Korea Day 2 (Seongsan Ilchubong Peak aka Sunrise Peak In Jeju Island)

on Jan 8, 2010
'Seongsan Ilchubong Peak' aka 'Sunrise Peak' rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago hence the HUGE crater on top of 'Seongsan Ilchubong Peak'... The crater itself was about 600m in diameter and 90m high!!!


Presenting the legendary 'Seongsan Ilchubong Peak'



'Seongsan Ilchubong Peak'... Famous for sunrise sighting but unfortunately, we were unable to watch it...


Explaining about the crater but none of us can understand!!!


Abundance volcanic rocks in Jeju Island... So it was wise to use it for wall building...


Wow... Just looked at all the tourists...



We decided not to climb all the way up due to limited time... So too bad, we can't enjoy the full glory of the magnificent crater... Nonetheless we do enjoyed ourselves because the surrounding view was really breathtaking!!!



Ok... Before showing you all the scenic pictures, first enjoy my darling's self portrait...




Wow... Actually I'm in this picture as well... Notice the shadow??? That's me!!!





ENJOY THE SCENERY!!!













I like this picture a lot... I call it 'The Lonely Photographer'...



Anyone care to translate???




Noticed the house in the picture??? Inside the house lives the 'Haenyeo' which stands for 'Sea Women'... The 'Haenyeo' were female divers which was very famous in Jeju Island... Most of them middle-aged or older goes out on a boat every morning to dive for seafood or seaweed... You can actually buy the seafood from them but according to our tour guide, it was kinda pricey...


What a nice place to live in!!!



To be continue...

7 comments:

-Celestial- said...

Pretty...i m more eager to go Korea~!!!! the more i look at the photos, the more envious i feel ~ Hahaha

Y r u not in the photos??

Dave said...

is very beautiful indeed especially Jeju Island...

i seldom use my camera to take my own picture... i use my darling's camera instead... will upload it soon...

-Celestial- said...

hey, i realized that u didnt take photos of the local guy there, did u?? eager to see whether got good looking korean guys or not~

but also know that most of them especially those good looking korean artist are not born "naturally" ~

Dave said...

local guys??? nop i didn't take any photos... frankly speaking they are not handsome at all... so is not worth taking... :)

most korean had plastic surgery before... even my tour guide had plastic surgery... is very normal in korea... is harder to find those without plastic surgery as compare to those who had...

-Celestial- said...

I know...but after plastic surgery, they look handsome so worth to see too~ hehe

Dave said...

hmm after plastic surgery also not that handsome le... that's my opinion la...

-Celestial- said...

but those korean male artists very good looking and all has a nice build up body ~~ hehe