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Sangumburi Crater, Jeju

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Wildlife Area
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. To visit Sangumburi Crater on your trip to Jeju, use our Jeju trip itinerary builder.
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  • Good walk up to the top, windy & cooling during autumn (Nov 16). Enjoy a breathtaking view & good for nature lover. Great place to relax your mind.  more »
  • Been here during last autumn (Nov 2016). I was mesmerized by the view because that time the sun was setting as well. Recommended for nature lover.  more »
  • nice walk to the top. you can see volcano crater on the top, pretty windy and sunny, make sure you bring sunglass and water, also jacket  more »