Holiday in stunning vistas in the lap of nature.The most visited place in Korea, Jeju Island is blessed with glorious natural vistas and rich history, where you can go on hikes, stay at an ornate temple, relax on exotic beaches, do adventure sports like paragliding, and indulge in shopping or even partying. And what’s more, you don’t even need a Visa to visit!
Welcome to your visa-free, memorable holiday at Jeju Island!
One of the New 7 Wonders of NatureJeju Island is so beautiful it has been chosen as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Due to their breathtaking beauty, the three areas collectively known as ‘Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes’ were selected by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee as South Korea’s own World Natural Heritage Site.
Here, you can trek up the majestic volcano Mt. Hallasan, then dive beneath the earth’s surface to explore the massive lava tube system with deep caverns and multicoloured walls, before visiting the exquisite vistas of the Global Geopark and Biosphere Reserve.
The holy Mt. HallaMt. Halla or Hallasan rises 1,950 meters above sea level, making it the highest mountain in South Korea. In the crater at its summit, you will find the stunning Baengnokdam lake. It is so beautiful that there is a folktale about it that speaks of immortals that played in its waters. Nearby are about 40 oreums (small volcanic mounds) and a view of fantastic rock cliffs. Mt. Halla also has unique fir tree forests, including cinder cones and pine trees.
A Massive Lava Tube SystemMany eons ago basaltic lava from a volcano flowed beneath Jeju’s surface and formed the deep caves of the Geomun Oreum Lava Tube System.
Formed between 100,000 to 300,000 years ago, the colossal system has 9 caves with well-preserved, magnificent tubes. Among them Bengdwigul, Manjanggul, Yongcheondonggul, Dangcheomuldonggul have been declared National Nature Monuments.
Sunrise at Seongsan IlchulbongOn the east coast of Jeju is situated the Seongsan Ilchulbong which was formed 100,000 years ago by an underwater eruption on the shallow sea bed forming a crater, the outside of which has been eroded by the sea.
The beauty of Seongsan Ilchulbong at dawn will leave you speechless. That is why many people gather here on the New Year’s morning to see the sun rise. At the base of this massive structure, beautiful blue waves wash against the rock in an almost inviting manner.
Fun in the sun and seaJeju Island is the perfect place for some sun and fun in the sea. Bury yourself in the therapeutic Black Sand Beach, get romantic on Hyeopjae Beach, go surfing on Jungmun Beach and splash around at Hamdeok Beach.
You could also take a ride on ATVs, a cruise ship, yacht or even in a submarine; go scuba diving; try parasailing; and even check out the Jeju Aqua Planet and the Marine Park.
Savour the streetsStroll down the city streets and experience Korean culture and cuisine at Western Pier Raw Fish Restaurants Street, Yellowtail Festival Street, Chilsimni Food Street, and many more. And if you feel the craving for more homely food, there are two excellent Indian restaurants in the city centre.
A paradise for shoppers too
Go on and take a little bit of Jeju back with you.
A comfortable stayThe island has a wide range of places to stay, from economical options all the way to five star hotels.
How to reach JejuJeju island, a Visa-Free destination, can be accessed easily via Hong Kong or Shanghai. However, why not get the Visa and explore more of South Korea?
So whether you’re travelling with your friends, family or even alone, Jeju Island has unforgettable experiences to enchant any tourist. Start planning now for a holiday that will be remembered for a lifetime.