Asiana is the main competitor for KAL in South Korea.
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Arrival at the Jeju Airport in Jeju City, which is at the north end of the Island of Jeju.
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Traffic control personnel like to dress up for their job of directing airport traffic.
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Here we are on the airport limousine bus headed to the south end of the island and the city of Seogwipo.
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The Island of Jeju is 60 miles south of South Korea. It lies at the juncture of the Yellow and East China seas.
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This is Dolharubang, which means "stone grandfather". These statutes are everywhere on the island and are made out of the indigienous lava rock
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Seogwipo has a sub tropical climate since it's near the ocean.
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Entrance to the Shilla Hotel Jeju. It's located in the Jungmun Resort area outside of Seogwipo.
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The Shilla is one of the largest hotels on Jeju.
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It's located on the ocean and across from the Jungmun Golf Club.
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This is Jungmun Beach, directly behind the hotel.
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The back of the hotel that faces the beach.
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Jungmun Golf Club directly next door. It is the only oceanside golf course in Korea.
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Lobby area of the Shilla Jeju with a small cafe.
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Pool area outside the rear of the hotel facing the beach.
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Rooms were a bit dated, but were large in size.
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Bathrooms were marble and include a large soaker tub.
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The rooms could definitely use some rennovations.
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The Lotte Hotel, next door to our hotel.
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The Lotte is another large property and a 5 star hotel.
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The Suites Hotel is located across the street...we stayed here our last night on the island.
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Pool below Cheonjiyeon Falls, just outside of Seogwipo and about a 15 minute taxi ride from our hotel.
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Walking into Seogwipo from Cheonjiyeon Falls is a very short walk....here we see some bamboo poles that are sold as construction materials.
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Fresh seafood markets are everywhere in Seogwipo when you're near the waterfront.
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I wonder what they're going to choose for dinner?
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Nothing like a good eel for lunch...
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This is one of the many World Cup Stadiums built around South Korea when the FIFA World Cup was in Korea. The stadium is supposed to resemble a fish net cast into the ocean and is just outside of Seogwipo.
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Most road signs are in English, as well as Korean.
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This is the entrance to Jeongbang Falls, on the other side of Seogwipo.
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Fresh coconut anyone? You can get fresh coconuts as you traverse the stairway down to the base of the falls.
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Here a family decides to have lunch on the rocky and uncomfortable beach.
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These falls are 70 feet high and the the only falls in Asia that go directly into an ocean.
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This used to be a popular spot for "haenyeo" or "woman divers"..
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...but now that the area is very popular with tourists, they have moved on to more secluded falls on other parts of the island.
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Yellow Sea near the falls.
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Yakcheon-sa Temple - Construction started in 1930. It is located just outside of Seogwipo
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The main building is over 100 feet high and is over 10,000 sq feet on two levels.
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Although the superstructure of the building is concrete, the wood carving that decorates the temple is phenomenal.
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Tangerine orchards surround the temple grounds.
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On one of the two front corners of the temple grounds, there is a large drum that is beat three times a day for peace.
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The detailed artwork is amazing.
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On the other corner, is a tower with a large bell that weighs 18 tons.
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