Jusangjeolli Cliff of Jungmun

the lava cliffs
the lava cliffs

Besides visiting a lava cave we visited a lava cliff while on vacations in Jeju island.   Jusangjeolli Cliff of Jungmun  as formed when the lava from Mt.Hallasan erupted into the sea of Jungmun. They are rock pillars shaped like cubes or hexagons of various sizes and almost seem as if stonemasons had carved them out.

Another view of the rocks
Another view of the rocks

It was extremely hot afternoon and this was our last stop before heading back to the hotel for the day.  Tiger girl was getting exhausted from all the walking and insisted on being carried all the time at this place of interest.

A close up shot of the columns
A close up shot of the columns

You can see how rectangular the  column are in this shot. I think that it must look really magnificent during sunset. It’s a pity that we were not able to watch the sunset there that day.

The other side of the bay
The other side of the cove

It was really interesting to see the waves crashing onto the lava cliff. There was even a speedboat tour below which allowed tourist to go up and close to the lava cliff.  They weren’t allowed to climb up to the cliff and examine the rocks itself though. I think it would be awesome to walk on it and take a picture if it was possible.

Have you seen a lava cliff before?

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20 thoughts on “Jusangjeolli Cliff of Jungmun”

  1. Fabulous photos. The lava rocks remind me of similar formations in Ireland. The Earth’s majesty is awe inspiring. I love anything to do with the sea. There’s something so calming about gazing at the constant movement.

    I found your comments on my site in the spam. Thank you for drawing my attention to them. They weren’t marked as being there. Keep on taking photos. You have a gift.

  2. Hari OM
    Hey Dominique!! These are amazing. There is a similar formation in Northern Ireland, known as The Giant’s Steps or also Giant’s Causeway which are of basalt and hexagonal formation. Equally as impressive. These lava ones have the same, eerie quality to them. What an interesting trip you’ve had! YAM xx

  3. It is truly magnificent and the formations are like works of art. I can’t imagine how fiercely the volcano that created this remarkable lava deposit must have flowed centuries ago. Great photo too Dominique! 🙂
    Elizabeth

  4. amazing cliffs. they do look man made. nature is always full of surprises isn’t it. thanks for sharing & for the nice anniversary wishes!

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