Sanbangsan is one of a few mountains you could find on the Island of Jeju. The volcanic island of Jeju is mostly known only for the Halla Mountain, but there are numerous oreums(hills) and a few low mountains(sans) which are worth climbing or visiting, and Sanbangsan is definitely one of them. With height of 345m, Sanbangsan boasts of beautiful surrounding scenery and many tourist attractions nearby. I went to Sanbangsan on a Jeju bus 750, and had to get off at many stops just to take photos. Photos below are only several of them.
Sanbangsan Area became famous not just only for the mountain itself, but for the surrounding sightseeing places also. These tourist attractions include Sanbangsan 4-wheel All-Train-Vehicle(ATV) Experience, Carbonated Hot Springs, Sanbangsan Cruise, Hwasun Yacht and Kayak and more nearby attractions.
Sanbangsan Bomun Temple is famous for its view and the proximity to Sanbangsan; Below is the photo taken from the ancient beacon fire station. In the past, beacon fire stations had to be made out of rocks, and had to be placed up on the hill to send signal fire to other beacon stations in case of emergency or the enemy attacks.
Sanbada ATV Experience is very close by, so people can ride ATV for $40 for 30minutes. Anybody interested can search for ‘산바다ATV’ and come visit the place.
And at night, there’s a hot spring you could visit when you are tired. With the hot spring and the place to spend the night or have fun (zzimzilbang-찜질방), you could relax here after the journey. Purity of water is best in the morning, so if you stay in the Sanbangsan Guesthouse next to hot spring, you could visit the hot spring in the morning with the free entrance ticket you got from the guesthouse.
Once again, I recommend the Sanbangsan area not just because of the mountain itself. Other than Halla Mountain, Sanbangsan is a place you could visit without moving to places to places too much. Also, Jungmun Tourism Complex and Seogwipo city could be reached in 30 minutes by bus. Come visit Sanbangsan and you won’t regret it.
P.S. To get to the Sanbangsan Area and Hot Springs, refer to the following Jeju Bus 750 timetable. Take the Jeju bus 750 which stops at Hwasun Beach.
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