三多島 (Samdado, The island with many of the three)

Jeju rocks

Jeju rocks

It is one of the nicknames of Jeju-do(‘do’ means an island).

What are those three?

Women: Long ago, many Jeju men were fisher men and often get killed by sea so female population of Jeju was higher than male population. However, that is no longer the case now. However, long time spoiled Jeju men are not that popular among ladies. 🙂

Wind: When you walk along Olle trails especially the ones along the sea-shore, you can experience that. Jeju people say that Jeju rain doesn’t fall but blow because of the strong wind. If you want to experience the real Jeju wind, travel North East during winter and South West during Summer. I walked the route 11 in early autumn and felt all my worries would be blown away with the wind.

Rocks: Jeju fences and traditional houses are built of Jeju rocks. Even the tombs are fenced by rocks. Everywhere you go, you will see the black colour volcano rocks(basalt).  You can see beautiful Jeju rocks in many places. Below are must see places. Please don’t take any stones and rocks with you(except the souvenir Dolharubang)  out of Jeju because that is illegal.

Jeju stone park http://jejustonepark.com/eng/

Oedolgae(Olle route 6 ending, 7 starting point) http://english.jeju.go.kr/index.php/contents/travel/attractions/places?act=view&seq=50240

Jusangjeoli Cliff of Daepo(Along Olle route 8) http://english.jeju.go.kr/index.php/contents/travel/attractions/places?act=view&seq=50183

Yongmeori Coast(Along Olle route 10)

Jeju coast

Jeju coast

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