I visited this attraction during a Chan Brothers package tour 2 years ago, so my memory of this place could be a bit hazy, please forgive me in advance 🙏🏻 If my memory fails me, please just admire my photographs haha.
Cheonjeyeon Falls, named “The Pond of God,” consists of 3 sections. Around the falls, a variety of plant life thrives, such as the rare ‘solimnan’ reeds. To the east, there is a cave where cold water pours from the ceiling to create the first waterfall. The water gathers into a pool and from there, falls two more times, creating the second and third waterfalls, which then flow into the sea. In Cheonjeyeon Valley, visitors can see Seonimgyo Bridge (arch bridge with 7 nymphs carved on the side) and the octagonal Cheonjeru Pavilion. Seonimgyo Bridge is also called Chilseonyeogyo, meaning “seven nymphs bridge,” and it connects Cheonjeyeon Falls with Jungmum Tourist Complex.
On the surface of Cheonjeru Pavilion, there is a painting that tells Cheonjeyeon’s legend of the seven nymphs and the mountain god. In May of every even-numbered year, the Chilseonyeo Festival is held here.
My memories of this place go along the lines of:
- Gorgeous scenery – just look at the leaves! I can only imagine how lovely this place would look in autumn because all the leaves would possibly have been red and orange. I do think that we were still pretty lucky to be able to see green leaves at the beginning of winter.
- Peaceful – this place is really quiet and not crowded at all. Those people in my photos? They’re from my tour group. There was almost NO ONE else. The only sounds you hear here are from visitors (aka us), and the sound of the wind and water. I grew up in what is possibly one of the most crowded cities in the world, so it definitely feels very nice to spend time away from the bustle and hustle.
- Cold – because it’s winter, duh. And also because you’re exposed to nature with hardly any shelter. Do take note of this when you come in winter, or you might catch a cold.
Admittedly, this is not the most accessible place. However, let’s just say that not many natural attractions in Korea are that easy to access, which is not a bad thing because it means that you can truly enjoy some far-flung scenery that’s not disturbed by urbanisation.
I would definitely recommend putting this on your itinerary if you have at least half a day to spare during your time in Jeju. If your itinerary is already very packed, then it’s probably not too advisable.
Individual: Adults 2,500 won / Teenagers & Children 1,350 won
Group: Adults 2,050 won / Teenagers & Children 850 won
* Free for Children (age 6 or younger), Seniors (age 65 or more), People with disabilities (must accompanied by one guide for people with disability (level 1-3), etc.
* Group: 10 or more people.
* Children: ages 7-12 / Teenagers: ages 13-24
Address: 132, Cheonjeyeon-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
제주특별자치도 서귀포시 천제연로 132 (중문동)
From Jeju Airport, take Airport Limousine Bus 600 bound for Jungmun and get off at Yeomiji Botanical Garden (approx. 50 min).
– Walk 5-10 min to the entrance of Yeomiji Botanical Garden.
– Purchase tickets on site.
Taxi takes 30-40 min from Jeju Airport.
For more information, visit KTO’s website here.