Cheju Island

    Located off Korea's southern coast the Cheju Island has long been a favorite of Korean tourists and honeymoon couples. Formed by a now dormant volcano, Cheju-do (do, pronounced 'doe', is Korean for island) is dominated by Mt. Halla, Korea's largest mountain and aCheju Island scenic treasure. Whether you stay in Cheju City on the north coast, the Chungmun Resort on the south coast or one of the innumerable smaller hotels (or yogkwans) dotting the coast Cheju-do stands ready to host your next trip.

There are literally dozens of tour companies anxious to provide you with all the sight-seeing opportunities you could possible want. Most of these are by tour bus. How well the guides speak English however is an open question.
A popular way to see Cheju is by rental car. Outside Cheju City the roads are generally not crowded and the ring road that circles the island is quite scenic with numerous stop-offs and overlooks. Some of the popular rental companies are Hertz (number in Seoul is 02-798-1515), Cheju (064-42-3301/5), Dong-a (064-43-1515) and Halla (064-55-5000).
Buses also crisscross the island and can be a good way of getting around if you're not in a hurry.


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