Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years
ago. Located on the eastern end of Jejudo Island, there is a huge crater at the top of
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. The crater is
about 600m in diameter and 90m high. With the 99 sharp rocks surrounding the crater, it
looks like a gigantic crown. While the southeast and north sides are cliffs, the northwest
side is a verdant grassy hill that is
connected to the Seongsan Village. The ridge provides an ideal spot for walks and for horse
riding as well. The sunrise from the crater is magnificent. Also the Seongsan Ilchulbong
Peak surrounded by bright yellow
colored rapeseed flowers in the spring is truly a sight to behold.
Jeju Folk Village Museum
With a total of 117 houses and facilities, Jeju Folk Village Museum has restored the scenes
of the village to that of the 1890’s. Among them are Mountain Village, Hill-Country Village,
Fishing Village and Shamanism
Village. On land of more than 40 acres it has been reconstructed following long-term
research and analysis of experts. Some of the extensive range of folk items on display are
1,627 woodenware, 1,046 bamboo ware, 1,699
earthenware, 1,544 porcelain ware, 765 wax candles, 921 ironware and 579 other items. The
Jeju Folk Village Museum is the island’s main tourist attraction where customs of the old
days can be explored.
It is said that the peak of Mt.Hallasan where Baekrokho Lake now exists was taken off and
thrown away, which then became Mt. Sanbangsan. The myth describes how unlike other mountains
on Jejudo Island, this mountain
does not have a crater. The 5m-high rock cave at the cliff on the southwest side of the
mountain was originally called Sanbanggul Cave, but it is called a temple now because it
possesses a Buddhist statue. This is
where monk Hye-Il (964~1053) had lived during the Goryeo Dynasty (918~1392) Inside the cave,
you can see Marado Island and the Dragon Head Coast. You can also see small ponds being made
by the water drops that fall
from the ceiling all through the year. The plant zone on a cliff of Mt.Sanbangsan is also
designated as a natural monument. It is the only place on Jejudo Island where island
boxwoods grow. On the Dragon Head Coast is
the Hamel Memorial Monument.
Jeongbangpokpo Waterfall is the only water fall in Asia that falls directly into the ocean.
On the wall of the water fall, there is an inscription written “Seobulgwacha”, referring to
Seobul passing by this place.
Seobul was a servant of the Chinese Emperor Jin (BC 259~210) who was ordered by the Emperor
to find the substance that would make him immortal. Seogwipo is also said to have gotten its
name to mean Seobul headed back
west. Jeongbang Waterfall is situated by a high cliff by the sea, and an old evergreen
stands there leaning back as if it would fall into the ocean. Go east for about 300 meters
and you will see another waterfall
called Sojeongbang Waterfall. It is a great place to relax during the summer. There is an
observatory at the top of the cliff, from which you can command a fine view of the sea.
Jungmun Daepo Coast
If you follow the farm road 600 m to the southwest from Depo-dong, at the end of the pine
tree forest is a cliff. At the base of this cliff is the Jisatgae Coast along with the
imposing stone pillars. The Jusangjeolli
are stone pillars piled up along the coast and is a designated cultural monument of Jejudo
Island. The Jusangjeolli was formed when the lava from Mt.Hallasan erupted into the sea of
Jungmun. They are rock pillars
shaped like cubes or hexagons of various sizes and almost seem as if stonemasons had carved
them out. The administration of the district named them 'Jisatgae Rocks' from their old name
'Jisatgae'. Its 20 m cliff makes
it a popular spot for high tide, sea angling. The waves of the high tides crashing into the
side of the cliff provide a breathtaking view of the ocean surrounding the pillars.
Cheonjeyeon Waterfall, named 'The pond of God', consists of 3 parts. Around the falls, a
variety of plant life thrives, such as the rare ‘solipnan’ reeds. To the east, there is a
cave where cold water pours from the
ceiling to create a waterfall. The water from the first waterfall becomes the second and
third waterfalls and flows into the sea. In Cheonjeyeon Valley, there is the “Seonimgyo
Bridge” (arch bridge that has 7 nymphs
carved on the side) and the octagonal “Cheonjeru tower”. The Seonimgyo is also called
“Chilseonyeogyo”(meaning seven nymphs) and it connects Cheonjeyeon with the Jungmum Tourist
Complex. On the surface of the Cheonjeru
Tower, there is a painting that tells Cheonjeyeon’s legend of the nymph and mountain god.
Every even-year in May, the Chilseonyeo Festival is held here.
O’sulloc Tea Museum,
O’sulloc Tea House
The o’sulloc Museum, located on Jeju-do Island near Seogwangdawon, teaches visitors about
Korea’s traditional tea culture. The “o” in “o’sulloc”, means to appreciate and enjoy, and
it also stands for the origin of
sulloc, only sulloc, and of sulloc tea. The museum, which first opened in September 2001,is
widely known in Korea. The entire building takes the shape of a green tea cup. It seeks to
harmonize the cultures of the West
and East, and past traditions with the modern world. At the o’sulloc Tea House, not only can
visitors enjoy unique o’sulloc teas, but they can relax next to the lotus pond in the indoor
garden. The second floor of the
building has an observatory, so visitors can enjoy the views of the nearby green tea fields
and the surrounding landscape.