Jusangjeolli Cliff is rocky cliffs with columnar joints of about 2.0 km in length along the coastal line from Jungmun-dong to Daepo-dong of Seogwipo city. Jeju island is a volcanic island formed mostly of basaltic lava in the Pleistocene Period of Cenozoic Era. The joint is a pattern of cracks in rocks. There are two types of joints; columnar and platy joint.
Jusangjeolli is a pillar-shaped joint formed by basaltic lava. As high temperature basaltic lava cools down, it shrinks in volume, often producing a columnar joint. When viewed from the top, four (4) to six (6) sided polygonal columns of basaltic rocks can be observed. Basaltic columns of 25m in height look like a regular stack of pillars, which can be called the nature’s masterpieces. They are presumed to be formed of trachybasaltic rocks about 250,000 ~ 140,000 years ago. This columnar joint, including its vicinity, is designated as Natural Monument No. 443 for its scenic value and academic purposes.
Also, there is a small park. So, you can enjoy walking and get some beautiful pictures! Don’t miss out this beautiful site.
*Operating Hours : From 9 AM to 6 PM
*Admission Fees : Adult 2,000 KRW / Teenagers & Children : 1,000 KRW