AUTUMN IN KOREA – DAY 5(JEJU) – Cheonjiyeon Waterfall , Soesokkak Estuary, Seopjikoji , Seongsan Ilchulbong

Well, this post is about our 5th days in South Korea. Still at jeju island, we will continue our last day at Jeju today, tommorow early in the morning, we will fly to Seoul. We will go to waterfall today. We choose Cheonjeyeon waterfall, because there are angel bridge there. But somehow we arrived at Cheonjiyeon waterfall. We even don’t know what the difference, the name is almost same, so we think cheonjiyeon and cheonjeyeon is same.But when we arrived we didn’t find the bridge, so we draw a conclusion that we arrived at wrong place. But fortunately it’s fun in Cheonjiyeon, a festival is being held there when we come, so there are so many performance and of course so many food.

Cheonjiyeon Waterfall

We rely on GPS to brought us to this waterfall. It’s really hard to find parking place, so crowded. later we know there is a festival there, so that’s why so many people gathered there. We find a place to park our car quite far for the entrance. So, we walk a little bit to go to the entrance. The entrance is same with the other tourist place, there are souvenir shop and a lot of food stall.
When we arrived we know, why it’s so hard to park here, because the main parking area is already change to a stage for festival. They held tangerine festival there. So we find abig stage, and a lot of stand for bazaar. So crowded. But it bring happiness to us, I will tell you why soon.
We find a toilet in the entrance, so we finish our nature calling first and start our journey to the waterfall. The toilet is clean , I find mostly toilet in tourist area in South Korea is clean, so It’s comfortable to doing our business there. I just disappointed with toilet in subway, I found something float there, and because of that I never go to toilet in subway again.

Cheonjiyeon Waterfall – Path to waterfall

Cheonjiyeon waterfall located in Seogwipo. Cheonjiyeon  meaning “God’s pond,” derives its name from the legend that the seven fairies serving the King of Heaven came down to the pond on stairs of cloud and bathed in its clean waters. We paid 2000 KRW each person for admission fee. We will walk along the subtropical path towards the Cheonjiyeon Falls for a kilometer. There are so many beautiful thing around the path. So beatifuk scenery, so make sure your camera is ready.Before you arrive at the fall you will be able to hear the magnificent sound of waterfalls. and after you arrive you will be little bit confused, because there are too many people there, how we will get a good photo here. So, we took a deep breath first enjoy the beauty scenery. And then queue with other tourist to stand for a good place to take a picture with the fall.

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Cheonjiyeon Waterfall – Pose with the waterfall

We tried so hard to make  our picture like this. without no one in the background. Believe me , this place is so packed, so many people go there. The rainbow beneath the falls is so cool right.

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Cheonjiyeon Waterfall – path when going back from waterfall

This place is so beautiful. beside the falls we can find stream, flower, great place for enjoy the nature and scenery. Hearing the sound of water flow, bird, and wind blowing is so breathtaking. We enjoy the nature very well here.

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Cheonjiyeon Waterfall – Path when going back from waterfall

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Cheonjiyeon Waterfall – Tangerine Festival

After enjoy the falls, we went back to parking area and start to enjoy the festival. So many performance, singing, dancing, percussion, and many more. A lot of people sat doen in the chair that provided to enjoy the performance. But we are more into the bazaar. We took our time to walk around the stall. There are some stall that sell bee house, sell tools for process the honey from the bee house, sell ginseng, tangerine, honey, and a lot of thing there. But the most interesting place is, a stall that give us free bulgogi. First we think they sell it, but suddenly we aware that it was free. So, we quickly join the other free food hunter to queue in front of the stall. they gave us a paper cup, and filled it full with meat. And the taste is so delicious. After we finish ther first batch, we queue again to get another cup full of meat. Nyam Nyam. Beside this free meat, we also find free tangerine, free honey water, so many free thing here. That’s why we love it so much. Maybe it’s gift from god, we went to wrong place but we still got a lot.

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Cheonjiyeon Waterfall – Food Hunter mode at Tangerine Festival

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Cheonjiyeon Waterfall – Food Hunter mode at Tangerine Festival

Beside free food, we also interested with another food sold there. So first, from our curiousity we bought Bundaegi (silkworm pupa). My first impression when it’s going to my mouth is, what is this, I eat cockroach or what? then i picked one that sunken well in the soup, it didint feel like cockroach but I don’t like the taste. It’s weird i think. An Ahjumma asked us how the taste, it’s delicious right. We just gave her a smile. We got a cup full of Bundaegi but we throw it away, maybe 4 of us just eat one each people to decide that we don’t like this thing. I wonder why a lot of Korean like this so much.
I also bought corn dog. It is a sausage cover with flour ans potatoes, and cover with some chili sauce outside. I don’t like it, it’s gross, to many oil in the cover, But the sausage is good. We bought a grill squid too. The squid is pretty big, and when the Ahjumma grilled it, the smell is outstanding. it’s good and we finished it so fast as fast as we thrown the Bundaegi.
Miss pepz also bought grilled octopus, but unfortunately i didn’t take a photo of it, so I can show you. But it’s taste good too. We already tried that when we was at Busan. The octopus leg is delicious. Eat it when you find it.

