Have you Visited Jeju Island?

luvsmiling, Dec. 8, 2014, 9:33 a.m.

Jeju is an exquisite island that mesmerizes visitors with pristine nature and breathtaking scenery. But if one is asked to choose the best part of the island, a majority may choose Seogwipo in its southern part, which has everything from mountains to beaches and waterfalls.  Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, named to mean a pond which connects sky to land, is about 22 m high and 20 m deep. The surrounding area is a natural habitat for rare plants and other species.

It is a good place for romantic outings, as the waterfall is illuminated with lights at night. The waterfall has an observatory where visitors can fully appreciate its breathtaking view.  Another highly recommended place to enjoy the waterfall is the nearby Chilsipri park, from which Mt. Halla, Korea's highest mountain, is also visible. 

A drive westward along the coastline brings visitors to another scenic spot called Jusangjeolli Cliff, a spectacular volcanic rock formation.  The natural pentagonal or hexagonal columnar joints can be observed across the island, but those in Jisatgae are more delicate as if they have been carved by a sculptor. When waves hit the cliff, the view is particularly awe-inspiring.

The cliff also commands a beautiful view of bow-shaped Jungmun Beach that boasts sand in a rainbow of colors.  The beach's beauty has been featured in a number of television dramas. One section is a sea cave behind which rocks stand like a folding screen.  The beach is also a great spot for marine sports such as windsurfing and scuba diving.

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