Asia's Hidden Jewel - "Jeju Island "
Located off the mainland, Jeju Island called "Asia's Hawaii" is the largest volcanic island on the Korean peninsula which is just an hour’s flight away from Seoul. Jeju Island offers visitors a wide range of activities: hiking, frolicking in the clear ocean waters, viewing majestic waterfalls, visiting unique museums, to relaxing on the sandy beaches.
You can unwind at one of the five star luxury resorts on the island’s most famous “Jungmun beach” area which is famous for it’s pristine white sand beaches.
Jeju Island offers hiking and walking trails. For the challenger, climb Mount Halla which is Korea’s highest mountain; a dormant volcano which is located in the centre of Jeju Island. From the peak, you are rewarded with a huge beautiful crater lake as well as breathtaking views of Jeju. To the south of the mountain, there are Olle Walking Paths that follows the coastline almost all the way around the entire island where you can enjoy breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.
The island is home to a number of UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites such as Manjanggul Cave. It is one of the finest and longest lava tunnels in the world. Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, another UNESCO Heritage, rose from under the sea by a volcanic eruption is filled with beautiful landscapes of flowers and magnificent views of the sea.
JeJu Island has over a 100 museums that will surely please any age or crowd. They range from Teddy Bear Museums, Green Tea Museums, Trick Art Museums, Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum, Glass Museums, Citrus Museums and three Sex Museums.
Jeju Island has a stunning natural environment but is also famous for it’s fresh seafood; try abalone porridge made with abalones caught by the island’s famous female divers. The island is also famous for its hallabong, a type of tangerine and making it a destination not to be missed.