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Jeju-do, Semi-Tropical Paradise
Introduction to Jeju Specialty Foods Native to Jeju Articles related to Jeju
Jeju's main tourist attractions Accommodations in Jeju Transportation
Festivals in Jeju Tourist information Photo gallery
[Introduction to Jeju]
Situated in a most ideal setting, just 64 kilometers south of the Korean Peninsula is Korea’s largest island, Jeju. Jeju is a magical place known for 3 things: roaring winds, magnificent rocks, and women, since there is a bigger population of women versus men. As one of the host cities of the 2002 Korea/Japan FIFA World Cup, Jeju’s Seogwipo City made the most charming places to host it.

Jeju is a focal point of international affairs and is able to offer people many kinds of recreational activities with breathtaking vistas, a temperate climate and a unique traditional culture. Located in the center of this volcanic island is Mt. Hallasan (a dormant volcano), which is filled with over 1,800 species of vegetation, scores of deer, and an ecosystem that will surely amaze all.

Jeju offers unbelievably breathtaking views from coast to coast, ranging from the waterfalls at Hae-anjidae to the naturally sculpted cliffs at Jusang Jeolli. Tourists can enjoy each season in Jeju with a particular splash of color; brilliant yellow-colored flowers in the spring that spread across the landscape, the golden beaches and sea vistas in the summertime, the Eulalia’s light brown wispy reeds flowing in the autumn winds, and the lovely snow flowers of Hallasan in winter are all must-sees of Jeju.

One can enjoy these wonders of the world by hiking, bike riding, paragliding, scuba diving, windsurfing, hunting, horseback riding, swimming, and going on boat trips. Jeju also has a wide variety of native foods such as the delicious Jeju tangerines and native dishes including redtile fish stew, grilled and seasoned redtile fish, rice porridge with abalone, pheasant dishes and hair-tail fish soup.

Jeju is more than simply a tourist destination; it is an island full of wonder. Making the most of its charm and beauty to attract considerable numbers of tourists and with its geo-political location, Jeju is in the process of changing into an International Free City. Jeju promises to be an island that rides the wave of technology while still keeping true to its ecological treasures.
Land size: 1,848.5㎢, Population: 567,913 people (statistics from 2010)
[Jeju's main tourist attractions]
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Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak
Sanbanggulsa Grotto
Yongmeori Beach
Seongeup Folk Village
Marado Island
Manjanggul Cave
Udo Maritime Park
우도 해상군립공원
Hyeopjae Beach
Sangumburi Crater
Jeongbang Waterfall
Jungmun Resort
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Cheonjeyeon Waterfall
Teddy Bear Museum
Yongduam Rock
[Festivals and regular performances in Jeju]
Seongsan Sunrise Festival Jeju Canola Blossom Festival Jeju International IRONMAN KOREA
[Specialty Foods Native to Jeju]

Foods from Jeju are mainly made with saltwater fish, vegetables and seaweed. Foods are usually seasoned with soybean paste. Salt water fish is used to make soups and gruels, and pork and chicken are used to make pyeonyuk (sliced boiled meat). The number of dishes set on a table is small and few seasonings are used. Usually, a small number of ingredients is required to make dishes native to Jeju.
[Accommodations in Jeju]
There are many different types of accommodations in Korea from super deluxe hotels and traditional Korean hanok houses to homestays and camping grounds. Tourists can choose the type of accommodations based on their respective plans and budget. Korea offers accommodations with both western-style rooms and traditional Korean-style ondol rooms (with heated floors and futons). Generally, hotels offer western-style rooms, however some offer traditional Korean-style ondol rooms. However, certain motels and yeogwans may only offer ondol rooms, so it is a good idea to check beforehand.
[Tourist Information Center]

The Tourist Information Center (TIC) provides you with up-to-date and accurate information on Korean tourism. Make it your first stop on your visit to Korea to visit the tourist information center. Visitors can get helpful information on travel, accommodations, tourist attractions and much more at TIC in the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO). TIC is located at the 1st underground floor of KNTO's main office in downtown Seoul.
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[Photo gallery]

Date 12/30/2008

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