The Jeju Special Self-Governing Province is located at the southern tip of Republic of Korea and is home to some very special natural areas including a natural World Heritage Site, a Biosphere Reserve, Ramsar Wetlands, a Global Geopark and much more.
The island itself is an extinct volcano with its peak jutting skyward at the center and a broad, gentle littoral all the way around, a very unique geographical condition. There are bountiful forests and ravines, fantastic rock formations and volcanic craters, and caves and grasslands that together paint a natural scene of breathtaking beauty. Sparkling seas and tiny islets surround Jeju, with jutting rocks set amidst sandy beaches to create a magnificent view virtually everywhere you look.
In June 2007, the volcanic island and lava tube cave systems were designated as UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites for their natural beauty and geographical value. Jeju Island is not only Korea’s most prestigious destination and top honeymoon location but it has been the venue for several political joint summit talks and other major international meetings.
Climate: A subtropical climate, four distinct seasons, and small differences in the annual and daily temperatures
- Average annual rainfall (mm): Jeju (872.5), Seogwipo (1,390.6)
- Temperature (℃): Jeju (16.2), Seogwipo (16.2)