#10 Must-See on Jeju Island – Mysterious Road

Getting ready to turn off the engine on Mysterious Road.

Getting ready to turn off the engine on Mysterious Road.

Mysterious Road

If you’re already going to Loveland then take advantage of nearby Mysterious Road on the Jeju City side of the island. We had an idea of what we were about to experience prior to driving on the actual road, but it was still a really cool optical illusion to experience. Our cab driver was extra excited to show us this popular tourist attraction. We were one of many other cars and tour buses taking in the weird and wonderful experience  of Mysterious Road.

Jeju’s Mysterious Road is also known as Dokkaebi Road

After only a few minutes wait, it was our turn; our taxi driver slowly put the car in neutral and pointed to the upward motion of the car. Sure enough, the car kept driving  steadily “uphill”, but with no engine power helping it out. As we looked out the windows it was a strange sensation to see that we should be rolling backwards, but with our backs pressed into the seats we were undoubtedly feeling the gravity pull of going uphill.

View from the taxi in neutral rolling up the hill.

View from the taxi in neutral rolling up the hill.

When we came to the end of our brief stroll on Mysterious Road, our taxi driver parked and indicated for us to get out with him. He took his water bottle and placed it on the ground; we watched as the bottle rolled up the hill all by itself. We looked around and noticed there were bottles of all types being placed on the famous road being watched in awe as they defied gravity.

There’s no charge to experience Jeju’s Mysterious Road, but you will need to find your way into a taxi or bus. At the end of the road you will find food tents, gift shops and mini marts (should you need to get a bottle of your own to test on the road). It really was a great thing to do and something that neither of us had ever experienced before.

To find out more about gravity hill locations around the world and to discover the secret of this strange phenomenon go here.  For more information on Jeju’s Mysterious Road go to the Visit Korea Website.

The Mystery begins.

The Mystery begins.

A bizarre feeling of rolling steadily uphill.

A bizarre feeling of rolling steadily uphill.

A tourist taking a picture with the end sign.

A tourist taking a picture with the end sign.

A very cool optical illusion.

A very cool optical illusion.

A great and mysterious experience on Jeju.

A great and mysterious experience on Jeju.

Rolling uphill as tourists watch.

Rolling uphill as tourists watch.

8 responses to “#10 Must-See on Jeju Island – Mysterious Road

  1. The one is South Africa is called Spook Hill. It’s on Parel Vallei Road in Somerset West (up the road from my old High School). It’s an awesome experience to put your car into neutral and roll “uphill”. Turns out these “gravity hills” are just optical illusions so when you’re going “uphill”, you’re really just going downhill. Yet, I drove over Spook Hill every day and it definitely looks like it’s uphill!

    • You know, as much as the “magic” is taken away once you understand what’s going on – it really is mysterious up to that point.
      It’s SO weird to see things rolling up hill. You’d swear it was actually happening, the illusion is that perfect! :)
      I’d also never heard of it before this encounter – so strange. It was good enough that I’d love to see another one for sure.
      South Africa would be an incredible country to check off of the “gravity hill” list I think! :)
      ~Andrea <3

  2. This is absolutely mysterious way as It is running out of view in this. One more thing I would ask to you that If I visit on end of year like November or December then how about the weather. If you let me then I would be glad:)

    • No problem, I’m happy to help out! If you visit in November the weather will be cool but not as cold yet. December goes through some major shifts from cool to cold throughout the month, so you’d be relying on luck if you decide to travel then.
      Either way, this strange little road will be just as mysterious, even if you need to bundle up to see it! :)

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