Jeju Island is a small island with a warmer climate than the mainland, and beautiful scenery. White sandy beaches washed by turquoise sea surround the coastline. Waterfalls splash into rivers and even into the sea at one point, while the central area has mountains with Mt Halla the centrepiece. Famous for its unique network of lava tubes, Jeju is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another label often used describes the island as “the Hawaii of Korea.”

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Dolhareubang – Grandfather stones are the symbol of Jeju and seen everywhere around the island. Carved out of lava rock around 1754… there are 45 of the originals left.

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Locally spelt Cheju Island attracts many tourists…. and I would be surprised if there are many places that could compete for the number of theme parks within such a small area! Many are family parks….while others are definitely in line with the adult honeymoon theme and are sex parks featuring graphic monuments in colourful mosaics, statuary and educational museums.

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Many of the activities are for those keen on the outdoors… walking, hiking, watersports – swimming, snorkelling, wind surfing and diving. Jeju Island is South Korea’s main dive centre… attracting many international divers.

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