Traveling in 2022: Jeju-do island

Jeju-do is an island in South Korea, in the North China Sea, located 85 km south of the country. It is an autonomous province and a volcanic island (its formation is due to the eruption of Mount Hallasan, 1,950 m above sea level)
The island is a real jewel of biodiversity, the island is a preserved and lush nature, it is a real little paradise on earth, it is the first tourist destination for Koreans, and popular with Chinese and Japanese tourists, but very little known to Western tourists.
Its area: 1,845.55 km²
Its population: 600,000 inhabitants
Its climate: subtropical and dry (between 5°c and 28°c).
Its capital: Jeju City
(506 000 inhabitants)

Image source: flickr / Peter M Graham
Mount Hallasan, the highest in Korea (1,950 m), has been an inactive volcano for 1,000 years ( Image source: flickr / Republic of Korea )
The “Millennium Lake” in Yongcheon Cave ( Image source: flickr / Republic of Korea )
The mountain Hallasan is covered with colorful flowers during fall, while snow-covered in winter. It was designated as a National Park in 1970 and a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 2007 ( Image source: )
Marado Temple ( Image source: flickr / Bryan Dorrough )
Agriculture and the small Port of Aewol-ro, in west of Jeju city ( Image source: / )
The dol ha-rub-ang (= stone grandfathers”) are statues that dot the entire island. they are representations of deities supposed to bring protection to the city and fertility. ( Image source: flickr / karendotcom127 )
Image source: flickr / Bryan Dorrough

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