Geological quirks. They’re something that a relatively young volcanic entity like Jejudo Island has plenty to offer.
The most obvious, of course, is its 1,950m peak atop Hallasan Mountain. But there are hundreds of volcanic cones and other structures that appeared in untold eruptions over the millennia.
When it comes to coastal cliffs, though, you might have to think a bit harder.
Admittedly there are many examples of famous cliffs from around the world. However, Jejudo Island is also the proud owner of a relatively diminutive (well, 100-meters-tall!) cliff wall along its southwest coast called Baksugijeong (“wide cliffs” in the Jeju language) that is very memorable indeed.
Did you know? Jejudo Island was not formed “all at once.” Rather, it is the conglomeration of many volcanic events. Its overall geomorphologic features are divided by scientists into three main categories. 1) Lava plateaus in the coastal areas 2) Hallasan Mountain, the shield volcano at the center of the island 3) The many volcanic cones and craters (“oreum” in the Jeju language) which surround Hallasan (and a few which have even been discovered submerged off the Jeju coast!)
Daepyeong-ri, Andeok-myeon, is already a very pretty area. But with the cliffs framing the view, it’s a very pleasant place to relax and enjoy a coffee, or to walk between the Jeju Olle walking trails — the end of the 17.8-kilometer-long trail 8 and most of the 7.5-kilometer trail 9.
We hope you’ll put it on your “to do” list of things for Jejudo Island!
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