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Not to be confused with the Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, is a three-tier waterfall located on Jeju Island. Cheonjeyeon Waterfall, named 'The pond of God', according to Korean legend, nymphs would descend from the heavens at night and bathe in the waterfall's pond. One of Jeju's top tourist attractions, Cheonjeyeon Falls has not only a great 22-meter cascade but is also surrounded by a beautiful park. There is a cave in the east and from the ceiling cold water pours down creating the waterfall. The water from the first waterfall becomes the second and third waterfalls and flows into the sea. Don't miss the chance to take a leisurely walk underneath the tree shades. The pond formed by the falling water is home to carps, ducks, and a variety of other living creatures.
Since ancient times, it is thought that standing under the waterfall on special days can cure diseases. The waterfall is one of the three famous waterfalls of Jeju, the other two being Cheonjiyeon Waterfall and Jeongbang Waterfall.
Address: 3381-1 Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Directions: From Jeju Airport, take Airport Limosine Bus No. 600 that goes via Jungmun and Seogwipo,get off at Yeomiji Botanical Garden.
From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take Seogwipo bound intercity bus and get off at Jungmun Resort. Walk 5-10 min.
Hallasan is a shield volcano on Jeju Island of South Korea, is an island of fantasy. In the middle of the island rises a high mountain, Mt. Halla. Hallasan is the highest mountain of South Korea. The area around the mountain is a designated national park, the Hallasan National Park. Hallasan is commonly considered to be one of the three main mountains of South Korea, with Jirisan and Seoraksan being the other two.
It was so named as it is high enough to touch the Milky Way. There are various species of plants of high academic value distributed in the area and as a treasure-house of various plants and animals. There are many scenic wonders in Mt. Halla such as Baengnokdam with snow in winter, majestic crown rock, waterfalls hidden in the valleys, and Yeongsil rock formations embraced the legend of the 500 Generals.
The Jeju Folk Village presents a vivid and lively exhibition for the island's cultural assets. All the building were constructed in consultation with experts and historians to create the original atmosphere. Some cottages are two to three hundred years old and were relocated to this village in its original form without any alternations. Three different habitat types are displayed: coastal, plains, and mountain.
Jeju Island has been characterized as the island of Sammu (lacking three aspects: beggars, thieves, and locked gates) and Samda (an abundance of three aspects: wind, rocks, and women). This can be easily can seen from a number of unique ballads, folk songs, and legends of the island. You can be entertained with performances of traditional folk plays, folk songs, and legends presented in the Jeju dialect. A shamanism section showcases the island's religous heritage.
Folk craft products produced on site by certified craftsmen are available for purchase. As the local point for the Jeju Island traditional cultural assets, the Jeju Folk Village intended to find, preserve, and develop the heritage with hopes that the village will remain a stimulus for further cultural development.
Address: P'yosun-ri, P'yosun-myon
Directions: Jeju International Airport -> Jeju Inter-city Bus Terminal -> Jeju Folk Village
A waterfall on Jeju Island, South Korea. Literally, the name Cheonjiyeon means sky (Ch'eon) connected with land (ji). It is one of the main tourist attractions on Jeju-do. It is 22 meters high and 12 meters wide. Though water always falls in one particular area, depending on the amount of recent rain, the water may spread out. Large volcanic rocks form landbridges that allow tourists to pose for photographs in front of the falls. The waterfall is one of the three famous waterfalls of Jeju, the other two being Cheonjeyeon Waterfall and Jeongbang Waterfall.
It is the most popular at night, because the falls are illuminated. The Cheonjiyeon Waterfall is also known for its diverse plant and animal life. Just before reaching the falls on the path, one must cross a bridge from which a wide variety of coy fish can be seen below. Along the way are three piles of stacked or balanced rocks that are a common sight throughout the whole of South Korea. In olden days, a person would place a small stone under a larger stone and pray for the health and prosperity of their family. Its pond is known for being a habitat of the marbled eel, which moves only at night.
