Our last stop for Day 11, also our last day in Jeju-do (제주도) is the place that I had always dream of visiting since I watched the popular drama All In back in 2003. My last trip to Jeju-do (제주도) back in 2012, our trip was too short and we did not managed to make it due to limited time that we had in Jeju-do (제주도), so in August 2016, almost 13 years later, I managed to make the dream come true…….
Seopjikoji (섭지코지), located at the end of the eastern shore of Jeju-do (제주도), is a popular spot for many Korean dramas, All In (SBS, 2003), My Girl (SBS, 2006), Warm & Cosy (MBC, 2015) to name a few and Korean variety show such as Running Man. “Seopji” is the name of the area while “Koji” is Jeju dialect that brings the meaning of a sudden bump on land.
From Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal, take Bus No. 910 and get off at Sinyangri Bus Stop. (Travel time: about 2hr 10 min). From the bus stop, take a taxi for about 5-min to get to Seopjikoji Entrance.
There is no entry fees to explore this beautiful and scenic place of Seopjikoji (섭지코지). So we start our exploration of Seopjikoji (섭지코지) in the evening which provides a magnificent skyline.
My excitement grew as we were walk up the path while enjoying the beautiful evening scenic view surrounding Seopjikoji (섭지코지). Our guide shared with me briefly while on our way to Seopjikoji (섭지코지) earlier when I excitedly mentioned that I am looking forward to seeing the beautiful Chapel that was featured in All In that the chapel is now a sweet / chocolate shop. I was thinking in my heart, as long as the building remain the same, I am sure that the effect would be still the same.
As we were approaching the highly anticipated chapel / sweet / chocolate shop, to my disappointment, although the building is beautiful, unfortunately, it is now an abandoned / cornered off building as the shop is also closed. What a waste of a beautiful building.
Further walk up, we arrived on Koji Hill, a wide and flat land where a stone Bongsudae called ‘Hyeopjayeondae’ with a 4m height and 9m length and width that remains in its original form.
Continuing our walk along Seopjikoji (섭지코지), we finally reached the lighthouse located at the end of Seopjikoji (섭지코지). From here, we were able to have a scenic view of the area surrounding Seopjikoji (섭지코지). Indeed worth the walk…..!
Soon, it is time to say goodbye. We head back down Seopjikoji (섭지코지) and ends our 2016 Summer Vacation on the Mystical Island of Jeju-do (제주도).
Our journey of Jeju-do (제주도) ended with a magnificent sashimi and fresh seafood meal at a restaurant recommended by our guide cum host.
It was indeed a very memorable week long exploration of Jeju-do (제주도). We had booked our accommodation from Airbnb (our first time), and I must say that the host whom also was our guide and drive on Jeju-do (제주도) had far exceeded our expectation.
We are off on an early morning flight to Seoul (서울), our last stop for this trip. So stay tune for our adventure of Seoul (서울).