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.
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.