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Many travelers love to go to Seoul for vacation especially to Jeju Island. But going there won’t be fun if you never know more what thing is interested about Jeju Island. Want to know more what thing is interested about Jeju Island?

Below are 5 Things you may not know about Jeju Island

1. Jeju Island is a volcanic island
Jeju Island was located between the Southwest of the Korean Peninsula, the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea. In Korean, “island” and “road” are the same sound, so it is necessary to distinguish between “Jeju Island” and “Jeju road”. Jeju Island is an elliptical volcanic island located at the southernmost tip of Korea the largest island in the country.

2. Jeju Island is close to Japan
Jeju is located at the nearest Nagasaki prefecture Goto Islands Island about 180 km. In the winter, due to the influence of the northwest seasonal wind similar to the peninsular part and the topographical factors rising in Hallasan Mountain in the center of the island, wind is strong and the temperature difference between the north and south of the island is large. You can visit this site for more Seoul Travel Guide.

3. Jeju city on the northern side is as cold as Tokyo
This because the wind is strong, the sensible temperature is still lower, there are also snowfalls of the same degree (more than once a year) compared to the Kanto region. On the other hand, in Seogwipo located in the south, the average temperature in January is 6.8 degrees Celsius with a warmer climate, the temperature in the day is over 10 degrees, corresponding to the climate in Kochi prefecture in Japan and northern part of Miyazaki prefecture in Japan.

4. Jeju International Airport is located in the north of the island
Adjacent to the city area of Jeju. To go to this airport, Narita Airport has 7 flights a week (Korean Air and JAL flight), Kansai International Airport has 10 flights a week (Korean Air and Jeju Air), Fukuoka Airport has 3 flights a week (Asiana Airlines) and there are also flights from Beijing Capital International Airport. On the maritime side, ferries are in service between Busan and Mokpo. There are many bus services on the island, but there is no railway

5. Jeju which was once a kingdom named Tamra
Jeju is the island that became a mainstay of South Korean tourism. The island with a warm climate is indeed famous for its beautiful scenery and a variety of unique attractions. If you are a fan of Korean dramas, you will realize that the island is almost always the setting in the dramas.

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Having tight budget will not stop us from vacation to South Korea as we have several tips to apply to have wonderful trip there such as:

1. Do not Miss Discount Coupons and Other Offers You Can Get from the South Korean Government

South Korean government is really serious to develop tourism to become one of the mainstays of foreign exchange. The seriousness can be seen from the way they ‘serve’ travelers who visit the country. You will find all the information you need there.
Most importantly, on the site you will also be able to find many discounts specifically intended for foreign tourists. Each month the promotion is different so you should check the site frequently for the latest information. Take advantage of the opportunity to be free or discount that will certainly save your pocket.

A. Shopping Coupons
You will find an e-coupon or internet coupon that you can print at home before leaving for South Korea. By bringing the coupon, you will be able to discount shopping or discounted entrance fees of tourist attractions. You do not even need to register or fill in any information to download these coupons. Just download and print all the promotions before you leave for South Korea, free of charge.

B. Do not hesitate to Contest to Be a Special Offer
In addition to discount coupons, the Korean government must also have special offers like contests that you can follow to win special prizes. The contest is open to anyone and the prize is pretty good. Some have won free lodging, free tours, to K-pop artist concert tickets. Just try, who knows you’re lucky!

C. Goodwill Guide and Free Tour
The Korean government also has a special service called ‘goodwill guide’ for you who are confident in your ability to navigate yourself there. This service is free at no charge; you just have to send a request email to them some time before your departure. This program is not just made to pamper foreign tourists you know. Besides being a cultural exchange place, volunteers who will be our guide also use this opportunity to hone their foreign language skills

Besides the free tour guide, you will also find free tours in South Korea organized by the government as well as certain communities. You just need to send a registration form by email or get together at certain hours to join these tours. Suppose such a transit tour held by the government at Incheon Airport. If you have a few hours before your return to Indonesia, register yourself at the airport to be able to walk again for free.

