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The Island of Quelpart. A photoalbum

By Smarandache, Florentin

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Reproduction Date: 10/1/2018

Title: The Island of Quelpart. A photoalbum  
Author: Smarandache, Florentin
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
Collections: Authors Community, Adventure
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Publisher: Agora
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This album displays instant photos of Jeju Island in South Korea, which I visited in scientific purposes in January 2018. The photos were taken in common places and touristic spots, like Manjanggul Lava Tube, Seongsan Ilchulbong, a volcanic tuff cone and crater, Mount Hallasan, the island's central dominant peak, or Seongeup Folk Village. The Jeju island is the largest island in South Korea, 73km wide and 41km long, with a total area of 1,848 km. Jeju came into existence 700 to 1,200 thousand years ago when lava spewed from a sub-sea volcano. Mt. Halla rises in the center of Jeju to 1950m above sea level. The rest of the island slopes down from its summit and is covered with dark gray volcanic rocks and volcanic ash soil. Jeju is South Korea's top honeymoon destination, with delicious seafood, gorgeous beaches and mild weather. Jeju, with a harsh natural environment and its shamanist roots, is distinctly different from mainstream Korea. Relatively isolated from the rest of the world, the island’s nature has been well preserved in its prehistoric state, being designated a UNESCO World Natural Heritage in 2007 for its scenic and scientific value. The island was annexed by Korea in 1105. During the subsequent 500-year Joseon dynastic reign, Jeju was a place of political exile. The dialect spoken on Jeju Island is known for being almost incomprehensible to speakers of standard Korean. But the Jeju dialect is a critically endangered language spoken by no more than 10,000 people. In December 2010 Jeju dialect was included in UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger. To Europeans, the island was known as Quelpart. The name came from the first European ship to spot the island, the Dutch Quelpart, led up by Hendrik Hamel, in 1653.


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