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Jeju Island is an island that is located off of the south coast of South Korea. Known as he ‘Island of the Gods’, Jeju Island is the top honeymoon destination for Koreans but also attracts foreign tourists thanks to its stunning natural beauty and temperate climate.Don’t Miss
There are three UNESCO World Heritage sites on Jeju Island, including the Manjanggul Lava-tube. This is one of the world’s largest lava tubes, stretching for over 8,000 metres and starting its formation round 300,000 years ago. Seongsan Ilchubong is a 180-metre high tuff volcano and also a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are 600 steps to the top where some spectacular views can be enjoyed. It is a popular place to watch the sunset.
Mount Halla is Jeju Islands’s third UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the island’s main iconic landmarks. The 1,950-metre high mountain has numerous hiking trails that range in length from 3.7kms to 9.6kms. Another icon of the island is the Dol hareubangs, which are large volcanic rock statues that were placed a gates to protect against demons.
Seogwipo, which sits on the south coast of the island, is home to Jeju Island’s three famous waterfalls: Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, Cheonjeyeon Waterfall and Jeongbang Waterfall. It is also home to the lovely Jungmun Beach, though the north coast’s Hyeop-jae Beach is the most popular beach on the island.
There are a number of museums on Jeju Island, including the Folklore and Natural History Museum, Jeju Independence Museum and Jeju Teddy Bear Museum. The infamous Loveland sculpture park is a bizarre, but popular attraction, with a sex theme. It features sculptures of people in different sexual positions and runs sex education videos.Restaurants and Bars
Fish is a staple on Jeju Island, as are cereal crops like millet, buckwheat and barley, though all typical Korean dishes can be enjoyed in restaurants all over the island. Dongmun market is the best place to eat raw fish dishes, while Jeju City and Seogwipo have the largest selection of eateries, including international options. These two cities also have the best nightlife, though the locally made Hallasan Soju can be found everywhere.Shopping
Souvenir shops can be found all over Jeju Island, with popular items being miniature Dol hareubangs, green tea and Jeju hallabong chocolate. There are also a couple of department stores in Jeju City.