5 Amazing Jeju Waterfalls You Can Visit (2024)

Each time I visited Jeju Island, I made sure to go to waterfalls. I went in the hot summers of Korea, and the Jeju waterfalls were a nice escape.

Most of the waterfalls in Jeju Island are not free, but have a small entrance fee around $1.50 USD.

Here are 5 Jeju waterfalls to visit in your next Jeju trip.

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How Many Waterfalls Are in Jeju Island?

Curved staircase leading to the rocky shoreline of Jeongbang Waterfall on Jeju Island, with a clear view of the ocean and the surrounding cliffside vegetation

There are five main waterfalls on Jeju Island: Jeongbang Waterfall, Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, Cheonjeyeon Waterfall, Wonang Waterfall, and Eongtto Waterfall.

The last two Jeju waterfalls are lesser known and visited by tourists, as they require a bit of a trek from the nearest bus stops.

The most popular Jeju waterfalls are Jeongbang Waterfall and Cheonjeyeon Waterfall.

Map of Jeju Waterfalls

A map highlighting the locations of famous waterfalls on Jeju Island, including Cheonjiyeon and Jeongbang Waterfalls, showcasing the island's rich natural attraction

All of the main Jeju waterfalls are located in southern Jeju Island.

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Cheonjiyeon Waterfall vs Cheonjeyeon Waterfall?

I have to be honest, the one-letter difference between Cheonjiyeon and Cheonjeyeon confused the heck out of me when I was navigating around using Naver Map.

Cheonjeyeon Waterfall is considered larger and more popular than Cheonjiyeon Waterfall. Cheonjeyeon Waterfall has three separate waterfalls, while Cheonjiyeon Waterfall is a single-tiered waterfall that flows down a cliff into a pool below.

1. Jeongbang Waterfall

A large waterfall with tourists sitting at its bottom and taking photos at Jeongbang Waterfall in Jeju Island

Address: 37 Chilsimni-ro 214beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

Name in Korean: 정방폭포

Cost: 2,000 won ($1.50 USD)

Jeongbang Waterfall is the most popular waterfall in Jeju. The waterfall is 23m (75 feet) high, making it one of the few waterfalls in the world to flow directly into the sea.

Tips for Jeongbang Waterfall:

  • It does get crowded, so it’s better to go early. Though you can sit and relax on the big rocks surrounding the area.
  • To get down to the waterfall, there is a long staircase, along with rocks, so be mindful of your steps.
  • You’re not allowed to swim, but you can dip your feet in the water, so it’s best to wear shorts if you do.

Nearby Attractions to Visit While There:

  • Seogwipo Olle Market
  • Saeseom Island Saeyeongyo Bridge
  • Lee Jung Seop Street

How to get to Jeongbang Waterfall:

To get there from Jungman Tourist Complex in Seogwipo City:

  • Take bus #600 and get off at Seobok Exhibition Hall. From there’s it’s a 12-minute walk.

From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal:

  • Take bus #281 at the Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal and get off at Dongmun Rotary stop. From there it’s a 15-20 minute walk.

2. Cheonjeyeon Waterfall

A serene view of Cheonjeyeon Waterfall on Jeju Island, with sunlight filtering through the trees to the cascading water and a tranquil pond below

Address: 132, Cheonjeyeon-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

Name in Korean: 천제연폭포

Cost: 2,500 won ($1.88 USD)

Cheonjeyeon Waterfall is the 2nd-most popular waterfall in Jeju. It has three separate-tiered cascades, each waterfall offering different views.

“Cheonjeyeon” translates to “Pond of God.” The waterfalls are surrounded by vegetation, plants, and lush trees.

The highest tier measures around 22 meters (72 feet) high, and you can walk the Cheonjeyeon Waterfall Bridge that connects the waterfalls.

Tips for Cheonjeyeon Waterfall:

  • Located within walking distance of Jungman Tourist Complex.
  • There’s quite a bit of stairs, especially to the last waterfall, which is smaller than the others.
  • If it’s a dry period without rain, there may be no waterfall flowing.

Nearby Attractions to Visit While There:

How to get to Cheonjeyeon Waterfall:

To get there from Jungman Tourist Complex in Seogwipo City:

  • Cheonjeyeon Waterfall is a 12-15 minute walk from the Jungman Tourist Complex. If you take a taxi, it’s a short 2-minute ride for 4,000 won ($3 USD).

From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal:

  • Take bus #282 get off at Jungman Tourist Complex. From there it’s a 18 minute walk.
  • If you’re hotel is near a #600 bus stop, you can also take that to get to Jungman Tourist Complex.

