Saturday, November 26, 2011

Spring tour to Jeju Island

Visited Jeju Island with one of my best friend from Taiwan on her birthday.

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.

Jeju Island might be a small island but there are so many unique places to explore. One of the highest peak in South Korea is also located in Jeju Island. It is called as Hallasan (Halla Mountain) and it s a huge crater representing the island itself. The mountain can indeed be seen from all places on the island, but its peak is often covered in clouds. The mountain has been designated Korea's Natural Monument no. 182 and also as a national park. The most interesting thing I noticed is that the mountain can be viewed from any point on the island but the top is usually covered in clouds.

4 comments:

  1. would love to visit this place once.... :)

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  2. Thanks Zangko :) And Manisha, Jeju Island is a must-visit place in the world.

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