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Jeju Islands’ visitors at this time of the year get a treat to a Canola blossom feast. Standing at three to 6 feet, the canolas stretch out into a lush field of yellow flowers. Famous for its Unesco World Heritage Sites, South Korea’s Jeju Islands offer world-class theme parks, internatio­nal cuisines, great souvenir shopping centers. It features the Seongsun Ilchubong (Sunrise Peak), a Unesco World Heritage Site, Unesco World Geopark, a representa­tive place in the World’s 7 Natural Landscapes and one of 12 Korea Tourism Guinness Attraction­s.

Jeju Island has become a lot of Filipinos’ favorite spot in South Korea

Like any other spring season tinged in pink and lilac colors because of cherry blossoms, Jeju Island also offers a unique blend of lush fields of yellow flowers standing between three and six feet high called “canola.” The canola blossom is a stunning experience especially when in full bloom. This is just one of the many wonders offered by Jeju Island, a scenic, visa-free haven in South Korea that has become popular to Filipino tourists.

Famous for its Unesco (United Nations Educationa­l, Scientific and Cultural Organizati­on) World Heritage sites, world-class theme parks, mouthwater­ing cuisine and great souvenir shopping, Jeju Island has the best of all worlds. It is a perfect getaway this summer vacation.

With an affordable tour package from Rakso Travel, one may experience an impressive scenery of Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak), a volcanic crater with vertical cliffs rising up from the shore that look like a gigantic crown.

Tourists will also have fun watching the Painter's Hero Show, an innovative non-verbal performanc­e that stages the entire process of painting, combined with incredible visual effects for a witty blend of mime, dance and comedy.

The Magnificen­t Hallim Park and Hyeopjaegu­l Cave has a botanical garden and the only known two-dimensiona­l cave in the world.

The famous Hello Kitty Island is a four-storey museum that allows visitors to experience “everything Hello Kitty” including history displays, a 3D video show, drawing lessons and a giant Hello Kitty house where the iconic kitten's accessorie­s are on display.

Daepo Jusangjeol­li Cliff has been designated as the cultural monument of Jeju-do Island. Here, one will find stone pillars shaped like cubes or hexagons in various sizes piled up along the coast. It was formed when the lava from Mt. Halla flowed into the sea of Jungmun.

At the Ecoland Theme Park, one may see the Ecobridge Station, walk along the lake and pass by the Windmill, head to Lakeside Station then back to Main Station.

The one-of-a-kind Love Land, an outdoor sex-themed sculpture park created by a group of art school graduates from Seoul Hongik University, is a theme park suitable only for people aged 18 years old and above.

Those who prefer shopping will enjoy the island's many factory outlets, cosmetic shops, and food and souvenir stores.

There is also more to experience in the four-day, three-night Jeju Island getaway for only $688. Or stay for five days and four nights for only $699.

Tour dates for the former are April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17 and 24. For the latter, package dates are April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, and 20.

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Tourists could enjoy the annual canola blossom walking festival. CANOLA

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