Level of Difficulty : ★★★★☆
Degree of Fatigue : ★★★☆☆
KRW 120,000 per adult
The itinerary is…..
Pick up – Yongsu Village – Dangsanbong – Jagunae Port – Suwolbong Coast – Shindo Village – The Ma Park Horse Show ( or Circus World Show )
On the far western side of the island, beautiful sceneries of fields, ocean and oreums (small volcanoes) continue throughout the trail. The horizon is hazy in the wide-open fields, and the deep-sea ways in a glitter of turquoise and jade. You’ll climb over Dangsanbong Peak, all the time having a great view of Chagwi-do (island) just off the coast. Further along You’ll pass through the UNESCO natural heritage site of Suwolbong Peak. This volcanic tuff ring is prized for the richness of its geological history.
*Dangsanbong Peak : The coastal region of Dang Oreum Volcanic Cone has been severely eroded by waves and lost its circular shape. It is possible to see the well-developed bedding structure of the coastal cliff’s crop, and ‘Jeoseunggul Cave’, a sea cave, can be found on the northwestern cliff. Pine trees make up the main vegetation of the cone’s ridge, and the surrounding area has been turned into farmable land. A beacon fire station once stood on this volcanic cone, and it is said that it communicated with Panpo Beacon Fire Station to the north and Moseul Beacon Fire Station to the southeast.
*Suwolbong Peak : The scenery of setting sun at this volcanic cone is comparable to the view of the sunset at Sarabong Volcanic Cone. At the observatory located at the peak of Suwolbong Peak, visitors can see Chagwido Island, Songaksan Mountain, Dansan Mountain, and Jukdo Island in one glance, and can even observe Sarabong with binoculars. Suwolbong holds a legend called Nokdumul that tells of a story of a brother and sister’s love for their parents. According to the legend, the siblings, Nokgo and Suwol, were collecting 100 different herbs to cure their mother’s sickness, but weren’t able to find the last herb, Acanthopanax senticosus. When they learned that the last herb grew on Suwolbong Peak’s cliff, Suwol, the sister, climbed the cliff to harvest it.
*Chagwi-do Island : It is made up of three islands: Jukdo, Odo, and Jisiliseom. Increasing numbers of tourists are visiting Chagwido Island in order to witness the famed magnificent view of the islands at sunset. Chagwido is also famous as a fishing spot, as its abundance of fish makes it popular among fishermen. You can take a boat at the nearby Jagunae Port to go sightseeing or enjoy boat fishing.