Jeju Island is the largest island in Korea and is located South of the Korean Peninsula. Jeju Island is the only South Korean autonomous province. Located in the Korean Strait, Southwest of South Jeolla Province, which was once a province before it was divided in 1946. Jeju's capital city is Jeju City. The topography of Jeju Island was formed around 2 million years ago by volcanic activity. In the middle of the emerging island Hallasan or Mount Halla. It is the highest mountain in all of Korea with a height of 1,950 m. The island has warm weather throughout the year and in winter it rarely falls snow, so plants that grow in subtropical regions can survive. Jeju Island nickname is Samdado, "Abundant Island with Three Things" namely, rocks, women and wind. Because of its unique natural and cultural beauty, Jeju Island is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Korea. In historical records, Jeju is mentioned in various names, ranging from Doi, Dongyeongju, Juho, Tamora, Seomna, Tangna or Tamra.
Jeju International Airport is the 3rd largest airport in South Korea after Gimpo Airport in Seoul and Incheon Airport in Incheon. This airport is located in Jeju City. The airport was founded in 1968. If you are coming from the Philippines, you can board a flight at Ninoy Aquino International Airport to get to Jeju International Airport. However, there are no direct flights available from Manila to Jeju. You need to transit at other airports before making a flight to Jeju. You can get a deal from PHP 25,023 for a return ticket between Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Jeju International Airport.
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The peak and busiest times of Jeju are in January followed by May and April. Hotel prices, as well as flight tickets, will be higher than any other months. However, you can still get great deals if you book a flight or accommodation ticket earlier. The lesser month with travellers is in December. You can get cheap flight tickets and hotels if you are visiting Jeju that month.
According to the climate classification by Koppen, Jeju has a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. The hottest month in Jeju is in August where the temperature is around 31.1 °C during day time while the temperature is around 25.5 °C at night.
You can plan a visit to Jeju to celebrate or experience the Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival that is held annually in Jeju.
Mount Hallasan – If you like hiking, try climbing the highest mountain in Korea, Mount Hallasan. It is located in the middle of Jeju Island. This mountain is on the list of UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. Although it is the highest mountain in Korea, climbing to its peak is quite easy and most people can complete the climb in a day. The scenery at the summit is stunning.
Teddy Bear Museum – For teddy bear lovers, you will definitely go crazy if you come here. This iconic Jeju museum displays thousands of teddy bears from all over the world. Some of these dolls are even made by using hands. Teddy bears in the museum are dressed in the style of famous people or icons such as the Mona Lisa.
Cheonjeyeon Waterfall – Jeju is a paradise for nature lovers with many unique rock formations, clean beaches with clear, cool water and serene waterfalls. Also known as the God Pond, Cheonjeyeon Waterfall originates from the roof of the cave and consists of three parts. The first part of the waterfall divides into two other parts. Around this waterfall, you will find many rare plants and animals.