JEJU ISLAND

Jeju island is located in an ideal setting, just  off the southern coast of South Korea, in the Korea Strait, southwest of Jeollanam-do province. It is the smallest of the 9 provinces of South-Korea and has two big cities, Jeju-city in the north and Seogwipo-city in the south. The island is on the border of moderate and subtropical zones. The climate features a hot summer, with the usual air temperature being 26 °C . It has a warm and dry autumn with water temperature remains as in summer ( about 24 °C) until October.

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For such a long time, Jeju Island  has become a world-famous destination for tourists throughtout the world, especially the Asian people and often highly regarded as the “Island of the Gods” and ” Korean Hawaii “. Besides It remains one of the worthy vacation spots for  newlyweds to celebrate their honeymoon. What makes the largest island of Korea impress deeply on foreign tourists’ mind and catch their attention?

Jeju is endowed with the enchanting natural beauty and volcanic landscapes. It is the reason why Jeju is listed as UNESCO’s Natural World Heritage and . Known as the splendid heaven on Earth for 3 things: roaring winds, magnificent rocks, and women, since the wonmen outnumber men, Jeju island makes use of its natural beauty and  focuses world attention on its developing tourism industry. Every year, it welcomes lots of tourists from every part of the world and still shows no sign of decrease in the number of tourists. It bears little resemblance to the Hawaiian Island in the U.S. There are a variety of activities awaiting visitors such as hiking on Halla-san (South Korea’s highest peak), catching sunrises and sunsets over the ocean, viewing majestic waterfalls, riding horses, or just lying around on the sandy beaches,ect…

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Here are a suggested list of some renowned places of interests that you cannot forget to visit whenever you set foot in this place for a holiday.

The superb Hyeopjae Beach is expected to reveal tourists pristine ambience which shows the elegant harmony of colors such as the white color of sands, the blue color of crystal water, the green color of forests scattering around the vincinity. The beach is located next to Hallim Park and is suitable for the whole family because of the gently shallow water depth. Restroom facilities, as well as private lodging houses, restaurants and a campground, are located right on the beach.  From any beach on Jejudo Island, you can always observe  Mt. Hallasan.

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If you’re a big fan of K-drama or take in an interest in Korean arts, let’s visit prominent film location spots. It is suggested that tourists book a Hallyu tour to avoid missing any film locations. Nevertheless, if you want to do it by your own, you should get maps given out at the airport with hightlighted spots.

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Jeongbang Falls is among the top popular three waterfalls of Jeju and is said to be the only waterfall in Asia to fall directly into the sea. Next to the waterfall is an inscription reading “Seobulgwacha,” which refers to the story of a servant of the Emperor of the Chinese Qin Dynasty called  Seobul passing by this place to find a substance that would make the king immortal.  On the cliff high above the sea stands an old evergreen tree. What’s more, 300 meters to the east is another waterfall, Sojeongbang Waterfall. It is a great place to relax during the summer.

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Manjanggul Cave, known as one of Jeju’s three UNESCO World Natural Heritage, is one of the finest lava tunnels in the world withA 7-kilometer tunnel, of which only a one-kilometer one is accessible. According to research,  lava tunnel is formed when the lava that was deep in the ground spouts from the peak and flows to the surface.

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