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2021 Jeju World Heritage Festival (Oct. 1 to Oct. 17)

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One step deeper into the mysterious Jeju lava caves


Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes are Korea’s only natural heritage site designated by UNESCO in 2007. However, much of the lava caves, which are estimated to be almost 10.7km long, has remained a hidden and mysterious place, except for the approximately 1km section of Manjanggul cave, one of the popular tourist attractions on Jeju.


Some sections of the restricted lava caves will be for the first time open to the public for 17 days during the Jeju World Heritage Festival, which will run from October 1 to 17. 

It will be a great and rare opportunity to explore the marvel of the volcanic wonders of Jeju, and take a close look at the Island’s lava tube system.


The organizer (Cultural Heritage Administration and Jeju Special Self-Governing Province) has developed 3 special hiking trails which run through the Geomunoreum Lava Tube System, starting at the Jeju World Heritage Center and ending at the emerald colored Woljeongri Beach. Total distance of the trail is 22.4km and divided into 3 sections. The lava that erupted from Geomunoreum 10,000 years ago flowed to Woljeongri Beach, forming 8 lava caves, including Bengdwigul Cave, Utsanjeongul Cave, Bukoreumgul Cave, Daerimgul Cave, Manjanggul Cave, Gimnyeonggul Cave, Youngcheongul Cave and Dangcheomul Cave.

The hiking trail is one of 12 programs that the organizer has prepared for this festival.


Admission is free, but reservation in advance is required, especially to ensure overcrowding isn’t a concern during this time of Covid-19. Reservations will open from August 12. 

In order to reserve, please click the link below. 

 



     Hiking Trails

    · Route 1 Geomunoreum Path (5.5km, 3~3.5 hr.)

                    Starting Point: World Heritage Center (Admission Hours: 09:00~14:00)

                    End Point: World Heritage Center


    · Route 2 Lava Path (4.8km, 3.5~4 hr.)

                    Starting Point: World Heritage Center (Admission Hours: 09:00~14:00)

                    End Point: 1128, Deokcheon-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si


    · Route 3 Cave Path (8.9km, 5~5.5 hr.)

                    Starting Point: San74, Deokcheon-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si (Admission Hours: 09:00~14:00)

                    End Point: Manjanggul Ticket Office (san45, Gimnyeong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si)


    · Route 4 Stone & New Life Path (6.9km, 4 hr.)

                    Starting Point: Manjanggul Cave Rest Area Entrance (Admission Hours: 09:00~15:00)

                    End Point: 1400-33, Woljeong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si



 

In addition to the hiking program, the festival also includes Seongsan Ilchulbong (also called ‘Sunrise Peak’) Trail, Hallasan Trail, and some special exhibitions that blend in with the natural surroundings of Seongsan Ilchulbong, Manjanggul Cave and several places on the trail routes.

 



     2021 Jeju World Heritage Festival Programs

    1. Special Hiking Trails on the Trace of Lava Flow

      · Route 1: Geomunoreum Path (World Heritage Center)

      · Route 2: Lava Path (World Heritage Center to Utsanjeongul Cave)

      · Route 3: Cave Path (Utsanjeongul Cave ~ Hanwool Land ~ Manjanggul Cave)

      · Route 4: Stone & New Life Path (Manjanggul Cave to Woljeongri Beach)


    2. Exhibitions & Performances 
      · Official Ceremony: Oct. 16(Sat) 18:00 / Seongsan Ilchulbong and nearby area

      · Night Walking at Mt. Hallasan Eoseungsaengak: Oct. 8(Fri)~11(Mon)

      · Immersive Art Performance at Manjanggul Cave: Oct. 14(Thu)~17(Sun)

      · Art Exhibition at the Path of Walking Tour: Oct. 1~17


* Every Tuesday is "Our Nature Day"(5th and 12th), a day to give nature a break.

* The program schedule may change depending on the COVID-19 situation.


Photo Credit: http://www.worldheritage.kr


 

Photo Credit: http://www.worldheritage.kr





     2021 Jeju World Heritage Festival

 

       · When?                    October 1 ~ October 17 (17 days)
      · Where?                   Geomunoreum, Hallasan Mountain, Seongsan Ilchulbong area
      · Participation Fees  free
      · Organized by          Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Cultural Heritage Administration
      · Contact                   064-742-1017, 064-743-1017

      · Official Website      http://www.worldheritage.kr

 




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