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UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Jeju, loved and known the world over as an island of natural beauty, is a volcanic landform created by an eruption. It not only has great scenery, but also great geological significance. It has over 360 oreums (parasitic cones) and 160 lava tubes, and the entire island was designated as a biosphere reserve in 2002. Mt Halla, Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, and the Geomun Oreum lava tube systems were listed as World Natural Heritage sites in 2007, and certified as a Global Geopark in 2010 making it the only place in the world to have achieved three UNESCO natural science certificates. In addition, Jeju’s unique fishing culture, ‘Jeju Haenyeo (Fisherwomen diver)’, and its ‘Chilmeoridang Yeongdeunggut Shamanic Ritual’, through which prayers are offered for the safety of the haenyeo, a prosperous year, and a large catch, have been recognized by being registered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Helpful Travel Tips
1Jeju has such a beautiful natural environment that the entire island is a biosphere reserve and 10% of it is also a World Natural Heritage site.
2Mt. Halla is worth climbing whatever the season.
3There is a World Natural Heritage Center in front of Geomun Oreum.
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Places to meet
  • Mt. Halla
    Mt. Halla is located in the center of Jeju Island and is a famous mountain that bestows beautiful natural scenery whatever the season. It was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2002 and registered as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 2007.
    San 15-1 Topyeong-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
    Each hiking route has different opening hours
  • Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak
    This volcanic island was formed by a submarine eruption, and in recognition of its outstanding scenery and geological value, the peak was registered as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 2007 and certified as a UNESCO World Geopark in 2010.
    1 Seongsan-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
    Closed on the 1st Mondays of the month, 07:30~19:00
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