Jeju volcanic island

image source: Republic of Korea / Flickr

Jeju is a volcanic island, dominated by Hallasan: a volcano 1,950 metres (6,400 ft) high and the highest mountain in South Korea. The landscape has many craters  scattered everywhere. In 2011, Jeju was voted one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

image source: Republic of Korea / Flickr

Jeju is scientifically valuable for its extensive system of lava tubes (also known as lateral volcanoes or in Korean as Oreum). These natural conduits through which magma once flowed are now empty caves that are some of the largest in the world.

image source: Republic of Korea / Flickr

Abu Oreum, with its ring of trees – image source: Republic of Korea / Flickr

image source: Republic of Korea / Flickr

image source: Republic of Korea / Flickr

image source: Republic of Korea / Flickr

Hallasan, the main volcano, at the heart of the island – image source: Republic of Korea / Flickr

By Khitai (a flickr user) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/ysjjhfox/247930190/, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

image source: Republic of Korea / Flickr

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5 thoughts on “Jeju volcanic island”

  1. Immagini straordinariamente belle, di terrehe bisognerebbe visitare per il loro immenso fascino
    Un caro saluto,silvia

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