As the name implies, the unusual rock formation is said to be the shape of a dragon’s head that lies on the beautiful seashore at Jeju Island in South Korea. There are many legends associated with the origin of this rock, but the one I find most fascinating was that a dragon was sent to Halla Mountain to gather bullocho, a herb of eternal youth, but unfortunately, he was struck with the arrow of the enraged mountain god. This turned him into stone, his head looking up towards heaven and his body submerged in the sea.
Also known as Yongduam Rock, it is one of the nine sites in Jeju Island that has been awarded the status of UNESCO Global Geoparks. According to my tour guide, the unique landscapes were the result of volcanic eruptions and thousands and thousands of years of wind, water and lava forming them into different shapes today.
It was drizzling and windy when we first arrived and taking sharp pictures
were rather difficult as the only sources of light were spot light bulbs placed along the pathways.
Despite of the strong wind and cold weather, I was glad I was able to
get a few good shots in such circumstances.
A great place to spend time with your loved one, enjoy the beauty and solitude and sound of the waves.