I visited Jusangjeollidea, the famous formation of rocks along the coast of Jungmun.
I’ve seen these type of hexagonal basalt columns before – in the Penghu Archipelago in Taiwan, in the Sai Kung peninsula in Hong Kong – but I think this is the most beautiful set, with the deep blue sea water frothing and crashing upon the rocks.
Columnar basalt forms when thick flows of lava cool down quickly. The lava can shrink vertically, but cannot shrink horizontally without fracture, thus it breaks into these columns.
This is the only place in all of Korea where this type of rock formation is found.
Of course, because it’s famous and next to Jungmun resort, there are plenty of tourists there with you.
However, the other people didn’t bother me – I simply enjoyed watching the waves go up and down.
It reminds me to slow down, and enjoy the beauty which is already there around me.
This specific rock formation is rare, but that beautiful blue sea is not!