June 5, 2018

Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak – UNESCO World Heritage

Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak – UNESCO World Heritage

Seongsan-Ilchulbong Peak Introduction

Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak Location Jeju Special Self-governing Province, Seongsang-eup, Seogwipo City 282-12
Natural Monument No.420 on July 18, 2000

At first its height is 180 meters.
Jeju’s special autonomous province is located at the end of the Seongsan Peninsula, which is located in the east about 5,000 years ago.
Especially Seongsanbong Peak, like a rare underwater explosion volcano that erupted during the mid-second peak, has a large bowl-shaped flat crater all over the island.
With three sides forming a sheer sea of salt, there are 99 rocky peaks surrounding the crater.

Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak

Seongsan Ilchulbong Contents

First of all inside the 2.4-kilometer crater, grass stretches out, resembling a huge amphitheater.
Since this grass has been used as a chachet and grazing area for residents of Seongsan-ri since ancient times,
there are almost no trees, and there are hardly any silver grass.


At the summit of Ilchulbong Peak, a crater with a diameter of 600 meters and a floor surface of 90 meters above sea level, covers 214,400 ㎡ (the area of Seongsan-Ilchulbong-Peak crater).

A scene of director Lee Jang-ho make a movie ” The Foreign Team of Fear ” there. He once did farming, but now he will be in the field.

Since ancient times, the view of the sunrise from the summit of Ilchulbong Peak in Seongsan Mountain has been the best among the 10 scenic peaks of the county.
The viewers wonder and cheer at the rising sun from the horizon over the blue sea.

And it takes 25 minutes to walk from the ticket office to the observatory,
and the observatory says the view of the sunrise to be one of the Ten Lords of Yeongju.

It was designated and protected as Jeju Special Self-government Monument No.36 In 1976, but was changed to Natural Monument No.420 on July 18, 2000, including Ilchulbong Peak.

And then refer to Other sights in Jeju : Seopjikoji

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