Excursion

Tour course : San-Gumburi -> Seongsan-Ilchulbong -> Seopji-koji

 

by Joong gon Lim

San-Gumburi
San-Gumburi is the government-designated Cultural Properties Natural Monument No. 264. Along with the approximately 360 parasitic volcanic cones(maar) in Jeju Island, it exploded under a geological bridge, erupting many times without any further explosions, and formed a crater with a hole. The area inside the crater is 300,000㎡ with an inside bottom circumference of 756m, an outer circumference of 2,070m,
and a vertical height of 130m. It is bigger and deeper than the crater of Mount Halla.  San-gumburi is the place, which means a crater. Various plants and creatures live in Sangum-buri.

Seongsan-Ilchulbong
The crater of Sunrise Peak consists of 99 rock peaks along its rim that look as if they are escorting the crater and forming a castle. For that reason, the basin was considered to be holy, and it was named "Seongsan" which literally means holy mountain. The view of the sunrise here is truly remarkable.

Seopji-koji
Jutting out at the eastern seashore of Jeju Island, Seopji-Koji is one of the most scenic views with the bright yellow canola and Seongsan Sunrise Peak as a backdrop. The pristine beauty of Jeju can be seen in Seopji-koji. Sinyang Beach, a meadow filled with canola flowers, peacefully grazing Jeju ponies, a rocky sea cliff, and a towering legendary large rock (Sun-ba-we) all combine to make nature s masterpiece. Unlike the other coastal areas of Jeju, it has red volcanic rock (scoria) and strangely-shaped rocks that at low tide transform this area into a breath-taking stone exhibition gallery. 

 

 

 

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Vertex 2012