Jeongbang Waterfalls Jeju Island

Raw seafood by the waterfalls

Yes isn’t our accommodation like the cutest thing? Haha it looked like little cottages. Because there were 5 of us, we got the individual houses one, with our own toilet and everything.

Smaller groups slept in the common house, where the reception and dining area was. They shared toilets, so it was like the Korean sauna house all over again. I…can’t go through that again HAHA. So, thank goodness we had our own private space.

The floor was heated and everything, which at some point caused us to accidentally melt the chocolates we bought. It was so hot we felt warm in the night LOL. It was a really small space, so we got to live like traditional Koreans did. Eat, sleep, chill at the same spot haha.

the haenyeo

Jeju is known for their haenyeo, or 海女 in Chinese, referring to female divers known to dive into the ocean to gather seafood such as some kinds of shellfish (especially abalone!) and seaweed without any diving equipment. Seems like such a risky and amazing job for those women to be doing, am surprised that such a thing exists up til now.

We saw some of these women selling raw seafood by the rocks at Jeongbang Waterfalls when we visited. Some locals were enjoying the delicacies, the squid still wiggling and all, but unfortunately we didn’t dare to give it a try hehehe.

Jeongbang Waterfalls had a spectacular write-up in the tourist book (yes legit a thick book) we took from Jeju airport, but it proved quite underwhelming when we reached there. Maybe because we weren’t as close to the waterfalls as we thought we were, and so it seemed very much smaller than it claimed… But a great photo op nevertheless 🙂

Jeongbang Falls

37, Chilsimni-ro 214 beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Operating hours: 0800 – 1900 (Summer); 0800 – 1800 (Winter)
Admission fees: 2,000 won (Adults); 1,000 won (Children)

With love,
jtwong


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