Writer’s Workshop: From Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak [UNESCO World Heritage] (성산일출봉)

The signboard
The signboard

We were indulging in the flora and fauna during our recent trip to Jeju island, South Korea.  Seongsan IIchulbong Peak is one of the places which we visited. It is one of the two UNESCO  World Heritage on Jeju island.  Also know as Sunrise peak it was created nearly 10,000 years ago during a volcano eruption.

The signboard explaining how the peak came about.
The signboard explaining how the peak came about.

This was the 3rd stop on our day tour of Jeju and we were not prepared for the hike that we were about to do up and down the peak.

walking up to the peak
walking up to the peak

It was a hard track up as the steps got very steep and we had to carry Tiger girl on the way up. It was simply exhausting but the view that we saw was rewarding enough.

The grass field crater
The grass field crater

The view was magnificent. On one side we could see the whole crater while on the other side we saw the rest of  Jeju island.

The view from the peak
The view from the peak

The houses look really tiny from the distance and we could see the mountains in the background.

The view of the cliff
The view of the cliff

While coming down from the peak we saw this view of the cliff. At the other end was a small cove where there was a diving center.

The diving center
The diving center

That was the location for the women diver show where by elderly women dive into the sea without breathing equipment to collect abalone.

Have you been in touch with Nature lately?

Where is the last place which you have visited?

Jenny Matlock Mama’s Losin’ It

14 thoughts on “Writer’s Workshop: From Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak [UNESCO World Heritage] (성산일출봉)”

  1. My mother visited Jeju Island years ago on a solo trip and she has not been ale to stop talking about its beauty! My latest brush with nature was at the mountain near to where my husband grew up. It was great to bring the kids there to experience part of their father’s childhood 🙂

  2. I visited the sun rise peak and agree that the views are gorgeous! The hike was tiring but like you said, very very rewarding. I’ve heard that you can watch the sun rise from there and it is simply breath taking.

  3. jeju island! oh wow. it’s on my bucket list of places to visit when i go to south korea. the view itself from your photos is simply breathtaking. so much beauty in nature. the last time i had been out of town was still october of last year and it was to attend a friend’s wedding in bohol. i wanna take a trip soon and not worry about technology even for just a few days.

  4. I heard a lot about Jeju Island in the korean novela shown here in our country. The place looks so beautiful and much detailed in you pictures.

  5. Jeju island looks really beautiful. I need to get away from the city soon! I’ve my sights on an overnight stay in a historical island. Hopefully I can book the trip tomorrow so we can go soon. hehehe 🙂

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