If you are planning to travel to Korea this fall, spend at least 2 days to explore Jeju Island. The fall of Korea is beautiful no need to controvert, and Jeju is one of the top destinations in autumn that if you forget to check-in in the fall, it will be a big regret, especially for couples. Jeju was originally named the island of love, the paradise island of South Korea. Peace and simplicity are the characteristics of Jeju, but what is hot in Jeju in autumn? Let’s check it out our Jeju autumn foliage (Jeju fall foliage 2023, Jeju autumn forecast 2023, Jeju autumn foliage 2023) blog with suggested Jeju autumn itinerary, 6 best places to visit, top things to do and activities you should participate in Jeju in autumn to find out the answer!
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Korea fall foliage 2023 forecast
This year, the season of yellow and red leaves in Korea is a little later than every year. Most of the spots have red and yellow leaves in the period from late October to early November of the solar calendar. Specifically, the Korea fall foliage 2023 forecast (Korea autumn leaves forecast 2023) for a few famous spots will be as follows:
- Seoul Capital: Start: Oct 18th / Peak: Oct 31th
- Bukhansan: Start: Oct 17 / Peak: Oct 30th
- Songnisan: Start: Oct 21 / Peak: Oct 31th
- Gyeryongsan: Start: Oct 20 / Peak: Oct 31th
- Naejangsan: Start: Oct 30 / Peak: Nov 5th
- Mudeungsan: Start: Oct 25 / Peak: Nov 31th
- Hallasan: Start: Oct 20 / Peak: Oct 31th
- Seoraksan: Start: Sept 29 / Peak: Oct 21th
- Odaesan: Start: Oct 4th / Peak: Oct 17th
- Chiaksan: Start: Oct 7th / Peak: Oct 25th
- Woraksan: Start: Oct 14th / Peak: Oct 27th
- Palgongsan: Start: Oct 20th / Peak: Nov 1st
- Busan: Start: Oct 20th / Peak: Oct 30th
- Gayasan: Start: Oct 19th / Peak: Oct 30th
- Jirisan: Start: Oct 20th / Peak: Oct 28th
- Jeju Island: Late October to early November
- Incheon: Mid to late October
- Jeonju: Late October to early November
- Sokcho: Late September to mid-October
- Gyeongju: Mid to late October
Jeju autumn foliage forecast: Jeju autumn month and weather
Hallasan National Park autumn forecast 2023: Start: Oct 14th – Peak: Oct 30th
Autumn on Jeju Island usually starts from September to November with fresh and cool weather. The average temperature is about 20 – 25 degrees Celsius. Quite cool, convenient for your Jeju autumn itinerary. These months (Jeju island autumn month) also have little rain so you don’t worry about interrupting the fun.
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Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak – Standing on the crater watching the sunrise
I am a person who likes to get up early. For me, waking up early when all my friends are sleeping, making a hot cup of tea and watching the sunrise go through each leaf is the best thing in the world. However, it is lonely in Jeju to watch the sunrise alone, because of surrounded by couples hugging all around. So, take note of the name Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak and invite your friends to come here in the early morning to watch the sweet sunrise but brilliant on this beautiful island.
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak also known as Sunrise Peak, it is a crater that has been inactive for a long time and has the shape of a wok with lush green plants that are very typical. There are rocky cliffs right next to the sea that stimulates many adventurers to come to check-in.
Local people say Seongsan Ilchulbong is the peak of the sunrise, because this is the first sunrise place on Jeju Island. I highly recommend that you should spend an early morning waking up to conquer this mountain, which is worth a visit. Although you have to walk on a gentle slope of about 200 meters to reach the top, but once reach the top then nothing is more wonderful, a very reward worthy.
The entire view of Jeju will open before your eyes, beautiful beyond description, breathtaking, spectacular scenery. In the blazing sun, you will be watching the blue sea, white sand, fields of yellow mustard and maple forest turn yellow, red, characteristic of autumn. Moreover, the extremely clean atmosphere at the top of the mountain will help you increase your “mood” very much, very relaxing.
Address: 104 Seongsan-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo, Jeju Island, South Korea
Hours: April-October: 7AM – 8PM / November-March: 7:30AM – 7PM / Closed: First Monday of every month
Admission: Adults: 5.000 won ($4.19) / Teenagers & Children: 2.500 won ($2.10).
Getting there: Go to the Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal then take a Direct Bus (Dongilju bus bound for Seongsan) and get off at Seongsalliipgu Bus Stop, then walk 1km.
Cheon A Valley – The game of colors
If you’ve ever seen the beautiful Korean fall movies with thousands of yellow leaves, red leaves, chirping birds and winding art roads, that definitely is Cheon A valley!
It is possible that there are many other beautiful places as well, but Cheon A Valley is the place I accidentally “lost” to and must give 10 points! Because this place is extremely beautiful and I don’t know why it’s so deserted tourists?!? Coming here is not only have beautiful scenery but you can also calmly think about life.
Coming to Cheon A Valley, If you have a bicycle to strolling on the winding roads and take photos with the view of falling yellow leaves, oh my heart, very relaxing!
Address: No. 182 Gwangryong-ri, Aewol-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
Hallasan Mountain – Typical maple leaves of Jeju autumn
No matter how many virtual live photos you post without the maple leaves on Hallasan Mountain, it’s as if you’ve never been to Jeju.
Hallasan is another volcano in Jeju but this crater is considered so hot because there are 360 satellite volcanoes surrounding it, LOL. Hallasan is a large UNESCO biosphere reserve. You will follow the trails to explore all of Hallasan. Some people like to conquer, they choose to climb. In addition to tourists, indigenous people also come here to climb (because it is so beautiful). So if you know how to speak Korean, people will tell you many interesting stories about Hallasan.