See a ‘geological wonder’ in South Korea

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Travellers planning a trip to South Korea this year will have the opportunity to visit Jeju Island, which has been described as a ‘geological wonder’.

Last year, nine locations on the island received official recognition from the Unesco Global Geoparks Network.

Jeju is the only place in the world with three Unesco certifications, having also received Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage site designations in 2002 and 2007 respectively.

Travellers can do their bit to contribute to the tourism industry and support local communities by visiting locations such as Mount Hallasan, a dormant basalt volcano in the centre of the island that is characterised by 360 cones on its flanks.

Another popular attraction is Seongsan Ilchulbong, also known as Sunrise Peak, which emerged from the sea during a series of volcanic eruptions that began more than 100,000 years ago.

The Korea Tourism Organisation also recommends visiting Cheonjiyeon Falls to take advantage of the photo opportunities provided by water falling from a steep cliff.

Jeju Island is home to a network of ‘Olle’ walking paths covering six different routes.

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