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Korea Trip Day 3

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Korea Trip Day 3

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JEJU PACIFIC HOTEL

This morning, we check out from Jeju Pacific Hotel and get ready for our last itinerary in beautiful Jeju Island.

Jeju Pacific Hotel

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Jeju Island Street View

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SEONGSAN SUNRISE PEAK 城山日出峰

Seongsan Sunrise Peak or Seongsan Ilchulbong (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is one of the most famous landmarks in Jeju Island.

Jeju Seongsan Sunrise Peak is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site

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View of Sunrise Peak 

Seongsan Ilchulbong was formed as an under-sea volcanic eruption 100,000 years ago, but what you see today is a 600 stairs climb to the top of the ridge overlooking a grass covered volcano crater.

People Walking up the Crater to Enjoy the Spectacular Panoramic Views of Jeju Island

This tuff cone is 182 meters high, has a preserved bowl-like crater and also displays diverse inner structures resulting from the sea cliff erosion.  The crater itself was about 600m in diameter and 90m high.

Beautiful Jeju Island

These features are considered to be of geologic worth, providing information on eruptive and depositional processes of hydro-magmatic volcanoes worldwide as well as past volcanic activity of Seongsan Ilchulbong itself.

Sunrise Peak View

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Colorful Houses in Jeju Island

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Steep Cliff form by Volcanic Lava

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The surrounding view is magnificent.  A famous Korean dramaMy name is Kim Sam Soon” was shot here in Jeju Island.

The Divers Working at the Shore Areas Harvesting Abalone.

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DOL HAREUBANG

Dol Hareubang, the Gods offering both protection and fertility were placed outside the gates for protection against demons traveling between realities.  You can see it everywhere in Jeju Island.

Dol Hareubang At Holland Village

The Dol Hareubangs are carved from porous basalt (volcanic rock) and range in size up to 3 metres high.  The statues’ faces feature grinning expressions and bulging eyes without pupils, a long, broad nose, and slight smile and their hands rest on their bellies, one slightly above the other.

Giant Dol Hareubang At Opp Black Pork BBQ Restaurant

In sets of two, one will have a higher left hand and the other a higher right hand.  The hat is commonly referred to as phallic or mushroom-like. (Information source from Wikipedia)

Dol Hareubang At Dragon Head Rock

Our tour guide told us that many honeymooners would touch or rub the nose of the statue and they will to be blessed with a son.

Dol Hareubang At Black Pork BBQ Restaurant

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Dol Hareubang At Seongup Folk Village

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SEOUL CITY

Time to say bye bye to this lovely and romantic Jeju Island, we proceed to Jeju Domestic Airport 济州岛 to take a fight back to Seoul, Kimpo Domestic Airport 金浦国内机场.

Bird-Eye View of Seoul City

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Everland Theme Park View from Plane

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Seoul City

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South Korea Map

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Our Tour Guide, Rainbow told us that there is about 3 hours drive from the Airport to Hanwah Waterpia Resort.  Due to time constraint, we only have about 15 mins to buy some sandwich or bread to eat on the bus.

Our Lunch is this Big Cup of Korean Kimchi Noodles

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On The Way to Hanwah Waterpia Resort

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HANWAH WATERPIA RESORT

Tonight we will put up in Hanwah Waterpia Resort and have fun at the Waterpia, one of South Korea’s first indoor water theme park.

Hanwah Waterpia Resort

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Hanwah Waterpia Resort Garden

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Mount Sorak View from Hanwah Waterpia Resort

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Tonight we Sleep on Traditional Style Tatami Bed

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SEORAK WATERPIA 雪岳水上乐园

Seorak Waterpia offers a wide variety of leisure activities and hot spring facilities, located in Seoraksan National Park of Gangwon Province.

Seorak Waterpia

Seorak Waterpia uses only pure mineral waters from Choeksan.  The mineral water come from the layer formed during the Mesozoic Era which rich in cations (sodium, calcium and magnesium) and anions (chlorine, carbonic acid and sulphuric acid), hot springs water are good for stress release, neuralgia, arthritis and geriatric diseases.

Seorak Waterpia’s Indoor Waves Pool

Seorak Waterpia can be divided into 4 categories /section such as:

1. Waves Pool is for surfing indoors with a life jacket

2. Solar Room is for the artificial light, the same effect of the sun light.

3. Stream Pool is a hot spring flows along the different shaped pools inside and outside.

4. Standard Pool is an outdoor swimming pool shaped like square (length 25 meters).  You can use it during 4 seasons.  Under the street lamps at night, you can swim at any time.  It is one of the great prides Sorak Waterpia has.

Seorak Waterpia – Standard Pool and Stream Pool

Actually, we didn’t prepare ourselves for the water game as the weather was so cold, about 8 degree.  The entrance of the Waterpia is inside the changing room, you can see naked lady walking around.  To them is normal because this is their culture to enjoy hot spring in Korea.  :p

Octopus Seafood Steamboat Kimchi Dinner

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Link: Korea (Seoul & Jeju Island) Trip Day 1

Link: Korea (Jeju Island) Trip Day 2

Link: Korea (Mt. Seorak and Yong Pyong Dragon Peak) Trip Day 4

Link: Korea Trip Day 5

Link: Korea Trip Day 6

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  1. December 25, 2011 at 1:52 AM

    Really interesting entry, particularly the parts covering Jeju Island.

  2. Anonymous
    January 31, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Beautiful pix

  3. josephdonaghy6515
    February 8, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    great Photos

  1. December 27, 2011 at 4:23 AM

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