Located only an hour away from Seoul by airplane, Jeju Island (or Jeju-Do as locals call it) is the Hawaii of the orient for many good reasons. It is simply stunning; there are white sand beaches, turquoise waters, hiking trails, mountains, volcanoes among many attractions. In fact, the World of 7 New Wonders organization selected Jeju as 1 of the wonders of nature.
Koreans consider it as the perfect honeymoon or holiday destination all year round and they flock to this volcanic island especially during the summer. It is their little piece of paradise and it sure is!
As soon as you step out of the airport you see palm trees and definitely feel the temperature rise and also the sea breeze caresses your face. You can’t help but stop and ask yourself, where am I?
The following pictures were taken at Jusangjeolli Cliffs, on the Jungmun Daepo coast, located on the south part of the island near Jungmun Tourist Resort (check out this map)
The rock pillars look as if they were sculpted by skilled workers as their hexagonal shape is just perfect.
Actually, the highest mountain on the Island, Mt Hallasan, erupted thousands of years ago and the lava flowed into the sea, shaping the land along its path. It definitely is one of the island’s natural wonders.
The views and color of the water are absolutely spectacular, don’t you think?
That is just a preview of some of the attractions that South Korea offers to both visitors and locals.
Have you ever been to a site on the coastline shaped by the elements?
If so tell us where and show us pictures or links, we’d love to see them!
Until next time.
Many Happy Travels.
Tashi Delek, All the best