Jeju-Nature’s paradise in the north pacific
Jeju Island has a mild oceanic climate throughout the year with the smallest annual temperature range in South Korea. The temperature for the hottest summer months averages no more than 35.8 ℃ in Jeju City and 33.0 ℃ in Seogwipo City and no less than -2.3℃ in Jeju City and -2.7 ℃ in Seogwipo City for winter.
The island is 73km wide and 31km long with a total area of 1,848.85㎢. 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. Then 100 to 300 thousand years ago, another volcanic eruption formed Mt. Halla. The final volcanic eruption that took place approximately 25 thousand years ago created the crater lake, Baekrok-dam, at the summit of the mountain.
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. The fantastically shaped rocks decorating the seashores, the hundreds of Oreums(secondary volcanos) and the rarest species of flora and fauna around the Baekrok-dam lake are all treasures waiting to be discovered by visitors. One cannot see Jeju unless one looks. It is like seeing only trees before entering a forest.
This website introduces Jeju’s myths, shamanism, Jeju people’s sentiments about rocks and history as well as leisure activities including art, golf, horse-riding, wind surfing and hiking.
In addition, with the touch of fingertips one can find information about restaurants, night life, shopping and transportation?
We, Jeju Islanders, hope that every person who visits the island goes back home with good memories about Jeju.