- Jeju Island is also known as the Hawaii of South Korea due to its moderate climate all year round.
- South Korea has a total of 9 provinces and Jeju is the only province that is self governed, making it a country within South Korea.
- You can directly fly from your country to Jeju Island without a visa, the only condition being you take a direct flight from your country to Jeju and you can stay there for 30 days without a visa. Do keep in mind that if there is a layover in between, you will need a visa accordingly.
Scintillating Jeju Island attractions you can't missIf you are planning to visit this South Korean wonder of an island, these are the top attractions in Jeju that you must see!
1. Mt. HallasanLove hiking? Then why not hike up Korea's highest mountain, Mt. Hallasan! This mountain is actually a dormant or sleeping volcano that is located right at the centre of the Jeju and is also a listed UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Even with its altitude, the hike can be easily completed in a day and you are rewarded with scenic hiking trails and a view of a beautiful crater lake as well as a breathtaking panoramic view of Jeju. This hike is also for nature lovers as there are here are nearly 6000 species of plants and animals in the area.
2. Olle walking trailOlle literally translates as the 'narrow path that runs from someone’s front door to the street' in local dialect. Take a hike along the trails of Olle to see the rural side of Jeju Island. The length of the trail is 7 kms to 23 kms long that offers the chance to get up close connection with people and their lands. These trails are home to scenic coastlines, juicy tangerine farms and narrow alleys that passes by traditional houses to give you a local flavour. Experience a memorable trip with affordable Jeju Island Holiday Packages!
3. Jeju's local cuisineYes, Jeju Island's fresh and delectable local cuisine is also one of its star attractions! No trip is complete without savoring the local cuisine of that place. Jagalchi and Jeonbokjuk are some of the local dishes of Jeju Island that you can sample and give your taste buds a scrumptious experience. Siwa Dream Foot Bath Café is one of the popular cafe in the locality offering fine dinning experience for a decade.
4. Seongsan IlchulbongWord to the wise, DO NOT LEAVE the Jeju Island before laying your eyes on yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site - The Seongsan Ilchulbong, which is a natural wonder and is sure to coax your inner photographer with its breathtaking sunrise and bountiful of flowers and not to forget the constant sea breeze that is sure to lighten your senses.
5. Jeju Folk VillageGet ready to be on a time machine and go back on the 19th century way of life by visiting the Jeju Folk Village Museum which is one of Korea's best. This museum is holds more than 100 traditional houses and 7000 artifacts which are displayed for educational purposes and viewing pleasure. The museum houses four villages - Mount Village, Hill-country Village, Fishing Village and Shamanism Village. You can also indulge in other interesting activities at this museum, such as visiting the Fortune Teller's house and admiring the extravagant wood carvings.
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