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World Heritage Site #1263 :: Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes

World Heritage Site #1263 :: Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes

Table of Contents Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes together comprise three sites that make up 18,846 ha. It includes Geomunoreum, regarded as the finest lava tube system of caves anywhere, with its multicoloured carbonate roofs and floors, and dark-coloured lava walls; the fortress-like Seongsan Ilchulbong tuff cone, rising out of the ocean, a dramatic […]

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Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes :: Travel Guide

Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes :: Travel Guide

| | | | | Climate Typical mild coastal climate with minimum temperatures just below 0 degree celcius even in winter due to warm currents. Because it is to the South of the mainland, the island has a high mountain area that rises up into the atmosphere significantly, and the wind currents and jet stream […]

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High up in Jeju

High up in Jeju

By Lauren Lim With 80 per cent of the Korean Peninsula covered in mountains, it is no wonder that hordes of avid hikers descend upon the various mountain ranges that run across the peninsula regardless of season. My trip to South Korea would not have been complete if I did not climb South Korea’s tallest […]

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Olle for a slower life

Olle for a slower life

| | | | | IT is normal to get jostled in the bustling streets of the world’s modern cities, and it is no different in Seoul, South Korea’s capital. Their chequered past has also given Koreans an innate sense of urgency, especially in the big cities where the pali pali (or “faster faster”) way […]

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Jeju Island: Korea's hidden jewel

Jeju Island: Korea’s hidden jewel

| | | | | By Veeramalla Anjaiah, The Jakarta Post, ANN South Korea, the land of ginseng and kimchi, might be well-known for its high-tech products like cars, ships, flat-screen TVs and smartphones, but it’s like a hidden treasure when it comes to tourism. Many people do not know much about Korea’s natural beauty, […]

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Jeju Island deserves to be one of New Seven Wonders

Jeju Island deserves to be one of New Seven Wonders

| | | | | By Lee Eun-jeong Jeju Island is Korea’s biggest island and a self-governing province. It has made many efforts to develop various kinds of policies on using alternative energy, such as wind and seawater. Jeju has established many wind power stations on coastal areas. When I recently visited the island, I […]

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Legend of the deep-sea divers

Legend of the deep-sea divers

| | | | | Margaret Turton counts the tough women hunters of Jeju Island among its most impressive natural wonders. No two people will agree immediately on what makes the perfect island or what qualities define the world’s greatest natural wonder. But if novelty value holds any sway, Jeju island – with its tough […]

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Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes :: About

Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes :: About

| | | | | Jeju Island (formerly transliterated as Cheju Island) is a volcanic island situated off the southern coast of the Korean Peninsula in the eastern margin of the Asian continent (Fig. 1). The island was produced by volcanic activity which occurred from about two million years ago until historic time. The island […]

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About Jeju Island :: Mount Hallasan

About Jeju Island :: Mount Hallasan

| | | | | Summary Site name : Hallasan Natural Reserve Site area : 164.401㎢ (core zone=90.931㎢, buffer zone=73.474㎢) Inscription date : 6. 27, 2007 Designated as Natural Monument No. 182 in 1966 Introduction Mt. Hallasan is the central peak of Jeju Island, a shelfal shield volcano constructed on the continental shelf of the […]

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About Jeju Island :: Geomunoreum Lava Tube System

About Jeju Island :: Geomunoreum Lava Tube System

| | | | | Outline Site name : Geomunoreum Lava Tube System Site Area : 22.367㎢ (Core zone=3.303㎢ , Buffer zone=19.064㎢ ) Inscription date : 2007. 6. 27 Status of National Monuments Site: Geomunoreum Status of Designation: National Monument No. 98 Year: 2005 Summary The Geomunoreum Lava Tube System is located between Seonheul-ri, Jocheon-eup […]

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