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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://jejuolletrailguide.net/

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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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[11 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

The new Jeju Ice Land | Credit: Jenie Hahn
Skate and tube to your heart’s content
Story and photos by Jenie Hahn
The hottest new attraction just opened in Jeju-si, and it’s cool. Really cool.
After months of legal wrangling, Jeju Ice Land finally opened to the public Feb. 3, with an indoor ice rink and tubing slope promising fun for kids of all ages.
Step inside the building and you will be greeted by a blast of cold air and warmly dressed staff members. On the left is the payment counter and snack bar. …