Despite waking up to rain and gray skies, we were determined to get some sightseeing in! Our first stop was Cheonjeyeon Falls, located right in the Jungmun Resort Compex. The Falls have three locations, and we chose to only look in at the first two. The first was not actually a waterfall, just a pretty pool. I think it has a waterfall when the rains are very heavy. Location two was a beautiful waterfall, there’s not a whole lot more to say about it.
On we traveled to Cheonjiyeon Falls (I won’t even attempt to figure out how to distinguish between the two verbally). At this point, the rain was coming down hard, but we soldiered on with our umbrella in order to view this lovely waterfall.
After that, we decided to head for an indoor location – Manjanggul Cave, a 1-kilometer lava tube you can walk down. We ate a utilitarian lunch at the on-site restaurant and proceeded to explore the cave, which was extremely interesting. The ground was very uneven so we had to watch our steps carefully.
Next up, after a coffee break, we decided to check out the Haenyeo Museum. Haenyeo are the women divers of Jeju who dive for abalone and other sea creatures. The museum was interesting but could have used more data – we were left with more questions than we started with.
For dinner, we took a taxi to the nearby pork BBQ restaurant Childonga (738-1191) so that we could freely partake of somek and not worry about driving home! We ate a fabulous black pork dinner, drank lots of somek, and somehow made it the two kilometers home in the rain when there were no taxis to be found.
At that point, we clearly deserved a treat for our efforts, so we had a drink in the hotel bar and shared a decadent chocolate dessert.