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    Samdado Island

    Located southwest of the Korean Peninsula, Jejudo Island (제주도) is a volcanic island in the shape of an oval that measures 73km from west to east, and 31km from north to south. As Korea’s most southern region, the weather on Jejudo Island remains significantly warmer than the mainland even during the cold winter months. Jejudo Island is sometimes referred to as “Samdado Island” (삼다도, meaning the “three many”) because of its abundance of rocks, women, and wind. Wind from the ocean blows steadily throughout the year and past volcanic activity has littered the island with an assortment of beautiful and unusually-shaped black rocks. The island’s reputation of having an abundance of women points back to the time when fishing was the primary means of income and many men were lost at sea.

    Unique Costal Culture and Breathtaking Natural Beauty


    Before the invention of modern means of transportation, travel to and from the mainland was often a difficult and dangerous journey that few attempted. Since the island was cut off from the mainland in this way, the people on the island developed their own unique culture and dialect. 

    Out of this culture was born a set of unusual icons that demonstrate the uniqueness of the island: "Haenyeo,” "Dolhareubang," "Galot," and "Bangsatap." 

    Back in the days when Jejudo Island was a land of fishing villages, the local women were responsible for a large part of the family’s income. "Haenyeo” (해녀, female divers) often went diving to collect shellfish and edible seaweed, filling the quiet sea air with whistles announcing their catch.

    Every visitor to Jeju is sure to see their fair share of Dolhareubang (돌하르방, literally "old grandfather stone statues”). Sometimes serious-looking, sometimes almost comical, these statues dot the landscape and have become one of the most widely-recognized symbols of the island. 

    The word “Galot” (갈옷) refers to traditional Jeju clothing that is dyed with persimmon juice. Often associated with the area’s agricultural way of life, these orange-hued, lightweight pieces of clothing are a trademark of Jeju. 

    Another special sight are the Bangsatap (방사탑) piled all around the island: at houses, beaches, and even tourist attractions. These small, round towers made of many stones were thought to ward off evil, protect the village, and bring prosperity to the people. It is because of this deep-seated belief that one can still see Bangsatap near the entranceways of many buildings.

    In addition to having its own unique culture, Jeju is full of breathtaking sights and unusual attractions: World Heritage Sites (such as Hallasan Mountain and Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak) and sandy beaches alongside turquoise waters. Small mountains ((called Oreum (오름) in Jeju dialect)) are found all across the island. There are said to be more than 365 oreums, more than one for each day of the year! The "Jeju Olle" paths offer a great opportunity to explore this unique landscape, leading visitors among quiet places off the beaten path. 

    Jeju’s phenomenal natural beauty, historical legacies, quirky museums, and array of water sports make it one of the best vacation spots in Korea.

    >> World Heritage Sites by UNESCO on Jejudo Island


    Among all of Jeju’s natural wonders, three sites have been recognized as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO (2007): Hallasan Mountain, Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, and the Geomunoreum Lava Tube System. Hallasan Mountain is perhaps Jeju’s most prominent geographical feature, rising out of the very center of the island. Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak has been recognized for its sedimentological characteristics and is one of the best places in the world to study Surtseyan-type volcanic eruptions. The third and final World Heritage Site is Geomunoreum Lava Tube System, one of the most extensive series of lava tube caves in the world.

    Main Attractions

    Jejudo Island is a volcanic island with a unique landscape that is home to a diversity of plant life that varies by elevation and numerous types of animals. The coastlines are a series of cliffs and beaches, and the center of the island around Hallasan Mountain is dotted with over 365 Oreums (오름, the word for “small volcanic mountains” in Jeju dialect). Past volcanic activity has carved out an extensive series of lava caves and sea caves all around the island and just off the coastlines are eight inhabited and 53 uninhabited islands scattered throughout the emerald-blue sea.
    >> World Heritages UNESCO, an agency of the United Nations, designates cultural and natural heritages around the world: places that considered to be of tremendous value globally and deserving of preservation and protection. Jejudo Island, though a relatively small island, boasts an impressive three World Heritage Sites, sites that showcase the island’s natural beauty and volcanic legacy. Designated in June 2007, these sites include Hallasan National Park, Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, and the Geomunoreum Lava Tube System.

    Hallasan National Park

    Formed from volcanic activity millions of years ago, Hallasan Mountain (한라산) is a shield-shaped mountain with a lake-filled crater (called Baekrokdam Lake, 백록담), columnar-jointed cliffs, and countless smaller parasitic volcanoes. The mountain is surrounded by over 360 small volcanic mountains and 2,000 plant species, making this a truly unique area.

