Seongsan Ilchubong, Jeju

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Day 3

Seongsan Ilchubong, or Sunrise Peak, is one of the 360 parasitic volcanoes in Jeju and is located at the eastern tip of the island. The main draw is climbing up a slope that leads up to the crater at the top of the volcano, and the views are said to be stunning when done at sunrise.

Entrance to the park. A LED display at the ticket counter shows the sunrise time for the day in both Korean & Chinese.
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The trail is made up of cobbled stones.
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View of the township below, Seongsanpo or "Fortress Mountain Port". Part of this rock face is replicated in the Flora Korea! bus advertisment in Singapore, albeit with more flowers.
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A wall shows the sunrise timing for every day of the year.
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Introducing "Dolharubang", or simply Stone Grandfather. He is the guardian deity of Jeju and can be seen everywhere on the island. As for visitors such as me, I personally just find him very cute =)
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A row of grandfathers standing guard and welcoming visitors to one of the most important attractions in Jeju.
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Commercialisation in the form of local specialities stores & photo shops.
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