14 Facts About Jeju Island


Jeju Island is the only self-governing province in South Korea, meaning that the province is run by local inhabitants instead of politicians from the mainland.

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The northern end of Jeju Island is Kimnyeong Beach, the southern end is Songak Mountain, the western end is Suwolbong, and the eastern end is Seongsan Ilchulbong.

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Jeju Island was "formed by the eruption of an underwater volcano approximately 2 million years ago".

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Jeju Island is a popular holiday destination and a sizable portion of the economy relies on tourism and related economic activity.

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Script in the official Jeju logo is colored black, to evoke the basalt of the island, indicating that Jeju's traditions should be preserved and developed.

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The announcement came in after 200 tonnes of tangerines harvested in Jeju Island were flown to North Korea as a sign of appreciation for nearly 2 tonnes of North Korean mushrooms Kim gave to South Korea as a gift, following the September 2018 inter-Korean summit.

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Jeju Island formed by volcanic eruptions approximately two million years ago, during the Pleistocene epoch.

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Four distinct seasons are experienced on Jeju Island; winters are cool with moderate rainfall, while summers are hot and humid with very high rainfall.

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In Jeju Island-do province, specifically, tourism has proven to be beneficial and has been a growing contributor to the economy.

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Jeju Island, often compared to Hawaii, “is the winter destination for Asian tourist seeking warm weather and beautiful beaches.

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Jeju Island has three UNESCO World Heritage sites, and is “packed with museums and theme parks and has horses, mountains, lava tube caves, and waterfalls with clear blue ocean lapping its beaches.

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Jeju Island became more well known outside Korea after two characters in the 2021 Netflix original series Squid Game mentioned it.

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Jeju Island has a public bus system, but there are no railways on the island.

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Studies show that Jeju Island Province is recorded as the region showing the highest incidence of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome in South Korea.

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