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Udo Island (우도) is a small island off the coast of Jeju Island in South Korea that is quite popular with tourists.


Udo Island as seen from Jeju Island

Udo is the northeast of the village of Seongsan-ri on Jeju Island and is 3½ km off its coast. After Jeju Island, it is the second largest island in Jeju-si. It only has a population of 370 people. Udo means "Cow Island" in Chinese and the island probably has this name because it looks like a cow lying down. The whole of Udo Island is a lava plateau with some fertile, flat land where the major agricultural products are sweet potatoes, garlic, and peanuts. There's a parasitic volcanic cone, called shoi meori oreum, in the southeast.

Get in[edit]

Udo can be reached several times a day by ferry from the village of Seongsan-ri.


Seobin Baeksa Beach
  • Seobin Baeksa. A white sandy beach that's been a popular scene in many Korean dramas and films.
  • Udobong Peak. At 132 m, it is the highest point on Udo island and offers great views of the national park.


  • Bike Tours, +82 64 783-0516. Udo island is small enough that a 13-km bike ride will cover most of it. ₩2,000/hr, ₩5,000/3 hr.
  • [dead link] Lighthouse Park, +82 64 710-3312. This lighthouse is right in front of a dramatic sea view in the Udo Provincial Maritime Park. It was built by the Japanese during the occupation of Korea. ₩1,000.
  • Udo Museum, 1457 Seogwang-ri, Udo Island. 09:00-18:00. Exhibits of marine and insect life on the island of Udo, including a fossil collection. ₩4,000, children ₩2,000.





The island is really set up for day trips. You will typically sleep on Jeju island.


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