When in Jeju-do, make sure to visit Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, one of the island’s main tourist attractions. Cheonjiyeon Waterfall creates a spectacular site as waters, 12-meters wide, take a 22-meter drop into an artificial pool that is 20 meters deep. The waters sometimes spread out even wider after a rain. The cascading water comes from a spring out of the floor of the Somban Stream.
Jeju-do, Korea: Where Time Stands Still
There is always room for modern influences and plenty of destinations welcome modern practices that can be combined with old traditions. There is nothing wrong with mixing the old and new for as long as this effort will not jeopardize or compromise what has been protected for centuries. Introducing Jeju-do, Korea, a virgin paradise, a sanctuary that can be found off of the Southern Coast of Korea, a place where old meets new. Jeju-do, Korea is a great destination to consider for those who want to experience something truly spectacular.
What was once considered as a reclusive hideaway has been transformed into a travelers’ haven thanks to the power of modern media. For those who are not in the know, the island gained popularity when it was used as a production location for a local soap opera. Before then, only a limited few knew about the island, amazing Gimnyeong Beach, and the majestic Jeongbang Pokpo waterfalls.
Although the island is known for its vast greenery, rapeseed fields, and tiki-mimicking grandfather stones, the island is also home to modern cities and commercial hubs. It is surprising to see a massive convention center in the midst of green fields but this is just one of the things that can be expected by those who travel to Jeju-do, Korea.
Apart from the local business folk, there are other local inhabitants that make the destination even more appealing to outsiders. The island is home to its very own version of the ever-popular mermaid. These are the deep-diving women of Jeju-do, Korea. These are senior citizens that have lived off the land for years on end. They are surely sights to see. They can easily dive down the deepest waters without anything but a wetsuit; no oxygen tanks, no goggles, and no fishing equipment either.
South Korea’s premiere island destination is Jeju-do or Jeju Island. It is referred to as the “island of the gods”, and is extremely popular among honeymooners. It is home to many of the planet’s most spectacular rock and lava formations that ceaseless attract the attention of scientists from all over the world. Millions of local and foreign tourists, researchers, backpackers, photographers, spelunkers, nature lovers, and honeymooners have visited and enjoyed the beauty of this volcanic island. The attractions do not lie squarely within the confines of the island. On its eastern end are the equally gorgeous Udo Island and the Udo Maritime Park.
The island is named “Udo” because it resembles a lying cow. Udo Maritime Park covers the island’s only two ports (Udo Port and [Read more…]
South Korea has definitely earned the respect of the world not just as a leading economy but also an import tourism destination. It successfully blends its modern facilities and structures with its traditional temples and palaces. South Korea’s Yakcheonsa Temple is notable for two things: it is not located in the capital city of Seoul and was built only in the 1990s. Yet, it remains as a leading tourist attraction and place of worship also for two reasons: it is found in the beautiful volcanic island of Jeju and physically it is so huge and intricately decorated.
The stunning temple is colossal and definitely one of the most impressive and enchantingly decorated temples in the country. It is 30 [Read more…]
After 50 years of hard work and national determination, South Korea has risen to become a leading developed nation in Asia. Its stable and growing economy is the 12th in the world. What’s really amazing about this country is that its modern developments are always coupled with local culture, traditions and love for national heritage. The country is also blessed with a number of natural attractions, and one of them is Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak in Jeju-do.
Like most mountains in the world, Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak took shape from volcanic activities several thousand to million years in [Read more…]
The volcanic island of Jeju in the southern tip of South Korea is popular for its extremely attractive lava and rock formations. One of these exotic places of interest is the Sangumburi Crater, an extinct volcanic crater that is supposed to exude death and barrenness but instead it is now teeming with lush vegetation. It is just one of the hundreds of proofs that Jeju-do used to be a fiery and violent volcanic island that rose in the Korean Strait. Today, Sangumburi Crater and the rest of Jeju-do attract local and foreign tourists without end, earning the island the title “Island of the Gods”. (Others call it “Little Hawaii of Korea”.) Sangumburi Crater is Korea’s Natural Monument No. 263.
Among the many craters and peaks in Jeju-do, Sangumburi Crater is the easiest to access and enjoy. It only takes five minutes to climb [Read more…]
There is one place in South Korea that could perplex you, but in a good way. The Museum of African Art in the South Korean island of Jeju will transport you to Africa while you are still physically in Asia. Housed in a magnificent full-size replica of the Grand Mosque of Djenne, a 13th-century mosque in Mali, South Africa, Jeju-do’s Museum of African Art could very well be the best representative of African culture and collection of African art in Asia.
Also known as the Africa Museum, this wide repository of historical artifacts and modern African art pieces opened in 1998 and now [Read more…]