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Beach near Soesokkak Estuary (쇠소깍)

After we finish our culinary eperience and full with a lot of snack we ate. We decided to move on to another place. Located in the Seogwipo area of Jeju Island, Soesokkak Estuary (쇠소깍) was originally called ‘Soedun’, which means a lying down ox, and it was only later that it became more widely known as ‘Soesokkak’. This is the mouth of the Hyodoncheon stream. As the fresh water meets the ocean, it broadens into wide slow flowing river. ‘Soe; means an ox, ‘so’ means a ‘pool of water’ and ‘Kkak means ‘the end’. Soesokkak Estuary is lined with cliffs of curious lava formations, which are overhung with pine trees. Here the water takes on the deep blue of the ocean, and the scenery is very picturesque

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Soesokkak Estuary (쇠소깍)

I know this place form Variety show – We Got Married. In one of  Khuntoria (Nickhun “2pm” and Victoria “f(x)” episode, they went to date in this place. They used see through canoe so we can see river bed while sail through the river. Beside canoe, they have water bicycle too. We want to play, but the price is quite expensive, so we just stand in the observatory and see people play happily.

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Soesokkak Estuary (쇠소깍)

We find a place selling food. They sell tteokboki, ice cream, potato twister, chicken popcorn, and another food. Miss Pepz bought the popcorn chicken, The taste is like chicken with teokbokki sauce, not so yummy.

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Soesokkak Estuary (쇠소깍) – Food hunter mode #again (tteokbokki)

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A place near Soesokkak Estuary (쇠소깍)

Our next destination is Seopjikoji, it’s famous with the church for shoot K-Drama All in. All in is a old K drama, I watched in when I really really young. But we are dissapointed, the church turn into Hansel n Gretel sweet house. For you All In Fans, if you go here with expectation want to see the church, you will really sad I think. Actually the sweet house is good too, I think they renovate the old church into sweet house to attract more tourist but i think if they stick to the church and just renovate it to make it better is better than change it into the sweet house. Oh yeah, we must pay if we want to go inside the house.

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Seopjikoji (섭지코지) – All in House turn into Hansel n Gretel house ;(

Although we was disappointed with all in house, we still happy there. At least the view is so great. Along side the path to all in house you can find Ilalang, of course as Ilalang lovers, we stop to pose with them. After find the sweet house, we keep going up. The view is great here, next to us is cliff, so we can see sea and sky unite in horizon. Check our photo bellow.

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Seopjikoji (섭지코지)

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Seopjikoji (섭지코지) – Epic pose from Miss Pepz

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Seopjikoji (섭지코지)

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Seopjikoji (섭지코지)

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Seopjikoji (섭지코지)

From Seopjikoji, we went to Seongsan Ilchulbong. Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. There is a huge crater at the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. The crater is about 600m in diameter and 90m high.Seongsan Ilchulbong is one of UNESCO World Heritage and as I know it’s one of 7 nature wonder of the worlds. We must paid 2000 KRW for admission fee. This place is a must to go place if you go to Jeju. So it’s full of tourist. luckily the parking area is big, so we easily park our car.
As always, in front of tourist attraction, there is always souvenir shop and food shop. We just stop at the food stall to buy some bottle of water for our dried throat. At first we decided to climb until reach the peak. But we found that it’s very tiring, so after he first observatory , we stop, and just enjoy the scenery from there. maybe we already drained our energy for too much walking before, so it’s really tiring, we can not hike higher.

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Seongsan Ilchulbong

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Seongsan Ilchulbong

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Seongsan Ilchulbong

Stairway to the peak, there is a lot of stairs and made us give up until reached the 1st observatory. The picture in the upper right is when we rested in 1st observatory, catching our breath. Luckily the view is marvelous.

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Seongsan Ilchulbong

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Seongsan Ilchulbong

When we going down from the observatory, we took our time to pose a picture in the grass. Actually we are not sure if we could enter thee grass or not. because actually no one there. Until we find some people sit there , so we just followed them and took some photo there. But no one scold us, so I think step n the grass is permitted here.

Well, I think I already write a lot of line in this post. So I will continue my 5th day in South Korea in next post. Stay tune ya. ^^

By. Lil Sis

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