Jeju Island(Cheju Island), South Korea Tourist Attractions and Travel

Jeju Island, also known as the "Island of the Gods," is a popular vacation spot for Koreans and many Japanese. It remains one of the top honeymoon destinations for Korean newlyweds. The Jeju Island's mixture of volcanic rock, frequent rains, and temperate climate, make it very similar to the Hawaiian Islands in the U.S. The Jeju Island offers visitors a wide range of activities: hiking on Halla-san (South Korea's highest peak), catching sunrises and sunsets over the ocean, viewing majestic waterfalls, riding horses, or just lying around on the sandy beaches.

 

Jeju Island travel, Cheju Island tourism, South Korea Tourist Attractions

 

Although tourism is one of the main industries on the island, many of the hotels and other tourist areas are run by mainland companies, so much of the income never gets put back into the local economy. Munich, Bavaria

 

Jeju Island(Cheju Island), South Korea

Jeju Island(Cheju Island), South Korea

 

Also, since the attractions are geared towards tourists, many of the entrance fees can be hefty (although the locally owned and operated ones tend to be cheaper). Similar to Gyeongju and some other areas, local residents can enter most places for free or for a steeply discounted price.

 

Jeju Island tourism

Jeju Island attractions

 

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Besides tourism, Cheju's main industries are fishing and agriculture. Fresh fish, squid, octopus, , and various other creatures can be easily bought in markets, restaurants, and even right on the beach.

 

Jeju Island attractions

Jeju Island tourism

 

Cheju's tropical weather and high  are perfect for growing pineapples and tangerines. The island is also famouse for its Shitake mushrooms and cactus plants. Honey made from local flowers has a special taste.

 

Jeju Island travel

Jeju Island travel

 



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