Korea Day 1 (Yongduam aka The Dragon Head Rock in Jeju Island)

on Jan 3, 2010
The very famous 'Yongduam' aka 'The Dragon Head Rock'... Legend has it that an envoy sent by the Dragon King to gather the elixer of life on Mt. Halla, was shot down by the angry guardian spirit of Hallasan... The fleeing dragon fell into the sea and turned into rock with his head still surging towards the sky...

So in your opinion, does it looked like a dragon head??? I guessed one must use a lot of imagination here... It sure don't looked like one to me!!! But I really enjoyed the scenery there... Really nice...

So sorry because most of my pictures were not that sharp because the wind was really really strong there... I can't even hold my camera steady (didn't bring my tripod!!!)... Hence the not so sharp pics... After taken all the shots, my eyes became watery... You know why??? Because the damn wind was so strong that my eyes cannot endured the constant abused from it!!!


ENJOY THE SCENERY!!!







My darling posing with 'Dol Hareubang'... 'Dol Hareubang' were considered to be gods offering both protection and fertility and were placed outside of gates for protection against demons travelling between realities...

'Dol Hareubang' were carved from porous basalt (volcanic rock)... Nothing to be surprised of because Jeju Island was created entirely from volcanic eruptions approximately 2 million years ago... Volcanic rock dominated the entire island...

Legends said that by touching the tummy of the 'Dol Hareubang', one can becomes wealthy... If you wanted to have babies, then it's a must for you to touch the 'Dol Hareubang' nose and ear... Nose for baby boy and ear for baby girl!!!

To be continue...

4 comments:

-Celestial- said...

Breathtaking scenery~ The photos u take look like a wallpaper...Thumbs up!!

sheryl0202 said...

hey that place seems nice!

I would prefer if your picture can be bigger, I love looking at big pics haha..

wing said...

nice photos!! ...

Dave said...

celestial: thank you for your compliment!!!

sheryl0202: yeah the scenery there is really beautiful... wait for me to upload the bigger pictures to my flickr account... then you can go there and see...

wing: thank you!!!