[18 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Jeju Olle Trail Information | English language blog and updates

Seeking up to date English language information for Jeju Olle Trail here on Jeju Island, South Korea? There is a new English language blog that contains the latest news about the trail provided by a Jeju Olle Trail volunteer. Click this link, Jeju Olle Trail Information (English), or the images below to visit the site. http://jejuolletrailinformation.wordpress.com/

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[18 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Jeju Olle Trail Information | English language blog and updates

Seeking up to date English language information for Jeju Olle Trail here on Jeju Island, South Korea? There is a new English language blog that contains the latest news about the trail provided by a Jeju Olle Trail volunteer. Click this link, Jeju Olle Trail Information (English), or the images below to visit the site. http://jejuolletrailinformation.wordpress.com/

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[8 Apr 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
The Hwang Sa Byeong (황사평) Catholic cemetery and Catholic massacre of 1901 led by Lee Jae-Soo (이재수), Jeju, South Korea

Long known as a place for internal exile and persecution, the turn of the 19th century saw the flames of rebellion ignite once again on Jeju with Lee Jae Soo’s (이재수) uprising against an increasing number of Catholic missionaries and native converts spreading out across the island. The result: a massacre of some three hundred Catholics and the creation of Jeju’s first Catholic cemetery, which remains with us to this modern day.

The seeds of the massacre, however, were first sown in 1886 with an agreement between Korea and France which legally opened the country to their Catholic missionaries who had previously been unable to practice freely without persecution. Two churches were established on Jeju but local government officials continued an unwelcoming stance which was reciprocated with an increasing lack of trust from the Catholic community.

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[22 Mar 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
Jeju Starlight World, Park and Planetarium, Jeju, South Korea

Jeju Starlight World, Park and Planetarium is a brand new attraction on the slopes of Hallasan, overlooking Jeju City. Three floors of space related matter (including a 4D theatre, a dome-shaped theatre and an array of high powered telescopes) make for a potentially thrilling experience. Unfortunately, some sheen is taken off a visit by poor planning and organization.

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[26 Feb 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Korea House Restaurant, Jungmun Resort, Jeju, South Korea

Korea House is a replica of a Chosun Dynasty royal residence and now serves as one of the most atmospheric and charming Korean restaurants on the island. It’s located between the Shilla and Hyatt Hotels in Jungmun and is easily accessed by the Airport Limousine (you can get off at either Shilla or Hyatt, but the Airport Limo will often stop at the restaurant itself. Just keep an eye out for a large, wooden gate and colorful signboards advertising the “Rose of Sharon”).

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[17 Feb 2009 | One Comment | ]
Fire on the mountain, Jeju-do, South Korea

If you’ve ever wanted to be part of a torch-wielding mob, mark your calendar for the 2010 Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival on Jeju, when an entire hillside is set ablaze.

The event is held during the first full moon of the Lunar New Year across Korea. The festival commemorates the practice of burning grassy fields to prepare them for the new growing season. This year’s 14th annual festival on Jeju was Feb. 13 and 14, with the climax hill torching the night of the 14th.