Jeju the largest island in South Korea, came into existence 700 to 1,200 thousand years ago when lava spewed from a sub-sea volcano and surfaced above the waters.
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. Relatively isolated from the rest of the world, the island’s nature has been well preserved in its prehistoric state. That is why traveling to Jeju is to travel back in time.Jeju’s natural environment has been preserved as best as possible.
Jeju’s temperature climate, natural scenery, and beaches make it a popular tourist destination for Koreans as well as visitors from other parts of Asia-Pacific. There is a variety of leisure sports that tourists can take part in Jeju including golf, horse riding, hunting, fishing, mountain climbing, etc. Depending on the season, Jeju hosts many festivals for tourists.
Jeju Island can be reached by air or cruise ship, but the fastest and most comfortable way to reach it is by air through Incheon-, Kimpo-, and Kimhae-airport.