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Jeju General information

UNESCO Triple Crown

  • BIOSPHERE RESERVE is a place recognized for its rich biodiversity and clean environment by UNESCO and globally well known. It allows local residents to sell more eco-friendly products cultivated there. Jeju Island was designated as Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2002.
  • GLOBAL GEOPARK NETWORK is a program made to pursue economic development of local community through geotourism combined with local resources such as geology history, culture, ecology, proper preservation among areas with geological importance and beautiful landscape. Jeju Island, which maintains remains of volcanic activities from 1.8 million years ago up to now, has outstanding landscape and academic importance. In 2010, Jeju Island was certified as Global Geopark.
  • WORLD NATURAL HERITAGE refers to tangible assets with outstanding universal values, which can’t be replaced by any others once destroyed and must be preserved and maintained for the whole humankind. Jeju Island was designated as World Natural Heritage in the title of ‘Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tube’ in 2007.

Explore Jeju

Jeju Island is located in south-west of the Korean Peninsula and is the biggest island of Republic of Korea. Basalt rocks cover more than 90% area of this volcanic island. The island is oval-shaped with Halla Mountain in the centre stretching 73km from east to west and 41km from north to south. The island with ring road (Ilju Road) of 181km and a coastline of 258km. It is an island of temperate climate, where the temperature doesn’t reach sub-zero levels (in most cases) even in the winters. A universal recreational island with beautiful natural landscape received as a gift from nature.

Weather in AprilApril in Jeju signals the start of Spring when mostly sunny days can be expected throughout the season. It is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 14°C to 19°C over the course of the month, exceeding 23°C or dropping below 10°C only one day in ten.