Jeju Island was formed out of volcanic eruptions a million years ago. Consequently, the island offers unique landscapes consisting of odd-shaped rocks and pronounced lava topography. It offers three UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites, attracting millions of visitors each year.
Formed out of underwater eruptions 100,000 years ago, the peak has a crown-shaped cratered at the top. Following the steep slope leading to the top, visitors can overlook a breathtaking view of Hallasan Mountain, the sea, and endlessly unfolding fields. Known for a great spot to view the sunrise, the peak attracts many visitors early on New Year's Day.
Abalones collected on Jeju Island were a major present sent to kings during the Joseon Dynasty. One of the better known abalone dishes on the island is Jeonbokjuk (rice porridge with abalone) which is not only delicious with a greenish color, but also rich in nutrients. Ojohaenyeouijip is a famous restaurant near the Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak.
The unique site looks like a gourd-shaped bottle toward the sea. The area near the sea consists of basalt. Thanks to odd-shaped rocks surging or submerged depending on sea water levels, the coast is also called the Stone Exhibition Hall of the Sea. A broad field unfolds near the coast, boasting a dazzling array of yellow rape blossoms. Appearing in the popular Korean drama All In, the coast attracts many visitors each year.
Near the southern tip of Jeju Island, the resort is home to top notch hotels (including Lotte Hotel, Shilla Hotel, and Hyatt Regency) offering exciting performances, convenient buffets, and bars. The resort also offers an excellent array of leisure facilities including golf courses, yachting facilities, and horseback riding tracks as well as galleries.
Jeju Island is known for offering outstanding black pork dishes. Black pigs raised on the island are known for chewy meat with little fat and abundant meat stocks (when grilled). Black pork is typically enjoyed with vegetable wraps and sauced anchovy, another favorite local food. Miss Jeju is one of the better known restaurants offering black pork dishes in Jungmun Resort.
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