One of the 3 most famous waterfalls on Jeju Island, most tourist literature describes it as the only waterfall in Asia to fall directly into the ocean. This is not true as other countries also have waterfalls that do this. In fact, the water from Jeongbang actually falls into a small, sheltered cove, and not directly into the ocean. 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. Still, the 23-meter falls are very picturesque with the cliffs, the sea, and several small islands offshore. It is considered Yeongjusipgeong, one of the ten greatest scenic wonders of Jeju.
The waterfall is one of the three famous waterfalls of Jeju, the other two being Cheonjiyeon Waterfall and Cheonjeyeon Waterfall.
Address: 278 Donghong-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Directions: From Jeju Airport, take a limousine bus and get off in front of Paradise Hotel. Walk 5 min.
From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus bound for Seogwipo-si and get off at Square No. 1 station. Take taxi for 5 min.
dragon head rock
It stands ten meters high and resembles the head of a dragon. As you walk down the stairway, you will find vendors selling sea squirts and sea cucumbers freshly picked from the sea. At the western end of Jeju City, where the Hanch'on stream runs into the ocean, is a large rock formation shaped like a dragon's head. (Depending on the viewing angle, it sometimes looks more like the head of a bunny rabbit). A short trail has been carved out going down the cliffs to give several views of the rock. Several old women sell fresh seafood in the area.
Directions: 10 minutes towards Gujeju from Jeju International Airport
all in house
Seopjikoji is located at the end of the eastern shore of Jeju-do Island. Green fields without a single tree spreads beyond the cliff and a rock called “seondol” is protruded. Also there are stonewalls along the road to block the wind on the way to the lighthouse at the end of Seopjikoji. Within the stonewalls, you may find the most brilliant rapeseed flower fields every April. Going up the metal steps of the lighthouse, you can view the whole seashore at a glance.
Travel Tip about the House of “All In”
Jeju was the main location for the TV mini-series “All In.” Of the numerous locations, the house in Seopjikoji was used as the set for the wedding scene. It is a vast hill where you can take a walk against a beautiful background of the ocean view. Midway through the walk, you will find the house of “All In,” which is an intriguing attraction. There is a separate admission fee to visit the house. After the end of the broadcast, the set was transformed into a souvenir shop selling various items related to the production, an All In Exhibition Hall, wedding hall, casino, and cafeteria for the public.
Address: Sinyang-ri, Seongsan-eup, Namjeju-gun, Jeju-do
Directions: From Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus that runs on Il-ju Road to the east and get off at Seongsan-eup Goseong-ri. Then take a taxi for about 5-10 min.
Phone: +82-64-730-1544/ +82-64-782-2810
Near the eastern town of Songsan-ri, a volcanic crater with vertical cliffs rises up from the shore. As the easternmost tip of Jeju Island, this area is the first to greet each day's new sun, thus earning the name of "Sunrise Peak." A hefty climb brings visitors to the top of the peak. Visitors are prevented from entering the crater by barbed wire, but they can still enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding area. Jagged rocks stick up like teeth along the crater's perimeter. It is definitely worth the view, even if you do not make it in time for the sunrise.
Directions: Take a Direct Bus to Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak from Jeju-si. Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal -> Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak
Take a Direct Bus to Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak from Seogwipo. Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal -> Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak
Phone: (064) 784-0959
Is a natural grotto located halfway up the steep slopes of Mt. Sanbangsan on the southwestern coast. One of the most famous sight on the island, the view from the grotto over the coastal fields and offshore waters is spectacular. 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. 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.
At Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take bus bound for Mt.Sanbangsan. Get off at Mt. Sanbangsan bus stop.
At Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, taxi takes 40 minutes.
At Jeju Seogwipo Terminal, take a local Bus bound for Sagye and get off at Sanbanggulsa Grotto. (40 minute ride)
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