Jeju-do (or Jeju Island) is the only special autonomous province of South Korea, situated on and coterminous with the country's largest island. Jeju-do lies in the Korea Strait, southwest of Jeollanam-do Province, of which it was a part before it became a separate province in 1946. Its capital is the city of Jeju. Jeju is rich in nature beauty. What my tourist guide taught me was that Jeju Island is popular for 3 reasons: lots of wind, lots of volcanic rocks and lots of pretty women. But unfortunately, all the pretty women left Jeju for Seoul (said as a joke). The island offers visitors a wide range of activities: 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.