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In Pictures: Jeju in December
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Events

The 3rd Dolkorom Talk

▲ Cheon Ye-ji, Chae Ji-ae and Eric Sweet Photo by The Jeju Weekly

This time around (and in a brand new venue!) the event will be held on the theme of Family and Sharing. There will also be food and music performances to enjoy throughout the evening.

Dec. 9, 6 - 9 p.m.
Kim Man-deok Memorial Hall

Humanities Talk Concert

▲ Gwandeokjeong at night Photo by Jeju Tourism Organisation

The Humanities Talk Concert will offer participants a better understanding of the cultures of Ningbo, Nara, and Jeju through a series of lectures on the history and philosophy of each area.

Dec. 15 - 16
Jeju's Wondoshim old town

Festivals

The 17th Seogwipo Winter Sea Penguin Swim Festival

▲ Seogwipo Penguin Swim Photo by Hong Sun-byeong

What better way to welcome the year and start afresh than a quick dip in the ocean! The Winter Sea Penguin Festival festival at Jungmun beach is held at the beginning of each year and is the perfect chance to do just that.

Jan. 7, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Jungmun Saekdal Beach

Food

Momguk/gulfweed soup

▲ Momguk Photo by JNU Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation

Momguk was traditionally a soup made when a whole pig was butchered for an important family event. Whether the event was happy or sad, this hearty soup helped everyone come together.

The soup’s base is made from boiled pig with gulfweed, cabbage, radish and radish leaves later added to the simmering broth. The standard term for gulfweed in Korean is mojaban but in the Jeju language, it is called ‘mom’ which in turn is where the soup got its name.

Must Visit Places

Hanwha Aqua Planet Jeju

▲ Aqua Planet Jeju Photo by Eric Hevesy

One of the best places to travel during the cold winter months is Aqua Planet in Seongsan-eup, just south of Seongsan Ilchulbong. It opened in the summer of 2012 and it will take you around 90 minutes to see all of the nearly 48,000 animals and 500 species of plants.

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