|This Cheonjiyeon Waterfall at |
night is a beautiful sight with
lights illumination, but not to
be confused with Cheonjeyeon
Waterfall that we visited.
The warm temperate forest around Cheonjeyeon Waterfall was designated Natural Monument No. 378 because of the rare plants it contains and its value for scientific research. Rare plants such as the solipnan plants (skeleton fork fern) can be found around the falls in the crevices of rocks. Since ancient times, it is thought that standing under the waterfall on the 15th day of the seventh lunar month can cure diseases by the eighth lunar month, though swimming is now prohibited. On the May of even-numbered years, the Chilseonyeo (Seven Nymphs) Festival is held at this location. The waterfall is one of the three famous waterfalls of Jeju, the other two being Cheonjiyeon Waterfall and Jeongbang Waterfall.
We heaved and puffed along the 10 minutes trail, but it was a good exercise after a heavy black pork meat steamboat meal. The breath taking view of Cheonjeyeon Waterfall took all soreness away once we reached it. We spend some 15 minutes clicking away and then scrambled back up to the entrance. Here are some pictures I took at Cheonjeyeon Waterfall:
Location: 666-7, Cheonji-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do 666-7, South Korea.
Coordinates: 33.252818°N 126.417274°E