Sangumburi Crater, Jeju

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Often described as a natural stadium packed with thick shrubs and magnolia, maple, and pine trees, Sangumburi Crater is home to over 400 plant and animal species. A natural monument and the only one of its kind in the country, the crater erupted violently and quickly without ejecting much lava, leaving a 130 m (426 ft) deep hole. A short walk up the hill along a well-paved path leads to a small pavilion, with the main observation platform offering panoramic views of the ocean, the mountain, and other volcanic "oreums" (parasitic cones) nearby. Walk around the rim and look for Jeju burial mounds surrounded by trapezoidal stone walls and guarded from evil spirits by little stone figures. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Jeju trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Im pretty sure some dramas were filmed there but Im not sure which ones. It is a short walk around the the surroundings are filled with lallangs. It is beautiful but not worth to pay 6000 KRW unless y...  more »
  • Must visit place in autumn. The view is fantastic. There’s a bus stop just in front of this tourist spot.  more »
  • Our driver suggested for us to visit this place as we were fond of seeing the flame grass, of which some can be found on the roadside of Jeju. Can’t advise on the travelling mode as we booked a driver...  more »

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You'll find plenty of accommodations in Jeju, an established tourism destination for mainlanders and foreign visitors. Look in the Nohyeong-Dong district and by the harbor in the city center for the majority of rooms. Across these two areas, you'll find everything from luxury hotels to budget, family-run guesthouses. Guesthouses in rural areas attract backpackers with inexpensive rooms, while rental cottages in the coastal areas remain popular with honeymooners.
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