The columnar joints at Jungmun Daepo Coast is Jeju's Natural Monument No. 443. This rocky cliff run for about 2 km in the coastline of Seogwipo and were formed from the basalt flows when Nokhajiak volcano erupted 14,000-25,000 years ago. The lava that has flowed to the coast of Jungmun and through the years has formed these rock pillars shaped like cubes or hexagons.
After getting off at the International Convention Center, we inquired the directions to Jusangjeolli Cliff. From the bus stop, it was a ten-minute straight walk with a pretty view of these meadows. Didn't know I could also have this awesome view of the sun setting while traveling in Jeju.
|The meadows near the cliff|
|once you see this sign, you'll know you're near|
|The color of the pillars before dusk|
We arrived around 4:30 PM but it was getting pretty dark already. It was also pretty crowded that day due to some students having their field trip.
I thought these stone pillars were very beautiful. Thinking how these were shaped by Mother Nature was very enchanting. The irregular, but striking hexagonal columns would draw you to stare at them with amazement.
I was told that the height of these columns are around 30-40 meters. You would not be able to see similar structures like these in the world aside from Jeju and in Ireland called Giant Causeway.
After some time, the sun was almost setting so I prepped my camera to take pictures of how nightfall in Jeju looks like. Jusangjeolli Cliff looked so gorgeous with the rays of sun that seem to wave to us and wish us luck for the next day's trip. The colors of the sun and the light reflecting to the ocean and to the cliff is sort of warming and inspiring. The effect was very soothing and calming to my senses, adding the windy weather of autumn that was just perfect for this moment. I knew I just fell in love with Jeju! Spending time here was the perfect way to end our afternoon. :)
We left Jusangjeolli around 5:30 PM, I wanted to take more pictures but my Canon's battery has already died out and I left my extra batteries. I was hoping that there were still other nearby establishments or tourists spots open that we could still explore.
I know this post is not enough to express how beautiful it was to experience the sunset viewing at Jeju especially here at Jusangjeolli. Let me know what you think :)