Travel to Korea: South Korea’s Jeju Island
South Korea’s Jeju Island is the Korea’s largest island. South Korea’s Jeju Island is one of the best two sights in Korea. The other one is Gyeongju. We have briefly introduce Jeju Island in What are good places to visit in Korea?. However you may want to know What is there to see in Seoul?
South Korea’s Jeju Island
South Korea’s Jeju Island also known as Jeju-do, is the most sought after scenic beauty in the nation. Its scenery is beautiful and weather is mild all year round. In the center of the island is Mt. Halla ( 1950m ) which is the highest mountain in Korea. There are beautiful beaches and waters suitable for various kinds of water sports. You can also enjoy climbing magnificent Mt. Halla. You can taste the fresh seafood as well.
South Korea’s Jeju Island has long been called Samdado, which means an island abundant with three things – rocks, wind and women. Its physical geography has made lots of black vocanic rocks and strong winds. Many fishermen died while fishing in the ocean which left a large number of widowed women.
Since olden days, South Korea’s Jeju Island people have had to stick to the virtues of being diligent, thrifty and interdependent in order to survive and cultivate the unfavorable natural surroundings. It was such a small world where everybody knew everyone so well that they did not take bad or disgraceful behavior. Thus the island was known as land of no robbery, no begging and no gates at their houses, nicknamed as “Sammudo”, which means an island without three things. For more about Korean culture, please go to Korean.
Credits: Seoul National University