3 Reasons to Visit Jeju Island (From Squid Game)

Jeju Island
Jeju Island. Photo by Jieun Lim on Unsplash

The new Netflix show Squid Game became planetary popular in just a few weeks and got more people interested in South Korea. One of the characters in the show mentioned Jeju Island and now the whole world suddenly wants to know more about it. Here are three reasons why you should consider visiting this Korean province.

South Korea’s Highest Mountain

Standing at 1,950 meters above sea level, the Hallasan volcano is the tallest point in South Korea. It’s possible to hike up and down in one day if you start early enough. This UNESCO-protected reserve has a crater lake, alpine plants, and a rich life. Join in on a hiking tour to explore.


While there are many beaches in South Korea, it seems like the most beautiful ones are on Jeju Island. Pale sand and blue sea create a fantastic view no matter where you’re staying. Visit Jungmun Beach, Emerald Bay, Gwakji, or Hamdoek Beach.

Ollie Walking Paths

In the local language, ollie means a winding path to the front door, and these charming paths got their name from it. You’ll never get enough of the amazing nature on Jeju Island and the views are some of the most stunning you’ll ever see.