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Six Things to Add in Your Bucket List During Your Jeju Island Tour

January 20, 2020 by jongtay  

South Korea’s Jeju Island tour is highly sought after amongst beach lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and of course, honeymooners. Just one-hour flight distance away from Seoul, the island remains one of the most sought-after attractions of the country. Not only it scored the position among one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2011, but it is also home to many UNESCO world heritage sites. Although one lifetime is not enough to explore this nature’s paradise, we have listed some of the top things you must do once you land here.
 
Enjoy The Sunrise:
Believe us, watching the sunrise over the Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, aka Sunrise Peak is a beauty to behold. Since the beach comprises of black lava rock, it offers a great viewing platform. The reflect of sun rays on the countless pools of still water as the sun slowly rises to the sky is the reason why you must include Jeju Island in your South Korea travel itinerary.
 
Enjoy the Panoramic View of the Sunrise Peak:
After being enamoured by the beauty of the sunrise, it’s time to enjoy the panoramic view of the gorgeous island by taking a hike to the top of the mountain. The hike hardly takes 25 minutes which is supported by a safe graded trail. During the detour, you can watch the performance of women divers diving deep into the sea with a fishing net and returning with fresh seafood, which they offer the visitor on the spot.
 
Checkout Jeongbang Waterfall
It is the only waterfall in the world that falls directly into the sea. While there are numerous waterfalls to visit, make sure you visit this waterfall without a miss. The area beneath the waterfall has formed into a group of small pools, which transformed into an area, where you can relax while the mist of the waterfall falling on your body. 
 
Witness the Grandeur of the Hallasan Mountain
Hallasan Mountain is the tallest mountain in Korea with a magnanimous height of 1950 meters. The mountain resides in the center of Jeju Island with over 350 volcano-shaped peaks. The Hallasan National Park is home to 4000 animal species features multiple hiking trails including to 12 miles’ round trip hike to the Dongneung Peak.
 
Eat Your Heart’s Full at Haemultang:
Each corner of Jeju Island is filled with fish tanks and restaurants selling fresh seafood. For seafood aficionados, we strongly recommend visiting Haemultang restaurant for its sumptuous and exotic range of cuisines. However, make sure to ask your agency to book a table for you in advance, since the place always remains packed. Make sure to try their popular spicy seafood stew which will be cooked right in front of you.
 
Explore the Manjanggul Lava Tube
When things go hot outside, you can go for an exploration of the Manjanggul Lava Tube to refresh yourselves. The cave is stretched to 13 kilometers (8 miles) but the cave is only open up to 1 km for public access, for protecting the cave and organisms inside it. You can visit the cave anytime between 9 am to 6 pm and it will hardly cost you around $1.75 for one person.
 
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