AboutThe only self-governing province in South Korea, Jeju Island lies due south of the Korean peninsula. This volcanic island is dominated by Hallasan Mountain, which stands 1,950 meters high and is Korea’s highest mountain and was formed approximately 2 million years ago. It boasts a subtropical climate, much warmer than the rest of the Korean Peninsula, and is the location of many citrus fruit farms. Because of its isolation, Jeju Island has developed its own distinct culture and traditions; including the commonly found “stone grandfather” statues and matriarchal family structures. Jeju’s tourist attractions include beaches, folk villages, waterfalls, Yeomiji, an indoor botanical garden on the southern half of the island, volcanic rock structures along the coast, Hallasan Mountain and various other parks, resorts and casinos designed specifically to cater to tourists. Jeju Island is a subtropical getaway just an hours flight away. Take the opportunity one weekend to fly down and let your hair down, while taking in Jeju’s beautiful scenery and wonderful attractions. Getting There: Domestic flights to Jeju Island are available from most airports in Korea as well as a few international airports around Asia. Ferries are also available from major port cities like Busan and Mokpo.
- Munyeon-ro 2, jeju-si,jeju
- http://english.jeju.go.kr/ (English)
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Article source: Seoul Metropolitan Government Tourism Division