3. Cheonjiyeon Waterfall

Small waterfall with lush greenery and teal water - Cheonjiyeon Waterfall in Jeju

Address: 2-15, Namseongjung-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Korea

Name in Korean: 천지연폭포

Cost: 2,000 won ($1.50 USD)

Cheonjiyeon Waterfalls is one of the smaller Jeju waterfalls, at 22 meters (72 feet), but has well-maintained pathways with lush greenery throughout the area.

“Cheonjiyeon” translates to sky connected to the land.

There’s also souvenir shops where you can purchase the popular orange Jeju mandarin gifts and hats.

Tips for Cheonjiyeon Waterfall:

  • If it rained recently, the paths may be slippery. Be mindful of your steps.
  • Cheonjiyeon Waterfall is located at a rest stop with restaurants and shops just outside. There’s bathrooms right after entering the waterfall.
  • There’s a ticket machine outside where you can buy tickets, or buy from the counter.

Nearby Attractions to Visit While There:

How to get to Cheonjiyeon Waterfall:

To get there from Jungman Tourist Complex in Seogwipo City:

  • Take bus #202 or #282 and get off at Seogwipo Girl’s School, then take bus #611 or 641 and get off at the last stop, Cheonjiyeon Waterfall. From there it’s a 13-minute walk.
  • There are other routes without transfers, but you’ll have to walk 20-30 minutes.

From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal:

  • Take bus #800, get off at Seogwipo Post Office, and then take bus #641 and get off at the last stop, Cheonjiyeon Waterfall. From there it’s a 13-minute walk.

4. Wonang Waterfall

This image features a serene scene of Wonang Waterfall in Jeju Island, showcasing a crystal-clear pond fed by a twin set of waterfalls cascading over a rugged, moss-covered rock face, with lush greenery surrounding the tranquil pool.

Address: 산5 Topyeong-dong, Seogwipo, Jeju-do, South Korea

Name in Korean: 원앙폭포

Cost: free

Wonang Waterfall is a lesser-known and one of the quieter Jeju waterfalls. It is 10 meters (33 feet) in height.

The path to the waterfall is a short 10-minute walk from the entrance through a path of wooden stairs.

One of the few waterfalls in Jeju Island where you can swim in.

Tips for Wonang Waterfall:

  • Swimming is allowed only for certain months of the year.
  • The waterfalls is closed on rainy days.
  • Like other Jeju waterfalls, the flow of water at Wonang Waterfall can vary depending on the season and heavy rainfall.

Nearby Attractions to Visit While There:

How to get to Wonang Waterfall:

To get there from Jungman Tourist Complex in Seogwipo City:

  • Take bus #282 or #202 and get off at Seogwipo City Old Bus Terminal, then take bus #611 and get off Donnaeko Valley. From there’s it a 6-minute walk to Wonang Waterfall.

From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal:

  • Take bus #181 and get off at Seogwipo Industrial Science High School, then take bus #611 or 641 and get off at the last stop, Wonang Waterfall. From there it’s a 27-minute walk.
  • For less walking, take bus #182 get off at Seogwipo Industrial Science High School, then take bus #611 or 612 and get off Donnaeko Valley. From there’s it a 6-minute walk to Wonang Waterfall.

5. Eongtto Waterfall

Address: 121-4 Yeomdon-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

Name in Korean: 엉또폭포

Cost: free

Eongtto Waterfall, or Eongttopokpo Falls, is also less visited by tourists, mostly because it is a longer walk from the nearest bus stops.

Eongtto Waterfall sits at 50 meters high, or 164 feet. It’s hidden within a forest and is surrounded by rocks with a viewing deck to watch the waterfalls.

Tips for Eongtto Waterfall:

  • One of the Jeju waterfalls where it really only flows if it just rained. It’s mostly unseeable during dry periods.
  • The walk from the parking lot is about 10 minutes, but there’s a well-paved wooden pathway and stairs.

Nearby Attractions to Visit While There:

How to get to Eongtto Waterfall:

There are no buses that stop directly at Eongtto Waterfall. You will have to walk a bit, or take taxi to get there.

To get there from Jungman Tourist Complex in Seogwipo City:

  • Walk 12-minutes to Cheonjeyeon Waterfall. Then take bus #655 and get off at Wolsan-dong. From there it’s a 23-minute walk to Eongtto Waterfall.

From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal:

  • Take bus #800 at the Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, get off at Agricultural Research Services. From there it’s a 29-minute walk to Eongtto Waterfall.

What is the Best Waterfall in Jeju?

Two individuals walking down a wooden staircase surrounded by lush greenery, leading towards a sunlit clearing at Jeongbang Waterfall, Jeju, South Korea

If you only had time to go to one of Jeju waterfalls, I recommend visiting Jeongbang Waterfall, as it’s one of the few waterfalls in the world to flow directly into the sea.

Just try to go earlier to enjoy the grandness and serenity of the area.

Enjoy visiting waterfalls in Jeju Island!

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