    Geomunoreum Lava Tube System

    The Geomunoreum (거문오름) Lava Tube System is the largest lava tube system on Jeju and is made up of the Manjanggul Cave (만장굴), Gimnyeonggul Cave (김녕굴), Bengduigul Cave (벵뒤굴), Yongcheongul Cave (용천굴), and Dangcheomuldonggul Cave (당처물동굴). The lava tube system has only recently been opened to the public, meaning that the tubes have remained well-preserved and can still be seen in their original condition. 

    Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak

    Lying at the far east of the island, this tuff cone is the result of the island’s volcanic history. With one side rising out of the sea and the other side sloping down into the surrounding countryside, Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (성산일출봉) is truly a sight to behold. Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak is famous not only as a geological wonder, but is also one of the best places in Korea to watch the sunrise, earning it the name “Sunrise Peak.” 

     >> OreumsEverywhere you look, you’ll spot small volcanic mountains rising up from the flat expanses of fields and farmlands. There are over 365 of these mountains, called “oreums” (오름), spread out around Hallasan Mountain. The main Oreums are as follows.

    Saebyeol Oreum

    Located on the west side of Jejudo Island, Saebyeol Oreum (새별오름) is approximately 119m in height and is the site of the famous Jeju Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival, a festival in which one side of the mountain is lit on fire in celebration of the first full moon of the lunar calendar. During the rest of the year the oreum is still a favorite, giving hikers an incredible view of the surrounding countryside. 

    Darangshi Oreum (Wollang Peak)

    Darangshi Oreum (다랑쉬오름) rises 382m above sea level and has a circumference of 3,391m. The gently-sloping contours of the mountain make for a beautiful view and visitors can see the crater at the top of the mountain even while standing at the oreum’s base. The name ‘Darangshi’ is derived from the fact that the crater of the mountain looks like the moon ('da' means 'moon,’ ‘rang’ means ‘and,’ and 'shi' means 'mountain'). 

    Yongnuni Oreum 

    Yongnuni Oreum (용눈이오름) is 88m in height and 2,685m in circumference. The mountain is covered with lush green grass and is home to a wide array of plants. Some say its name comes from the fact that the large crater at the middle looks like a dragon’s eye when viewed from above (‘용/yong’ meaning ‘dragon’ and ‘눈이/nuni’ meaning ‘eye’). Others say that it was so named because it looks like a dragon lying down. From the top of the mountain, visitors can see some of Jeju’s most famous sites: Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, and Udo Island, as well as other oreums.

     >> Islands Surrounding Jejudo IslandJejudo Island is surrounded by beautiful islands such as Udo, Chagwido, Biyangdo, Gapado, and Marado. These islands offer breathtaking scenery and add another unique element to Jeju’s magical charm.

    Udo Island

    Located to the northeast of Jejudo Island, Udo (우도) is the largest island around Jejudo Island and is Jeju’s most popular attraction, second only to Hallasan Mountain. This Island is known for its relaxed, small-town vibe and is home to Hagosudong Beach (하고수동해수욕장), a white sand beach, and Sanhosa Beach (산호사해수욕장), a beach of tiny coral pieces. 

    Marado Island

    Over 0.3㎢, Marado (마라도) is the small, southernmost island of the Korean Peninsula. Made of a series of steep cliffs, rock formations, and sea caves, this beautiful island is on the smaller side and can be explored in approximately one and a half hours. Visitors can reach Marado Island by taking a ferry from the pier at Songaksan Mountain (송악산). 

    Biyangdo Island

    Only a little over 0.5㎢, Biyangdo (비양도) is a small island 5km to the north of Hallim Port (한림항), a 15-minute ride away by ferry. Similar to the coastal road Ilju-ro on the mainland, there is also a scenic coastal road that winds around Biyangdo Island, making it perfect for hiking and biking. Biyangbong Peak is a volcanic mountain in the middle of the island characterized by its pillow lava and uniquely-shaped rock formations. One rock formation resembles a mother cuddling her baby. 

     >> Waterfalls on Jejudo IslandIn addition to a beautiful and geographically-significant assortment of rocks and cliffs, Jeju’s natural wonders include a variety of magnificent waterfalls. The island’s three most famous waterfalls are Cheonjiyeon Fall, Cheonjeyeon Fall, and Jeongbang Fall.

    Cheonjiyeon Falls 

    Located near Seogwipohang Port (서귀포항), Cheonjiyeon Waterfall (천지연폭포) is home to hundreds of rare plants as well as the famous black eels. This lush ecosystem has been designated a natural preservation site and attracts visitors from all over the country. In the evening, the area around the falls takes on a romantic feel as the falls and its surrounding paths are aglow with lights.

