Jeju Island Vacations

Jeju Island is a volcanic island, dominated by Halla-san (Halla Mountain): a volcano 1,950 metres (6,400 ft) high and the highest mountain in South Korea. The island was created entirely from volcanic eruptions approximately 2 million years ago. Every visitor to Jeju is sure to see their fair share of Dolhareubang (literally "old grandfather stone ... Read more
statues”). Sometimes serious-looking, sometimes almost comical, these statues dot the landscape and have become one of the most widely-recognized symbols of the island. Another special sight are the Bangsatap located all around the island: at houses, beaches, and even tourist attractions. These small, round towers made of many stones were thought to ward off evil, protect the village, and bring prosperity to the people. It is because of this deep-seated belief that one can still see Bangsatap near the entrance ways of many buildings. The area also offers World Heritage Sites (such as Hallasan Mountain and Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak) and sandy beaches alongside turquoise waters. A Destination "Not to be Missed".
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  • Sungsan Sunrise Peak
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  • Hyeopjae Beach (협재해변)
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  • Cheonjeyeon Waterfall
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  • Hallasan
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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Jeju Island serves as a major resort some 50 million Koreans and lots of Chinese. It has an extraordinary number of hokey attractions that don't belong there. But besides this, there are several reasons to visit Jeju. I do my best to avoid excessively touristy places but have visited Jeju on four occasions. There are lots of natural attractions on the island, starting with the beautiful, and at places overdeveloped, coastline. There is a several-day walking course that rings the island. Next is Hallasan (Halla Mountain) which actually is the island. A national park occupies the center of the island, including the mountain, with several hiking trails. In addition, there are orem, or small volcanic hills, all over the island. Finally, Jeju has some of the best and biggest examples of lava tubes in the whole world. Oh, and the seafood and pork here is outstanding.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Besides all the 'World 7 natural wonder' list, Jeju island is worth visiting if you are in Korea. The island used to be a different country in the old days. They have their unique culture, language and cuisine.

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City of Industry, California, USA

I went on a tour that was booked in the States before I took off for Korea. Unfortunately it will all be in Korean, so it will be difficult for non-Korean speakers, even communicating with the driver/guide.

My dad booked the tour, so I have no clue who it's through. We took a flight from Gimpo airport in Seoul (which used to be the main airport in South Korea before the Incheon airport was opened) to Jeju City. It was about 2 hours.

We met our driver (not really a guide as he pointed out) and the rest of our tour of fellow Koreans (all from the US, mostly from LA). We were in a minibus/van thing and over the course of a few days we were taken around the island to visit various tourist hotspots and businesses. It is quite a beautiful island that is very much a tourist trap. We stayed at the Lotte Hotel and there was a *very* small casino in the building (with ads all over the island and airport with Robert De Niro's face all over it. The Hotel itself is a very high end hotel, but it was part of our package. There was also a whole floor of just duty free shops as well as a full Louis Vuitton store inside. The views from the Hotel grounds were also quite amazing. My brother mentioned the last time our family was there ( I did not get to join my family the last time) they had a room that faced the ocean so the views just from the room were pretty great.

I'm sure if I was there for a longer time I would have seen more of the island, but you know when you are on a tour, you are on their schedule.

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Santa Clara, California, USA

Nice get away location in southern Korea. The weather remains relatively moderate even in winter.

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Most of the people,who reached to this place told that's jejudo is so beautiful but as for me it's not compare our island's views at MYANMAR

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if you have a couple of days to spare, try Jeju Island. 1 hr flight from Seoul. You'll get a complete different Korea than Seoul. Be it mountains, ocean shores, hiking, scenery, good food, Jeju has got everything.

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San Francisco, California, USA

In addition to its natural sites such as the extinct volcano and beautiful coastlines, Jeju Do is also quite famous for it being the filming location of hit Korean Dramas such as Full House, All In, and Dae Jang Geum. We were little fans and had the mission to hit a few of these filming locations. That made for a fun touring excursion for us.

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Sydney, Australia
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Dubbed 'Korea's Hawaii', the little volcanic dot of Jeju Island (Jeju-do) has an almost mythical status amongst the Korean population as the most beautiful spot in the whole country. It attracts thousands of honeymooners every year, and many thousands more to chill out on its summertime beaches (the water's none too warm, though!), or who come to climb Hallasan, an extinct volcano that's S. Korea's highest peak (although at just shy of 2000 m, it's hardly a monster). Personally, I find Jeju merely OK, and if you're going to visit, be sure it's in summer! Winter, even in Korea's Hawaii, can get pretty bleak.

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Tampines, Singapore

It's far away from bustling Seoul city, all the places is preserve for their natural environment. You can see the native Jeju people.

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