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Thursday, December 18, 2014

#1161: Korea Travelogue // Manjanggul Lava Tube

Manjanggul Cave is one of the finest lava tunnels in the world, and is a designated natural monument. A lava tunnel is formed with the lava that was deep in the ground sprouts from the peak and flows to the surface. Manjanggul Cave has a variety of interesting structures inside including 70cm lava stalagmites and the lava tube tunnels.

Only 1km of the 13,422m Manjanggul Cave is open to tourists. The inside of the tunnel sustains at a temperature of 11~21 degrees Celsius, creating a comfortable atmosphere. The stone pillars and stalactites are widely spread and the tunnels shows off the cave's topographical features. The Stone Turtle is especially eye-catching because it is shaped like Jeju-do Island.

Manjanggul Lava Tube
| 3341-3, Gimnyeong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do |

I've said this before in a previous post but I'm always in awe by nature. How amazing is our God to be able to create such amazing structures and places for us to visit? Thousands of years ago, boiling hot lava flowed through the place that I was standing on and walking in and created such a huge tunnel. Just picturing that in my head blows my mind.

It was pretty cold inside so do make sure to bring a jacket even if you're visiting in the summer and the weather outside is pretty hot. Also, make sure you bring a hat or an umbrella if you don't want your hair to get wet because there is quite a lot of water dripping from the ceiling!

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