Traveling to Jeju Island? Visit the most wonderful Cheonjiyeon Falls in Seogwipo. A pond where heaven and earth meet because of its natural beauty.
Cheonjiyeon Falls (천지연폭포): Where Heaven and Earth Meet
Last June 11 to 14, 2019, our family went for a tour in Jeju, it was my first time to be there and I really love the place. Away from the city like Seoul, Jeju is more on nature, beaches, mountains, forests, eco lands, parks and etc.
On our second day, we went to Cheonjiyeon Falls and when I saw it reminds of the Pagsanjan Falls of the Philippines. A lot of tourists visit here with their family, friends, students too to take a photo and enjoy the view of the falls.
Cheonjiyeon is a pond where heaven and earth meet, it is designated as a natural monument through the whole valley as it is a natural habitat for Elaeocarpus and temperate zone plants. Approximately one kilometer above the falls, there is a Sombancheon River, which is the source of the Cheonjiyeon Falls’ clear water, and on the other side of the falls is a place called Cheonyeonsahu where soldiers practiced archery. The river here is protected as a natural habitat for giant mottled eels.
Mulheobeok is a water jar that is used in Jeju Island, primarily to carry water. It has a narrow and convex mouth with a flat foot to prevent the overflow of water when one is carrying the jar on the back. It is usually paired with Mulgudeok, a basket made of bamboo or bush clover, to carry the jar. Mulgudeok has support made of split bamboo pieces at the bottom portion.
A Place for Prayer
A place for prayer, there are many pieces of basalt rock in Jeju Island. Traditionally small basalt rocks have been used as materials in making rock fence or walls that protect the house or garden from the strong wind blowing from the coastal sea and the trespasser in the island. People long ago have wished for them and their family’s good health and well being making a pile of stones or a basalt rock fence around the big stone or the old tree that are holding some typical legends. The place of Cheonjiyeon has been bearing the typical legend that your wishes will come true if you pray and put small stones or small basalt rocks on the pile of stones in this place.
Taking pictures is not the only you can do here but also learn the important things about the habitat of Cheonjiyeon Falls. The Seogwipo Hydroelectric Power Plant site was located here too at Cheonjiyeon falls for over 29 years (1943 to 1972).
At the entrance they have a delicious snack that you shouldn’t forget to try, they called it Jeju HanchiPpang <3
It tastes like a waffle shaped into a squid with cheese inside and it’s very yummy. It’s good to eat while hot 🙂 One piece is 3,000 won, around 120 pesos in Philippine peso 😀
Adult (Age over 25) 2,000 won | 1,600 won for Groups (More than 10)
Children (Age 7-12) 1,000 won | 600 won for Groups (More than 10)
Youth (Age 13-24) 1,000 won | 600 won for Groups (More than 10)
Army Personnel 1,000 won | 600 won for Groups (More than 10)
(Rank Below Staff Sergeant)
Everyday, 10:00-12:00 noon/ 1:00-6:00PM
※ They don’t accept mobile coupons. Bring your ticket to the entrance (Distance of 130M)
※ Pets are not permitted (except guide dogs)
Cheonji-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
제주특별자치도 서귀포시 천지동
Take an intra-city bus or a tourist shuttle bus in Seogwipo and get off at Cheonjiyeon Falls the last stop.
By Public Transportation Nearby
정류장 (Bus Stop)| 서문로터리입구 도보 3분 (Seomun Rotary Entrance, 3 mins. walk)
지선버스 (Green Bus) 610-1/615-1/615-2/627/641-1/641-2/690
간선버스 (Blue Bus) 510/530-1
순환버스 5003 (심야)
정류장 (Bus Stop)| 삼매봉도서관 도보 8분 (Sammaebong Library, 8 mins. walk)
지선버스 (Green Bus) 615-1/615-2/627/691
정류장 (Bus Stop)| 남성마울입구 도보 5분 (Namseong Village Entrance, 5 mins. walk)
지선버스 (Green Bus) 610-1/633/641-1/651/652/690
간선버스 (Blue Bus) 201/281/282/510/521/530-1/530-2
순환버스 5002 (심야 Late Night)/ 5003 (심야 Late Night)
Other useful information:
Cheonjiyeon Falls: 064) 733-1528
※ Please call the Seogwipo Tourism for more information and guidance during your trip.
Free wheelchair rental
Designated restroom (next to ticket booth)
Stroller for babies (36 months and below)
Remember that this place is NO DRONE ZONE.
For more information about Jeju Island’s tourist spots, check HERE.
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