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Now a dormant volcano, Mount Hallasan offers the beauty of natural landscape of colorful flowers and 6000 plants species along with animals living in harmony. You can challenge yourself to climb up this highest mountain in Korea, as a reward you'll get to see serene view of crater lake Baengknokdam surrounded with lush greens and forest surrounding the crate. There are also some trails designated for those who would rather walk while enjoying the view. Seeing the diversity of the nature in the mountain, it's no wonder that Mount Hallasan is dubbed as one of UNESCO's World Natural Heritage Sites.
There's another interesting natural viewpoint with stunning view in Jeju Island, namely Sunrise Peak or Seongsan Ilchulbong. The hill was created as an effect of volcanic eruption under the sea over 100,000 years ago which brings the Peak to rise above the sea level. It has a crater with 600 m diameter along with 99 sharp rocks surrounding the crater. It's not about cliffs and sharp rocks though, in the northwest area, a verdant hill makes the otherwise bone-chilling hill into a piece of Heaven on Earth. Tourists love to witness a spectacular view of sunrise from atop of the hill, there's also a field of yellow canola flowers blooming every Spring, the breathtaking view will be engraved forever in your mind. Just like Mount Hallasan, Seongsan Ilchulbong is also on the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Site
Jeongbang Falls is said to be the only waterfall in Asia which fall directly to the ocean below. It is also one (of three) most accessible and touristy waterfalls in the island. The falls is a great place to chill with friends while enjoying summer, you can even climb on the top of the slippery cliff and observe the outstanding view of the sea. You can also learn a bit of Seogwipo's history from an inscription next to the waterfall. The inscription reads 'Seobulgwacha”, as a reference to a loyal servant of Chinese Emperor from Qin Dynasty which ordered him to find a substance that will make the King immortal. While you're there you can also visit Sojeongbang waterfall located at the east of Jeongbang Waterfall, it only takes few minutes walk.
Nature will never stops you to charm you with its creations when you explore every corner of Jeju Island. One of the most magnificent one is Manjanggul Cave. The 18 m to 23 m lava tubes are results from hot volcanic lava which flows sprouts from the underground to the surface 200.000 – 300.000 years ago. While you might not be interested in geology thing, you'll still be entertained by unique stalagmitites, stalactites, and stone pillars that are widely spread across the cave. Roams deeper into the depth of the cave where you can see the main attraction: Stone Turtle, stone formation which takes some resemblance with Jeju Island. The lava tunnels are well-perserved, partly thanks to UNESCO which grant the site as one of its World Heritage Sites.
At a glimpse, you might see Yongduam Rock as nothing more but seaside cliffs' formation. But upon closer look (or if you take pictures in a correct angle) you'll notice the top of the coastal rocks formed a shape of a dragon's head with its mouth wide open. Thus that'ss how the Yongduam Rock's legend was born. The legend said that thousand years ago, a dragon was being punished after he stole a precious jade stone belongs to God of Mount Hallasan. The God unleashed his fury by shooting down the dragon with an arrow which turns the dragon immediately into stone. Whether you are a believer of the legend or not, you'll agree that the view nearby the Yongduam Rock is breathtaking, especially during sunset. You might even see an illusion as if the poor dragon was writhing in pain when the sunset comes. The coast is also a perfect place to view summer fireworks!
O'Sulloc Tea Museum is a symbol of how much Koreans love tea. You'll geto learn more about various kinds of Korean traditional teas, you might even learn the correct way to brew them! Explore each areas of the museum including Indoor Garden, Tea Cup Gallery where you can see various tea wares and tea utensils gathered from the Three Kingdoms Period, Tea Cups of the World, and many others. There is also a Tea Store where you can buy fresh tea leaves to brew at home, or taste a cup of tea along with delicious bakery and ice cream while enjoying the cool breeze of the mountains.
Following Korean Wave or Halyu, there has been significant amount of foreign tourists flocking to the South Korea. This modern country might have more well-known for it's Korean superstars and technology breakthroughs. However, even South Korea also have their own hidden paradise island which is Jeju Island. Much like Bali Island to Indonesia or Phuket Island for Thailand, the offshore Island in South Korea has become tourists magnet for its beauty. If you're planning to go to South Korea this upcoming holidays, be sure to go to Jeju Island and visit our recommendations below.
How to Get Tickets?
The palace is open all year, except for December 25 (Christmas) and January 1 (New Years Day).
How To Get Around?
Public transport (line C3) will take you right to the ticket office. Alternatively, you can walk
What Should I Wear?
There is no certain dresscode, but be considerate when visiting the shrines.
Best Time to Visit
From March to May are the best time to visit Tokyo. Not only the temperatures are friendly, you will get to enjoy all the attractions without being bothered by overwhelming crowds. It is also recommended because you'll get to see cherry blossoms, and also attend festivals being held. Such as Bunkyo Ume Matsuri (Plum Festival), Fire-walking Festival (Hiwatari-sai), Edo Nagashibina (Floating Ceremony of Paper Hina Dolls), and many others.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy and you can find anything on this site.
How To Get There?
Make sure you bring plenty of cash because most food stalls only accept cash as a means of payment.If you run out of cash, head to a 7-eleven or other convenience store to use their ATM, as most of them are open 24/7. Please be aware of these 3 things that considerate to be very rude in Japan: pointing at people with fingers, eating in public, and taking candid pictures.