Explore Jeju’s volcanic past this October during the World Heritage Festival

View from the top of Geomun Oreum, July 9, 2021. (Click for a larger image.)

The World Heritage Festival: Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes will be held for a second consecutive year from Oct. 1 to 17 at sites around Jeju Island, including Hallasan Mountain, Seongsan Sunrise Peak, Geomun Oreum, Manjanggul Cave, and more.

From July 13, online reservations open for 2 of its upcoming programs: Pilgrimage to World Natural Heritage Sites and Special Explorations.

As you can see in these photos taken during a press tour this week, the Special Explorations section will offer a limited number of the general public who reserve in advance an amazing chance to see some of Jeju’s normally off-limits lava tubes, with an expert to guide the way.

Please refer to the festival website for more information and the program schedule in English.

There will be other public events that are free for everyone to join, like a weekend wellness area (with yoga and wholesome local food, Oct. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17) and a large official ceremony held at Seongsan Sunrise Peak on the Oct. 16. Immersive art performances, night walks in nature, visits to various heritage sites and more, are also highlights. We’ll have more information for you as the summer progresses.

“Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes “ refers to the 2007 inscription of Jeju Island as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage.

Notes

※ Many of the programs are reservation only, so if you wish to participate, please check the homepage in advance!

※ Reservations for the Walking Tour, Exploration Bus (Highlighting the World Natural Heritage Sites), Night Walking on Hallasan Mountain (at Eoseungsaengak) begin August 12.

※ The program schedule may change depending on the COVID-19 situation.

SNS: instagram.com/worldheritagekr, facebook.com/worldheritagekorea

Related Article: Experience Jeju’s UNESCO Accredited Natural Wonders

Please note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, traveling to Jeju is problematic. In the meantime, we are highlighting some of the island’s attractions. We sincerely hope you will visit Jeju once it is safe to do so.

• For all your Jeju travel and safety information: www.visitjeju.net

BONUS

Just a few of the lovely summer flowers we encountered on the trail in the last two days.

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