Are you a fan of Korean drama? If so, you definitely know Jeju Island because it is a common film location. Jeju Island is the largest island in South Korea and is located off the southern coast of South Korea. The island was formed due to volcanic mountain activities. In 2007, the island was named an UNESCO World Heritage site. Mt. Halla, the highest mountain in Korea, is a shield volcano and is in the center of Jeju Island.
Jeju Island has warm weather all year round, and in winter, snow is very rare, so many subtropical crops are grown there. You can get to Jeju Island by air or by sea. If you’re interested in going, make sure you check out these interesting places:
- Manjanggul Cave
Manjanggul Cave was formed by volcanic lava flows. The cave is 23 meters wide and 13 kilometers long, making it one of the longest caves in the world. This cave is filled with amazing stalactites, stalagmites, and heliktit. There is an also a coral cave with unique scenery.
- Seongeup Folk Village
Seongeup Folk Village is a traditional village that maintains the ancient lifestyle of the Jeju people. It is at the foot of Mt. Halla. The homes, temples, schools, government offices, etc, are built in the Jeju traditional style. The village is very beautiful with charming scenery. If you want to buy souvenirs, Seongeup Folk Village provides a souvenir shop that contains various handicraft items.
- Mount Halla
The Mount Halla area has unique natural conditions. The peaks have a cold temperate climate. They get snow. The middle mountain is mid temperate, and the foot of the mountain has a subtropical climate. Therefore, the mountainous area has both temperate and tropical plants. There is also a crater lake at the top of the mountain, known as Baengnokdam, which means “white deer pool.”
- Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, also called Sunrise Peak, is a volcanic tuff cone. When viewed from a distance, the peak is similar to an ancient castle.
- Cheonjiyeon Waterfall
Cheonjiyeon waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls on Jeju Island. Cheonjiyeon is derived from the words Ch’eon (Sky) and Ji (Land). Many tourists visit at night because the falls are illuminated. Under the waterfall is an artificial pond that is home to anguila marmorata (tropical marbled eel).
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