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Jeju is proud of its unique cultural folk heritage as well as its geographical and historical relevance.

The island itself is an extinct volcano with its peak jutting skyward at the center and a broad, gentle littoral all the way around showing a very unique geographical condition. There are bountiful forests and ravines, fantastic rock formations and volcanic craters, and caves and grasslands that together paint a natural scene of breathtaking beauty. Sparkling seas and tiny islets surround Jeju, with rocks scattering amidst sandy beaches to create a magnificent view everywhere you look.

In June 2007, the volcanic island and lava tube cave systems were designated as UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites for their natural beauty and geographical value. Jeju Island is not only Korea’s most prestigious destination and top honeymoon spot, but it has been the venue for several political joint summit talks and other major international meetings.

Jeju’s current status

  • Location

    Situated in the center of Northeast Asia, Jeju lies equidistant among South Korea, China, and Japan

  • Climate

    A subtropical climate, four distinct seasons, and small differences in the annual and daily temperatures

    • Average annual rainfall (mm): Jeju (1,584.9), Seogwipo (2,393,3)
    • Temperature (℃): Jeju (15.6), Seogwipo (16.9)
  • Area

    1,848.85㎢

  • Population

    583,713 (as of Dec. 2012)

  • Visa

    All visitors to Jeju may stay up to 30 days without visa (except for 11 countries)

Geographical Features

  • A fresh, clean environment with Mt. Halla, Oreum, beaches, and thick forests
  • Approximately 1,800 plant species and a variety of animal species

Cultural Atmosphere

Jeju has a unique island culture including Dolhareubang (stone grandfather statues), Haenyeo (female divers), and stone fences. Its traditional lifestyle made up of folk songs, special customs, and folk tales.

Jungmun Resort Complex

Near Jungmun Resort Complex, where ICC JEJU is located, there are a variety of sight-seeing opportunities such as; the public 18-hole Jungmun Golf Course (about a 5-minute-ride), Yeomiji Botanical Garden (the largest indoor botanical garden in Asia), the Teddy Bear Museum, the Africa Museum, the Sound Island Museum, and Pacific Land. Scenic natural wonders include: Jungmun Beach, Cheonjeyeon Waterfall (according to the legend, seven nymphs guarding the heavenly emperor descended at night to bathe at night), and Jusangjeolli (natural stone pillars built up along the coast which are formed by magma piercing through cracks of the surface-rock.

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