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Cheju City, South Korea Cruise Port

Beautiful beaches and quaint villages surround the fishing port of Cheju City, the capital of the island of the same name. Otherwise known as Jeju, the city is blessed with mild, warm weather and is a popular resort for tourists from Seoul as well as China and Japan.

The name of the volcanic island translates as ‘Island of the Gods', and everywhere the mysterious dol hareubang statues keep watch – testament to the island's own unique culture, a result of its historic isolation from the mainland.

Sightseeing in Cheju City

There's a fantastic choice of sights to see on the island if your cruise includes shore excursions here – including the Buddhist Kwanumsa temple, the Yonguam Dragon's Head Rock and the Samseonghyeol holes, where legend has it that demigods sprang from the ground to found the Tamna kingdom on the island. Other attractions on the island include:

Hallasan National Park

Dominating the landscape of rural Cheju is South Korea's tallest mountain, Hallasan. Being a long-dormant volcano, the surrounding countryside is blessed with fertile soil and a range of brightly-coloured flora and fauna thriving at different altitudes across the mountain and its surrounding forests and grasslands. There are several trails to follow for those who'd like to climb the mountain, offering great views of the area's crater lakes, as well as broad vistas of the island landscape beyond.

Dol Hareubang

These squat stone figures are something of a cultural trademark on the island, and everywhere you go you'll find pictures, figures and replicas of these benevolent shamanistic deities – if not the original figures themselves, carved from the native volcanic rock and sitting by paths across the island.

Bunjae Artpia

Once little more than the hobby of one very devoted farmer, the Bunjae Artpia is now the world's largest botanical garden after first opening its doors in 1992. Stroll the beautifully paved pathways past stone walls and ponds, surrounded by waterfalls and painstakingly tended maples, yews, pines and wisterias, some of which are up to 300 years old. Take the time to wander the length and breadth of the gardens and you'll be able to see an incredible collection of bonsais and brightly-coloured blossoms – what better surroundings to really relax during your trip to this beautiful South Korean island?

Shopping in Cheju City

There's a great choice of markets to browse in Cheju, most of which stock fresh seafood and are best for browsing before heading on to the city's shopping centres and department stores. You'll find a great choice of places to browse for pearl jewellery and souvenirs made of lava rock, as well as black coral memorabilia, shells and locally-made clothing. And of course, the iconic Dol Hareubang souvenirs are never hard to find.

Eating Out in Cheju City

Seafood is top of the menu when it comes to dining in this port city, particularly traditional Korean cuisine. Some eateries are even run by the area's traditional dive-fishers, who have caught and cooked the local specialities themselves – what better way to get an authentic taste of this remarkable island culture?

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