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Jeju Island is the largest island in South Korea. A volcanic island, it enjoys a pleasant year-round climate. The center of the island is Hallasan, the highest peak in South Korea that was formed by a volcanic eruption. The island is also home to world heritage sites such as Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak) and Manjanggul. Seogwipo, the island’s second largest city, is home to famous resorts. The old part of Jeju is home to the largest traditional market on the island, while the new part has a more urban atmosphere. The western part of the island is largely full of unexplored natural landscapes. The attractions of Jeju Island are relatively scattered, and public transportation is mainly in the form of buses, so those unfamiliar with bus routes are advised to take taxis. Tourists normally spend around three days in Jeju. Visitors can spend one day visiting the natural attractions, one day in the city, and the last day admiring the scenery of the offshore islands.
Jeju Island's unique landforms define the character of the scenery. There are two major folk villages on Jeju; the Museum of Folk Villages and the Seongeup Folk Village, which both preserve folklore materials that have been passed down through history. For this reason, visitors may be interested in heading to these places that restore the customs of Jeju to learn about Korea's unique soil culture. While you’re there, don't forget to try the oja tea. Jeju has many unique museums of various types. For family trips, visiting the Teddy Bear Museum and Hello Kitty Island always makes for a fun daytrip. Those interested in culture will love the green tea museum, yet there’s also the option of heading to the Trickeye 3D Museum to take some pictures that are worth posting on social media. On the eastern side of Jeju Island there is also a coral island known as Udo. Unlike the natural scenery seen throughout most of Jeju, this island gives off a more peaceful feeling. The white beaches, emerald waters, and small cafes there make Udo the perfect island to enjoy long vacations. Visitors can also rent a bicycles or an electric car and make a trip around the island! There are lots of Jeju hotels in this area worth checking out. It’s recommended to book in advance during peak seasons.
Jeju Island has different scenery throughout the year. In the spring, rape blossoms bloom; in the summer, the ocean is a gorgeous shade of blue; in autumn, red leaves fall and purple orchids bloom all over the mountain; in the winter, show covers Hallasan.