Jeju will give you a present of the special memories where you can feel and touch the nature and culture of Jeju. It takes you to a whole new unforgettable world while making, looking and feeling by yourself.
Mt. Halla Natural Reserve
Mt. Halla Natural Reserve had formed through volcanic activity about one million years ago and has been specified as a Wildlife Preservation Area by UNESCO in 2002. It is Korea’s Highest Peak and Natural Treasure. Mt. Halla was designated as the World Heritage by UNESCO in 2007. Situated 1950 meters above sea, it consists of unique volcanic features such as trachyte domes, lava plateaus, the columnar jointed cliffs called Jusang Jeolli and many more secondary volcanic cones. There are over 360 parasitic volcanic cones all over the island around a crater lake called Baeknokdam at the summit of the mountain. Lying at the northern extreme of the subtropical climate plant zone, it has a significant value for its tremendous botanical and biological species biodiversity.
Seongsan Ilchulbong is one of only a few craters that has risen out of the sea among the many volcanic structures that have formed around one hundred thousand years ago in Jeju. It reaches 182 meters above sea level and was originally a volcanic island. But later it had been connected to Shinyang Beach as sands and gravels accumulated. The crater is approximately 264,000 square meters in area and almost completely surrounded by sheer cliffs, resembling giant forests. This natural spectacle looks like a crown when viewed from the sea and a majestic piece of artwork from the air. Selected the best of the best, the sight of the peak set against the rising sun is unparalleled.
Geomun Oerum Lava Tube System
Geomun Oerum Lava Tube System has been discovered with its more than 20 lava caves while there are more than 130 lava caves in whole Jeju. It would be difficult to find such examples in the world. The UNESCOaccorded Geomun Oerum Lava Tube System had been formed between 100 and 300 thousand years ago, when lava erupted forth from Geomun Oreum and followed the slope of the land, flowing northeast and creating the caves at Manjang, Kimnyeong, Yongcheon, Bengdui and Dangcheomul. These lava tubes are rare natural treasures whose scales, length and appearance have great academic and aesthetic value.