Soesokkak - Oedolgae Olle
Soesokkak to Oedolgae Rock
This route starts from the Soesokkak estuary, to explore the local life of Seogwipo city, with making its way to Lee, Jung-Seop. (Painter 1916-opportunities to visit salt makers or Lee, Jung1956) Street in the center of Seogwipo city, and seob’s residence. The forest on the route is home then on past Cheonjiyeon Pokpo(waterfall) 천지연폭포 to to five plant species that are registered as natural Oedolgae Rock. This route is known as a cultural treasures. This route is popular for beginners as it is and ecological trail route. Walkers get a chance relatively easy and can be completed comfortably.
Fresh water meets sea water at Soesokkak and creates a breath taking sight. You can ride the “Tewoo” log raft that floats on Soesokkak. It goes round in a loop and may be the slowest moving transportation in the world. It takes 40-50 minutes to travel across the valley on the “Tewoo” log raft and the fare is 5,000won.
It is a place where salt was produced and stored by boiling sea water in the days when salt was considered very valuable. There used to be barracks for soldiers who guarded the salts from theft.
Jejigi Oreum 제지기오름
One can enjoy the view of Sup-seom(island). It’s the closest viewpoint on the whole of Jeju Island.
The name ‘Gudumi’ comes from the shape of the region, which resembles a turtle’s head (Gudumi) and tail (Gudumi). The water here is abundant with fresh seafood, and the land is comprised of rich farmlands and bedrocks.
Sojeongbang Pokpo (Waterfall) 소정방폭포
This five meter high waterfall is just 500 meters east of Jeongbang Falls. This waterfall is smaller, but very popular with visitors who wish to stand underneath the falling water. Its small size also adds to the friendly and safe atmosphere.
Lee, Jung-seop Museum 이중섭박물관
Painter Lee, Jung-seop (1916-1956) is one of the most famous modern painters in Korea. He had a great passion for painting and took refuge here during the Korean War (1950-1953). The museum has been built next to his old home. Going into his house you will find yourself moved by his tragic life and artistic spirit.
Cheonjiyeon Gijeong-gil (pathway on the cliffs) 천지연 기정길
The path runs through exquisite sceneries of strange rock formations and cliffs, as well as dense subtropical evergreens of the Cheonjiyeon Valley. The valley was designated as a nature preserve area. Gijeong means ‘cliff’ in the Jeju dialect.
Oedolgae Rock 외돌개
This was formed by volcanic activity at the same time as Jeju Island about 1.5 million years ago. The 20 meter stone pillar “Oedolgae” stands out and you can see a group of pine trees that grow at the very top of the pillar. Oedolgae was named for its isolated location in the sea and is unmissable spot. Take a look at the wonderful colors of the sea and the beautiful forest.
June 10 Democratic Movement Monument Stone in Seogwipo
A monumental stone that commemorates the June 10 1987 protest for democracy in Seogwipo, the southernmost city of the Korean Peninsula. It was recorded as a meaningful resistance to oppression, since Seogwipo was a small city without universities. The stone is located on the playgrounds of the Maeil Olle Market in Seogwipo.
Misook Kim is a really good host!! I don't know much Korean and she don't know English. However she took effort to call a friend who knows english to help us translate and to order food for dinner! She also drove us to the nearest supermart (around 10mins drive) to buy groceries!! On our check out day, she also called a taxi for us (5 people) plus, she drove 2 of our friends personally to the nearest Airport Limousine busstop. I dont know how to repay her kindness for all she had done for our stay.
The place would be good for someone who drives as the nearest supermart is 30mins walk away but everywhere in Jeju is equally sparse and far, hence not really any difference. However the busstop is near, about 5mins walk? Also black stone beach is only 10mins walk away.
The house inside is really nice and traditional. With the price for the place, it is really worth it. I would totally stay here again.
An advice, it will be good to learn Korean for easier communication in Jeju. :)
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The room is clean, spacious, and you can find anything you need in the room. I'm really satisfied with the room facilities. we can cook and there is refrigerator to store food supply. Mi Sook is a friendly and kind host, she helps us a lot, especially because we couldn't speak Korean very well. She can understand our needs. I suggest any tourist who wants to come, to learn a little bit Korean, because otherwise it will be hard to communicate. The location of the guest house is quite far from downtown, so not so many restaurant nearby, but there is a mart nearby, so you could buy anything you need to cook. overall, it was such a pleasant stay here. Thank you
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Mi-Sook is an excellent hostess. Her apartment is clean, spacious and bright. She's very kind and friendly. Although Mi-Sook does not understand English well, she tried her very best to understand our needs. She even drove us to the supermarket and brought our things back to the apartment. The apartment is by the main road and we can see the black stone beach from our room at the 3rd floor. There's a bus stop nearby but the taking a bus is relatively time consuming and difficult as some of the buses are not numbered. Would recommend to rent a car, else you can always count on Mi-Sook to call a taxi for you. Waiting time is usually less than mins. Taxi to Seogwipo Olle Market is approx Won 6-7,000 1 way. Mi-Sook can also assist to rent a taxi if you need one for the entire day. There is a nice black pork bbq restaurant nearby and the black stone beach is just across the street within walking distance (approx 15 mins). Would suggest you have a translator app installed on your smart phone or mobile device for ease of communication especially if you don't understand Korean at all. Mi-Sook's apartment is suitable for family, and you can cook or have bbq in the apartment. It was a pleasant stay for me and my family.
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