메인메뉴 바로가기
본문바로가기
푸터바로가기

About Korea

Home For Participants About Korea

General Information

Located southwest of the Korean Peninsula, Jejudo Island (제주도) is a volcanic island in the shape of an oval that measures 73km from west to east, and 31km from north to south. As Korea’s most southern region, the weather on Jejudo Island remains significantly warmer than the mainland even during the cold winter months. Jejudo Island is sometimes referred to as “Samdado Island” (삼다도, meaning the “three many”) because of its abundance of rocks, women, and wind. Wind from the ocean blows steadily throughout the year and past volcanic activity has littered the island with an assortment of beautiful and unusually-shaped black rocks. The island’s reputation of having an abundance of women points back to the time when fishing was the primary means of income and many men were lost at sea. For more information, please visit website

http://english.visitkorea.or.kr

http://www.ijto.or.kr/

http://www.hijeju.or.kr

Transportation

By Plane:

There are four ways to fly to Jeju Island: Direct flight to Jeju, fly directly to Jeju from Incheon Int. Airport, or transfer to Gimpo Int. Airport by bus from Incheon and then fly to Jeju, or fly from Busan to Jeju.

1. From Incheon Int. Airport (Seoul)

No. of flights for a round trip: 14/week
Travel hours (minutes): 70

2. From Gimpo Int. Airport (Seoul)

Incheon -> Gimpo: Limousine bus, 30 mins, the fare is 6,000 Korean won.
Gimpo -> Jeju
No. of flights for a round trip: 158/day
Travel hours (minutes): 65

3. From Gimhae Int. Airport (Busan)

No. of flights for a round trip: 45/day
Travel hours (minutes): 55

4. Direct flight to Jeju:

From Narita, Beijing, Taipei, Hongkong, Shanghai, Osaka

Airlines Information

Website Phone Language
Korean Air www.koreanair.com ☎+82 1588-2001 Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese
Asiana Airlines www.flyasiana.com ☎+82 1588-8000 Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese
Jeju Air www.jejuair.net ☎+82 1599-1500 Korean, Japanese, English
Air Busan www.airbusan.com ☎+82 1588-8009 Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese
Eastar Jet www.eastarjet.com ☎+82 1544-0080 Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese
Jin Air www.jinair.com ☎+82 1600-6200 Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese
T'way Air www.twayair.com ☎+82 1688-8686 Korean, Japanese, Chinese

Main Food and Local Produce of Jejudo Island

As an island with a long history of fishing, Jejudo Island is known for dishes made with fresh and savory seafood. Various seafood dishes use mackerel, hairtail fish, abalone, and tilefish caught right from the waters surrounding Jejudo Island. The chewy taste of the famed black pork is also a known trademark of island. The horse-raising history has led to a number of dishes using horsemeat, only available on Jejudo Island. The balmy weather of Jejudo Island is perfect for growing Hallabong and other delicious citrus fruits. Fresh seafood caught around the island and foods using Baeknyeoncho (cactus native to the island) are also among Jeju’s culinary delights

Climate

Average Temperature, Humidity and Rainfall

Jejudo
Month Celcius Humidity Rainfall
September 23.0 73.7 221.6
October 18.2 66.9 80.3
November 12.8 65.1 61.9

(Source: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr)