Korea is a nation that boasts a fast growing economy and a lifestyle that brings together the old and the new. Once known simply as a quiet nation in the East, the peninsula now hardly sleeps as it pulsates with life and commerce. Numerous branch offices of international corporations and businesses as well as most western franchises can be found throughout the country. In the face of modernity, Koreans still greatly value their 5 millennia of culture and history and the Confucian philosophy that has governed the lives of their ancestors. Many global events take place here annually.
The peninsula features so many scenic mountains and rivers that Koreans have often likened their country to beautifully embroidered brocade.
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.
In June 2007, the volcanic island and lava tube cave systems were designated as UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites for their natural beauty and geographical value. 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.