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…]