The dormant volcano Hallasan formed many of the natural attractions found on Jeju. As South Korea's tallest mountain, Hallasan offers an abundance of hiking opportunities and is an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve showcasing a crater lake and an abundance of plants and wildlife. The Manjang Cave, formed by cooling lava, is the world's longest lava tube and is partially open for tours. Head from the mountain to the magnificent beaches and watch famed haenyo (powerful sea-women) dive for octopus, abalone, clams and more without the aid of a breathing apparatus. Don't miss the opportunity to sample fresh seafood dishes at a local restaurant.
Port Name & Location Jeju International Passenger Terminal. Ships will dock at this port.
Time Zone KST (Korea Standard Time) UTC/GMT +9 hours
Language While Korean is the official language, the Jeju dialect is the primary language spoken in on the island.
Currency & Shopping The Korean Won is the currency used in Jeju. Areas with high tourist traffic (hotels, large department stores) accept credit cards. Getting cash at a ATM may be difficult, as machines don't accept international (non-Korean) ATM or debit cards.
Best Way to Get Around The most popular ways to get around Jeju is to rent a car or take a taxi. Most road signs are posted in Korean and English, which aids tourists in navigating around the city. There' also a dependable public bus service in Jeju as well.
Fun Fact #1 Jeju has a unique variety of museums, which include everything from cultural and natural history to chocolate and computers, even eroticism.
Fun Fact #2 As the honeymoon capital for all of Korea, Jeju Island is often highly regarded as the “Korean Hawaii” by many Koreans.
Fun Fact: Landmarks Jeongbang Falls is among the top three waterfalls of Jeju-do and is the only waterfall in Asia to fall directly into the ocean.