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Travel Guide Asia South Korea Jeju Jeju City

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Introduction

Jeju City is the capital of the island and province of Jeju, south of South Korea's mainland. It has about 425,000 inhabitants, about 80% of the total population of the island, and is the main gateway to this honeymoon destination.

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Weather

Jeju has a mild coastal climate with generally warm and humid conditions in summer and mild temperatures in winter, with temperatures rarely dropping below 5 °C during the coldest nights. Temperatures during the summer (June to mid-September) are mostly between 27 and 30 °C with nights around or above 20 °C. Winters can have some snow and frost but usually it's relatively mild and well above zero. Precipitation is heaviest during the warmer summer months with sometimes heavy downpours.

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Getting There

By Plane

Jeju International Airport (CJU) is the third busiest airport in South Korea and handles all flights to/from the island of Jeju. There are dozens of connections with other South Korean airports, as well as flights to and from China, Japan and Taiwan.

By Boat

There are ferries to 4 mainland cities, including Busan (11 hours), Incheon (13 hours), Wando (3 hours) and Mokpo (5.5 hours), though flying usually is much faster and sometimes even cheaper!

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet is widely available in South Korea. The country is the sixth highest user of Internet in the world and there are internet cafes around the country in public places such as airports, train stations and bus terminals in South Korea. ‘PC bangs’ are rooms full of computers, predominantly started for people to play games. They are cheap and many open 24-hours with snacks available.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Post

Korea Post is the national postal service and has fast, reliable and well-priced services. Standard letters and postcards start at 400 Won for domestically send ones. On their website you can find more about pricing details, as there are many different rates, depending on the zone (which country) you want to send it to, how much it weighs, wether it is air or ground service etc. Generally, post office hours are from Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm, though the larger central post offices tend to be open until 8:00pm and sometimes also on Saturday or even Sunday, usually only mornings.

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