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About Jeju Island

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New7Wonders of Nature

Jeju was named one of the New7Wonders of Nature at 4:07 AM on November 12th, 2011. The original field included 440 worldwide locations. UNESCO designated Jeju a Biosphere Reserve in 2002, World Natural Heritage in 2007, and listed it as a Global Geopark in 2010. It became the only site in the world that owns three UNESCO designations in the fields of nature and science. In addition, Mulyeongari Wetland, Muljangori Wetland, Cheonbaekgoji Wetland, and Camellia Hill Wetland have all been added to the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.

Small islands, a volcano, waterfalls, beaches, national parks, caves, and forests are among the variety of natural features in Jeju. Jeju differs from the other “Wonders” (the Amazon in Brazil, Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay, Argentina’s Iguazu Falls, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River in the Philippines, South Africa’s Table Mountain, and Indonesia’s Komodo National Park) in that it was not a world-renowned tourist destination when it won the title. Another difference is that the whole island is one of the New7Wonders of Nature, not just a specific area of it.

Halla Mountain, Seongsan Sunrise Peak, lava tubes, over 360 oreum, charming islets...there is so much beauty to see in Jeju that a full year wouldn’t be enough. The island’s selection as one of the New7Wonders of Nature was a further boost to the Jeju “brand.”