March 31, 2020 08:53
Honeymooners are heading to the southern resort island of Jeju rather than exotic destinations amid the global coronavirus lockdown.
Over the last decade, Korean newlyweds have favored foreign destinations, but now luxury hotels in Jeju are offering honeymoon packages again and travel agencies are selling more tickets to Jeju.
The scenic beauty of Jeju in spring is adding to the lure. Honeymooners are being advised to avoid indoor spaces like malls and enjoy outdoor locations instead.
Jeju's volcanic hills are among several attractions. There are more than 360 of these "oreum" on the island.
Suh Min-joo (32), a newlywed who canceled travel plans to Hawaii and came to Jeju instead, said, "It's too bad I had to cancel my original plans, but the weather is great and there aren't many tourists, so we're having a leisurely and enjoyable time here."
Spring is canola blossom season in Jeju, and the entire island is covered in the yellow flowers, offering picturesque backgrounds for honeymoon selfies.
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