Leelongs South Korean Tour – Fresh World of Jeju

2013-09-06 15:41:29

Read more books or go travelling,make sure our body or soul is on the way.

As Leelongs sanitary ware is producing cleaning products,while bringing health and clean world to our customers,we are always keeping encouraging our team to read more different books and go some place anywhere to refresh our mind,open our eyes.

What we have chosen this time is Jeju Island (제주도).

Jeju Island – one of the most beautiful islands in East Asia is located just one and a half hour by air from Ningbo.And it’s Visa-free.Quite convenient.

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.

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.

Seopjikoji is located at the end of the eastern shore of Jeju Island. “Seopji” is the old name for the area, and “Koji” is Jeju dialect meaning a sudden bump on land.
Green fields without a single tree spread beyond the cliff to where a rock called “seondol” protrudes. Also there are stonewalls along the road to block the wind on the way to the lighthouse at the end of Seopjikoji. Within the stonewalls, you may find the most brilliant rapeseed flower fields every April.
Going up the metal steps of the lighthouse, you can view the whole seashore at a glance. On Koji hill, there stands a stone Bongsudae (4 m high, 9 m long and wide) that retains its original form.

Daepo Jusangjeolli : columnar jointing.
Columnar jointing forms in lava flows, sills, dikes, ignimbrites (ashflow tuffs), and shallow intrusions of all compositions. Most columns are straight with parallel sides and diameters from a few centimeters to 3 m. Some columns are curved and vary in width. Columns can reach heights of 30 m. Most columns tend to have 5 or 6 sides but have as few as 3 and as many as 7 sides.The columns may form sets. Straight, regular columns are called colonnade. Irregular, fractures columns are called entablature.


 Mountain Songak,volcanic vent is now full of green plants.New 7 Wonders of Nature

Yongduam Rock.

The Teddy Bear Museum has a collection of Teddy bears of various countries, times and themes. The Teddy Bear Museum is the only one in Korea and is the biggest in the world. It’s a hit with children and has facilities such as a coffee-shop and souvenir shop. The Museum’s building is made in the form of a glass cone with 2 floors of expositions.

Elephants Show. Trained elephants perform different tricks and even play football. At the end of the show several volunteers among the spectators lay down on the carpets and elephants accurately step over them. You can also ride an elephant and buy a photo made while riding the elephant. The show goes on outdoors and the spectator area is under a heated awning , so you won’t get cold in winter. The show is especially interesting for children.

Green tea museum. The museum is located among the plantations of green tea and is built in the shape of a green tea cup. Here you can see tea collecting methods and take pictures in the middle of tea plantations. The O’Sulloc tea museum teaches you about Korean tea culture through a miniature of a green tea production line and many other interesting activities. There is a souvenir shop and of course a green tea-house with green tea and green tea ice cream. A very beautiful modern building, the museum is surrounded with summer-houses, stone towers and soft green grass lawns.

There are several folk villages on Jeju. SEONGEUB FOLK VILLAGE is the place to witness old style living that is so real local people are still living here today. Traditional houses made of stone with thatched roofs, barnyards and sometimes even the local pig can be seen. You also have the opportunity to sample and buy some of the local products such as traditional medicine, honey and even horse bone powder.

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.Best Wishes to you all !