Moseulpo - Mureung Olle
Moseulpo Hamo Information Center to Mureung Ecology School
This route features historical sites of Jeju and Korea. On the route, walkers can visit the Alturu Air field (site of the largest number of Korean workers assembled by the Japanese during World War II), the site of the massacre of civilians – “Seodal Oreum”, and the sacred ground of Jung, Nan-ju Maria. The largest cemetery in Jeju is located on Moseul-bong and is the highlight of route 11. Jeju Olle Foundation restored this forgotten pathway that continues to the top the mountain, with help from the Forest Fire Patrol. The last part of the route leads you through the mysterious forest.
This Oreum stands in the middle of the Daejeong plains. Signal fires used to be set on the top.
Jung, Nan-ju Maria’s Grave
Jung, Maria was the niece of Jung, Yak-yong (1762-1836, a scholar who refused to renounce his Christianity and was martyred) and the wife of Hwang, Sa-young (a catholic martyr). She was sent into exile here in Daejeong-eup in Jeju Island and died. In 1994, Catholics declared this site as sacred.
“Gotjawal” is Jeju dialect for a dense forest made up of trees and vines. This unique area had both tropical and temperate plants living together. You can still see luscious green vegetation in winter and this forest works as the lungs of Jeju Island. This Gotjawal was opened to the public By Jeju Olle Foundation.
Mureung Ecology School
This old elementary school has been converted into an “Jeju Culture & Ecology Experience Village”. One can experience what life is like on Jeju Island. There are exhibitions of plants, insects, wild birds and marine animals of Jeju Island and you can try your hand at making stone fences, chopping firewood, flailing and picking tangerines.