Have you heard of the legend of Samshinin? According to myth, the three founding demi-gods of Jeju called Samshinin married the three princesses called Samgongju. They started to raise cattle and ponies and planted five grain seeds to start agriculture life on Jeju. According to legend, Honinji pond is where their wedding ceremony was held and the three caves served as their bridal rooms.
Address: 39-22, Honinji-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si (제주특별자치도 서귀포시 성산읍 혼인지로 39-22)
Directions by bus: Take bus 701 from the Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal. For for about 1 hour and 54 minutes, and then get off at the Honinji Entrance bus stop. Walk for about 8-12 minutes to Honinji.
Come see the beautiful Korean architecture in its traditional buildings.
Take a walk along the quiet road of Honinji and you can sense how life used to be. If you come in October, you can attend the Honinji Festival, where people reenact the mythical wedding. You can even try on traditional hanbok.
Walking around this peaceful village, you can see the memorial stone of the three princesses.
This is one of the caves that served as a bridal chamber according to legend.
Honinji is a great destination for those who would like step back into the myth and legend of Jeju while enjoying the peaceful quietness of a small village. It’s part of Olle course 2.
If you plan to take bus 701 around Jeju, there are several other places to visit.
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