The Jungmun Tourist Complex is a resort area located 20 kilometers west of Seogwipo on Jeju Island. I’m not much of a touristy and cheesy museum person, and this area hosts some pretty absurd museums. However, Jungmun is also home to one of my favorite places on the island: Yeomiji Botanical Gardens. For just 9,000 KRW, you can escape the resorts, iPads, and (for the most part) noise and have a relaxing stroll through several herbaceous gardens, all with their own special flare. The Botanical Gardens are separated into five outdoor gardens (Japanese, Korean, French, Italian, and a flower field) connected by pathway, and five indoor gardens (Subtropical Fruit, Flower, Cacti, Waterlily, and Jungle) housed under a high-standing glass dome. An observation deck also stands just under the peak of the dome, providing visitors with fantastic views of the gardens, sea, and surrounding countryside.
The Yeomiji Botanical Gardens are open from 9:00 to 18:00 and take about 1.5 hours to really enjoy. I posted some of my favorite shots below.