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    About Jeju / Korea

    Jeju Island is the largest volcanic island in Korea and it has a mild oceanic
    climate throughout the year with the smallest annual temperature range
    in South Korea. Officially called Jeju Special Self-Governing Province,
    this best tourist destination boasts mild weather, as well as scenic beauties
    of beaches, waterfalls, cliffs and caves. The island is 73km wide and 31km
    long with a total area of 1,848.85km2. Jeju is the largest island in South Korea.

    Mt. Halla rises in the center of Jeju to 1950m above sea level. The rest of the
    island slopes down from its summit and is covered with dark gray volcanic
    rocks and volcanic ash soil. Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak with breathtaking
    views is also one of the most scenic areas, and Manjanggul Cave, the world's
    longest lava tube has been registered as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage.
    Meanwhile, Jeju has recently won the Global Geopark certificate, and also has
    been selected as the New7Wonders of Nature.

    • Mt. Hallasan
      The Highest Holy Mountain in South Korea

    • Geomun Oreum Lava Tube System
      Formed between 100,000 and 300,000 years ago

    • Seonsan Ilchulbong
      Oreum (secondary volcano) of the Rising Sun

    Samda-Do (Island abundant with 3things)

    Since Jeju is abundant in Wind, Stone and Women, it has often been called Samda-do, a nickname which has been since olden times. First and foremost since it is surrounded by water from all side,s plenty of wind is obvious. Every house has a piled up layer of stones called 'Doldam' which have holes in it that is why even fierce winds also pass by them easily. All these stones in Jeju were formed by Mt. Halla's volcanic eruptions. The reason behind a higher number of women compared to men is as the men used to go into the sea to catch fish and they often get caught in typhoons etc. and hence were not able to get back home. Jejudo natives have to deal with harsh natural environment . It is because of them that this beautiful Island still exists.

    • Wind
      Rape blossoms and Mt. Sanbangsan

    • Stone
      Doldam (Stone wall)

    • Women
      Haenyeo (woman diver)