D. Visit the Office of the Korean Tourism Office (KTO)
Here you can join in activities like Korean calligraphy or craft classes, play traditional Korean games with other travelers, or take pictures of traditional outfits. And you can do all these activities for free. Here also there is a special museum Hallyu or ‘Korean Wave’ that you can visit also with especially if not free. Just do not forget to come to this office while you’re there

Before you plan your tour budget or museum visit in South Korea, you should first check the discount or free activities offered by the Korean government almost every month on its official website. It could be throughout your journey you cannot even spend a dime for the streets aka Korean government sponsored holiday. How cool is the Korean government’s way of luring tourists to visit?! It is clear that more and more people are on holiday to South Korea if the government is as good as this.

2. Adjust Transport Mode In accordance with Your Needs and Goals

The South Korean government really knows how to pamper foreign tourists. For transportation matters, you do not need to be confused anymore. In South Korea, there is an integrated transportation card that will get you around South Korea very easily. With that card you can pay the bus, subway, taxi, even pay your grocery at some convenient store.

There are regular versions of ‘T-Money’ and a special version of the ‘Seoul City Plus Pass’ tourist whose price is not much different. If you buy a special tourist, you will get a variety of discounts to enter the sights and 5% discount for a special tourist bus ticket, ‘Seoul City Tour Bus’ which just stop at tourist attractions. But if you do not have enough time or are not interested in visiting all the sights, the usual ‘T-Money’ will be a more economical choice, just adjusted towards your needs there.

The more important thing to consider is the option to use the bus, subway (subway), or taxi. The choice to ride a bus or subway is not always going to be the cheapest option to get around in South Korea. Taxi costs are not too expensive and comfort is laughed

Who does not dream of a holiday to South Korea? In order for the journey more comfortable and enjoyable, read the first 5 tips a walk to the country of KPOP

From Seoul to Jeju Island, South Korea has many tourist destinations. Not just the landscape and culture, shopping became a list of fun that is done there.

1. Create an itinerary
First, of course you have to prepare itinerary aka travel schedule. Want to travel how many days to South Korea and want to stop by any destination. So, you can properly budget your budget.

On the internet, there are already a lot of examples of holiday itinerary information to South Korea. You can read and make reference. Or if you want to create your own itinerary, it’s no problem as well. Prepare maps, so you can make travel itinerary correctly.

2. Book tickets ahead of time
South Korea has 7 international airports and its main airport is Incheon which is connected to various countries in the world, including Indonesia. There are 3 direct flights from Jakarta to Seoul, with a total of 25 flights during the week.

3. Know the weather in South Korea
From the official Visit Korea website, Korea has four seasons, namely spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Spring starts from the end of March to early May, where you can see the blossoms of cherry blossoms.

Summer starts from June to August, and the peak summer is August with temperatures around 23 to 26 degrees Celsius. The weather is very hot towards the end of July until the end of August.

Autumn in Korea starts from September to November. The cold autumn air is also dry, and the sky is blue with a little cloud. Autumn is a beautiful season with falling leaves. Gingko trees and Maple trees change the color of their leaves to yellow and red throughout Korea.

Winter in Korea typically begins between December and February, with the coldest temperatures appearing in January reaching minus 3 to 6 degrees Celsius. While the best time to visit South Korea is in the autumn months, from September to November.
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4. Buy T-Money
Do you know South Korean people everyday use T-Money to ride public transportation, such as buses and subways? Be it in Seoul, Gyeonggi, Daejeon, Incheon, Daegu, and Busan. T-Money can be found at subway stations.

By using T-Money, you can more easily pay each time you take public transportation. No need to spend cash, or bother opening a wallet. Moreover, T-Money can also be refilled.

In addition, when using T-Money, public transportation fares are cheaper than 100 won to pay with cash. Fun, T-Money can be used when transferring from one bus to another, one subway line to another, or from bus to subway or vice versa.

5. Take advantage of free tours in Seoul
Visit Korea Site which is the official site of South Korean tourism, showing a lot of information about tourist destinations, accommodation to transportation. One more, through the site, tourists can order a free tour!
Yes, the free tour is called Walking Tours. So, tourists will be invited to ride the bus and around the city of Seoul without charging a dime. Some destinations such as, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Han Sangsu Embroidery Museum, Buddhist Art Museum and others. There are many travel itineraries that can be selected according to taste.

This Walking Tour booking can be booked 3 days before the trip. As for the place to take the bus, there are at two locations, namely Insa Art Center and Bukchon Culture Center. Tour guides were prepared to accompany the trip, they can also explain in English.

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