Volcanic Jeju, Island of the Gods

Jeju is a volcanic island off the coast of South Korea. Like Ha Long Bay, Jeju is one of the 28 finalists in the New 7 Wonders of Nature competition. Located southwest of the Korean Peninsula, Jejudo Island (제주도) is a volcanic island in the shape of an oval that measures about 45 miles across (73km from west to east), and about 19 miles long (31km from north to south). Jejudo Island is sometimes referred to as “Samdado Island” which means “three many” because of its abundance of rocks, women, and wind. It also has a dormant volcano, Mt. Halla, which rises more than 6,397 feet (1,950 meters) above sea level. 360 satellite volcanoes are around the main volcano. Here’s a look at Jeju (Jeju-do) to see if you think it should be one of the 7 winners to be crowned a New Seven Wonders of Nature

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