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Jeju, South Korea

Jeju Island (formerly Cheju island) is an island off the southern coast of South Korea. Its capital is Jeju City. It is best known as a top honeymoon destination for Korean newlyweds and a popular vacation spot. The island offers visitors beautiful beaches, breathtaking waterfalls, cliffs and caves and a lovely mild climate.

Attractions include the Manjanggul Lava-tube, a 7 km cave, of which only a 1 km part can be accessed by the public. The tube is up to 23 m high and has been created by lava streams running through. Another popular attraction is Halla Mountain and the 360 smaller cones around the island. This is Jeju’s most distinctive landmark, and South Korea’s highest peak. Furthermore, it is one of Jeju’s three UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites.

Things to See & Do

* Manjanggul Lava-tube
* Seongsan Ilchubong
* Halla Mountain
* Cheonjiyeon Waterfall
* Samseonghyeol holes

General information

Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – South Korean won (₩) (KRW)
Language – Korean
Population – 500,000 approx
Land Area – 977.8 km²
Electricity – two vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 82

Port Location – The port of Jeju is located at Jeju City, in the north of the island.

Travel Links – Jeju international airport has a total of 23 airlines providing direct flights (thirteen local, ten international). The vast majority of flights to Jeju are from Gimpo (Seoul’s domestic airport) or Busan; there is also one direct fight per week to Incheon, seven direct flights per week to Tokyo Narita, seven to Osaka Kansai, four to Beijing, plus flights to Shanghai Pudong, Nagoya, Shenyang, Fukuoka, Dalian and Changchun.

Ferry access from the mainland is also available. Jeju port has six direct sailing routes. There are daily services from Busan, Mokpo, Incheon and Wando.

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