UNESCO Triple Crown of Jeju
Jeju is proud of its unique cultural folk heritage as well as its geographical and historical relevance.
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.
The value of Jeju was proved as the island received as the island was designated Biosphere Reserve in 2002, World Natural Heritage in 2007 and Global Geopark in 2010, making the sub-tropical island only place on Earth to receive all three UNESCO designations in natural sciences.
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.
Weather of Jeju
The early summer season is the best time to visit Jeju to enjoy warm weather as the temperature regularly climbs into the mid-20s during this period. The latter half of the season does see some rain so it's wise to prepare umbrella or waterproof jacket if you plan outdoor activity.
Access to Jeju
There are 3 ways to fly to Jeju Island :
1. Direct international flight &International flights to major Asian hub airports with direct flights to Jeju Island.
Regularly Scheduled Flights
- Japan: Tokyo (Narita), Osaka (Kansai), Nagoya, Fukuoka
- China: Beijing, Shanghai (Pudong)
- China: Hangzhou, Shenyang, Changchun
- Taiwan: Taipei
2. Transfer from Incheon International Airport (ICN), the gateway to the Republic of Korea.
From Incheon International Airport, there are a few flights to Jeju Island with Korean Air and Asiana Airlines, with a flight time of approximately one hour.
3. Transfer through Incheon International Airport, bus transfer to Gimpo Airport (GMP - the second airport of
Seoul) and then to Jeju Island.
To get to Gimpo Airport from Incheon, visitors must take a shuttle bus or high-speed rail. It takes approximately 30 minutes, and shuttle buses run every 5 minutes.