Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Nov 18 1982, Page 9

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - November 18, 1982, Tokyo, JapanThursday november 18, 1982 Pacific stars and stripes travel 9 Cheju Island a tourist s Paradise a v my by. _ _ by maj. Ronald Johnson . Army Taegu Korea Beautiful Cheju Island which lies 60 Miles South of the korean Peninsula is waiting for you. Sometimes called the Hawaii of the Orient the Island s magnificent scenery clean air and Pristine beaches attract thousands of tourist annually. The Island is about 40 Miles longhand 24 Miles wide and is dominated by mount Halla which rises 6,400 fee from the Center of the Island. Halla a Volcano which last erupted in 1007,is responsible for the millions of lava rocks used by the islanders Over the centuries As building material. Cheju boasts several first class tourist hotels with Western style rooms. Two of the hotels the Cheju grand hotel and the . Hotel offer military discounts. Sightseeing and photography Arete most popular tourist pursuits on Cheju and it s easy to see Island abounds with water Falls sheer Cliffs rising out of the Blue sea Black lava Rock fences criss crossing Emerald Green Fields both Black and White Sand beaches old style korean farm houses wit their Straw roof held Down by thick ropes and the imposing mount Hal arising out of the surrounding Fertile Plain. For a few dollars a tour bus will take you anywhere on the Island. The buses generally follow the Mai coastal Road around the perimeter of the Island providing some spectacular scenery on the Way to and from your destination. Some recommended stops on you travels around the Island Ilchuk Peak a 182-meter-High Rock Cli Frising straight out of the sea is located at Seon san on the Eastern fishermen at Hallim unwind their nets after a Day s work. Usa May. Ronald Johnson tip of the Island. There Are photo opportunities everywhere and Youcan enjoy the Small Black Sand Beach at the base of the , the Island s second largest City lies on the Southern coast near several tourist attractions including the Conj icon Pool of heaven Waterfall and the Chon bang Waterfall which Falls directly into the , a Small fishing Village on the Northeast coast is the Home of the Hallim hand weavers founded by father Mcglinchey a Catholic missionary from Ireland. Irish nuns supervise the weaving shop which produces Wool fabric knit goods and Woolen blankets Al made by hand As Fine As any found in father Mcglinchey s native county Donegal. For the More Active visitor who wants something More exciting than sightseeing Cheju also offers fish ing horseback Riding Golf Tennis skin and scuba diving and fro november through february some of the Best pheasant Hunting in the world. The Beach below mount Halla left and one of the religious statue which Are found near shrines All Over Cheju Island. . Army Johnson

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