(East point) Jeju Olle Travel Center - Korean Address: 서귀포시 서귀동 316-1
(West point) Seogwipo World Cup Stadium Square (North-East Corner of Emart) 월드컵경지장 광장
|View of Halla over the Rice Field|
도와 주세요. 탁시 전화해 주세요.
Tak-shi jeon-hwa-hay ju-say-yo.
Meaning: Please help and call a taxi for me.)
제주올레여행자센터에 가고 싶어요.
서귀포시 서귀동 316-1
West Point location:
월드컵경지장 광장에 가고 싶어요.
Bus #100 goes between the two end points and would take about 16 mins. (A taxi ride is about 10 mins)
Trail Length: ~15 km
Estimated Time: 3.5-5 Hours
Key Scenic Points: Geolmae Eco Park - Hanon (large rice field) - Jenam Children Center - Mt. Gogeun - Eongtto Waterfall (best after rainy season)
|Le before and after.|
The benefits of 7-1 is that both ends are near bus stops. Plus, with one end being at the Seogwipo Emart, it also has a taxi stand. This made it very convenient to park at the eastern point, walk the trail and then quickly catch a taxi back to my car. (It would also be easy to catch a taxi in the city back to the Emart should you choose to walk from west to east).
|View of Halla on the trail up Mt. Gogeun|
Note: there are a number of benches in the shade along the top which is where we chose to stop for a small lunch.
|Another angle of the rice fields|
For a moment I thought I was back in Vietnam or Taiwan (granted, on a smaller scale). At another point along the trail, we were walking beside these smooth cliff faces. Trees sprung from the tops, looking like tuffs of broccoli and Jess and I thought we were somewhere in Africa. Then we stumbled on an orchard with a sweet little cafe/house that easily looked like it was somewhere in Europe.
|Cliff Faces near Eongtto Waterfall.|
|Near Eongtto Waterfall, a vineyard-looking orchard.|
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