You could walk to the smaller shopping/restaurant area close to the pier in about 20 minutes.
Cheju Island is about 50 miles long and 20 miles wide.
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Located just off the southern tip of the Korean peninsula, Jeju Island is a semi-tropical paradise with several luxury hotels, authentic regional cuisine, incredible natural scenery, beautiful beaches and a most charming, rural quality. For years this lovely historic Korean island has been a popular vacation destination for Koreans and the Japanese, but has remained largely unknown to most North American travelers.
Cheonjaeyeon Waterfall is a breathtaking sight bathed in enchanted lore. Legend has it that seven nymphs descended from heaven at midnight to bathe in the waterfall's pool. Explore the heavenly waterfall cascading from a 72-foot (22-meter) cliff as well as the surrounding forest, and walk across the arched bridge that features carvings of the seven nymphs.
Bus: The bus terminal in Jeju City has buses to numerous destinations around the island. Most do circuits between here and Seogwip'o or Jungmun Resort on the south coast, stopping at various points of interest along the way. Several Jeju City buses crisscross the city. The main bus is #100, running between the airport and the Jeju cruise terminal, passing the bus terminal and most major hotels. Major hotels and tourist agencies run 1- and 2-day tours around the island.
Visit Hallim Park where you can explore underground caves and Bonsai Gardens with Bonsai trees that are over 150 years old. There is also and jae-Am Folk Village, stone exhibit water garden and Botanic gardens
For authentic Jeju island goods, visit the Jeju Folk Arts Complex, where craftsmen practice their trade and display their art. For more traditional ware and the opportunity to walk through historic and re-created buildings, visit the Jeju Folk Village. It features mountain fishing and religious villages, as well as agricultural displays and a marketplace.
The currency of South Korea is the won. 1 US$= approx 1000 won.
ATM are ubiquitous, but most Korean ATMs don't accept foreign cards, only special Global ATMs do. These can be found at airports and some subway stations in major cities, as well as in many Family Mart convenience stores, so stock up before heading to the countryside. Credit card acceptance, on the other hand, is very good, and all but the very cheapest restaurants and motels will take Visa and Mastercard.
Korean. English fairly well spoken, especially by the younger generation. They surely like to practice their skills on english speaking tourists.
South Korea is the world's most wired country and Cafes which offer free WiFi for customers, known as PC bang, are ubiquitous through the country.
The emergency number for police is 112
Shopping hours Mon-Sun 1030-2000.
South Korea Public Holidays according to the Solar Calendar
- New Year's-January 1st and 2nd
- Independence Movement Day- March 1
- Arbor Day- April 5
- Children's Day- May 5
- Memorial Day- June 6
- Constitution Day- July 17
- Liberation Day- August 15
- National Foundation Day- October 3
- Christmas Day-December 25
South Korea Public Holidays according to the Lunar Calendar
- New Year's (Seol-nal)- 1st day of 1st month, plus the day before and after
- Buddha's Birthday (Seokka Tanshin-il)- 8th day of 4th month
- Harvest Moon Festival (Chuesok)- 14-16th days of 8th month
- Thanks Giving Day - 8th month, 15th day of the lunar calendar
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