Our third day in Jeju was blessed with a little bit of sunshine. This was exciting news for me because we’re scheduled to see the flowers that day. If you knew me, you’d know that I love flowers! I wish I picked a few petals to keep in my travel keepsake, but I feel bad for picking flowers. Aside from the beautiful flowers, we also made a quick visit to the Seongeup Folk Village to get an idea what Jeju Island used to before it was modernized.
After a hearty lunch filled with unlimited banchan, we trek the famous Seongsan Ilchulbong, also called ‘Sunrise Peak’. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was formed about 5,000 years ago due to a hydrovolcanic activity. They called it Sunrise Peak because watching the sunrise (or sunset) on top is said to be a sight to behold. Going to the peak is like a game — it gets harder as you reach the top. Harder, I mean steeper stairs. This tuff cone is 182 meters high, but we’ve made it! Note: Not for the faint of heart and may drain your battery.
We went to Aqua Planet to visit the creatures of the sea. Like other aquariums, they also have their own water shows but the performers were speaking in Korean. They also have a mermaid show which, quite frankly, didn’t make a mark on me. :( Still, the aquarium is massive and kids will surely enjoy it.
Before having dinner and going home, Sunny took us to a local market to buy souvenirs for our loved ones. My camera’s battery finally gave up on me, so I don’t have any pictures, but it’s an open market with a WORKING public wi-fi! Oh, and they also accept credit cards!
Overall, it was a crazy fun day for all of us! And I took A LOT of photos, despite my camera died during the trip. I’ll let do the photos do the talking:
I volunteered to take photos of these cute girls from Taiwan and ended up being part of their photo op as well!
This is Kim, a hobbyist photographer from Seoul. He was the one who captured the two photos below.
With Sunny, our tour guide throughout the trip.
We also had the liberty to meet Sunny’s boyfriend