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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes is a nature site in South Korea that has been recognized as a World Heritage Site. The inscription covers the island of Jeju, located 130 km to the south of the Korean peninsula. The island has many fantastic sites from dolmant volcanoes to lava tubes and coastal rock formations.


Jeju volcanic island, South Korea
Jeju volcanic island, South Korea
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The tallest mountain on Jeju Island is itself a dolmant volcano, the 1,950-meter Hallasan. One of the most interesting volcanic features on Jeju are its extensive system of lava tubes. These are conduits through which molten lava once flowed. Today they are empty subterranean tunnels that have become popular tourist destinations.

Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee in Christchurch, New Zealand, 23 June - 2 July, 2007.


Volcanic formations on Jeju Island
Volcanic formations on Jeju Island
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N33 28 8 E126 43 13
Inscription Year: 2007
Type of Site: Natural
Inscription Criteria: VII, VIII


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