A place nicknamed the ‘Island of the Gods’ by locals, Jeju Island is a place that holds some of the most stunning natural beauty in the world, earning itself as one of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites, officially known as the Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes.
Awarded in 2007, the Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes has just celebrated its 10th anniversary and we decided to fly up to talk a walk on the wild wide to see what the island is all about.
As Korea’s one and only World Natural Heritage Site, Jeju Island has three natural wonders under its UNESCO belt, namely Hallasan (the highest mountain in South Korea), Geomunoreum Lava Tubes (an underground lava network that spans across the island) and Seongsan Ilchulbong (a tuff cone located at the eastern end of Jeju), which resulted in its nickname “Jeju’s triple UNESCO threat”.
Each a majestic sight to behold in its own unique way, Jeju Island is not only just for nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts, it is also perfect for regular travellers to experience wonders of Mother Earth and appreciate the mysteries behind each site.
And here's where you need to go when exploring Jeju Island...