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Jeju Island is Korea’s largest sub-tropical island located off the south coast, and is also known as the “Islands of the Gods”. A popular holiday destination for Koreans and Japanese and is also regarded as one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world.
Wind from the ocean blows and past volcanic activity has littered the island with an assortment of beautiful and unusually-shaped black rocks.Jeju’s most prominent geographical feature, rising out of the very centre of the island is Hallasan Mountain and is also the highest mountain in South Korea and has been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 2007. Another UNESCO World Heritage site is Geomunoreum Lava Tube System, one of the most extensive series of lava tube caves in the world.
It boasts a treasure chest of tourist attractions including many spectacular geographical features such as the Hallasan Volcano, beautiful beaches, impressive waterfalls and fauna. Its culture, traditions and dialect are also remarkably different to those of the mainland.
We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Jeju Island: