Exploring The Island of Natural Wonder, Jeju, South Korea (Part 2)

Day 2 in Jeju began with a good start: Blue sky with no hint of rain. It was a cool, sunny day to get around! Our hotel was situated around Jeju City (northern Jeju area), so it took us around 1-hour drive to get to our first destination of the day, Jeongbang Waterfall, which lies in Seogwipo City, that is in the southern part of Jeju.

Our driver drove us from the north straight to south through Mt. Halla-san. If you see the map of Jeju, you’ll know that Halla-san – or Mount Halla – is prominently located in the center of Jeju Island. It was a memorable drive accompanied with a series of K-Pop music hits (dunno, our driver set it just like that). The road through the mountain was actually quite broad, and as smooth as a toll road. The mountain trees fenced in from each side of the road, their branches sometimes touched each others that at some points they formed a beautiful leafy tunnel. We even passed by a vast horse ranch! Sadly I didn’t take much pictures during the drive; those I happened to capture unfortunately are all blurred pictures ^^ The forests were so amazingly beautiful even in late Spring, and I bet the foliage will be more beautiful in autumn hues.

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Exploring The Island of Natural Wonder, Jeju, South Korea (Part 1)

Jeju Island is blessed by a plethora of natural wonders. During good weather, it’s definitely a true paradise for those who simply just want to get lost and have an adventure. It was our first time to Jeju, so naturally we’d listed down a number of must-see places that might be touristy as well. We just didn’t care about the crowds one bit because, hey, it was spring! Spring was the perfect time to have an outdoor vacation together with others – it was about springy mood and great ambience with more people around.

Our first day in Jeju, our taxi driver brought us to our first destination, Manjanggul Lava Cave.

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