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Monday, June 3, 2013

Our World - Seongsan Sunrise Peak

The Seongsan Ilchulbong, also known as Sunrise Peak is one of my favourite spots at Jeju island. If you're a fan of nature's many wonders, you'll definitely like being in this place. It offers some of the best hiking trails and great sight-seeing adventures.

A UNESCO world heritage site,  it was formed through the eruption of a volcano 100,000 years ago  and  there is a huge crater at the top of Seongsan Ilchulbon.

The name Ilchulbong comes from its famous view of the sunrise but the views are equally impressive at any time of day.

There are plenty of great spots and vantage points along the way and I can see why it had become a favourite getaway for hikers, trekkers and nature lovers.

While the southeast and north sides are cliffs, the northwest side is a hill with grass that is connected to the Seongsan Village.

I can imagine how awesome the field would look like with bright yellow rapeseed flowers in full bloom during springtime.

This is about halfway up to Seongsan Ilchulbong. The view gets better the higher up you climb.

The Bear, one of the unique rock formations beside the trail

We passed yet another splendid view along the way and many came here to view the magnificent sunrise.  Although we didn’t get to experience it, I can imagine how spectacular the sunrise would look from this vantage point.

I finally reached the highest point of Seongsan Ilchulbong after a strenuous 40 minutes hike but I couldn't stay long enough to enjoy the surrounding views. According to my research, the crater is about 600m in diameters and 90m high.

As it was getting dark, I hurriedly took one last shot before we made our way back.


  1. Beautiful place!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. What a view that is! These are gorgeous pics. :)

  3. I always find any part of the world fascinating to see and your shots are just superb!

  4. Yes, I like this beautiful place, great photos!

  5. Wow, that's really beautiful. What a great thing the internet and the blogger because I can travel around the World and see such gorgeous places from my armchair :) Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.

  6. Beautiful pictures and scenic views!

  7. Whoa nice scenery and pixz, this place was not included in our itinerary during our last trip.

  8. Wow, the views are beautiful! Gorgeous photos from your visit. Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

  9. Very beautiful shots!!!

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  10. Looks like a long walk up there, but the view from the top is magnificent!

  11. Beautiful photos especially the 5th and 6th : )

  12. Lots of walking here. I won't mind as it's such a beautiful place.

  13. Gosh I need to work out and build up my stamina if I want to visit this place. hehe....

  14. Oh, I do enjoy your Jeju posts. This place must be really lovely in summer or after the rainy season! Do you think it gets green?