Discover the Wonders of Jeju Island

Jeju IslandAre you already planning for your next summer getaway with your family or friends? How about exploring the island of Jeju?

Jeju, which means “province across the sea”, is one of the most famous tourist destinations in South Korea. Some call it the “Hawaii of Korea”, though many are not convinced because the island’s climate is quite different from Hawaii.

Famously called as the “Islands of the Gods”, Jeju is still the leading vacation spot of Korean newlyweds for their honeymoon. It is also among the leading honeymoon vacation spot in the world.

There are a lot of things you can do when you visit the famous Jeju Island. Tourists can ride a horse, go hiking, visit their extraordinary theme parks, watch sunrise and sunset, enjoy the beach, and more.

One of the most well-known tourist spots in Jeju is the Hallasan National Park. It is where you can find the highest mountain in South Korea. It is also entitled as a Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002 and 2007, respectively.

The Jeju NANTA Theatre is also a must-see. You must not forget to include it in your itinerary. It is where you can watch the world-renowned musical show of NANTA. It is a non-verbal performance where the actors act as wedding banquet cooks. Their musical instruments are kitchen utensils.

If you like exploring caves, you should visit Manjanggul Cave. It is also included in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Once you go inside the cave, you will be amazed by the bizarre yet magnificent formations of its stalactites and stalagmites. It is also known for its exceptional wildlife. It is a home for around 40 varieties of cave creatures. The tour inside the cave takes approximately 45 minutes to finish.

After a long and tiresome tour around Jeju, you may spend your night in different hotels in Jeju. If you want to stay on a luxurious 5-star hotel, book a room in Kensington Resort Jeju Marina. There are also a lot of hotels in Jeju that offer lesser prices if you can’t afford Kensington. Among the popular 4-star hotels in Jeju include Ocean Suites Jeju Hotel, Ramada Plaza Jeju Hotel, Jeju Grand Hotel, and more.

Most of the hotels in Jeju are located near the beach so it won’t be a problem if you want to go swimming.

Aside from the wonderful attractions and excellent accommodations you will enjoy in the island, you may also try some of the popular Korean cuisines served in famous restaurants in Jeju. Try their seafood sashimi, abalone, and their special Korean beef barbeque. You may also try their mouth-watering Jokbal or pig trotter, braised pork belly, and more.

Now, do you think Jeju Island is worth a try?

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