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Jeju (Cheju) Island can NOT be explained in only a few sentences.

I have lived on this beautiful islands for over (1) year.....and I am in NO hurry to leave.  Seeing is truly believing!

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Jeju is where Koreans go for their honeymoons, bride & groom wearing matching t-shirts.  So when you see such a thing you can tell them congrats.   The highest mountain in Korea is on the island, and it's actually a Volcano called Hallasan.  This is the thing to climb on the island, it's just breathtaking... but if you plan to climb over the summit and catch a bus back to the hotel from the other side of the mountain (signs will map the trails for you), take care to get an earlier start than afternoon, or you WILL find yourself descending in waning light, the busses will have finished, and you'll have to hitchike back to town.  Never worry though, there's plenty of tourists out driving and they'll find room in the back for your party.  Luckily.   ps.  still, when the humans make themselves scarce and the sun starts to go down, loads of  animals come out that were nowhere near the trail earlier.  So, you know, choices.
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The Hallasan hike to the summit was marvellous. Though it's a 9-hour tough hike, it's really rewarding and challenging.
Hallasan Hike to summit: Ascend and descend the mountain via different routes, as you will see two different sceneries of Hallasan. ( I ascended via Seongpanak track/course and descended via Gwaneumsa track/course. However,the disappointing thing is that one of the routes doesn't have any bus service. Hence, you have to take a taxi/cab from the foot to the nearest bus stop (if you are on a budget trip). If you really have a tight purse string, then you should back track the path back to the starting point when you descend, so that you can catch a bus at the bus stop right at the foot of the mountain.

Seongpanak track/course has bus service. Gwaneumsa track/course doesn't have any bus service.
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Folk Villages:
If you are going both Jeju and Seoul, I think you can just visit one of the Folk villages coz they are pretty similar.
(1) Talking about accessiblity, the Korean Folk village at Suwon (vicinity of Seoul) is a better of the 2 choices. For the Jeju Folk village, you still have to walk along a stretch of road before you can reach it.
(2) If you want to catch the performances, then Korean Folk village is the choice coz at Jeju's there isn't many tourist there and thus they might skip the performances.
(3) You don't need to rent an English audio guide at Jeju's, coz it's not good at all and in the end you might find yourself confused.

Nevertheless, it is still worth visiting the Jeju Folk village. Also, if you have the time you should go both villages and see for yourself the beautiful villages.
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