JEJU SPECIAL SELF-GOVERNING PROVINCE
- It is regarded as Samda-do due to the abundance of stones, wind and women.
- It is also known as Sammoo-do because there is no stealing, no beggars and no front gates.
- It had only one kingdom for 464 years, which gave it the name of Tamna.
Direct flights are available from 29 major cities in 5 countries. Jeju allows visa-free entry for more than 180 countries for stays less than 30 days, when arriving through the direct flights.
An island located in south-west of the Korean Peninsula. An island where Jeju Special Self Governing Province is located. It is the biggest island of Republic of Korea. Basalt rocks cover more than 90% area of this universal volcanic island. An island strategically positioned connecting Continents (Russia, China) and Oceans (Japan, South-East Asia)..A universal recreational island with beautiful natural landscape received as a gift from nature.
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.
It is an island which inhabits pole and tropical animals together. It is home to 77 types of mammals, 198 types of birds, 8 types each of reptiles and amphibians, 873 types of insects, 74 types of spiders. The island revolving around Halla Mountain reports a total of 2001 types (Baek-du Mountain: around 500 types, Jiri Mountain: around 1000 types) of vertically distributed sub-tropical, temperate, polar vegetation etc.
East Longitude : 126 Degrees 08 minutes ~ 126 Degrees 58 minutes
North Latitude : 33 Degrees 06 minutes ~ 34 Degrees 00 minutes
Rainfall (mm) : Jeju 1456.9, Seogwipo 1850.8
Average Temperature (℃) : Jeju 15.5, Seogwipo 16.2
Total Area : 1,848.5㎢
Highest Point : Mt. Halla 1950m
Symbolic Flower : Korean Rosebay
Symbolic Tree : Camphor Tree
Symbolic Bird : Jeju Great five-colored spotted woodpecker
Symbolic Color : Blue
UNESCO NATURAL HERITAGE SITE
Mt. Halla Natural Reserve, Geomunoreum Lava Tube System, Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone. Due to its breathtaking beauty, these three areas known as ‘Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes’ are selected unanimously by the World Heritage Committee as the first World Natural Heritage Site in South Korea.