    Cheonjeyeon Falls

    Located in the Jungmun Resort Complex (중문관광단지), Cheonjeyeon Falls (천제연폭포) is translated as the “Pond of God” and is said to be a nighttime bathing spot of seven nymphs. The waterfall is surrounded by about 100 species of trees and plants and is a particularly refreshing place to visit in the summertime. The waterfall consists of three tiers and the flow varies greatly according to the amount of rainfall. 

    Jeongbang Falls

    Located on the east coast of Seogwipo City, Jeongbang Falls (정방폭포) is a coastal waterfall 23m in height. Here, the water plunges directly into the ocean and visitors can usually see a rainbow in the mist created by the water bouncing off the rocks. 

     >> Magnificent Sights on Jejudo IslandJejudo is an island rich in natural beauty. The coastline is a series of beaches and rocky cliffs and the surrounding mini islands provide delightful new travel destinations to repeat visitors to Jejudo Island. However, perhaps the thing that sets Jeju apart from other islands around the world is its array of rock formations: visually stunning masterpieces that have resulted from volcanic activity.

    Yongduam Rock (Dragon Head Rock)

    Located around Yongyeon, Yongduam (용두암) is a rock shaped like a dragon’s head that sits upon a section of the coastline that juts out into the sea. The sight of the waves ricocheting back and forth across the rock base and the dragon’s head clearly outlined by the setting sun has become the subject of many travelers’ photos. Legend has it that a dragon stealing precious jade from Hallasan Mountain was shot by an arrow from the mountain god. As he fell down upon Yongduam, his body sunk into the ocean and his head turned into rock, leaving him forever enshrined looking towards the sky. 

    Jusangjeolli Cliff of Jungmun and Daepo Beaches

    Jusangjeolli Cliffs (주상절리) along the Daepo Coast (대포해안) are formed out of hexagonal columns tightly pressed up against one another. Almost skeletal in appearance, the rock face is a breathtaking sight, particularly when the waters are rough and waves crash up along the cliffs. When the waters are relatively calm, the water turns into a thousands hues of turquoise waves and becomes the picture of serenity. 

    Seopjikoji Coast 

    Long since a beloved attraction of Jejudo Island, Seopjikoji’s popularity skyrocketed after being featured in the Korean soap opera “All In.” The area’s beauty comes into full glory in the spring when the bright yellow canola flowers bloom in the fields, standing out in stark contrast to the rich blue background of the ocean. From Seopjikoji Coast (섭지코지), visitors can look out across the ocean and get a gorgeous view of Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, which seems to be almost rising out of the field of flowers. 

    Bijarim Forest Road 

    Selected as “The Most Beautiful Road in Korea” in 2002, Bijarim Forest (비자림) Road is flanked by lines of tall, majestic cedars and fields of silver grass that almost seem to glitter in the sunlight. It’s easy to see why the road is a popular filming site; it winds through ranches, where horses roam freely, and around the bases of the small volcanic mountains for which the island is famous. 

    Beaches

    Jejudo Island is home to the best beaches in Korea. The combination of gleaming white sand, waves foaming over black basalt, and emerald-blue ocean captures the very essence of Jeju's seaside beauty.

    >> The North of Jejudo Island

    Hyeopjae Beach

    Located on the west coast of Jejudo Island (hallim-eup), Hyeopjae Beach (협재해수욕장) is a white stretch of sand running alongside blue waters. The shallow waters and gently-sloping shoreline makes it the ideal place for beginner swimmers and the beach is often crowded with families during the peak season. The beach is located right near Hallim Park and is surrounded by a variety of bars and restaurants. There's even a wide swath of grass and a pine forest that is often used by campers. 

    Hamdeok Beach

    Located 14km to the east of Jeju City, Hamdeok Beach (함덕해수욕장) is famous for its clean shallow water, attracting many family visitors during summer vacation. The white sandy beach is divided by a pine forest. As one of the most popular summer destinations in Jejudo Island, Hamdeok Beach becomes even more beautiful at night, as the lights from fishing boats shine out across the water.

    >> The South of Jejudo Island

    Jungmun Beach

    Located in the Jungmun Resort Complex (Seogwipo City), Jungmun Beach (중문해수욕장) is renowned for its various types of sand: from black to white and grey. This spacious beach (560m long and 50m wide) is located at the base of gently sloping hills and dunes. A number of luxury hotels and attractions (including the Yeomiji Botanical Garden) are within a stone's throw of the beach. 

    Pyoseon Beach 

    Located on the southeast coast of Jejudo Island, Pyoseon Beach (표선해수욕장) is a spacious beach known for its clean shallow water (less than 1m deep). It is an ideal destination for family tourists. 

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