Here are local nightlife experiences in Jeju that will show that there's plenty of things to see and do after sunset. The night markets are an essential part of Jeju's nightlife. They sell a variety of food and souvenirs at reasonable prices and are popular with both tourists and locals alike. 

    There are many other places where you can enjoy unique nightscapes and gorgeous illuminations on the island. Surrender yourself to the charm of Jeju at night when it is bathed in light. The extraordinary night-time views will transport you to a world of romance and fantasy.


    Arboretum Night Market

    Where decorated trees create a wonderfu vibe

    A night market opens every evening near Halla Arboretum. The trees here are decorated with lanterns to create a fantastic atmosphere. Order some food from any one of the food trucks, plop down wherever there’s room, and revel in the festive ambience. The museum at Theme Park Arboretum is also open at the same time as the night market, so don’t miss it!

    Location: 65 Eunsu-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 6 pm to 10 pm


    Bangju Church

    A structure inspired by Noah's Ark

    Bangju Church was designed by famed Korean-Japanese architect Itami Jun, inspired by Noah’s Ark. It is surrounded by a shallow pond, creating a floating effect on the water. The structure gives a different impression depending on the viewing angle and time of day. The softly-glowing lights of the church at night may make believers out of just about anyone. 

    If you're drawn to unique architecture, be sure to visit Bangju Church when the sun is about to set.

    Location: 113 Sanroknam-ro 762 beon-gil, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

    Phone: +82 (0)64-794-0611


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    Dongmun Market

    It gets livelier as the sun goes down

    Dongmun Market is a famous tourist attraction and permanent traditional market favoured by Jeju locals, but when the sun goes down, a night market selling a variety of food opens at Gate 8. 

    They’re all set at reasonable prices, making the market a popular spot among locals as well as foreign tourists. Get ready to queue up if you want to try some of the more popular items. You won’t regret the wait.

    Location: 20 Gwandeok-ro 14-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 9 pm


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    Saeyeon Bridge

    A beautiful sight at sunset

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    Saeyeon Bridge was designed as an homage to teu, a traditional flat wooden boat unique to Jeju, and connects Seogwipo Port to Sae Island. The bridge stays lit until 10 pm. The towering Saeyeon Bridge resembles a white open sail and looks especially striking at sunset. 

    When the sun goes down, head over to Sae Island and take in the view of Seogwipo Port. The lights from the fishing boats and the colourful signs nearby will create incredible reflections in the dark sea.

    Location: Seohong-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea


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    Jeju Herb Garden

    Lit tunnels and tree trails

    Jeju Herb Garden is a manmade garden decorated with colourful flowers, herbs, and trees along well-maintained trails. At night, however, the tunnels of light, sculptures, and glowing trees will make you feel as if you’ve been transported to a completely different place. 

    Lots of visitors come specifically at night just to see this dreamlike world. Don’t miss your chance to see Jeju Herb Garden transform as the sun goes down.

    Location: 170 Donoreum-ro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 9.30 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +82 (0)64-787-7362


    Jeju Light Garden

    A garden of lights that's fun for families

    Jeju Light Garden is illuminated in various themes throughout the year. The Rose Park is particularly famous, but there is also a dinosaur-themed space for children. If you arrive before sunset, head over to Aewol Photo Studio and take some pictures at the mini studios decorated in various themes. Making new memories will be just a snapshot away at Jeju Light Garden.

    Location: 2346 Pyeonghwa-ro, Aewol-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to midnight

    Phone: +82 (0)64-799-6996


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    Yongyeon Bridge

    Soothing views over the pond

    Yongyeon Bridge near the Yongduam volcanic rock formation is a pedestrian suspension bridge. The lights aren’t bright and colourful like a city skyline but more subdued to match the surrounding peaceful scenery. You can use the contrast between light and dark to your advantage to capture captivating photos like a professional. 

    The simple, soothing night-time view is unlike anything else and will give you a more memorable impression. It may be just the spot you’re looking for if you’re trying to spend a quiet romantic night with your significant other.

    Location: Yongdam 2-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

    Phone: +82 (0)64-726-4591


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    Sanji Stream

    Catch an evening show

    Sanji Stream is near Dongmun Market and hosts a variety of performances on weekends. It’s also where Tamna Cultural Festival is held every year, so it’s actually more popular with Jeju locals than tourists. There are many parks and trails along the stream so there are plenty of things to enjoy during the day. 

    At night, however, the lights and fountain show make Sanji Stream more glamorous. If you have the time, don’t forget to head over to Dongmun Market nearby to check out the night market.

    Location: Ido 1-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea


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    Seonunjeong Temple

    Enter a brilliantly lit temple

    Seonunjeong Temple in Aewol-eup is well-known for its wishing stone that supposedly tells you if your wish will be fulfilled by sound when you lift it. It’s also famous for maze-like Buddhist paths where you can stroll along and clear your mind. 

    The temple was built relatively recently and is decorated with lights throughout. Unlike other temples, it is more colourful and exotic at night. A visit is recommended if you’re looking for something atypical.

    Location: 65 Gumoldong-gil, Aewol-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

    Phone: +82 (0)64-738-5000



    Casinos in Jeju stay open 24/7, attracting those who want to try their luck at winning some cash during their holiday. Popular casino hotels here include Lotte Hotel Jeju, Ramada Plaza Jeju Ocean Front, and Jeju Sun Hotel & Casino.

    As locals are prohibited from gambling, you’ll only see foreign visitors at the gambling tables and slot machines.


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