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Jeju Island - one of the most beautiful islands in East Asia is located just one hour by air from Seoul, capital of Republic of Korea. Being of volcanic origin Jeju has 368 secondary craters, with Mt. Halla (1950 m) in the center of the island - it is an extinct volcano with a big crater on the top and lush vegetation growing down to the very seaside. The island is 73 km from west to east and 31 km from north to south, with a coast line of 254 km.

Typical coastal climate with minimum temperatures above 0 C even in winter due to warm currents. The island is on the border of moderate and subtropical zones, South coast - subtropics. Mild climate, 4 seasons:

- Hot summer: usual air temperature is 26 C, highest 33 C, highest water temperature of upper layers is 28 C.

- Warm and dry autumn: the air is becoming cooler and water temperature remains as in summer (24 C) until October.

- Short and mild winter with snowfalls in the northern part of the island and in highland, while in the southern part farmers harvest tangerines.

- Warm spring when everything blooms.
Beach season - from May to October, active tourism - year round.

Island's symbol.
"Harubang" is a lava stone statue with big eyes and big nose. It is said that if you touch a harubang's nose and make a wish for a son it will come true.
Tourist features of Jeju.
- Mild climate. Jeju is in subtropics and is excellent place for active tourism - not too hot and not too cold.
- Pure sea and air with a favorable ecology. The island has no manufacturing; most income of local people is tourism, agriculture and fishing. Jeju is one of the most unpolluted places in Asia, ecology is by a high priority here and development of many places is strictly controlled. Many possibilities for water sports: scuba-diving, sea kayaking, windsurfing, parasailing...
- Unique nature: beautiful rocky seaside, picturesque beaches with colorful sand, many blooming trees in winter, spring and summer, diverse underwater world and lush vegetation.
- Compact location of local sights. On a relatively small territory of 1.845 sq km Jeju has many places for sightseeing. On Jeju you can visit several (but not all) exotic places and sights just in one day, and transfers take from 10 min to 60 min.
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