A morning filled with exciting adventure!!!! After our exciting Seogwipo Submarine (서귀포잠수함) tour, our next exciting adventure is to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (성산일출봉).
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (성산일출봉) came about from under the sea through the volcanic eruption that happen over 100,000 years ago. Also known as ‘Sunrise Peak’, Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (성산일출봉) is located on the eastern end of Jeju-do (제주도).
It is quite a hike up Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (성산일출봉). However, the journey up the stairs are surrounded with beautiful scenery of the scenic surrounding. Not even to mention that it is summer, so the sky is blue while the grass were beautiful green. What a perfect scene…. I simply loved the scenic view although I did not enjoy the hot summer sun.
Arriving at the peak of Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (성산일출봉), we saw a huge crater on at the top. The crater is said to be about 600m in diameter and 90m high. The beautiful crater looks simply too beautiful beyond any words that is surrounded by 99 sharp rocks making it looking like a gigantic crown.
It is said that the sunrise from the crater is magnificent. Guess, that means I would need to make another trip one day to check that out.
Our hike back down Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (성산일출봉) leads us to the scenic cliffs view of the southeast and north sides.
Although it was definitely a tiring hike up and down Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (성산일출봉)under the hot summer sun, the hike was definitely worth it. I simply love this beautiful place! I hope I would be privilege enough to be able to return soon in another season.
More information on Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (성산일출봉):
From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal,
Take a Direct Bus (Dongilju bus bound for Seongsan) and get off at Seongsalliipgu Bus Stop. (Travel time : about 2hr)
From Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal,
Take a Direct Bus (Dongilju bus bound for Seongsan) and get off at Seongsalliipgu Bus Stop (Travel time: about 2hr 30min)
From Seongsalliipgu Bus Stop, you will see Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (성산일출봉). Walk in the direction towards the peak (about 1km).
Not allowed to enter during bad weather
1 hour before sunrise till sunset.
Individuals: Adults 2,000 won / Teenagers & Children 1,000 won
Groups: Adults 1,600 won / Teenagers & Children 800 won
* Groups of 10 people or more
* Adults (ages 25-64) / Teenagers (ages 13-24) / Children (ages 7-12)
Korean Info. Service
[Guided Tour by Natural Heritage Commentator – Time: 09:00-17:00 – Metting Point: Hiking Information Center – Inquiries : +82-64-710-7908 /+82-64-783-0959
Interpretation Services Offered
Available in Chinese