Category Archives: Geology

A Final Morning in South Korea: Inwangsan

From Seodaemun Prison, I walked up to Inwangsan, one of the set of mountains which guards the old city of Seoul, and still contains remains of the old city wall. I didn’t have time to go to the peak (I … Continue reading

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Hallasan Part 2: Descent via the Gwaneum-sa Trail

I had been a bit disappointed with the scenery on the Seongpanak Trail, but I remembered that the Gwaneum-sa Trail is the most beautiful. Indeed, the Gwaneum-sa trail did not disappoint. I chose to go up by Seongpanak because a) … Continue reading

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Manjanggul, the Lava Tube Cave, and Gimyeong Maze Park

While a typhoon crossed Jeju, I was looking for a good place to go in the rain, and that place was Manjanggul, which is part of Geomunoreum system, which UNESCO says is “the finest lava tube system of caves anywhere” … Continue reading

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Jeju Stone Park

Jeju Island is literally made out of volcanic rock, and volcanic rock has played a large role in Jeju life in culture. To learn all about it, the best place to go is Jeju Stone Park. After going through the … Continue reading

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Ahop-gut Maeul Experience Yard and Olle Route #13

After visiting the <a href="“>Jeju Museum of War History Peace, I tried to walk to Nakcheon Village. Nakcheon Village is near Cheongsu Village (where the museum is), but no, I had to make a wrong turn. When I ended up … Continue reading

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Jeju Museum of War History Peace at Gama Oreum

I decided to spend a day exploring western Jeju Island. Though it wasn’t raining as hard as it had during the height of the typhoon, it wasn’t a great weather day either. I started in Gosan village, which is the … Continue reading

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Sanbangsan, the Cliff Sitting on Jeju’s Coast

The dramatic landmark jutting out on the southwestern tip of Jeju Island is Sanbangsan. I started at Hwasun Beach, and walked along Jeju Olle Route #10. It turns out that the southern coast of Jeju Island does have a little … Continue reading

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