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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

#1167: Korea Travelogue // Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak

Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. Located on the eastern end of Jejudo Island, there is a huge crater at the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. The crater is about 600m in diameter and 90m high. With the 99 sharp rocks surrounding the crater, it looks like a gigantic crown. 

While the southeast and north sides are cliffs, the northwest side is a verdant grassy hill that is connected to the Seongsan Village. The ridge provides an ideal spot for walks and for horse riding as well. The sunrise from the crater is magnificent. Also the Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak surrounded by bright yellow colored rapeseed flowers in the spring is truly a sight to behold.

Not my first time climbing Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, also known as Sunrise Peak, and I knew I just had to bring my family here! It isn't the easiest climb because some parts of the climb is really steep but it's definitely worth the climb to the peak for the view.

After about 30 mins or so, we reached the top!!! It's still as breathtaking as I remembered it to be :'>

It was really hot up there when the wind wasn't blowing. You can literally see everyone stripping their outerwear off.

Came down to see tornado chips!! I love tornado chips. It's like fried potato covered in some magical powder which makes them super tasty.

Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak
| 284-12, Ilchul-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do |

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