Seongsan Ilchulbong is my favorite place in Jeju Island. It’s a volcanic tuff cone and crater. It looks stunning from above, e.g., from the airplane. When you’re just nearby and hike around, Seongsan Ilchulbong still looks great, but not so impressive as from far.
Hike to Mount Hallasan (1950 meters above sea level), should be also on your to-do-list while being on Jeju Island. It’s a dormant volcano located more or less at the center of the Jeju Island.
And Manjanggul Lava Tube is another (not the last one!) volcanic attraction of Jeju Island.
These 3 places are the best known, however you’ll find much more natural attractions on the Jeju Island.
Jeju Island has many historical names, e.g., Doi, Joonwonhado, Taekseungnido, Samdado.
I consider the “Jeju” name quite funny, because in Polish we say “oh jeju” (pronounced something like “yeyu”), however in different variations (ojej, ojejku); what basically means “oh”. 😀
Jeju is a Korean volcanic island.
I’d say, it’s a home of the most spectacular Korean landscapes and nature.
Have you been to Jeju Island? If so, do you agree with me?
If not, check me and consider Jeju as your next holiday destination. 🙂
The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) can be visited as a guided tour (1 day trip from Seoul), however there are some restrictions, e.g., South Koreans are not allowed go there. So don’t be surprised that your guide is a Japanese woman!
In general, it’s a sad, historical and interesting place for visiting. But please follow the rules while being there, and don’t try to cross the border on your own! DMZ is still a war zone, however by many is treated just as a funny attraction…