Jeju island is South Korea’s largest island and is situated in the south of the country. It is a volcanic island which is dominated by the imposing Halla Mountain which stands at 6500 feet high and is South Korea’s tallest mountain. Formed entirely from a number of volcanic eruptions the island also holds the only crater lake known to exist in the country.
12% of Jeju is home to the largely untouched Gotjawal Forest. The lack of human interaction with this vegetation has given it a unique ecology. Despite its relative wilderness, the forest has played an important part in the day to day living of the half million inhabitants by providing them with their main source of water.
Given the remoteness of the island you will notice that the people here speak a language that differs from those on the mainland. They have also developed a distinct unique culture and have thousands of local legends.
Jeju has many attractions. From the plethora of stunning waterfalls to the impressive Teddy Bear museum. There is also an informative Tea Museum and if you visit between August and October you may be lucky enough to witness the gorgeous Cherry Blossom.