Seongsan Sunrise Peak 성산일출봉


My Jeju Island, Korea Adventure! 

Hydrovolcanic eruptions formed this majestic volcanic crater 5,000 years ago on Jeju Island.

A UNESCO world heritage site, the peak is famous for many things, including numerous rare plant species, but is best known for the magnificent sight of the sun rising over it (hence the name).

The climb up the peak’s northwest side ridge (its other sides are steep cliffs) to the 180-meter highest point takes 30 minutes.

The rocky pathway

Resting for awhile, perfect time to take photos! *puff-puff*

Almost there! *inhales deeply*

Going up the volcano was long and difficult, but going down was fast and easy.

YAY! I made it to the crater! It was cold and windy!

Met some Korean friends along the way.. I look Korean right? 🙂

I conquered Sungsan Sunrise Peak! 

Photography by: Sarah May Tanhuanco

Location: Seongsan-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province (제주특별자치도 서귀포시 성산읍성산리 1번지)

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