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Manjanggul Cave, Jeju

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A 30 m tall (98.5 ft) and 23 m (75.5 ft) wide lava tube penetrating more than 13 km (8 mi) into the earth, Manjanggul Cave makes up part of a World Heritage Site sheltering exceptional volcanic rock formations and wildlife. Observe the world's largest lava column standing 7.6 m (25 ft) tall, and a stone shape resembling Jeju Island. Part of a larger lava tube system, the cave features the greatest number of living creatures of all tubes on the island, including bats and the Jeju cave-spider. Formed 200,000-300,000 years ago, the tunnel remains remarkably well-preserved with lava stalagmites and stalactites and cascades of funky flowstones. Watch the slippery steps and dress for 10 C (50 F). Add Manjanggul Cave to your Jeju travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Jeju online journey planner .
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  • It is soooo dark in the cave. You couldn’t see the formations or well anything except the puddles of water. I have been to other caves before and they had dramatic lighting that shows off the details....  more »
  • Cave itself is dynamic. Pretty cool, so caution is required. Not excited near the entrance on the dark attractions are many. Stalactites from quite a distance. No place to rest it. Legroom is poor, so watch out.
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  • For visitors arriving by bus: Take Bus 201 from Jeju Intercity Bus terminal and get off at the Manjanggul Cave Entrance Stop. At the same stop, wait for Bus 711-2 to reach the actual Manjanggul Cave s...  more »
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  • Worth visiting!!! I’ve visited a number of caves from different countries and this is definitely worth the money for the ticket. It’s a looong walk in a dark and cool place so don’t forget to bring something to keep you warm while inside the cave. The ground is definitely not even and can get a bit slippery so make sure to wear comfy, stable and covered shoes.
  • Things to note: It's cold down there. Bring a flannel or sweater if you get cold easily because it was about 12.5 Celsius/55 Fahrenheit down there. Wear good footwear because of the uneven footing and wet slippery surfaces. There are restrooms, a restaurant, a convenience store, a place to rinse your feet, and a coin locker to store bags and stuff. There is a bus that runs about every 20 minutes or so, and a line of taxis trying to take you if you don't want to wait. This place was awesome! 1K into one of the longest lava tubes in the world! There are signs that point out some features of the tube that one without a geological background might not understand or may not even notice! At the end of the tunnel is a great photo op with the largest known lava column in the world. You might also get lucky and spot a cave spider during your jaunt in and back out the way you came.
  • Awesome place to visit especially if you like to see how volcanic island are created. I've not come across many natural spots with such an experience. Very educational as well. Must carry a jacket as the temp in these underground caves can drop to 15 'C
  • It's super hot outside, so walking through natural air conditioning was great. There's a few features that were awesome to see. There are many placards in different languages, including English that explain how certain features are formed.
  • I am undecided about this nature wonder. It definitely is amazing that lava coated the cave and created all these amazing features. But I was unable to see much in the dark and the ground was very wet and bumpy. I enjoyed the parts where there are some bridges as I could focus on the other features in the cave. It is rather cool in the cave and you could use a jacket to keep warm. Some parts are quite uneven and might not be suitable for kids and elderly. I enjoyed the turtle like lava piece and the giant structure at the end. You might even see bats sometimes. Adults pay the nominal fee of 2000 won to enter the xave.
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