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Jeju Island Travel Guide

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Plan Your Jeju Island Vacation

Time moves at a much slower clip here on Jeju-do. Blessed with tangerine groves, swaying palm trees, white sand beaches, and a verdant landscape, Korea's southernmost volcanic island has long been a favored holiday and honeymoon retreat for natives and neighbors. Still relatively unknown to Western travelers, Jeju's recent title as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature is bound to

bring Jeju up on quite a few radars.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Explore an Island The black-lava landscape of Udo, a small island off the eastern coast, is famous for its white coral-sand beaches.
  2. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites Scale Korea's highest mountain; hike up a coastal volcanic tuff; and tour the world's longest lava tubes.
  3. Stay in Luxury Splurge at one of the luxury resorts and lounge on sun soaked beaches.
  4. Walk the Olle Trails See the best sides of Jeju on one of the famous 19 walking trails that circle the island and provide some of the best views.
  5. Attend a Festival Be immersed in the local culture by attending one of the many colorful festivals, the Fire Festival held on the first full moon of the Lunar New Year is especially invigorating.

When To Go

When to Go

Peak Season: May to September

Though it's the wettest time of year, the temperature hovers comfortably around 75°F. Huge crowds vi...

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