Please note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many of Jeju’s seasonal festivals and tourist destinations have closed. Meanwhile, though, we would like to highlight some of the island’s natural attractions. We sincerely hope you will visit Jeju once the crisis has passed.
Soesokkak Estuary, located at Hahyo-dong, Seogwipo is a valley formed by the flow of lava, and its geography is just as unique and interesting as its name implies.
It used to be called “Soedun” because it looked like a cow lying down (not unlike Udo Island‘s traditional description and namesake).
The name changed, though, due to the creation of a small valley that was formed from freshwater flowing from Hyodoncheon Stream and saltwater from the nearby coast.
Its hidden scenery and harmonious view of strange rock formations and pine tree forests is visually stunning. You can find plenty of forest shade along the estuary and a wooden platform with many spots to take lots of photographs.
You can also take a ride on a Jeju raft called the “Teu”. On the raft, a guide pulls a rope to bring the Teu through the crystal clear water. Enjoy the exotic view of the estuary’s interesting array of rocks. Kakak rentals are also available.
In the area is Jeju Olle walking trail No. 6 and Hahyo Port with its large, picturesque lighthouses. You can take a fun Jet Boat ride there and even charter an ocean fish boat.
Details and map: www.visitjeju.net/u/4R5