Jeju-do is blessed with so many natural treasures, including three UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites; no wonder it is referred to as “Island of the Gods”. The gods did a good job carving the island’s stunning landforms and spectacular peaks. There are majestic waterfalls, as well, and one of them is Cheonjeyeon Waterfall. The beauty of the cascading waters and the pool below has inspired legends claiming that the gods came down to earth to swim and so they created this heavenly waterfall, and then went back up to the sky. Another legend tells about nymphs and fairies from heaven coming to bathe in the pond every night. The waterfall is known as “The Pond of God”, but the name “Cheonjeyeon” is quite literally translated, “Pond of the Emperor of Heaven”.
Cheonjeyeon Waterfall is located on the west of Jungmun Village and the east of Saekdal-ri. This three-tiered waterfall is made up of [Read more…]