Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Cheonjiyeon Waterfalls, Jeju

Cheonjiyeon, a U-shaped valley made of lava and through sedimentation and uplift, consists of a tropical evergreen forest, as well as the Cheonjiyeon Waterfall.

A traditional Korean raft called t'e-u at the start of the trail to the waterfall

The Cheonjiyeon Waterfall is 22 metres in height and 12 metres in width, which cascades down to a 20-metre deep pond. The water meanders along a well-defined stream bed until it flows into Seogwipo City Harbour.

In order to reach the waterfalls, we went through a landscaped trail, which made up of a garden of subtropical plants and the pond upon which the waterfall cascades to. The pond is a habitat for animals such migratory ducks, koi fish and giant mottled eel. This eel is classified as Natural Monument No. 27 - Natural Habitat of Giant Mottled Eel.

Was told that the waterfall is illuminated in the night, and the image of a face becomes clearly visible in the rock. It looks different from the viewer's point, thus creating a mysterious atmosphere of a good omen.

Some of the snacks sold at the entrance to the waterfall

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