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Jeju Island |Home of the Random Museums|

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I’m not exaggerating to say that Jeju Island has the wackiest, strangest, most random museums bunched together in one place in the whole, entire world. It seems to entice people to visit this once isolated, tropical island was to pop up some wierdo museum in hopes of squeezing tourists out of their money and away from the beaches. I really don’t get it. I know Koreans aren’t one for sunbathing but these museums have nothing to do with the island. The only reason I agreed to go to so many was mainly because it was either raining or I thought it would be a nice respite from the heat.

Not that I didn’t have fun. I had fun. I just would have preferred some of their more relative museums like the O’Sollac Tea Museum, The Jeju Chocolate Museum, the Botanical Gardens or an art museum. But, my friend likes wacky, so we did wacky. Life is about compromise, right?

We visited:

The Body Museum

No pictures unless you are in certain spots. No pictures of the bodies.

The Alive Museum

Covered in tourists, very hard to take pictures. Not my favorite place in the world.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum

Pretty interesting place and I did feel like I learned some things. Like how to shrink heads. I think I could do it.

And there are many, many more on the island, including but not limited to: Hello Kitty Museum, Sex Sculpture Park (Loveland),  Teddy Bear Museum, Miniland (Where everything is miniature),  World Automobile Museum, Psycheworld  (butterflies and magic mirrors) and other randomness.  I told my friends that if I lived on Jeju I would make it my mission to visit every single one of these monstrosities. I mean it.

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