Jeju Island is located south-west of the Korean Peninsula and is the biggest island of Korea. Basalt rocks cover more than 90% of this volcanic island. The island is oval-shaped with Halla Mountain in the center stretching 73km from east to west and 41km from north to south. It is an island of temperate climate, where the temperature doesn’t reach below zero even during the winter months. Jeju is a universal recreational island with beautiful natural landscape gifted by Nature.
Jeju is known to be the hub of Northeast Asia with easy and convenient access from all over the world. Jeju allows visitors from 180 countries to enter the island without a visa and provides a tax refund benefit.
Jeju is connected with 26 major cities in 4 countries through direct flights. In addition, on average, 270 airplanes depart from Jeju on 13 different domestic routes every day.
For more information, visit www.visitjeju.net.
Climate and Weather
As Jejudo Island is located to the east of Eurasia, its continental and oceanic climates are clearly distinguishable depending on the weather. In the winter, the northwest monsoon can result in severe temperature differences, while high temperatures and humidity of the North Pacific air mass in the summer leads to intense rain storms. The yearly average temperature for the Seogwipo region is 16.2℃, while it is 15.5℃ for Jeju-si and the alpine regions, the smallest annual range in the country. Furthermore, the presence of Hallasan Mountain means that Seogwipo-si is 0.5∼1.5℃ cooler than Jeju-si in the summer and warmer than Jeju-si in the winter.
The official currency unit of South Korea is "won".
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When you need to exchange your foreign currency into Korean won, visit a bank or authorized exchange service center. Banks are generally open 09:00-16:00 on weekdays. Upon arrival or before departure, travelers can easily convert their money into the local currency at bank branches and money exchangers located within the airport. The hours and locations vary by bank, so we recommend checking in advance.
Value-added tax (VAT) is included on most goods and services that you are provided in Korea. The standard rate of VAT is 10% and it is included in the retail price.
Tipping is not a regular practice in Korea, and service charges are usually included in the consumer price.
After arriving in airport, you can proceed to 'roaming center' desks and get your mobile devices connected immediately with local network service. All international airports have roaming center, and the service will be provided after simple registration.
SIM Card Purchase
Other than roaming service, you can use your mobile devices by replacing your SIM card to local SIM card. This way is cheaper in most cases.
Emergency call numbers are 112 for police, and 119 for fire/rescue and hospital services (though spoken in Korean). A hotel front desk or hotel manager can arrange for a doctor or an ambulance.