Udo Island

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's located to the northeast of the village of Seongsan-ri on Jeju Island and is only three and a half kilometers off its coast. After Jeju Island itself, it is the second largest island in Jeju-si, although it only has a population of 370 people. Udo literally 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

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


Seobin Baeksa Beach



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


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