Around Jeju Island

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Jeju is an island that belongs to South Korea. I am going to write separate posts about Jeju Loveland and Jeju Mini Land, because they need their own posts.

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However, this is just about Jeju in general.

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First off, the island is famous for Jeju Black Pig, which is a kind of pig that they BBQ. It’s wonderful, and we ate at restaurants that served it every night while we were there.

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There are lots of beaches to enjoy, and the water is fairly warm and inviting. This is in contrast to the Korean mainland, which has colder beaches and colder water.

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We stopped at every temple we saw to have a look around.

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We also stopped at every cemetery we saw, because I enjoy the stone tablets in grassy pastures. It looks so peaceful.

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We went hiking in the forest on top of the mountain and had a good time there as well. All the trails are very well maintained so that you could mostly do it in sandals if that was all you happened to bring (which was the case.)

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There are lava tunnels that you can tour because Jeju is a volcanic island.

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You can see the old statues that used to cover the island (they look a lot like the Easter Island statues

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Like most islands, it’s just a wonderful place to relax and see the sights. I highly recommend it for a weekend trip.

Jeju Mini Land

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You should definitely stop by Jeju Mini Land if you visit the island. However, I have to recommend that you go early in the morning. We went in the afternoon, and the sun was murder.

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It’s fun to see little models of all the famous landmarks. I particularly enjoyed the Eiffel Tower, since I have been to the one in Paris and the one in Las Vegas.

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The one in Las Vegas is a third scale model of the one in Paris, and the one at Mini Land is barely as tall as me.

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There are all kinds of great landmarks, from The White House to Sydney Opera House. I won’t post all the pictures here, since I took about a million. But, here are some of them.

See how many you recognize!

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If you go, make sure to wear sunscreen.

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Also, we rented a car, but there were tour buses in the parking lot, so I am sure you could organize something with a tour coordinator.

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There are other Mini Land parks in other places.

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However, it’s not a long walk around the park. So if you are in Jeju you really should give it a look.

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It’s the second best thing there after Jeju Loveland.

Jenifer DeLemont

 

 

P.S. The peace sign in all the pictures is because it’s one of the “Korean Photo Poses.” They just do that. It’s called a “V for Victory” in Korea.

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