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 a
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.