What could be the attraction that represents the Island of Jeju the most? Most would agree that it is Seongsan Ilchulbong, for its uniqueness and beauty. Rose from the ocean by the volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago, it still has the huge crater formed back then. Ilchulbong (日出峰-일출봉) has the meaning of ‘a peak where the sun rises’, and the sunrise seen from the crater early in the morning surely is splendid. Even without the sunrise, Seongsan Ilchulbong-UNESCO Heritage Site-is still an attractive place to visit for its richness of rare plants and magnificent scenery.
Tourists, especially Chinese, are visiting the island in great number so it is very likely that you would meet Chinese tourists wherever you go. When you make eye contact with the Asian, you might wanna say Nihao instead of Annyonghaseyo.
Since I had to come back home early this day, I didn’t have time to reach the peak. therfore I put the representative photo of the Seongsan Ilchulbong.
As Seongsan Ilchulbong is a place where everyone goes, one might think that this place would always be too crowded and can be disappointing. However, despite many tourists, Seongsan Ilchulbong still retains its charm thanks to the conservation effort made by the local government. Don’t have the detailed plan for how to travel Jeju Island? Then come visit Seongsan Ilchulbong and watch it, and think about your next journey afterwards.