Jeju Island is known as the Pearl island of Korea with majestic scenery, mild climate, unique specialties. If Seoul is a modern, vibrant, busy and bustling city, Jeju has its own peacefulness and tranquility. From Gimpo Airport in Seoul, it only takes about 50 minutes to fly to Jeju Island and airfares also are very cheap, some Korean domestic airlines flying to Jeju with cheap ticket about $25/way. Jeju is not only beautiful in the daytime but also extremely fanciful at night. So, what to do in Jeju at night (what to do at night in Jeju) and where to go at night in Jeju. Let’s check it out our Jeju nightlife (Jeju island nightlife, nightlife Jeju) blog with 7 top things to do at night in Jeju (things to do in Jeju at night) including things to do in Jeju city at night, Jeju city nightlife, night activities in Jeju (Jeju night activities) to find out the answer!
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Enjoy Korean barbecue, street food at Seomun Market
Seomun Market is one of the largest local markets on Jeju Island. The market is located on the west side of the island, selling all kinds of items such as clothing, shoes, fashion, accessories, souvenirs, food, vegetables, etc. However, the most famous of the market is the fresh food (famous pork, beef).
Perhaps you have never enjoyed a barbecue (grilled meat) like this: Eat barbecue at a restaurant with beef of your own choice. It sounds unbelievable, but that’s true. Come to Seomun Market to experience it.
You just go to the meat stalls in Seomun market, choose to buy the parts of meat you like to eat the most (pork belly, ribs, beef …) Remember to buy black pork to try, very famous specialty of Jeju. After buying meat, you will choose a restaurant near the butcher stall. If you can’t find it, you can ask the owner of the meat stall for help, they will guide you very enthusiastically.
The restaurant will serve you barbecue (grilled meat), eat right at the market. You only need to pay about 10.000 won ($8.26) for the restaurant and they fully provide from A-Z for your meal: grill, plates, chopsticks, panchan side dishes, rolled vegetables, dipping sauce.. Locals on Jeju Island often eat barbecue like this. This form of eating is called Sangcharim. Coming to Jeju, you have to try this at least one and enjoy the barbecue you have chosen for yourself!
Seomun Traditional Market
Address: Yongdam 1(il)-dong, Cheju, South Korea
Hours: 9AM – 8PM daily
Enjoy fresh seafood, street food at Dongmun Market
Similar to enjoying meat barbecue at Seomun market, you will choose for yourself the freshest seafood at Dongmun market and eat right at the market. Dongmun Market is also a large local market. Seomun Market is located on the west side of the island, and Dongmun Market is located on the east side of the island.
Dongmun Market has a long tradition, opening since 1945, so it is extremely crowded here. The market sells all sorts of items from housewares, fashion, books, food, especially seafood… attracting not only locals but also a large number of tourists visit. The most famous in the market is the fresh seafood area. If you are a seafood lover, you should note this place right away!
What’s under the blue sea, Dongmun market has that. Some kinds of fresh seafood that people come to the market often choose the most are: Abalone, Red tilefish, Largehead hairtail, Pampus argenteus (Silver pomfret), Mackerel, Striped bass, Pagrus major (Red seabream), … The seller will process and cut slice, pack right at the stall for you. Like eating grilled pork, you can drop by a restaurant near the seafood area and order Sangcharim to enjoy it. Only pay about 4.000 won ($3.30) or more (depending on the dish), you will be served thoughtfully.