Jeju Island in Winter- Worth It?
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Dec 11, 2008 11:07 PM Last Post By: MonkeyPuzzle
Dec 7, 2008 3:12 PM
Dec 7, 2008 11:11 PM
1What do you want to do there? if going to the beach is your thing, it's very cool in winter and terribly hot and humid and CROWDED in summer
Hiking Halasan in winter could be a good experience but very cold, expect snow and I'd say you'd have to be properly equipped.
Go in spring or early-mid autumn for the best weather, and to escape the crowds and high prices. Make sure you do go, it's a fantastic place.
Korea is quite miserable in winter, I'd suggest skiing in Muju or a resort in Gangwon-do province, but I hear the skiing is much better in Hokkaido in Japan. My friend says it's very popular with Aussies but due to the new poor exchange rate, they aren't going this year so maybe you can get a great deal as the resorts might be desperate for business.
Dec 9, 2008 1:22 AM
Dec 9, 2008 2:35 AM
Dec 11, 2008 4:04 PM
4No, it's just vastly over-rated. "The Korean Hawaii" - I don't think so. It's like the rest of Korea, but with a few palm trees.
Dec 11, 2008 7:34 PM
5Fair enough, I agree over-rated but I had a magnificent time cycling around the island mid-October last year. The warm was sunny weather was perfect for cycling, I could duck into fishing villages at any time, if I saw a nice minbak I'd just pull into there and sleep the night, really a highlight for me so far here. That's was just my experience and opinion though.
Dec 11, 2008 10:59 PM
6Equally fair enough. I'd take a few days in Gangwon Do over Jeju any time though.
Dec 11, 2008 11:07 PM
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