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
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
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 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.
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.
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
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 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 houses look really tiny from the distance and we could see the mountains in the background.
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
That was the location for the women diver show where by elderly women dive into the sea without breathing equipment to collect abalone.