with occasional water dripping from the ceiling above (since caves are damp that way) so you might want to take note and wear a cap or hoodie.

Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
Making our way out into the light


Folk Village

After we were done with the Micheon Cave, it was off to visit the Folk Village with a little yummy ice-cream of a snack on the way. The village was a replica of what would have been in the past with a millstone and buildings with commentary. There were even ‘live’ black pigs which were as long as my golden retriever! *Black pork is apparently a famous product of Jeju.

Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
Tangerine flavored ice-cream as a reward! lol
Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
Berry flavored ice-cream on a cool autumn's evening
Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
A weather forecasting stone that doesn't need to be used if you have common sense since the results are after the fact

Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
Making our way to the village
Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
Millstone of the past
Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
Into the village replica we went
Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
View of how life looked like in the past
Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
Really huge black pigs!

When we were done exploring the village, it was time for the Jejueco tour to come to an end. On the way out, there were fascinating life-sized sculptures which make good for taking photos with. All in all Ilchul Land was a good serene place to visit – a park combined with natural attractions and beautiful gardens, not to mention animals to view and signage reminiscent of the Running Man (variety show) filming.

Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
Life-sized sculptures
Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
More art and unique sculptures
Ilchul Land - Micheon Cave & Folk Village
Directions in case you get lost


Ilchul Land
Address: 4150-30 Joongsangandong-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

Homepage: http://www.ilchulland.com

Phone: 82-64-784-2080

Fees:
  • Adults: 8,000 won
  • Youths & Seniors: 4,500 won
  • Children: 3,500 won 
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